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The Scream! Half Marathon

December 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

The Scream Half Marathon Covid Edition Logo
The Scream! Half Marathon in a non COVID19 world, is one of the most unique half marathons in the country. Because of issues related to the pandemic, the 2020 course will be an out-and-back through the breathtaking Wilson Creek Recreation Area in Caldwell County, NC, starting and finishing at the Brown Mountain Beach Resort. The field is limited to 350 participants by the US Forest Service and sells out quickly each year.

Registration
Online registration for our tenth anniversary race is open and will close on Thursday, December 3. There will be no on-site registration should space be available.

Race Cap: 350

Details

Date:
December 5
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Brown Mountain Beach Resort
6785 Brown Mountain Beach Road
Lenoir, 28645
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Race Information

Entry Fees

November 1, 2019-March 31, 2020 – $79
April 1 – December 3, 2020 – $89

Entry fees do not include a race shirt. See below in Swag for shirt options.

Minimum Age
You must be 18 years or older to participate in The Scream.


Registration Protection Insurance Program

Through our registration platform, IMAthlete, we are offering this insurance from Allianz Global Assistance. Those purchasing this insurance during online registration are eligible to be reimbursed for the cost of your registration fee should you become injured or another event procludes you from racing. Click HERE for more information about this program.

It does not cover COVID-19, including registration fees lost due to races being postponed or cancelled because of the pandemic.

Should you not purchase the insurance at the time of registration, you have 14 days to go back and purchase it should you decide at a later time you want it.

Packet Pickup/Late Registration

Saturday, December 05 – 6:30-8:30 a.m. – Brown Mountain Beach Resort (6785 Brown Mountain Beach Road, Lenoir NC).

Packet Pickup will take place inside the social hall. Everyone must wear a mask inside the designated packet pick up area. No Mask, No Race, No Exceptions!

Course(s)

The 2020 Scream course is an out-and back starting and finishing at Brown Mountain Beach Resort. Runners will see spectacular scenery all the way inside the Wilson Creek Recreation Area. This course is not USA Track & Field certified.

The Scream! Half Marathon Course Map
The Scream! Half Marathon Elevation Chart

Course Cutoff Time: All participants must complete the 13.1 mile course in 3 hours or less. The Scream! is a half marathon race; please come prepared to run.

Aid stations will be located at two-mile intervals (approximate) along the course.

Trash bags will be located at each aid station and the turnaround point. Please deposit all trash at these points. Anyone observed littering will be subject to disqualification.

Additional Info.

Drop Bag
For health and sanitary reasons, we will not have a Bag Drop this year. Please store your belongings in your car at the race site.

Lodging
Lodging will depend on whether you want to be closer to the start or the finish. For areas near the start line in Jonas Ridge, please visit the Avery County Chamber of Commerce website. For areas nearest the finish line in Mortimer, please visit the Discover Burke County website.

Brown Mountain Beach Resort has some camping available. For more information on this option, please call Ron at BMBR at 828-758-4257.

Back for 2020: Our shirt purchase option proved very popular last year.  If you want an official race shirts you may purchase one during online registration for $10.  Shirts will be distributed during packet pickup at Brown Mountain Beach Resort. 

Shirts not claimed on race day will be available for pickup only in Asheville.  The money we save in shipping costs will be donated to the Wilson Creek Cleaning Fund.

Didn’t buy a shirt during registration but decided you want one after all?  Here is how you add one:

  1. Go here: https://www.imathlete.com/#/legacy?url=%2Fevents%2FEventStore.aspx%3FfEID%3D70809%26mSource%3DimAOverview
  2. Click Get it! next to *2020 Scream Race Shirt *
  3. In the box that pops up, select a quantity and check the box that says “Add this to my 2020 The Scream! Half Marathon registration”
  4. Enter your confirmation code found in the email confirmation you received of your registration
  5. Click Search
  6. Select your registration from the drop down menu
  7. Click Add Item
  8. Continue through the check out process, and you’ll be all set!

Lodging
Lodging will depend on whether you want to be closer to the start or the finish. For areas near the start line in Jonas Ridge, please visit the Avery County Chamber of Commerce website. For areas nearest the finish line in Mortimer, please visit the Discover Burke County website.

Brown Mountain Beach Resort has some camping available. For more information on this option, please call Ron at BMBR at 828-758-4257.

Post Race

TBA

Awards

The awards ceremony will take place at the Brown Mountain Beach Resort.

Finishers awards for The Scream! will be offered in the following categories:
Top 3 Male and Female Overall
Top 1 Masters Male and Female
Top 3 finishers in the following age groups:
18-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-60; 70-74; 75 & Over.

Please plan on being present for the awards ceremony or make arrangements for someone else to pick up your award. Awards will not be mailed.

Timing

The race will utilize chip timing. The chips are attached to the back of your race bib so don’t crinkle them.

Dogs
Parking

All parking will be at Brown Mountain Beach Resort within easy walking distance to the packet pickup area, portajohns and the start/finish area.

Refunds & Transfers

Glory Hound, Inc. has a NO REFUND policy. However, we do offer partial discount codes for cancellations during our cancellation periods. If the event is NOT sold out, a discount code for 10% of your race registration fee will be offered until 5 days prior to the race date. If the event IS sold out, a discount code for 100% of your race registration fee will be offered until 5 days prior to the race date.

Discount codes can be used to register for the 2021 event and will be valid for 8 months after the event date.

This policy only applies to the Scream Half Marathon.  Discount codes from the previous year may not be used for any other events owned or managed by Glory Hound Events or its partnerships.

Transfers of entries between participants will be accepted through November 30 by completing and submitting this Transfer Form. This is the only way transfers or the selling of bibs between participants will be allowed. Anyone who is discovered to have purchased or accepted another person’s bib without submitting this form will be disqualified and banned from future races.

To cancel your registration, here’s what you do:

  1. Go to: https://www.imathlete.com/events/EditReg/EditReg_EditRegistration.aspx
  2. Enter your Confirmation Code (found on the confirmation receipt)
  3. Select ‘CANCEL: cancel your registrations’
Results

To avoid people gathering in groups, results will not be posted at the race venue. They will be posted on this page by the afternoon of race day.

2019 Overall Results
2019 Age Group Results
2018 Overall Results
2018 Age Group Results
2017 Overall Results
2017 Age Group Results
2016 Overall Results
2016 Age Group Results
2015 Overall Results
2015 Age Group Results
2014 Overall Results
2014 Age Group Results
2013 Overall Results
2013 Age Group Results

Volunteers

Volunteers are being provided by the The Meeting Place Mission in Morganton. Please email Ken Clark at ksclark73@gmail.com if you would like to help.

Please email general race questions to greg@gloryhoundevents.com

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