Start Corrals

All participants each day in the New Years Double have been organized into corrals based on the "Anticipated Finish Time" entered during registration and info provided on recent fastest finish time. Start corrals are in place to try to manage the best traffic flow of participants throughout race day morning.

Bib Number And Corral Assignments...Please review your data after reading the information below!

 

Corral and General Race Traffic Rules - Please Read Carefully

  • VERY IMPORTANT: You must start in the wave you are assigned if you wish to be included in awards. If you start in an earlier wave, you will be disqualified from inclusion in the race results. If you start in a later wave than your assigned wave, your chip time will still be correct, but your gun time will be based on your assigned wave.
  • You CAN NOT move up a corral without approval. We check corral letters when people line up at the start. Requests to move UP a corral will only be accepted until December 15. No corral changes will be made after that date. Read below for your distance to see if you think you are seeded appropriately. Email us to request a corral change, along with your anticipated finish time, and either a) a race name and finish time for your fastest finish recently of the same distance, or b) a detailed reason for requesting the change if you don't have a proven race finish to support moving. The race director makes the final decision into which corral a participant is seeded.
  • You CAN move down corrals without notifying the race, but remember moving down a corral will make you ineligible for age group awards. This is helpful if you think you will finish later than you originally put down for your anticipated finish time or if you wish to start with friends or family with later finish times.
  • On the course, stay to the right and pass on the left, while still leaving room for, watching for, and yielding to oncoming runners. The course is a city-paved trail 8-12 feet wide at all times so you must be courteous to other participants on this out-and-back course.
  • No more than 2 abreast at any time. Participants more than 2 abreast will be disqualified.
    Please be considerate of those coming towards you and those trying to pass.
  • When passing, saying "On Your Left" can help warn other participants. Please consider using this tactic to keep traffic flowing well.
  • If you must wear headphones, keep the volume on any headphones turned down very low and only wear one earbud if possible. This will keep you more aware and courteous of the traffic flow around you.
  • The race director reserves the right to disqualify any participant who she deems is creating a traffic disturbance.

 

Marathon and Half Marathon Corral and Start Details

The first 0.85 miles of the course is one-way and wraps through the middle of Celebration Park over a narrow 8 foot trail before the trail widens. Right after the start line, the course narrows to that 8 feet. The grass on either side is very well-manicured and flat, so you have the option to run along the side too.

This is not a large race BUT this is not a wide road we are running on either. It's a paved trail. There will be about 800 participants spread through these 9 corrals each race day. Corral A for the marathon and half marathon will start at 8:40 am. Each subsequent corral will then start in one-minute intervals.

Corrals in order of increasing anticipated finish times are: A, B, C, D, E, F.

Please note that the assignments were a balance of placing an appropriate amount of people in each corral and comparing anticipated time to your actual listed fastest finish in the decision-making.

MARATHON - What corral should I be in?!
Corral A - sub 3:41.
Corrals B through D - 3:41 to 4:44
Corrals E and F - 4:45 to 7:00

HALF MARATHON - What corral should I be in?!
Corral A - sub 1:45.
Corrals B through D - 1:46 to 2:21
Corrals E and F - 2:22 and above

 

5K Corral and Start Details

There will be about 500 participants in the 5K each day, divided into 5 corrals. Corral A will start at 7:00 am, and then each subsequent corral will be started a minute after the previous corral.

Corrals in order of increasing anticipated finish times are: A, B, C, D, E.

Please note that the assignments were a balance of placing an appropriate amount of people in each corral and comparing anticipated time to your actual listed fastest finish in the decision-making.

5K - What corral should I be in?!
Corral A - sub 28 minutes.
Corrals B and C- 28 minutes to 36 minutes
Corrals D and E - 36 minutes and over

 

 

 

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