*Complete rules and safety guidelines will be provided to Team Captains prior to race day.
VAN DRIVERS must always watch for runners on the road - and behind or in front of the van - when pulling over or pulling onto the road.
RUNNERS must constantly pay attention to their surroundings! We have planned the course to avoid main roads and high traffic areas wherever possible. However that doesn't mean there won't be traffic and/or narrow shoulders; it's your responsibility to stay out of harm's way while running.
TEAMS: While you are supporting your runner, always try to pull over and park on the SAME SIDE of the road your team member is running on. If you ABSOLUTELY MUST cross the road, you must use the orange flags issued to you at the race-day orientation. Teams who are observed crossing roads without using the flags will be disqualified.
TEAMS: Read the COURSE GUIDE you will be given carefully, paying special attention to the instructions for each leg. If a leg is unsupported, that means you CANNOT PULL OVER to offer assistance to your runner, with the exception, of course, of an emergency.
RUNNERS: Drink plenty of fluids before, during and after the race. The importance of staying hydrated during an endurance event cannot be stressed enough. Be aware that on unsupported legs you need to CARRY YOUR OWN WATER. This is very important! Personal responsibility is key during an event like this. Your team is there to support you but at times they won't be immediately available...carry water!
TEAMS: COME PREPARED for fluctuations in weather and temperature. The weather in Southwest Idaho in July is notoriously great (although it can get pretty hot!) however it is still your responsibility to be prepared for anything. Have layers available for your night legs.
RUNNERS: From 6:00 p.m to 8:00 a.m. you are required to wear a reflective vest, a headlamp, and a blinking LED light attached to the back of your vest. We would like you to be lit up like Christmas Trees! The "louder" you are the more drivers on the roads will be aware of you long before they get close to you.
TEAMS: Consider creating a unique lighting system for your runners to wear in the dark. It is difficult and sometimes impossible to identify a runner by the glow of their headlamp. Have fun with this one, make your team stand out at night and you will know exactly when your runner is approaching or when you pass them.