When and where is this race?
The Big Lake Half Marathon takes place on Saturday May 20,2017. This race begins in Alton, NH and travels along the southwest side of Lake Winnipesaukee with spectacular views of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Runners then enjoy the quiet and forested shoreline before rolling to finish in front of Shibley’s at the Pier in Alton Bay, NH.
What time does the race start?
The race starts at 8:00 a.m.
Is there a Post-Race party?
Absolutely, we have partnered with a NH craft brewery, Jordan’s Ice Cream Dominos Pizza, Music and others to create a great after-party. We also provide two free beer tickets for all participants (21 years old and older).
What will the weather be like in Alton in May?
Alton, NH experiences generally mild weather each year in May. However, just to be safe, and because it is New England, we find that anything is possible in regards to weather. The average temperature (F) is 54.7 degrees with average highs in the mid-60s and average lows in the mid-40s.
Is there a time limit to this race?
Yes, we have set a 3.5 hour time limit to this event. We have done so based on average half marathon times, staffing, police and most importantly, safety.
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