THE FOLLOWING ARE NOT PERMITTED ON THE COURSE
- Unregistered runners or walkers. (They will be escorted from the course.) Every participant must be wearing a race number clearly visible on the FRONT of their shirt/singlet.
- Strollers and baby joggers are not permitted in the 10K or Half Marathon events.
- Wheelchairs of any type are not permitted in the 5K or 10K events. (They are allowed in the Half Marathon).
- Pets of any kind (dogs, cats, gerbils, snakes, etc.)
- Bikes e-bikes, and scooters. (Except official medical and lead race cyclists.)
- Rollerblades or roller-skates
THE FOLLOWING ARE PERMITTED ON THE COURSE
- Strollers and baby joggers are permitted in the 5K only. Please exercise extreme caution when pushing a stroller/baby jogger.
- Wheelchairs are permitted in the half marathon only. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide transportation to the start for wheelchairs.
- The use of headphones and earbuds is strongly discouraged but grudgingly permitted.
- Hydrapacks and hydration bottles.
SHUTTLE BUS INSTRUCTIONS (HALF MARATHON & 5K ONLY)
- Plan to arrive early. Buses will begin leaving at 6:15 a.m. and will continue until the line is gone. If you are not in line for the shuttle by 7:15 a.m. we cannot guarantee you will make it to the Half Marathon start line on time. The half marathon will start at 8:30 a.m., regardless of whether you are there.
- The 5K start is located approximately 2 miles from the bus loading site. (Miller Rd to Newport Rd). Shuttles to the start are available, or you may choose to run to the start as your warm-up for the race.
- All shuttles will load at the Ann/Ashley intersection, immediately north of Ann St.
- Shuttles are for race participants only. You will need to show your race number in order to board the shuttle.
- There is NO shuttle service back to the start line after the race. If you choose to park near the half marathon or 5K starting line, you will need to arrange your own ride back after the race.
- Collapsible strollers only are permitted on the 5K shuttles.
- You may drop your gear (in a designated plastic bag) at the gear check location under the Ann Street parking structure.
- Please be courteous to volunteers and other runners.
GEAR BAG INSTRUCTIONS
- Since the Half Marathon is a point-to-point course, the DxA2 race crew provides gear bag transportation service back to the covered parking area (at Ann & Ashley) near the finish line.
- Large (approximately four gallon) plastic bags are provided at the staging areas. Clearly write your race number on your bag with the magic markers provided.
- Place any clothing items that you want transported back to the starting line into the bag. Please note that your belongings must fit completely into the bag and the bag must be closed and tied shut. You are welcome to bring your own duffel but it must fit completely into the bag. No oversized duffels or totes will be accepted.
- DO NOT place car keys, wallets or any valuables in your bag. The Dexter-Ann Arbor Run and Ann Arbor Track Club assume NO responsibility for items lost or stolen from your gear bag.
- Drop your bag with the volunteers before you proceed to the starting line of the race.
- Remember to collect your bag at the gear check location under the Ann Street parking structure. If you forget to pick up your bag, it will be held for 30 days after which the contents will be donated to a local charity. You must contact the race director if you forget to retrieve your bag. You will need to arrange to pick it up at a time of mutual convenience. Forgotten bags will NOT be mailed back to you.
STARTING LINE PROTOCOL
- Please line up according to your expected pace. There will be mile pace signs along the start area to assist you in finding the proper spot. Slower runners should start towards the rear of the field. Walkers should always start at the back of the pack.
- Remember, the race is chip timed so the time it takes to cross the starting line is not counted into your actual finish time. (The hanging finish clocks start with the starting gun, so they may be a bit off from your actual chip time depending on how long it takes you to cross the starting line after the gun goes off.)
MINIMUM MILE PACE FOR THE HALF MARATHON: 15 MINUTES
Due to road closures and permitting, there is a minimum allowed pace of 15 minutes per mile for the half marathon. We must clear Huron River Drive by 11:30 AM.. If you cannot make this pace for the entire 13.1 mile race, you should not attempt the half marathon, but are encouraged to sign up for the 10K or the 5K.
WHAT IF I START THE HALF MARATHON BUT FALL BEHIND THE 15 MINUTE PACE?
You will be required to be picked up by a SAG vehicle and will be taken to the Finish line and disqualified from results and from receiving a finisher medal.
WHAT IF I START ONE OF THE RACES BUT CAN’T FINISH?
If you are on the half marathon course but find that you can’t finish the race for any reason other than requiring medical treatment, the DxA2 staff does provide limited sag-wagon service. You will need to find someone associated with the race (aid station volunteer or police/sheriff, etc) who can call the medical director and report your location. a vehicle will be sent to assist you back to the finish line area. If you feel you may need medical treatment, please make someone aware of this and we will get help as quickly as possible. (see below)
WHAT IF I NEED MEDICAL ASSISTANCE ON THE COURSE?
Minor: All aid stations have a first aid kit with band-aids and the like. If you have a minor injury and can make it to an aid station, check with someone there for assistance.
Major: If you are stricken with an injury or affliction on the course that requires immediate medical assistance, if possible, alert other runners to call 911. Your condition and location can be dispatched to our Medical Director for further action.. Huron Valley Ambulance service is on call at the finish line of the race and will also be out patrolling the course on bicycles during the race (primarily the half marathon course), RUNNER’S TRASH ON THE COURSE
- Do not Litter. Discarding your energy packs onto the road can lead to disqualification.
- We will provide a small trash can near every aid station.
- Please throw any trash you might have into one of these cans.