Here is some important information about road construction along the race course:
At Mile 7.4, you will see road construction that will cause us to detour from the normal Highway 98 course. The detour begins at Airport Road. There are D.O.T. road construction signs that will help to guide you. The first sign says DETOUR/AIRPORT ROAD and points left. Go two tenths of a mile and you will see a sign that reads DETOUR/COMMONS DR. and points to the right. Follow these two signs to finish out the first leg of the race.
My advice is to drive the first leg on Friday to plan your run for race day. Instead of returning to Highway 98, our team will continue on Commons Dr. until we turn north on SR 293, which is also known as Danny Wuerffel Way. At the end of Commons Drive, once you pass Publix’s (on your left) you may cut through the parking lot and run towards Bonefish Grill.
You may still use the relay stop at the end of leg #1, but it will be in the back parking lot of SunSations which is just east of Fudpucker’s. You will turn right at the second roundabout on Commons Drive and turn into the parking lot into Sunsations.
All teams that are familiar with Commons Drive may use one of the parking areas on the left (north) side of the road to make your exchange. This will help with traffic congestion.
PLEASE BE CAREFUL ON THE ROUNDABOUTS!!!!
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