2017 Pre-Race Safety Meeting and Race Day Information
RULES AND RACE INFORMATION
There are four main rules to this relay; (1) BE SAFE, (2) HAVE FUN and (3) All team members at the finish line and (4) BE SAFE!! The route of the race course must be followed.
Each team must provide their own vehicle and supplies. The roads will be open to traffic, so runners must abide by safe running practices. Sidewalks and bike lanes are available for much of the course. No bikes allowed!!
Packet pickup Friday night at Fudpucker’s on the Island from 4:30 - 7:00 PM. Race day pickup will begin at 5:45 AM.
Registration for relay at www.active.com and for the Ultra at ultrasignup.com
Teams will turn in six names with a typical 10K time. More runners may be added. Those times will be used to handicap the race. A staggered start beginning at 6:30 AM will be used with a 12:30 finish for all teams the goal.
The COMPETITIVE DIVISION will start last and the first five teams to finish will be recognized at the post-race.
A SPEED UP RULE will be instituted at relay station #5 (Shalimar Elem). If your runner is not at Relay Station #5 by 11:20, your 6th runner SHOULD begin. As soon as your 5th runner finishes, head toward the finish line. Everyone should be finished by 12:30.
Teams are encouraged to have a unique team name, team race attire (be safe) and decorate your race vehicle. Top five in all three categories will be recognized at post-race. This is a major part in the enjoyment of this race.
PRE-RACE SAFETY MEETING:
We will be on the inside of all the highways with one exception, when we have to cross highway 20 on the fourth leg. There will be a sidewalk or bike lane for about 95% of the race. None of the roads will be closed for this event and no police supervision. Make sure cars turning onto the highway see you before you cross their path. Most drivers will only look to their left before turning right. You are on your own for this race so make sure safety is first. Weather could be a factor and we will try to prepare for it. We will run the race unless the weather becomes a safety factor.
The teams will check in at Fudpucker’s on Okaloosa Island by 6:0o AM on race day. A final safety update will be held with all teams as they advanced to the starting line. Please be at starting line five minutes before your starting time. Groups will leave every five minutes.
All runners must sign the race disclaimer form to be able to participate.
BE SAFE!!!!!(Cars are looking left and turning right-make sure they see you)
Teams provide own reflector vest, clothing or belts. Be visible!!!
Pick up slap bracelets and race shirts as soon as you arrive race day. Slap braces will be exchanged at relay signs or where your team changes runners. Slap bracelets must be turned in at the finish line for results.
Ear buds, headphones and music are discouraged due to safety reason.
Make sure you have a designated driver if team members are partaking in adult beverages. No drinking and driving!!
Each team will receive race posters at the post-race.
Finish area will be on down the left side of the building. The finish line area will be great for hanging around and supporting other teams as they finish.
Tentative plans for beverages and food. Drinks and food at 11:30 AM with awards at 1:00 PM.
May everyone have a safe and joyful trip around the bay!
A post-race will be held at Fudpucker’s on the Island beginning at 1:00.
Live music will be provided from 11:00-1:00.
No outside beverages may be brought into Fudpucker’s. Race beverages and food will be provided for runners and support folks that registered until it runs out.
THERE ARE NO PRIZES PRESENTED BY THE RACE. Please don’t let “racing” lead to an unsafe race.