Notes on the Erie Marathon from the race directors:
Erie Marathon at Presque Isle
2011 News — August 3, 2011
We hope everybody is having a great summer! Erie has had some warm weather this summer like most other places in the US. However, Mother Nature is thinking of us already as we had a low of 63° F last night. The “extended forecast” for race day is a morning high of 61° F – sounds chilly right now but it won’t come race morning.
Here are a few interesting registration trends so far:
- 55% of our entrants are female – go girls!
- More than half are registered for the full marathon vs the half marathon or 5k
- 50% of entrants are between the ages of 35 and 54 as well as 50% between 20 and 39. The largest age group represented is 40-44 at 15% of total
- 33 of the USA states are represented so far
If you have yet to sign-up to participate this year, you can do so at: https://secure.marathonguide.com/register/ErieMarathon/ at the incredibly low price of $50 for 26.2 miles or $40 for 13.1 miles. This rate is good through August 1st 11:59 PM.
We spend zero dollars of your registration fees on advertising, promotion, or applications because we have you out there to spread the word – thank you. You, as satisfied customers have us ahead of last years registration pace by 51% with 53 days to go until the gun goes off. We anticipate the final growth over 2010 numbers to be about 30% when all is said and done – returnees tend to register early.
For course maps, registration lists, FAQs and more 2011 race details, visit our website, www.eriemarathon.org.
We are making it a bit easier for the family and friend spectators this year as we have rented The Cookhouse Pavilion that is located at miles 5.5 and 18.5 on the course. This is only about 0.2 miles from the start/finish line.
See you in September,
Jan and Mike