Thursday, November 03, 2011
Race Day Ready
The sun did make an appearance today and at times it seemed like late October in Ashland. Never mind, no not the Nirvana album, that the hills looked like they'd been dusted with marking chalk and that the forecast is for more tonight for I have seen the rain, snow, and the course for that matter.
While there are patches of snow on the 2060 plateau it's confined to the few open breaks in the trees and it could be all of 10% of the middle 12. At that, I can't say I think it'll be around Saturday morning and with the dust gone we are looking at a perfectly responsive yet spongy surface for fast running! I think gloves are a must.
Packet pick up is at the store tomorrow November 4th from 10 - 7 but give us a few minutes to get her open. We'll also be handing out packets race morning from 6:45 - 7:45 at Pioneer Hall. You'll be able to leave your warm clothes there as you make your way up (south) Winburn Way to the band shell for the start (100 yards.)
After you finish you'll be wined and dined back at Pioneer Hall where we'll be handing out awards sometime around 2:30. There will be USATF medals handed out to the top ten Male and Female finishers as well as $2500 in prize money for those registered members. You can sign up at RVR tomorrow and on race morning. Breakdown is as follows;
Open Men: 500 , 300, 200
Open Women: 500 , 300, 200
Masters Man: 250
Masters Woman: 250
There will also be an open raffle for a Garmin GPS watch, not to mention the usual schwag from RVR!