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Participant Information

Schedule

Friday, October 13th
12:00 pm – 8:00 pm  -  Packet pick up and Expo at Morton Community Center

Saturday, October 14th
6:00 am   -  8:00 am  -  Packet pick up/race day sign up
7:50 am   -  Opening ceremonies
7:58 am   -  Wheelchair/handcycle Start
8:00 am   -  Purdue Half Marathon Start
8:15 am   -  Purdue 5K Start
10:30 am -  Kids Fun Run  
11:00 am -  Award Ceremony

Packet Pick Up

Location and times:
Morton Community Center- Friday, October 13
12:00 pm- 8:00 pm
222 N Chauncy Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47906

Ross-Ade Stadium- Saturday, October 14
6:00 am- 8:00am
850 Steven Beering Dr
West Lafayette, IN 47906

 

*If you do not pick up your packet at the expo or on race day, your packet is not guaranteed. Race shirts will not be mailed after the race.*

Preferred Start Information

When registering for the half marathon, please enter your estimated pace per mile and you will be seeded appropriately.

Gear check

All participants may check their gear before the start of the race at the Gear Check Area race day morning. Gear Check will be located to the right of the packet pick up area outside of Ross-Ade Stadium.  Gear Check will be available from 6:30 am -12 pm. Any items unclaimed after 12 pm will be brought back to a West Lafayette location(to be determined) where they may be claimed.  If items are not claimed within 7 days of the event, they will be donated to charity.

THE PURDUE BOILERMAKER HALF MARATHON IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOST OR STOLEN ITEMS.  PLEASE DO NOT CHECK ANYTHING OF VALUE AT THE GEAR CHECK AREA.  DO NOT GIVE YOUR ITEMS TO ANY VOLUNTEER EXCEPT THOSE AT THE GEAR CHECK!

Awards

There is not a formal awards ceremony. Awards will be distributed to overall and age group winners at an awards table near Ross-Ade Stadium. The top three overall male and female finishers and the top three male and female finishers in each age group will receive awards.

Age Groups:
12 and under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over

Walking Guidelines

If you are walking in the Purdue Boilermaker Half Marathon or 5K please follow these simple guidelines in order to make your experience and the experience of others more enjoyable.

  1. Please start near the pace sign for your projected pace – by doing so you will be walking with others with the same pace as yourself.
  2. Remember, the IPICO Timing device does NOT start timing the participant until the participant crosses the timing mats at the start line.  The time it takes the participant to get to the starting line does not add to the race time.
  3. Please do not attempt to move up to a faster pace as this will negatively impact the start of the race.
  4. Walkers must maintain a pace of 18 minutes per mile or faster, for the half marathon and 5K while on the course. If the participant is unable to maintain the minimum pace, they will be asked to board the Sag Wagon support vehicle. The minimum pace cut off times will be calculated based on when the last participant for each race crosses the starting line.
  5. Please do NOT walk more than two abreast and remember to keep to the right side of the road throughout the course.

Parking and directions

  • Limited parking is available at the Ross-Ade Stadium parking lot. Parking will also be available at the the Northwestern Ave Parking Garage located at 504 Northwestern Avenue, West Lafayette, In. (short .4 mile walk to Packet Pick up)

 

Directions to Ross-Ade Stadium

  • From the Chicago Area
    Take I-65 south to exit 178 and proceed south on IN-43 (River Rd) for 5.1 miles to Quincy St.  Turn right (west) on Quincy for .1 miles.  Take the first left (south) on Littlejohn St.  Take the first right (west) on Fowler Ave for .3 miles to Northwestern Ave.  At Northwestern Ave turn slight right (north west) and proceed .9 miles to Cherry St.  Turn west on Cherry St and take the first or second left into the Ross-Ade Stadium parking lot.
  • From the Indianapolis Area
    Exit I-65 north at Exit 172 and proceed west (toward Lafayette) on State Road 26. Proceed approximately 2 miles to the intersection of State Road 26 and Sagamore Pkwy. Turn right (north) on Sagamore Pkwy and proceed .5 miles and turn left (west) on Union Street.  Travel west on Union Street for .8 miles and then take a slight right as the road becomes one way and turns into Salem Street.  Follow Salem Street for 2 miles. As you cross the bridge over the Wabash River, the road becomes E. Fowler Ave. /Old U.S. 231 N. Stay on Fowler Road.  At Northwestern Avenue turn right (north west) and proceed .9 miles to Cherry St.  Turn west on Cherry St and take the first or second left into the Ross-Ade Stadium parking lot.
  • From the Terre Haute Area
    Take U.S. 231 north towards West Lafayette.  U.S. 231 turns into S. River Rd as you near West Lafayette. Turn right to merge onto U.S 231/Fowler Ave  going west towards West Lafayette.  Continue on Fowler Ave to Northwestern Ave.  At Northwestern Ave turn slight right (north west) and proceed .9 miles to Cherry St.  Turn west on Cherry St and take the first or second left into the Ross-Ade Stadium parking lot.
  • From the Fort Wayne Area
    Take U.S. 24 West to State Road 25 south.  Follow State Road 25 to I-65. Take I-65 north to exit 178 and proceed south on IN-43 (River Rd) for 5.1 miles to Quincy St.  Turn right (west) on Quincy for .1 miles.  Take the first left (south) on Littlejohn St.  Take the first right (west) on Fowler Ave for .3 miles to Northwestern Ave.  At Northwestern Ave turn slight right (north west) and proceed .9 miles to Cherry St.  Turn west on Cherry St and take the first or second left into the Ross-Ade Stadium parking lot.
  • From the South Bend Area
    Take U.S. 31 South to State Road 25.  Take State Road 25 south to I-65.  Take I-65 north to exit 178 and proceed south on IN-43 (River Rd) for 5.1 miles to Quincy St.  Turn right (west) on Quincy for .1 miles.  Take the first left (south) on Littlejohn St.  Take the first right (west) on Fowler Ave for .3 miles to Northwestern Ave.  At Northwestern Ave turn slight right (north west) and proceed .9 miles to Cherry St.  Turn west on Cherry St and take the first or second left into the Ross-Ade Stadium parking lot.

Street and Road Closure

Purdue Boilermaker Half-Marathon road closures

6:00am – 1:00pm John R Wooden Dr (East side of Ross-Ade) closed between Cherry Ln and Stadium Ave.
6:00am – 9:30am Steven Beering Dr (West side of Ross-Ade) closed between Victory Dr and Tower Drive.
7:30am – 9:30am Steven Beering Dr (West side of Ross-Ade) closed between Cherry Ln and Stadium Ave.
7:55am – 8:25am Stadium Ave (all lanes) closed between John R Wooden Dr (University) and Russell St.
7:55am –8:30am  Russell all lanes closed between Stadium and 3rd street.
8:20am – 9:30am Russell between Stadium and 3rd street, expect traffic restrictions.
7:55am – 9:15am  3rd street west bound closed between Russell and McCormick Rd.
7:55am – 9:00am McCormick north bound closed between 3rd St and Cherry Ln.
8:05am – 9:05am Cherry Ln east bound closed between McCormick Rd and bike path.
8:05am – 9:30am Lindberg Rd, east bound closed between McCormick and Salisbury St.
8:10am – 9:20am Traffic restrictions at Northwestern Ave and Lindberg Rd.
8:15am – 9:55am Salisbury south bound closed between Lindberg Rd and Fowler Ave.
8:20am – 10:05am Expect traffic restrictions on West bound Fowler.
8:20am – 10:05am – Canal Rd on-ramp to west bound Fowler Ave closed.
8:20am – 10:20am – Canal Rd north and south bound closed.  Some local traffic access.
8:25am – 10:25am 9th st south bound lane closed between Canal Rd and Heath St.
8:30am – 10:25am Heath st west bound closed between 9th st and 8th st.
8:30am – 10:30am 8th st south bound closed between Heath and Tippecanoe st.
8:30am – 10:30am Tippecanoe st east bound closed between 8th st and 13th st.
8:30am – 10:35am 13th st north bound closed between Tippecanoe st and Hartford st.
8:30am – 10:35am Hartford St west bound closed between 13th st and 12th st.
8:30am – 10:40am 12th st north bound closed  between Hartford Stand Morton st.
8:35am – 10:45am Morton st east bound closed between 12th st and 17th st.
8:35am – 10:50am 17th st south bound closed between Morton st and Erie st.
8:35am – 11:00am Erie st south bound closed between 17th st and Ferry St.
8:40am – 11:00am Ferry st west bound closed between Erie st and 11th st.
8:40am – 11:00am 11th st south bound closed between Ferry st and Main st.
8:40am – 11:10am Main st west bound closed between 11thst and 3rd st.
8:40am – 11:10am 3rd st south bound closed between Main st and Columbia st.
8:40am – 11:10am Columbia st west bound closed between 3rd st and 2nd st.
8:45am – 11:15am 2nd st north bound closed between Columbia st and Ferry st.
8:45am – 11:20am Ferry st east bound closed between 2nd st and 6th st.
8:45am – 11:25am 6th st north bound closed between Ferry st and Union st.
8:45am – 11:45am Expect traffic restrictions on East bound Union / Wiggins.
8:50am – 11:45am Vine st closed, all lanes, between Wiggins st and North st.
8:50am – 11:45am North st west bound lane closed between Vine St and Grant St.
8:50am – 11:45am Grant st north bound lane closed between North st and Oval dr.
8:55am – 11:50am Oval Dr closed between Grant St and Marsteller St.
8:55am – 12:00pm Expect traffic restrictions on Stadium between University st and Northwestern.
8:55am – 12:00pm Expect traffic restrictions on south bound Northwestern St.
8:55am – 12:00pm Expect traffic restrictions on east bound Cherry Ln.

Purdue Boilermaker 5K road closures

6:00am – 1:00pm John R Wooden Dr (East side of Ross-Ade) closed between Cherry Ln and Stadium Ave.
6:00am – 9:30am Steven Beering Dr (West side of Ross-Ade) closed between Victory Dr and Tower Drive.
7:30am – 9:30am Steven Beering Dr (West side of Ross-Ade) closed between Cherry Ln and Stadium Ave.
8:10am – 8:40am Oval Dr west bound closed between Marsteller St and State St.
8:10am – 8:45am State St west bound closed between Oval Dr and University St.
8:10am – 8:50am University St north bound between  State St and 2nd St.
8:15am – 8:50am 2nd St west bound closed between University St and Russell St.
8:15am – 8:50am Russell St south bound lane closed between 2nd St. and 1st St.
8:15am – 8:55am 1st St west bound closed between Russell St and MacArthur Dr.
8:15am – 9:00am MacArthur north bound closed between 1st St and 3rd St.
8:15am – 9:05am 3rd St east bound closed between MacArthur Dr. and Russell St.
8:20am – 9:10am Russell St west most lane closed between 3rd St and Stadium Ave.

Timing & Scoring

IPICO technology will be used to capture your official race time for the Purdue Boilermaker Half Marathon and 5K.  For Overall awards, 'Gun time' (time from when race started until the time the participant crossed this finish line) will be used.  For age group awards, 'Chip time' (time starts when the participant crosses the starting line and ends when the participant crosses the finish line) will be used.

  1. DO NOT forget your BIB tag on race day; NO BIB TAG, NO TIME.
  2. Please make sure you verify the IPICO tag is properly assigned to you by running your packet through the Chip Check area at Packet pick up.

 

Bib number requirements

  1. Please do not alter the race bib in any way.
  2. The race bib should be attached to the front of your race outfit and should remain visible at all times.
  3. Your IPICO timing tag will be attached to the back of your bib.

Daylight saving time info

For those of you traveling to West Lafayette from out of state, Indiana now observes Daylight Savings Time, and is in the Eastern Time Zone. The Purdue Boilermaker Half Marathon will start at 8:00am EDT.



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