Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Three Days until the Race

So, now we are down to the wire. I've been flooded with calls regarding a few different things in preparation for the race. Here are the answers:

You can still register for the race. Though online registration is closed, we do registration up to race day. You can register at Striders in Layton, the McKay-Dee Foundation Office at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden up until Thursday. On Friday you can register at packet pickup at Layton Commons Park near the Ed Kenley Amphitheater from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Or, if you so choose, you can register at the park on race morning.

Currently, we still have shirts. I'm assuming we'll have shirts for everyone, but we'll see. Last year we had nearly half of our runners register in the last two weeks. Turns out that a lot of our runners are like me, wait until the morning of and then decide if you really feel like torturing your body through a tough speed workout. I wouldn't wait to register too long, especially if you are going for a special size on your shirt, but things are looking good for all you last minute registrars.

The race is at Layton Commons Park. This is the huge park in Layton that also houses Layton High School, the Layton City Offices, the Layton Police Station, Ed Kenley Amphitheater and Layton Surf 'n Swim. Registration/Packet pickup the morning of the race starts at 7:00 a.m. and will close promptly at 7:45 a.m. Don't wait until the last minute.

Packet pickup on Friday is from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Layton Commons Park, near the Ed Kenley Amphitheater. This is the start/finish area of the race. While registration prices have gone up, and pre-registration prices no longer exist, you can still come and register early, avoid the crowds of race morning and get a better chance of getting the right size shirt. You do not have to pick up your race packet on Friday, you can come brave the crowds on Saturday morning.

We ordered extra shirts this year for all of you that have requested to purchase an extra shirt in the past. These will be for sale following the race on Saturday, and only following the race on Saturday on a first-come-first serve basis if there are any shirts left. The shirts will be for sale for $20.

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