FAQ

Will you have any awards?
Overall awards will be given to the top male and female in each race category. We will also recognize the top team from the 2 and 4 person relay. The top male and female in each of the following age groups will be awarded:

10K: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24. Half Marathon: 14-19, 20-24. Full Marathon: 18-24. 10K, Half Marathon & Full Marathon Age Groups: 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+.

The 10K awards ceremony will take place at 9:00PM, Half Marathon at 10:00PM and Full Marathon/Marathon Relay at 10:30PM. These times are approximate and are based off of estimated finisher times.

When will race registration close?
Registration will close on 8/31 at 12:00PM

What time will the course close?
The course is set to close at midnight. The streets along the course will re-open to traffic as soon as the field advances.

Is there a time limit for the full marathon?
The full marathon will start at 6:00PM and the course will close at midnight. This equates to be an approximate 13:44 min./mile pace.

Can someone else pick up my race packet for me?
Participants unable to pick up their own race packet may have someone else pick up their packet. You must bring a copy of valid identity for the race packet you are picking up on behalf of another participant. We are not responsible for any missing race packets.

Where/what time is packet pick up?
Packet pickup will take place in the theatre at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts on Friday, August 31st from 3-8PM, and Saturday, September 1st from 4-5:55PM.

Can we sign up as a team?
Yes, your team leader will register first and will sign up with your team name. The team leader will then register the remaining participants and only one form of payment will be allowed.

Does the course have any hills?
The course is flat with the exception of one small hill approaching the Fitton Center for Creative Arts from the bike path. The course features scenic views of the City of Hamilton along the waterway of the Great Miami River Recreational Trail.

Is there on-site parking available at the Fitton Center?
Unfortunately, this area will be closed for course setup and safety reasons. Please reference our parking page for additional information.

Do we offer military discounts?
Definitely! We offer 10% off your race registration. Just email jill@hamiltonnightglow.com, and for verification purposes include one of these items: A copy of your US Military ID, a copy of your DD214, or a copy of your official discharge certificate. *If your ID includes your SSN, please redact that information before including for privacy purposes.

Who will receive a finisher’s medal?
Every individual who registers will receive a custom finishers medal upon completion.

What if there is inclement weather?
All races will take place rain or shine. The races will be cancelled only if absolutely necessary. In this case, there will be no refunds. Each athlete must accept the risks taken.

Will the course be lit?
There will be several areas along the course lit. Plan on seeing lights to illuminate your path!

Will headphones and music be allowed on the course?
Yes, since this is a closed course, music and headphones will be allowed. Please be aware of your surroundings for safety purposes. The Hamilton NightGlow Marathon, Inc. will not be responsible for any personal negligence.

Will there be hyrdation stations located throughout the course? 
Yes, there will be four hydration stations on the course. Please reference our course map for approximate locations for water stops.

Will the course be stroller friendly?
Unfortunately, the course will not be stroller friendly due to safety reasons.

Will the course be walker friendly?
Yes, the course will be walker friendly but we ask that walkers give the right of way to runners.

Will the course be pet friendly?
Unfortunately, the course will not be pet friendly due to safety reasons, so please leave your furry friends at home.

I’m ready to register. Where do I go?
Excellent! We look forward to seeing you on the the course: Hamilton NightGlow Registration