Prince of Wales Island Marathon May 28th
April 13, 2011
A marathon course is measured and documented so as to maintain or gain its USATF certification. All certified road race courses must be measured for accuracy. Running a race on a certified course allows participants to compare their performances at the same distances on other certified courses. It also brings prestige to the race event and allows the finishing times to be used as qualifying times for other races.
Bill Harney of Ketchikan recently measured the Prince of Wales Island Marathon course
It is an interesting, and complex process, requiring a person who is detail-oriented, patient and meticulous. Note that when errors are discovered during the measurement of the course, the measuring starts all over again.
The Prince of Wales Island Marathon Committee extended their appreciation to Bill Harney for his excellent work and also acknowledged and expressed thanks to Ken Owen and his son Louis who braved the rain on a Saturday morning to help set up the calibration course.
To participate in this marathon, go to www.powmarathon.org or www.active.com for registration information.
Race day is May 28th.
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