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Key Points:

• Pick up packet prior to race day to avoid long lines and have a stress-free morning.
• Dress in layers and according to the forecasted weather.
• Eat a healthy breakfast and stay hydrated.
• Plan extra time to park before the race.
• Place chip from packet pick up through the laces of your running shoes.
• Pin the bib on the front of your shirt so it is visible.
• Allow runners to pass on the left side. Do not walk more than 2 wide; this becomes difficult for others to pass.
• Take caution in the roads, safety always comes first. Do not assume you have the right of way.
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Participation Guidelines
Pre Race:
Pick up packet prior to race day to avoid long lines and have a stress-free morning.
Dress in layers and according to the forecasted weather.
Eat a healthy breakfast and stay hydrated.
Plan extra time to park before the race.
You must know the course, don’t rely on volunteers or police to tell you where to go, unless there is an emergency. 
Race day disclaimer: In the event of severe weather conditions, emergency and/or an act of god, the Race Director reserves the right to cancel or delay (up to 3 hours), the Final Stretch event up to race time. Weather conditions deemed unsafe include heavy snow, ice, heavy smoke, high winds, or hard driving winds. We will not cancel the race for uncomfortable conditions. Please come prepared for the weather. If the race is cancelled due to one of the above reasons or the racer is unable to participate, we regret there will be NO REFUNDS. 

Race Day:
Race numbers are to be worn on the FRONT of your shirt, pins will be provided
Allow runners to pass on the left side. Do not walk more than 2 wide; this becomes difficult for others to pass.
All athletes must obey instructions from police officers, course marshals, and other emergency personal. 
This is an open course on public roads, police patrols will be at major intersections to direct traffic and cones will be used to separate traffic from athletes, but you ARE NOT TO ASSUME you have the right of way. 
No individual support vehicles or assistance by anyone is allowed. No dogs allowed on the course. Pacesetters are not allowed. Heart-rate monitors, GPS’s, and other informational technology are allowed.
First-aid is located at the finish line. If you need transportation to the finish line for a medical or equipment disqualification, notify any course marshal or waterstop person and they will contact a race director. Any medical emergency should be directed to “911”. Any race volunteer can assist in making this contact.
GTB-borderbattleWater or other hydration drinks will be provided no more than 5K apart. Most water stations are less than 2 miles apart.
You must know the start time for the race and ensure that you arrive in time. All race participants are expected to be at the start line 10 – 15 minutes prerace for any last minute updates and directions. Races will begin with READY – SET – and a SIREN will sound noting the start of the event.
The finish line is located directly under the finish line banner. Each mile is marked with a marker. All turns off the existing roadway are noted by at least one of the following: course marshal, turn arrow on a traffic cone, road surface paint, or law enforcement.
Medical personnel have ultimate and final authority to remove a participant from the race, if, in their judgment, the participant is physically incapable of continuing the race without sustaining physical damage or loss of life.
Participant are allowed to wear headphones or any sound producing device during the race as long as the sound is off for the start, for law enforcement, course marshals, and finish line.
Results will be available online at http://www.finaltiming.com

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