Official Rules

Course Rules

Runners, Walkers and Wheelchair Participants Only

In accordance with the guidelines issued by USA Track & Field and Wheelchair Sports USA, only runners, walkers and wheelchair participants will be allowed on the course. The term “wheelchair,” as defined for this event, means only push-rim wheelchairs. In addition, guidelines for participants in wheelchairs state that all chairs must be equipped with brakes and participants must wear helmets. The Race Director, in his sole discretion, may refuse entry to the course for any wheelchair participant who does not have wheelchairs, brakes or head protection acceptable to the Race Director. Any participant who, in the sole determination of the Race Director, is a hazard to himself or any participant or spectator, may be removed from the course and, in such an event, will be disqualified from the race.

Items Prohibited On-Course

The following are prohibited on the course: runners going backwards, jump ropes, animals (dogs, cats, birds or any other exotic or domestic pets!), bicycles, baby strollers, baby joggers, roller skates, in-line skates, and skateboards. No wheeled vehicles are allowed other than wheelchairs. No exceptions.

Electronic Devices & Headsets

We expect all participants to use good judgment and take responsibility for their actions should they wear an iPod or similar device during the race. We do ask that all participants be able to hear last minute instructions both at the start and finish lines, and that the ear buds be removed at these locations.

Additional Guidelines

In some areas, only the side of the road runners are on will be closed to vehicular traffic. As such, it is imperative that you stay within the cones marking the course. Any deviations from the marked race course can result in a disqualification.

It is our intent to provide the safest possible race course. Those who participate in violation of these rules will be disqualified and removed from the course.

Foot runners and authorized vehicles have the right-of-way at all times. Wheelchair participants must yield the right-of-way to foot runners and to course vehicles.

Any assistance received from anyone other than an official race volunteer or other course official may result in a disqualification.