UTICA, N.Y. -- Happening right now on social media is a lot of Boilermaker bib swapping.
The Boilermaker understands, things come up where people can't run, but you have to follow proper procedure. And here's why:
If Joe Smith transfers to Mary Jones, and Mary falls and gets knocked unconscious – no one will know who Mary is because her bib tells health officials that her name is Joe.
The transfer program is closed, but you have one more opportunity to change names on race documents.
“At the expo, there are provisions where you can transfer your bib to another. Both people should be there. But if one person can't be there, we must have all the contact information of the absent person – name, address, date of birth, age on race day, telephone number and email, and we also need a copy of a photo ID,” said Jim Stasaitis, the director.
The expo, at Mohawk Valley Community College, starts at 12 p.m. on Friday.