2019 Pre-Race Safety Meeting and Race Day Information
2019 SAFETY AND RACE DAY INFORMATION- BE SAFE, HAVE FUN, BE SAFE!!!!!!
SPEED-UP RULE: Relay leg #5 runner must leave Airport by 10:45, Relay Leg # 6 runnermust leave Shalimar ES by 11:30. All runners should be finished by the 12:45 time limit. (Speed up rules may be used anywhere on the course if needed to stay with the race crowd.
Relay stop #1 is now located on Commons Drive near the roundabout due to construction on 98. RUNNERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO RUN ON 98 AFTER AIRPORT ROAD IN DESTIN. Teams can park at the Laser Tag/Fudpucker’s parking lot.
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.
Slap bracelets will be used by the teams. Turn it in at the finish line for timing and tracking purposes. Each team member will receive a poster and glass at the finish line.
Ear buds, headphones and music are discouraged due to safety reasons. No bicycles may be used to pace and please don’t impede other runners with strollers or dogs. Please use caution as you cross streets.Cars 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. 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, Eglin Federal Credit Union, Dr. Ewing, 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.
Free massages by Bodyworks by Bull after the race.
Don’t forget the Bloody Mary Recovery Run Friday morning at 8:00 AM at the Ramada.
Please assist our out of town/state visitors to the race. BE SAFE, HAVE FUN, BE SAFE!!
RACE COURSE INFORMATION:
There are basically eight turns on this course.
Mile 7.8- turn left on Airport Road due to road construction on Highway 98.
Mile 7.9- turn right on Commons Drive and follow Commons to Highway 293.
Turn left on Highway 293, also known as Danny Wuerffel Way or Mid-Bay Bridge Road.
After running across the bridge and through the toll area, 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. Be careful with the entrance especially if there is water standing. Follow cones to the finish line.