Will there be a health & fitness expo? Yes. Saturday 11-6 at the Chancellor Hotel
Will there be a Pasta Dinner before the Hogeye? Yes. At the host Hotel Chancellor Saturday night 6-8PM with special guests- Liz Ferro and Carrie Tollefson. Free to the first 50 registered runners, $10 after that for runners, $15 for guests of runner, kids $5. Payment accepted at the information booth in the foyer outside of the expo in cash only.
Will the expo be taking late registrations? Yes. The price will go up however and shirts are not guaranteed, so register online if you can, or print off the entry form and mail in. At the expo Saturday, or 5:45-7 am at the Chancellor Hotel in the 2nd floor Ballroom.
Where should I park for the Expo and Race? Parking is limited. There will be no parking on the Fayetteville Square Sunday; however spots are on first come first serve basis on Saturday. There is a parking garage attached to the Chancellor Hotel, Park on the top level for free, and the Town Center Parking will be available. Parking on Dickson Street is either reserved or metered. Metered Parking is available in the Dickson garage. ABSOLUTELY NO PARKING IN THE WALTON ARTS CENTER LOT. This is where the race will finish. (corner of Dickson St. and West Ave.)
Will there be late packet picket-up? Yes. You may pick up your packet until Sunday. 5:45-7 am at the Chancellor Hotel in the 2nd floor Ballroom. Or, at the expo Saturday.
Where is a good spot for my family members to watch me on the course? There are several places, however keep in mind the Fayetteville trails are close to bicycles and other trail users for this one day. The Gordon Long Park, off Gregg, has a parking area and would be a good place to watch and cheer without getting on the race course. The Botanical Gardens is great for marathon or relay team watchers.
The finish line parking lot will be available to foot traffic. Spectators should not park in the street if it is on the course. Please help keep areas clear.
Will there be Medical Personnel? Yes. There will be medical personnel at the relay exchange points, the half marathon turn around, and the finish line. There will be bicycle EMT’s traveling the course as well. There will be over 20 aid stations where medical personnel can be summoned.
If you have any serious allergies, (e.g. bee stings), or have medical conditions which could affect you treatment from medical personnel, you should carry this information with you during the race. You should also print any allergies or health conditions on the back of your race number with a permanent marker. These will be available at packet pick-up. Everyone should print their emergency contact person name and number on the back of their race bib. Emergencies do occur!
Will there be chip timing? Yes! Your timing device will look different but must still be attached to your shoe. Please return the timing tag so it may be recycled. If you pick up your packet and do not show for the race, please return it in the envelope provided or bring to the finish line. Here is a link to a video describing how to place timing device on shoes.
Will there be aid stations on the course? Yes. Aid Stations will be approximately every mile, to 1.5 miles. All aid stations will have water. Hogeye Mile sponsors will fill in between some water stations with drinks, fruit and FUN. Gatorade will be available at all stations after mile 5.5. Gel will be available beginning at mile 9. Free food and drinks will be served at the finish line in buffet style.
Will there be portable potties on the course? Yes. Portable Toilets will be at miles 1.75, 3.5, 4.75, 5.5, 8, 9.5, 11.50 (relay exchange 2), 14.5, 17, 19.5, 22.5 (10 half), 24.5 (12 half), finish line area. There are also bathrooms at the Chancellor Hotel, Veterans Park and Lake Fayetteville Parks.
Will Headphones or ear buds be allowed on the course? Using headphones is strongly discouraged! If a runner chooses to use them, please use only one side so you will be aware of traffic. Use of headphones is at the runner’s own risk! Absolutely No baby strollers or dogs are allowed on the course!
Will there be course photos? Yes. Pictures will be taken throughout the course, at the finish line, awards tent, as well as the expo.. These will be for purchase from Run Bike Swim Photos.
Will there be an awards ceremony? Yes. Each race will have a short awards ceremony following where overall winners are recognized. There will be an awards tent. It will be in the Walton Arts Center lot adjacent to the finish line. Other runners may pick up your awards from the tent with race bib.
Will finisher’s medals be given? Yes. Finishers medals will be given to all marathon, half marathon and relay finishers. Special gifts will be given to marathon and half marathon finishers.
RELAY RUNNERS SPECIFIC INFORMATION
Relay runners must all wear their bib number. Relay legs are between 5.5 and 8 miles each. Exchange points will be marked. Only the first runner is required to be at the start, and runners should exchange the WRISTBAND timing device after crossing the timing mats in order to have an accurate finish time. Timing bands should be worn on the ankle or below the knee. No more than one Relay runner from the same team may cross the finish line. Disqualification will occur otherwise. If someone is dropping you off, they are not allowed to park on the course. Please do not allow them to clog the race course, trails or relay exchanges, as all trails and some streets may be closed.
Relay Shuttle vans will be provided by Ozark Regional Transit. They will be parked across from the Chancellor Hotel (East & Meadow) on Sunday morning beginning at 7:00 am. After the first leg, & beginning at 8:00, they will park in front of the Bank of Fayetteville Train Bank on Dickson Street, taking runners for the 2nd 3rd and 4th legs, & will return ALL relay runners to this point. They are available to transport runners to and from relay points. Please do not arrive to for transport until you think it will be time for your exchange. Please thank these volunteer drivers.
To all Hogeye Participants:
PLEASE THANK YOUR RACE VOLUNTEERS, POLICE OFFICERS & MEDICAL PERSONNEL FOR GIVING THEIR TIME TO HELP MAKE THIS EVENT A SAFE AND ENJOYABLE TIME FOR ALL. THANK YOU TO ALL SPONSORS.
THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE
HOGEYE MARATHON EVENTS!