New Runner Info
the world of running road races. We hope this information will be
helpful to you as you venture into this great arena and we are pleased
that you chose the Get in Gear events as part of our “Annual Rite of
us know if you have any questions that we may be able to help you out
with. The following information should help in your first Get in Gear
10K, 5K or Half Marathon.
Your Bib Number:
Please wear your bib number on the front of the outer garment you
will be wearing across the finish line and secure it with the pins
that come with picking up your packet. This is helpful to the
announcer to identify you as well as acknowledgement of who you are
as you cross the finish line for the timing and scoring crew. If
you decide to layer your clothing make sure you have your number
pinned to the outer garment that will be visible at the finish
line. The bib number this year is part of a timing system called the
Bib Tag where the timing chip is embedded inside the sticker that
adheres to the back of your bib number. Please do not crumple or
fold your bib number. Simply attach it to your outer garment with
the four pins on each corner.
If it is race morning you may pick up your shirt either before or
after your race. All 2013 registrants of the 10K, 5K and Half
Marathon will receive a technical performance shirt as part of your
There is water in cups for your convenience located near the
start/finish of the 10K. We recommend you hydrate well before your
run especially if it is warmer and the sun is out. There is one
water stop near the middle (5K mark) of the 10K. There is no water
stop located in the 5K. There are two additional water stops for
the half marathon located at the 5.5 mile mark and also at the 8
mile mark of the half marathon and runners will utilize both of
these water stops twice for a total of 5 water stops in the half
marathon. Water is located near the start/finish for every
participant. Bottled water is available after you complete your
Gatorade electrolyte replacement drink will be available at the
start/finish venue and also will be available at the half marathon
water stops beginning with mile 5.5.
There are two sections of porta-potties in the park near the
start/finish of the 10K and near the start of the 5K. There are
also all of the indoor toilets located inside the Pavilion. On the
course there is one additional porta potties located at each of the
3.1 mile of the 10K/Half Marathon, 5.5 mile and also the 8 mile.
We offer a free bag check in the Pavilion. Your belongings will be
put into a bag and marked with your bib number for ease of access
when you have completed your run. They will be secure during this
time until your return.
according to your pace per mile. The starting line has a corral for
the elite front runners of the 10K and behind them are the quicker
paced competitive runners in both the 10K and Half Marathon followed
by paces that are slower. Please line up according to your ability.
The massage given to the participants is a free service to our
runners. They do an outstanding job and this should help your
muscles recover much quicker from your effort. There will be a
minimum of 6-8 skilled and certified massage therapists to handle
the volume of runners. Please show your appreciation of their time
by thanking them for being there.
There is ample food for your enjoyment after your run. Visit the
food tent located under the bandstand for a variety of goodies that
each participant has access to by simply having your bib number.
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complete results that are posted the afternoon of the race. We also
try to post photos as soon as possible for your enjoyment as well.
and have a great run. Thank you for joining us.
2K School Team
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