Frequently Asked Questions
(at least we thought someone might ask these things once in a while...)

A loop course?  Are you serious?  Why?
  • Well, yes, we are serious. One mile laps. We do this to offer a low-cost, fun marathon available early in the spring in the Midwest as an opportunity both to do a marathon, test your endurance, and/or to train for events later in the spring.
So how do I count my laps?
  • It's a chip-timed race...so each time you cross the start/finish line, we'll have a display showing your split and the number of laps completed.
  • You can also count them yourself. Use the lap timer on your watch, bring 26 gummy bears and eat one every lap, bring 26 one-dollar bills and hand one to a fellow runner every lap; you get the idea.
  • But the chip count will be official. Not your gummy bears.
Yeah, but I'm slow. Do you have a time limit? Or an early start?
  • Yes, we have six hour time limit. Put another way, we start at 8:00am and we'll pack things up at 2:00pm.  
  • No matter your distance, you can walk, run, jog, side step, you might even talk a volunteer into holding a limbo stick for you!
  • So, we will not be offering any early starts this year, (but we will consider it for next year) We'll have intrepid volunteers to help you out.
Or how about a relay?
  • Glad you asked!! Yes, we have a Marathon Relay! See the brilliantly-named "Marathon Relay" tab for details!
What happens if you sell out?
  • We have a limit of 110 marathoners, and 30 marathon relay teams. We make this limit to keep congestion to a minimum on the course.
  • If we hit that limit, we'll establish a waiting list.
  • Thus, if you can't make it, let us know, that will let someone else in.
What kind of food will there be?
  • We'll have our litter free water stations and fountains in the High School Commons which is race day HQ. Depending on the total numbers, and potential sponsors, we'll have some other food...stay tuned.
  • We will not serve Gu or other specialized foods. So bring what every you like for fuel.
  • As a simple operation, we recommend you bring along whatever type of fluid you enjoy. We may not have just what you like.
  • This is a "green" race, with a possible appearance by A.O.C. for a couple of laps. Read our plan!
  • Seriously, we want to NOT have cups or gel pacs strewn all over the place, so we set up a method to avoid litter.

So, can I stash my stuff somewhere?
  • Absolutely. You can put your stuff along the loop, anywhere it suits you. It's a safe, open commons. Bring your own food, trail mix, fluids, towels, extra shirts, magic elixir, leftover Christmas fruitcake from your Aunt Betty; whatever you want, bring it along.
I'm not set for a full marathon. Do you another option?
  • Sure do - 5K, Half-Marathon and the AMLAP (As Many Laps As Possible) Challenge!
  • Go ahead and enter. Then just run the distance you'd like to run.  
  • You'll get water and food. You'll get to run in a social event. You'll get timed results and splits.
  • You can also enter just to see how far you can run. Never run 20 miles? Wonder if you can? Here's a chance to try.
  • Remember: "You're Never Far From Your Car"
I'm coming from out of town...do you have hotels in Seymour, Indiana?
  • Remarkably, civilization has indeed reached our fair city. There are several quality brand hotels within 4 miles of the race course, on differing ends of the price/amenity spectrum right off of I65
Can I take a shower before I drive home?
  • Might be a good idea if you have a long drive
  • Seymour High School has generously opened the locker rooms for a shower opportunity for participants needing to freshen up before some long windshield time.
  • Bring your own towel, soap, deodorant, and favorite shower tunes!
Is this race a Boston Qualifier?
  • We are working on it! The qualifier is contracted!! STAY TUNED!!
  • The Boston Athletic Association accepts certified courses in the USA as qualifiers and the Circular Logic Marathon is in process of certification by USATF as course INxxxxxx, and you can find the official course map here when approved!
  • If you plan to BQ at CLM, let us know. We'll do our best to help you hit the target time!
What Awards will you give out?
  •  Top Male and Female Finishers in Every Category
  • Finisher Medals for ALL Marathon a
      • Awards to male and female winners in every category
      • Award to fastest Marathon Relay Team
    • Why haven't you registered yet?