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Half Marathon Course Info


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Course Description

The God's Country Half Marathon course takes runners on a scenic, yet challenging journey, on Route 6 through the majestic Susquehannock State Forest, ending at the historic Coudersport Courthouse Square. The race begins at 8:00 A.M. at Denton Hill State Park/Ski Denton. This is a point to point, open road course. Each mile is marked with an official Mile Marker. A map of the course is located below, along with an elevation chart.  Please note that the half marathon begins at Mile 15 and includes a 1.9 mile dog leg before "Conquering the Hill."  The course will be marked with orange arrows painted on the pavement. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the course prior to the race.

  • At the Denton Hill State Park/Ski Denton entrance, turn right, heading east on Route 6 for 1.9 mile dog leg.
  • After the U-turn, pass Denton Hill State Park/Ski Denton and continue heading west on Route 6.
  • Just past Denton Hill State Park/Ski Denton is Mile 2, which marks the beginning of "The Hill." "The Hill" continues to Mile 5. From there, it's all downhill!
  • As you come into Coudersport, turn left onto Park Avenue, just past the Parente Beard office.
  • At the end of Park Avenue, make a left, go over the bridge and make an immediate right onto Allegany Avenue.
  • At the end of Allegany Avenue, make a right onto Main Street, go over the bridge and follow Main Street through the red light to the finish line.

Fluid Replacement: Fluid replacement stations approximately every 1 mile and at the finish line.

Note: Water station locations are coordinated based on the mile markers; some stations may not be located exactly at a mile marker due to available roadside space that allows our volunteers to stay safe.

"GU" Energy Gel - There will be "GU" stations at the start line, the 15, 20 and 25 mile marks and at some other water stations along the way.

Port-a-potties - Port-a-potties will be at the starting line, 20.5 mile mark and at the finish line.

Medical Aid: Charles Cole Memorial Hospital provides medical aid for runners in need. Galeton and Coudersport Ambulance Companies will monitor the course.

Time Limits:  There are no time limits for our course.  If you are willing to try it, we'll be there for you at the Finish Line.

 

Course Map

PLEASE NOTE THE 2017 COURSE FOR DOWNTOWN COUDERSPORT WILL BE DIFFERENT BECAUSE OF CONSTRUCTION.  WE WILL POST THE NEW COURSE AS SOON AS IT IS ESTABLISHED. 

  GCHM Course Map 2015

Elevation Chart - Half Marthon begins at Mile 15 with a 1.9 mile dogleg

 GCM Elevation Chart

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