Aid stations are located every 3 – 6 miles on the course. All aid stations will offer water, Tailwind and soda. Remember, we are a cupless race. You must carry your own hydration system. In addition to drinks, each aid station will have a mixture of food offerings to fuel our runners. Food items will include fruit, potato chips, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, M&Ms, cookies, and more. Food at each aid station might vary.
If you’ve run a road race, you have probably seen the streets littered with little paper or plastic cups. Imagine all of those cups on the trail–that would not be good for the environment or for any wildlife. Our goal is to leave the trails in the same shape as we found them.
One of the best ways to be environmentally responsible is to keep this race cupless. That means that each aid station will have plenty of water but you will need to carry your own hydration system. This might be handheld water bottles, fuel belt, or a vest. Another reason to use a hydration system is the space between aid stations. Because we use trails, we have a limited number of access points to put up aid stations.
If you are unsure of what to use, here is one article to help you get started on your research.
We still run. Positive attitudes are required!
If the weather risks the safety of our participants or volunteers, the race director will make the appropriate decision to keep both runners and volunteers safe. If the race must be canceled due to unforeseen events, no refunds will be given because all costs will already be incurred. This is clearly something that no one wants.
Sure–as long as that distance hasn’t filled up. If you are moving to a longer distance, you will need to pay the difference in registration. If you move to a shorter distance, you will not get that difference back.
We understand that things come up. If you can no longer run the race, if you let us know more than one month in advance, you will receive 100% race credit for another Blaze Trails Running event. If you let us know between one month and two weeks prior to race day, you will receive 50% race credit towards another Blaze Trails Running event. We will not allow any refunds or transfers less than two weeks before race day.
We definitely want you to have a shirt that you can wear. Shirts are ordered based on the sizes given during registration. If you would like to exchange for a different size, bring your clean shirt to the start/finish area after your race. We will exchange whenever possible after shirts have been distributed to all participants and volunteers.
Note–this year, we will be providing shirts in unisex sizes.
We work very closely with our timing company to make sure that results are accurate but sometimes errors still occur. If you believe there is an error, please contact Chris Barnwell, race director, as soon as possible. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Although chips may be used in one of our races, your race time will be based on gun time. When we use chip timing it is only used track splits, finish times, and to keep track of the number of runners on the course.