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This is a prediction run with a staggered start format.
When you register, you predict your finish time for the 5K course. The clock is set to the highest predicted finish time of all the runners and set to count down. As the clock reaches the prediction time of each runner, that runner starts running.
With this format, the slower runners start first, followed by the middle of the pack runners, and then finally the fast runners. If everybody predicts their time perfectly, they will finish at the same moment.
Of course, that never happens, as some runners are overly optimistic with their prediction, while others are overly conservative. Once the last runner starts, i.e., the one with the fastest predicted time, the clock is covered.
Thus runners cannot see the time on the clock when they are approaching the finish line, and therefore, don't know if they should speed up or slow down before the finish line. This creates a very unique racing strategy. If you find yourself alone along the course in the latter portions of the race, it means your prediction was way off. If you find yourself among a mass of runners finishing close to one another at the finish, it means you've predicted well.
Runners are not allowed to wear watches or have ipods, walkmans, etc.
Note that the clock will be set so that it reads 50 minutes, and is counting down, at 10:00 AM. Thus if you predict more than 50 minutes, you will start prior to 10:00 AM. If you predict 40 minutes, you'll start at 10:10 AM; if you predict 30 minutes, you'll start at 10:20 AM, etc.
NO ANIMALS, NO BABY JOGGERS/STROLLERS, NO EARBUDS/HEADPHONES, NO BIKES/TRIKES
PLEASE RESPECT THE SAFETY OF ALL.
ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS MAY BE ADDED DEPENDENT UPON COUNTY COVID STATUS ON RACE DAY
City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services
Public Health Guidelines
In all instances, the following public health guidelines should be followed:
Do not use parks, trails and open spaces if you are exhibiting symptoms. If you or your children are experiencing symptoms, it’s important to stay home when sick.
Follow the CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to and during use of parks or trails. Bring hand sanitizer with you to clean your hands if soap and water are not available.
Observe the minimum recommended physical social distancing of 6 feet from individuals of other households.
While on trails, warn other users of your presence before you pass, and step aside to let others pass. Signal your presence with your voice, bell or horn.
Free - PPRR/SCR members (member discount will be applied during checkout)
$5 - Non-PPRR/SCR member (plus $2 RunSignUp fee)
Online registration is open until 6:00 AM on race morning
A turkey is given to the 6 runners closest to their predicted finish time. A cornish hen is given to the runner that is the furthest from their predicted finish time.
This race is free for Pikes Peak Road Runner and Southern Colorado Runner members. The membership discount will be applied during checkout.
For the registration process to recognize that you are a Pikes Peak Road Runners member, if you have not already claimed your PPRR membership within RunSignUp, you first need to go to the Club page for the Pikes Peak Road Runners and claim you membership. This is done as follows.
Once your membership has been claimed within the RunSignUp system, you will then have an account with RunSignUp. If you have a family membership, you can then add family members that live in your household. Those family members will also be able to apply the membership discount.
When you register for an event that offers discounts to PPRR members, on one of the first Registrant screens, you'll see a "Have An Account?" message followed by a SIGN IN button. Click on the SIGN IN button and sign in using your RunSignUp account information. That will allow RunSignUp to recognize that you are a PPRR member, and the member discount will be applied.
Additional race information can be found at http://www.pprrun.org/events/TurkeyTrot.
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