2020 Pre-Race Safety Meeting and Race Day Information
2020 SAFETY/ RACE DAY INFORMATION- BE SAFE, HAVE FUN AND SOCIAL DISTANCE!!!!
You will receive but not use a slap bracelet with your team number. Turn it in “unused” at the finish line. So we know your group has finished.
There will be some changes with the post-race. If the weather cooperates, we will move the post-race party to the back of the Elks Lodge for an open air experience.
It may effect what food we can offer.
Please follow all of the basic social distancing rules for a safe race. Mask are not mandatory at the post-race but encouraged.
SPEED-UP RULE: At any time, your team falls behind the race, you should leap frog one runner and catch back up. Mandatory speed-up if your team hasn’t reached the Airport by 10:45 or Shalimar E.S by 11:30. Leap frog is defined as - current runner running their leg, go ahead and start the next runner from their starting place, wait until current runner finishes and pick them up. Continue until you catch up with race or can ensure a 12:45 finish time!!!
The road construction in Destin is finished so runners should use the sidewalk all the way to the Matthew Blvd cutoff and then run through the Publix Shopping Center. Turn left at Wells Fargo/Starbucks, pass the round-about on the right and run through the parking lot towards Bonefish Grill, then turn north on the sidewalk to the Mid-Bay Bridge.
All participants must sign the race disclaimer and please use high visible, reflective gear running, especially those leaving prior to 6:30 AM.
The race will be run on the inside of the race course. You will use sidewalks and bike lanes. No roads are closed so safety is paramount. You will cross oncoming traffic south of the airport (Crestview ramp) and twice on Perry Ave.
Please be careful as you navigate (runners/vehicles) the course as most relay stops will be congested. You may use alternate relay stops to make your exchange as this helps with congestion.
Ear buds, headphones and music are discouraged due to safety reasons. No bicycles, strollers or dogs shall be used. Please use caution as you cross streets.Cars drivers will look left and turn right. Make sure they see youbefore proceeding.
POST-RACE: Please enjoy the food and drink but be mindful of those finishing behind you. If you have supporters that wish to enjoy the post-race food/beverage, they must contribute a $10 donation to help offset the cost of food, beverages, rental fees and music. Tentative plans for beverages and food; food and drinks at 11:00 and announcements at 1:00. We will announce the top five finishers in the Relay and Ultra and the top five in team names and attire. All Ultra runners will be announced.
Thank you to our SPONSORS; NWFTC, Run With It, UnitedHealthCare, Santa Rosa Medical Center, Bodyworks by Bull and The Island, Hotel by RL.
Please support and encourage the Ultra runners when you see them. The food at the aid stations are for the Ultra runners.
Don’t forget the Bloody Mary Recovery Run Monday morning at 8:00 AM at The Island, hotel by RL. $5 donation to participate but Ultra runners are free.
RACE COURSE INFORMATION:
There are basically six turns on this course.
Turn left on Highway 293, (Matthew Blvd/Publix cut-through) also known as Danny Wuerffel Way or Mid-Bay Bridge Road.
After running across the bridge and through the toll area, about 30 yards later follow the sidewalk to White Point Road.
Mile 16.4- turn left on State Road 20, right after the 1st Ultra Aid station at Hurricanes.
Mile 21- Turn right and cross Highway 20 to Highway 85 South to FWB.
Mile 35- Follow sidewalk and turn left at Perry Road in FWB. Perry Road takes you to 98.
Mile 36.8- turn left into the Elks Lodge parking lot. Follow cones to the finish line, which will be closer to the highway this year.