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Safety Notices

Typically, the conditions during this race are very hot and humid. There is a danger of heat-related injury or even death. You should not enter or attempt to run in this race unless you are properly trained for hot and humid conditions. Please read and understand this safety warning. More detailed, educational information will be provided in each runner’s packet. These instructions and other announcements should be followed by all runners:

Emergency Contact Information

The back of your runner number bib will have a place for you to write in the name and phone number of a race night emergency contact. Please be sure to fill in this information!

Water and Medical Aid

Water and medical aid will be available at several points on the course. Emergency radio operators will be positioned at every half mile along the course. We encourage you to take water at each aid station. If you experience any physical difficulties, please do not hesitate to seek assistance at an aid station or by notifying a course marshal or radio operator.

Extreme Weather Plan

In the event of extreme weather conditions, the race committee reserves the right to cancel the race or run it as an untimed “Fun Run” without advance notice. If this should be necessary:

  • Runners will receive shirts and packets.
  • Festival activities will be held.
  • Random prizes will be announced.
  • No entry-fee refunds will be made.

The final decision regarding the conduct of the race will be made between 7:15 and 7:45 on Saturday night and will be announced over the race public address system.

Prohibited Activities

For the safety and enjoyment of all participants, strollers, baby joggers, skates, pets, and headsets are prohibited in the race. No Exceptions. Your cooperation will be appreciated.