September 22, 2018
1/2 Marathon 8:00 a.m. start
5K Run/Walk 8:30 a.m. start
For both races, age groups are 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over.
Children under 12 years of age must run with an adult.
RACE DAY INFORMATION
In case of threatening weather: The Park2Park events may be delayed or canceled if any of the following weather conditions exist: Tornado Warning, Tornado Watch, Thunderstorm, or Heavy Rain. The start of any event can be delayed one hour from the posted start time if any of these conditions exist. Race directors reserve the right to cancel the event in the case of Tornado Warnings, Thunderstorms or other extreme weather conditions. If threatening weather forces cancellation of the event, no refunds can be provided, since funds were already spent in preparation for Race Day. T-shirts will be distributed.
Injury response:If medical attention is needed on the course, a Sheriff Paramedic Unit, two ambulances and two firefighter units as first responders will be available. For all medical events or injuries, the Paramedic Unit will be called to treat, and an ambulance dispatched for transporting a runner at their own expense. Runners who are unable to finish due to injury (cramps, blisters, exhaustion, twisted ankles, etc) can be picked up by the Park2Park course monitor and brought by vehicle to the finish line with a phone call. Any aid station or course volunteer can call the course monitor to the location of the runner. Course volunteers are authorized to call emergency medical services for any potentially dangerous injury. Runners must be prepared for competitive runs; extend yourself only as far as your conditioning. Pacing yourself and maintaining adequate hydration will ensure a safe and successful event.
Parking onsite at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds entering the dog park or main fairground gates. Additional parking available on at the airport across Ottawa Beach Road and on 152nd Avenue north of Ottawa Beach Road and Park Township Hall. No parking allowed on Waukazoo Drive or Post Avenue.
Camping at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds. Sites are available at $30 per night and include water, electric hook up, dump station, 24/7 use of bathroom/shower area and being steps away from the starting line on race day. Camp site check in is from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, September 21.
Holiday Inn Express of Holland
Directions The Ottawa County Fairgrounds are located on the north side of Holland, 1286 Ottawa Beach Road, just west of 152nd Avenue. From the north or south, take US 31 to Holland, exit Lakewood Blvd and travel west. Make sure to veer left at the railroad tracks! Communities to the east, take I-196 to Holland, exit 55, the westbound business loop. At US 31, go north and follow N/S directions.
Photos Be a part of the scene ... we'll have photographers on the course and will post pics on the website gallery page and Facebook ... you and your cheering section can Tweet and Instagram and Facebook photos with #park2parkholland. Also, take a selfie or pose in front of the Park2Park banner near the Grand Stand entrance.