Talimena 13.1 Run & Relay

Sponsored by the Polk County Developmental Center, Inc.


The Talimena ½ Marathon Run & Relay is set for Saturday, March 11, 2017.  This year there will again be an Individual Category, a 4 Person Relay, & a 13 Person Relay.


This race formerly called the Rich Mountain Classic, was first run in 1986 and continued through 1990, using the Janssen Park to the Queen Wilhelmina Lodge race route. In 1991, the “Classic” was renamed the Talimena Drive ½ Marathon and was run from the lodge to near the state line and back. The Talimena Drive is called the “scenic drive” for a reason as the drive from Mena to the State Park and Lodge is beautiful with many breathtaking views and overlooks.


In 2014 this event was re-named the Talimena 13.1 Run & Relay.


Time Start and Time Limit – The race will begin at 8:30 am at Janssen Park in Mena, and end near the Queen Wilhelmina Lodge. Time limit is four hours to complete.


Aid Stations will be located approximately 3.2 miles apart. There will be energy snacks, water, and sports drinks available. Local HAM operators and EMS staff will be on the course to assist with emergency and other needs.


Awards presentation will begin at 12:00 noon, near the canopy in the finish line area.  Presentations will begin with the individual event categories.


Applicable times –
Registration will be available through https://www.runreg.com until 2-25-17.


In person Registration and packet pick up will be:
On Friday, March 10, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at
Polk County Developmental Center Administrative Office
201 South Morrow St.
Mena, AR  71953.

On Saturday March 11, 2017 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. at Janssen Park in Mena, AR 71953


Venue – The race route runs from Janssen Park up Mena Street which becomes the Talimena Drive to the Queen Wilhelmina Lodge and State Park. The Address is QW Lodge, 3877 Highway 88 West, Mena, Arkansas 71953.


Website link- http://talimenarunandrelay.com


Contact person – Bonnie Rippe


Phone No. – 479-394-2671


Email address – brippepcdc@att.net


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