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HALF MARATHON SPECTATOR DIRECTIONS

All viewpoints are located in close proximity to the Holiday Inn and these directions are most easily followed on foot.

Viewpoint 1 (starting line) Holiday Inn (see application form for directions to the Holiday Inn). The race follow S Church St north/east and the runners will turn left onto N King St 0.3 miles into the race.

Viewpoint 2 is located approximately 3/4 mile from the Holiday Inn and it is near the 4-mile marker. From the starting line behind the Holiday Inn, follow S Church St north/east in the direction of the racecourse. Continue on Church St across Route 68 (Detroit St) and turn left onto Edison Blvd. Follow Edison Blvd º mile to the Middle School on the right. The 4-mile marker is located 50 yards past the school. The runners will be coming off S Park Dr and will turn left onto Edison Blvd.

Viewpoint 3 is located approximately 1/3 mile from the Middle School at the intersection of Collier St and Main St (Route 35) (4.9 miles into the race). Reverse directions on Edison Blvd and proceed past Church St and follow Collier St (Edison Blvd becomes Collier St at Church St) to the intersection of Main St. You will be following the course. The course 5-mile marker is located 2 blocks east on Main St at the intersection of Columbus St and Main St.

Viewpoint 4 is located approximately mile from the intersection of Collier St and Main St) (7.1 miles into the race).
Walk 3 blocks west on Main St (Route 35) and turn left onto Detroit St (Route 68 South). Follow Detroit St for 5 blocks and turn right onto Miami Ave. Follow Miami Ave west for 200 yards to the relay exchange area and 100 yards further to get to the finish line area. The runners will be exiting the bikepath from the left at Hill St. The 7-mile marker is located on the bikepath 30 yards from the end of the bikepath. They will turn left onto Detroit St and then turn right onto Miami Ave. The runners will continue past the finish line area for 3 miles and return on the same bikepath.

Viewpoint 5 (finish line) is located on the bikepath approximately 0.2 miles west of Xenia Station on the median on Miami Ave near the intersection of S West St.

To return to the Holiday Inn:
Turn right on S West St, which is located next to the finish line, and follow it North 1/3 mile to the Holiday Inn.

 

MARATHON SPECTATOR DIRECTIONS

The first four viewpoints are similar to the half marathon instructions and are located in close proximity to the Holiday Inn and these directions are most easily followed on foot. In order to follow the marathoners more effectively, it would be best to park on Detroit St (Route 68) near the intersection of Main St (Route 35) prior to the start of the race.

Viewpoint 1 (starting line) Park near the intersection of Main St and Detroit St as recommended above, walk north on Detroit St 2 for blocks and turn left onto Church St. Walk 1 block west to the intersection of Church St and N King St. The race will follow S Church St from the west and the runners will turn left onto N King St (0.3 miles into the race).

Viewpoint 2 is located approximately 2/3 mile from the intersection of N King St and Church St and it is near the 4-mile marker. From the viewpoint #1, follow S Church St east. Continue on Church St across Route 68 (Detroit St) and turn left onto Edison Blvd. Follow Edison Blvd º mile to the Middle School on the right. The 4-mile marker is located 50 yards past the school. The runners will be coming off S Park Dr and will turn left onto Edison Blvd.

Viewpoint 3 is located approximately 1/3 mile from the Middle School at the intersection of Collier St and Main St (Route 35) (4.9 miles into the race). Reverse directions on Edison Blvd and proceed past Church St and follow Collier St (Edison Blvd becomes Collier St at Church St) to the intersection of Main St. You will be following the race course. The course 5-mile marker is located 2 blocks east on Main St at the intersection of Columbus St and Main St.

Viewpoint 4 is located approximately mile from the intersection of Collier St and Main St) (7.1 miles into the race). Walk 3 blocks west on Main St (Route 35) and turn left onto Detroit St (Route 68 South). Follow Detroit St for 4 blocks to the intersection of Hill St. The runners will be exiting the bikepath from the left at Hill St. The 7 mile marker is located on the bikepath 30 yards from the end of the bikepath. They will turn left onto Detroit St and then turn right onto Miami Ave. After the runners pass, walk north on Detroit to pick up your car.

Viewpoint 5 is located approximately 9.5 miles into the race.
From the intersection of Main St and Detroit St, drive south on Detroit for 1block and turn right onto Second St. Follow Second St for about 5 blocks and make a left onto Bellbrook Ave. (Bellbrook Ave later turns into Lower Bellbrook Road). From the Holiday Inn, take Route 42 (W Church Street) south one block and make a right onto W Second Street. Drive one block and make a left onto Bellbrook Ave. (Bellbrook Ave later turns into Lower Bellbrook Road). Drive approximately 2.3 miles. Make a left into parking lot area located across the street from the Ohio Academy of Holistic Health at Berkshire Dr. Walk approximately 1/10 mile down access path to main bike path. Note:Port-0-Johns are located at the parking lot.

Viewpoint 6 is approximately 12.5 miles into the race.
Continue on Lower Bellbrook Road 2.2 miles. Make a left onto Schnebly Road go approximately 1.1 miles. Make a left onto Richland (at stop sign). Make immediate right to continue on Schnebly. Park on Schnebly Road near intersection of Richland and bike path.

Viewpoint 7 is approximately 14 miles. Continue on Schnebly 7/10 mile to the end. Make a left onto Route 725. Take Route 725 approximately 9/10 mile to Old US 42. Make a left onto Old US 42. Park on Old US 42 in town (do not cross bike path). The 14-mile marker is 100 yards south on the bikepath (to the right). There is a Port-o-John located in the park that you pass upon entering the town.

Viewpoint 8 is approximately 15.5 and 18 miles into the race. Take Old US 42 to 725. Make a left onto 725 go approximately º mile to the end. Make a right onto 42 South. Go approximately 1.7 miles and make the first left onto Roxanna-New Burlington Road. Go approximately 8/10 mile to bike path intersection. The runners make the turnaround 1.25 miles south of this viewpoint. The 18-mile marker is located 0.1 miles north of the intersection.

Viewpoint 9 is approximately 19.8 miles into the race) - Return to viewpoint 7. Return on Roxanna-New Burlington Road 8/10 mile to the end. Make a right onto 42. Take 42 North 1.7 miles and make a left onto 725. Go approximately 1/2 mile and make the first right onto Old US 42. Park as before.

Viewpoint 10 is approximately 21.1 miles. Return to viewpoint 6. Take Old US 42 to the end and make a right onto 725 east. Go approximately 9/10 mile and make a right onto Schnebly Road. Go approximately 7/10 mile to the intersection of Richland. Park near intersection of Richland and bike path.

Viewpoint 11 is approximately 23.9 miles - Return to viewpoint 5. Continue on Schnebly Road 1.1 miles to the end. Make a right onto Lower Bellbrook Road. Go approximately 2.2 miles to the parking lot across from the Ohio Academy of Holistic Health. Walk approximately 1/10 mile down access path to main bike path.
Note: Port-0-Johns are located at the parking lot.

Viewpoint 12 (finish line)
Continue on Lower Bellbrook Road approximately 1.5 miles. Make a right onto Industrial Blvd. Take Industrial Blvd. to the end. YIELD TO RUNNERS when crossing the bike path. Make a left onto Cincinnati Ave Route 42). Go approximately mile and make a right onto Miami Ave, which is located immediately before bike path. Follow Miami Ave º mile to Xenia-Station (you will be driving past the finish line). The Finish Line is located on the bikepath approximately 0.2 miles west of Xenia Station on the median on Miami Ave near the intersection of S West St.

To return to the Holiday Inn:
Turn right on S West St, which is located next to the finish line, and follow it North 1/3 mile to the Holiday Inn.