2015 Tynehead 5/8/12 Hour Races

2015 Tynehead 5/8/12 Hour Races

2015 Tynehead 5/8/12 Hour Races

This weekend is the 4th Annual Tynehead Races. When is the Race Start Time? 7:30 AM Gun Time When is registration start? 7:15 AM Should I show up super early? No. The gate doesn't open until 7 AM. There is a McDonalds up the road if you want to relax prerace prior to 7 AM. Which entrance should I go to? There is parking and start line is at 96th Ave and 168th Street. Do not go to the dog park. The sign next to entrance call it the Serpentine Entrance. What will you be providing at the Aid Station? I will have lots of water, cookies, boiled potatoes and banana's at the aid station. What should I bring to the race? Please bring a refillable cup or pack for water. I will have a handful of cups but as runners we should be using refillable solutions to help the environment. This is a small community feel race. Please bring some real food you like to eat with a bit more to share with others. Think runners potluck. Is there shade? If it is a sunny hot day you will find there is shade on the course between 7:30 AM to about 11ish. Then the shade comes back around 3:30ish. If you want shade during the none shade time that you wear a wide brim hat or use an umbrella. Other races relax during this time and wait for the shade. Weather for that day is now showing it might rain and be a high of 23. Should I be worried about the smoke from the forest fires? The air quality is hit or miss. I have been running in it and it does cause me to slow down. If it is a concern to you MEC does sell a face respirator mask which will filter the air for you. The race will be on regardless of rain/shine/snow/hail/fog/smoke. Can I switch directions? You can switch directions every complete lap. All races will start the race in the same direction. Last year we started counter clockwise. This year we will be starting clockwise. Every lap please check in with the counter to ensure that you get that lap counted to your total. Can I have a pacer with me? Yes you can have people join you as pacers. Please not pacers shouldn't be eating our food, drinking our water or blocking runners. If they want a medal and have an official result they can register day of the race. What type of surface is the race on? The course is 100% paved.

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