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!!
Runners joining us from out of town, we will be matching-up with local teams to help with traffic and logistics.
Packet pickup Friday night at Fudpucker’s on the Island from 5-8 PM. Race day pickup will begin at 5:45 AM.
Registration may be done at www.active .com beginning September 22nd.
Teams will turn in six names with a typical 10K time. 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 may 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.
This will be a good tune-up for those running a marathon or half marathon during the first two months of the year. Runners may accompany other runners to get in their miles or join us Sunday morning for another Fud to Fud run.
Teams are encouraged to have a great 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 rain or shine, fog may be different though!!
The teams will meet at Fudpucker’s on Okaloosa Island by 6:10 AM on December 28th. A final safety meeting will be held with all teams as they advanced to the starting line five minutes before their 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)
Only race vehicles will be allowed in the Fudpucker’s parking lot. All others vehicles should be parked across the street where there is plenty of available parking space.
Teams provide own reflector vest, clothing or belts.
Pick up slap bracelets and race shirts as soon as you arrive race day. Slap braces will be exchanged at relay signs. Slap bracelets must be turned in at the finish line for results.
Ear buds, headphones and music are discouraged due to safety reason.
Team pictures with a bay view will be taken after the race.
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 in the back of Fud’s, down the left side of the building. The new finish line area will be great for hanging around and supporting other teams as they finish.
Tentative plans for beverages and food. Drinks at 11:30 AM, Food at 12:00 noon, Awards at 1:00 PM.
May everyone have a safe and joyful trip around the bay!
A post-race will be held after the relay finish at Fudpucker’s on the Island.
No outside beverages may be brought into Fudpucker’s. Free race beverages will be provided until they run out.
We plan to take team pictures after the race.
There will be food and beverages provided by a portion of the race funds. If you have support folks that plan to enjoy the festivities afterwards, please have them donate to the cause.
THERE ARE NO PRIZES PRESENTED BY THE RACE. Please don’t let “racing” lead to an unsafe race.