Things to do when planning to run/walk in a racing event:
- If this is your first attempt at running/walking in a racing event, you are encouraged to go see your family physician and get an opinion about your health and what you need to do to have a successful experience.
- If you are a seasoned runner/walker, you are also encouraged to go see your doctor “to make sure everything is running well under the hood.”
- Make sure you have secure footwear and weather appropriate clothing.
- Make sure you are hydrated before the event. This means drinking lots of water in the 24 hours before the event.
- Have identification on you, including information about possible medical issues.
- Get to know your body. Pushing through discomfort is very different from feeling pain. Be mindful when your body is hurting.
- Running is a social sport. We encourage you to run with friends and/or a club to learn tips, a boost of motivation, and to enjoy the comradery of running/walking with others.
Before and during our event:
- Don't try something you have never tried before (e.g., a new running style).
- Use the headlights properly.
- Listen to Race Marshalls during the event.