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Don't forget, if you missed the packet pickup and shuttle email yesterday, they are under a tab called EMAILS at the top of the main page (www.HistoricDrawbridgeHalf.com)
We will begin the event promptly at 8am, with the first small wave of runners going off. THIS EVENT IS A CHIP TIMED EVENT, meaning your time starts when you cross the start line. This means that you COULD start 2 minutes behind the first person over the line, and still win the whole thing! That means that you don’t need to crowd the start line, or be worried about being in that first wave. Things are going to open up, VERY quickly, when you get on course!! We are going to allow for a mass start this year, but understand if folks want to hang back a little bit at the start.
The only time that we will see any type of traffic control will be in the first mile, to make sure that you get off of Tilghman Island, and over the first Drawbridge, safely, and without delay. WE EXPECT ALL RUNNERS TO BE STARTED WITHIN 5 MINUTES OF THE START SIGNAL.
WHEN YOU START YOUR RUN, PLEASE RUN WITH THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC, UNTIL WE GET NEAR THE BRIDGE, WHERE YOU WILL CROSS OVER AND RUN AGAINST THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC, ON THE SHOULDER, FOR THE DURATION. We are trying to minimize our traffic impact on the residents as much as possible.
ON THE COURSE
There are currently 6 aide stations scheduled to be on course (possibly 7, depending on the weather). These rest stops will consist of tables with cups of Gatorade and Water. There will also be an assortment of gels at every other aide station. We will have trashcans both at the aide station, as well as about 100 feet beyond, for you to deposit your trash. Please try to assist us in getting your trash in the cans on site. Please respect our volunteers at the aide stations.
There will be TWO portable toilets on course, with the first being at Mile 4, and the second at Mile 8. Please use the hand sanitizer on site before entering and upon leaving the portable toilet.
This course is a STRAIGHT course, with two turns on the course. One is about 50 yards beyond the start line, one is about 200 yards before the finish lines. The course will be marked with mile markers and cones will be spaced about every 1/10th of a mile along the entire course. There will be ONE FINAL TURN in to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum to complete your journey.
We ask that you be able to complete the course in 4 hours. Should you need assistance on course, please contact us at 443-328-4323.
Upon completion of the course, we will have small Bento boxes of food for you from our friends at Sprout, in St Michaels.
Should you have any questions about the event, or logistics, please feel free to reach out us at firstname.lastname@example.org