SPECTATOR GUIDE

Below you will find important information to help you plan your day and cheer on your family and friends as they race in the Mammoth Half Marathon or 5K on Sunday, June 18, 2017! Please note: most of the local bike trails will be closed for the race. For other traffic details, please visit Traffic Info.

Best Viewing Locations Along The Route

Mammoth Lakes Block Party Finish

Date:  Sunday, June 18, 2017
Time:  7:30am – 12:00pm
Cost:  Free and open to the public

What to Expect:  Watch the thrill of accomplishment as runners cross the finish line on Old Mammoth Road!  Grab a post-race meal and treat your favorite runner to a celebratory beverage at Rafters Restaurant, Grumpy’s Sports Restaurant or Roberto’s Cafe. Parking is conveniently located at Mammoth High School or on one of the many nearby streets and surface lots.

SPECTATOR TIPS

  • Track runners using our “Live Tracking” on your computer or mobile device.  For details, see instructions below.
  • Cheer on runners as they pass by – your encouragement goes a long way.
  • Create a sign with your loved one’s name or encouraging words for all the runners. You have the chance to encourage all the participants with a simple piece of paper and a marker!
  • Wear comfortable shoes.  You may have to stand and wait for your loved one for a little while, even if you estimate their arrival times.
  • Bring a camera, layers of clothes, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen, as needed.
  • Support local businesses. There are great restaurants, coffee shops and more along our route, including:
    • Black Velvet Coffee –  3343 Main St (opens at 6:30am)
    • The Stove – 644 Old Mammoth Rd (opens at 6:30am)
    • Starbucks inside the Vons shopping center – 481 Old Mammoth Rd (opens at 5:30am)
    • Starbucks at the Village – 6201 Minaret Rd #204 (opens at 5:00am)

FREE REAL-TIME LIVE TRACKING

Introducing our best-ever real-time race tracking. Find a runner within 10 seconds of crossing each split point.

Track a Runner online:  type the participant’s name into the search bar of the tracker; up to 10 can be tracked simultaneously.  On race morning, you can “watch” those you are tracking race along our course by using the “map” tab on the tracker.

Track a Runner by receiving text updates: text the participant’s bib number to the short code: 37619 (limit 5 per mobile device). You’ll receive a text message each time they cross one of our 9 split points.

 Live Tracking FAQs

What’s the best way to track a runner from my mobile device? The best way to track a participant from your mobile device is to download the free app, http://www.RTRT.me/5520, now available for iOS or Android.

Can Live Tracking automatically post to my Facebook or Twitter accounts?  Yes, whether you are a participant or a spectator, you can sign in to the tracker to enable Facebook and/or Twitter posts. Finally, friends and family can comment and share in race day excitement!

When are official results posted?  Upon verification, our official results will be posted by 3pm on race day to the Results page.

PLEASE NOTE: Live tracking results are unofficial. Official results are posted upon completion of the event. Locations plotted on map are estimates only.

Live Tracking will be available starting on race morning, Sunday, June 18, 2017.