Thursday, October 30, 2008

Final Race Details:

Just Cuz 3 Half Marathon
November 1, 2008
Start 10:13 at Beaver Pond Parking Lot, top of Mink Creek Rd

1. Course

Well, I received many strange looks and almost got hit by a motorcycle and several cars but the course is now marked. Whew. I think it is pretty darn close to being 13.1 exactly. Those of you with garmins will probably be off just a little here and there but in the end it should be close enough to call a half marathon. We will be running against traffic so that is where the mile markers are. Please be warned....WARNING..... We have no official escort so you are on your own for safety on the course. Please yield the right of way when necessary. I will have a liability waver for all to sign before the race begins. Also...the first couple of miles of the race are very, very fast. Keep this in mind so you don't pay for it later on in the race.

2. Aid Stations and Potties.

There will be a porta potty at the start, at mile 9.8 (across from Indian Hills) and at the finish. The potty at Cherry Springs is open ( at mile 4ish) and the Chevron on Bannock Hwy has open potties (between miles 8-9). Aid stations will be at mile 4, 7 and 11. I have Carb Boom Gel and will have water and Gatorade as a minimum at each station. If you prefer a different Gel please feel free to bring it along. Also, you can prestash water if you need it more often...just remember to go back and clean up your bottles after the race. I will have a garbage bag at each station. If you are flying and don't want to take the time to hit the garbage that is fine but please try to toss the cups ect near the aid station so we can see them to clean them up. The aid stations will be help yourself. I am not sure if I will have volunteers at all of them . We will do our best to have it all laid out nicely so you can get what you need fast.

3. Getting to the start.

Wow. I didn't know that we would have such a great turn out this year...with that comes the problem of transport. Hindsight.. we need a bus. That will happen next year. This year, if you have someone to drop you off at the start that would be best. If you want to car pool to the top we will meet at Centennial Park and leave no later than 9:15. If you park at the top we will have someone shuttling back to the top after the race finishes. If you are in a hurry to leave after the race I wouldn't count on the shuttle.

4. Prizes

There will be a prize for first male and female and for best male and female skirt...yes, there will be a few men brave enough to wear skirts. For everyone there will be yummy food at the end.

Special thanks for very generous donations go to:

Lowell Hawks
Dr. Sherwin D'sousa
Dr. Fahim Rahim

You guys are the best!!!!

5. Shirts and race #.

We will not have traditional race numbers. Instead, we will go cross-country style. We will give you a sticky name tag to put on your shirt and when you cross the finish line you need to peel it off and give it to the finish line "official". They will then place it on a poster board in the order of your finish and write your time on it. I know....FUN. Instant results. We will hand these out in the parking lot at the start. This parking lot has a sign that says "Beaver Pond Trail" or something like that. If your name tag falls off we will just write your name in.

I think the best place to hand out shirts is at the end. I will have those who have preordered marked with your name on them so you will be sure to get your size.

I think that is it for now. Can't wait to see all of you on Saturday. Josie

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