The safety of our runners is our top priority! The following includes our General Safety information and please refer to our Road and Trail safety articles for event specific safety procedures and policies.
Safety Briefing: All runners must check in online before arriving at the race. Watch for an email the week leading up to your race. As part of this, each runner will watch a mandatory safety briefing video. The ENTIRE team must complete this. That means every runner must do this online before the race. Team captains will confirm the roster of runners once everyone has completed their individual check ins. Not completing this prior to being onsite at a race will slow down the process of your check in. Any runner who has not completed the safety briefing video online, will be required to watch it onsite.
Participation Waiver: All team members must sign a waiver in order to participate. Team captains sign their waiver online when they register the team. All other runners and volunteers on the team will sign their waivers online when they accept the online invite from the team captain. Any runner or volunteer added to the team roster on race day will need to sign a waiver at the HQ Tent before they can run or volunteer. Any participant under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign our online Minor Waiver prior to the event.
Delays/Weather Hold: The race will occur rain or shine. However, under certain severe weather conditions we reserve the right to cancel the event, shorten the event, and/or hold teams until the weather improves. There will be no refunds given if the race is canceled due to weather. Conditions that may result in a race being canceled or delayed include but are not limited to the following: severe heat, electrical storm, snowfall, tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, fog, etc
Running in the Heat: Running in hot, humid, and sunny conditions can be taxing on the body. Know your limits. Keep an eye on your active runners and the runners from other teams. Know the signs of dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Pre-hydrate before your runs, hydrate during your runs, and re-hydrate after your runs. Electrolyte replacement is just as important as hydration. We recommend mixing in electrolytes with your water to optimize your electrolyte levels and keep you hydrated. Proper hydration is obtained when the runner has clear (light lemonade colored) and copious urine. Keeping your core body temperature as low as possible is also a vital component of running in the heat. Dumping cold water on your head and neck and slowing your pace are two great ways to help keep your body’s temperature under control. Also, be sure to consult your doctor if you have a pre-existing condition that may be exacerbated by running in hot conditions.