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Race Etiquette

Starting Line

  • Line up according to how fast you plan to run. Slower runners and walkers should move to the back of the group.
  • Pay attention to pre-race instructions. What you hear will not only help guide you through the course, but will also keep you safe.
  • Pin your race bib on the front of your shirt. This will make it more visible to race officials and make it easier to pull the tag off at the end of the race.

During the Race

  • Run or walk no more than two abreast. Other runners will want to get by you. If you are walking in a larger group, stay in the back of the pack.
  • If you are stopping at an aid station, move all the way over to the table, grab your water, and move away from the table so others can get water behind you. If you want to stop and drink, move to the side of the road, out of the way of other runners.
  • If you need to go to the bathroom, pull off the course and check for a port-a-potty, kindly homeowner or other places at your discrection.
  • If you need to tie your shoe, or stop for any reason, please move to the side of the road. People coming behing you are still moving and if you stop in front of them, there may be a collision.
  • Pay attention to what's going on around you. Keep a look out for loose dogs, lost kids, low branches and looming potholes.
  • Feel free to shout out works of encouragement to other runners and walkers. Others will appreciate your cheers and you'll recieve some in return.
  • Be ready for your personal cheering section, made up family and friends. It may be your biggest applause and surge of energy along the course.

Finish Line

  • Follow the instructions of race officials. You may be told to stay to the right or left. Don't stop when you cross the finish line. Keep moving to the end of the chute. Stay in the order in which you finished.
  • Enjoy the post-race party after your hard work.

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