Runner Packet Pickup:
Runners can check-in and pick up packets the morning of the race, 8:00-9:00 a.m. at the Rec Center.
6th annual Sandman Extreme for Excellence Half Marathon starts in downtown Wytheville, Va., snow or shine, at the old rec center. The run descends in the first mile to a crossing of Reed Creek at 2,100 feet elevation, before beginning a 4.5 mile climb to the top of Sand Mt. at 3,100'. The climb to the top is on hard surface road, with about 4 miles on packed gravel. A shorter 9 mile alternate run is available without the full climb. Winners in age categories will receive customized hour glasses. The event is a fundraiser for the Wythe County Public School Foundation for Excellence--we're all about excellence.
Event details and schedule
This event takes place every year on the Satuday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at 9:00 a.m.
The race begins and ends at the old Rec Center in Wytheville: 250 South 4th Street