The race begins promptly at 7 a.m. on Sunday. The start is preceded by a brief invocation and “The Star Spangled Banner.”
During the Race
There are 13 aid stations along the course. We offer water, Gatorade Endurance, your special drinks, and medical supplies at later aid stations. Fruit (oranges, bananas) is available at aid stations during the second half of the course. Portable toilets are located at the start area, near each aid station and the finish line area.
On the course we will have Gatorade Endurance Formula that will help our runners to be stronger, go longer, and to be properly hydrated. Find out more about Gatorade at www.gatorade.com. The Napa Valley Marathon also offers Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water at certain aid stations on the course in addition to plain old Napa Valley water. Find out more about Arrowhead Water at www.arrowheadwater.com.
Aid stations will be located at the following distances from the start:
Start, 2.0, 4.2, 6.6, 9.4, 11.9, 13.9, 16.1, 18.4, 20.7, 22.3, 24.0 and one just after the finish line.