Race Day

TED’S RUN FOR LITERACY 8TH ANNUAL

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Contact: Race Director, tedsrunforliteracy@gmail.com

Location: Kildonan Park, 2015 Main Street, Winnipeg, Shelters Fox, Deer, Ash, and Elm.

Parking: Parking is available at the Rainbow Stage parking lot and the Pavilion parking lot. Vehicles parked on the left side of the roadway will be ticketed and towed. Carpooling is strongly encouraged. Absolutely no parking within 100 meters of the start/finish line.

Race Time: 10 km at 10:00 AM, 5 km at 10:05 AM, and the 2 km at 10:10 AM.

Manitoba Runners’ Association (MRA): Ted’s Run for Literacy is sanctioned by MRA. Ted’s Run for Literacy is an MRA Classic Series event and a MRA Youth Series event.

Medals:  All participants receive a Ted’s Run for Literacy medal.

Dogs, Skateboards & Bicycles: For the safety of all participants, dogs, skateboards, and bicycles are not permitted on the course.

Strollers: Strollers are welcome provided they give way to participants wanting to pass and exercise extreme caution as they approach the finish line.

Timing: The 5 km and 10 km runners are chip timed by XXXX.  The chip is attached to the bib.

Bibs: Bib must be clearly visible on the front of the runner all times. 10 km runners wear red bibs, 5 km wear white bibs, and 2 km wear green bibs.

Right of Way: Participants must exercise caution and give way to vehicular traffic. Road Marshals are located strategically on the course.  Road marshals cannot stop traffic.

10 km Course (red bib): The 10-km course is an out and back course. The turnaround point is at St John’s Park (see map).

5 km Course (white bib): The 5-km course is the first quarter of the 10 km course. It is an out and back course. The turnaround point at 328 Scotia Street (see map)

2 km Course (green bib): The course is entirely within the park and is one loop on the designated walkway next to the road (see map).

Walkers: Walkers are to be aware runners will approach from behind, often very fast. Walkers are to give way to runners. Walkers are asked not to bunch up and to be alert. Extra caution is to be exercised when approaching the finish line.

Medical: There are XXX  medical technicians on bicycles and a medical doctor at the start/ finish line. There are three defibrillators on site: one in the ambulance parked next to the start line and each of the two technicians will carry one on their bicycles. First-aid kits are located at the registration booth and the food/beverage area. Report anyone you think may be in medical duress to a volunteer or committee member. In the event of a clear medical emergency, call 911.

Dry Clothes Drop Off (red tent): Dry clothes drop off is in the large U-Haul truck close to the start line. Unclaimed clothing will be stored for one month before donation to charity.

Social Media/ Photo Booth: Post your picture from our photo booth with the hashtag #TRL2017 on Facebook or Twitter for a chance to win a free registration to Ted’s Run for Literacy 2018.New for 2017… our very own TRL Snapchat filter available on race day from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/tedsrun  and Twitter: @TedsRun

Water Stations:  There is a water station about one block before the 5-km turnaround point. A second water station at the 10 km turnaround point at the entrance to St. John’s Park.

Toilets: Toilets are located at the following locations:

  • The basement of Kildonan Pavilion,
  • Indoor facilities next to the shelter.
  • A wheelchair accessible port-a-potty at the start line.
  • A sport-o-potty at 5 km turnaround point and the 10-km turnaround point.

Snacks: Light snacks and coffee/ hot chocolate are available at the shelter next to the start line. Runners, walkers, and volunteers are welcome to food and beverage.

Environment: There are numerous blue bins and trash cans on site. There are also compostable containers for organic waste. Please deposit your waste in the appropriate bin.

Weather: Please check the forecast before heading to the event and dress accordingly. In the event of extreme weather the race directors have the right to postpone or cancel the race. We are not able to refund registration in the event of an emergency cancellation.

Award Ceremony: The awards ceremony will begin at 11:00 AM sharp. First, second, and third place winners of the 10-km event (of each 5-year increment age category, male and female) will be acknowledged on the P.A.   First place male and female of the 5-km event will each receive a $25 Running Room gift certificate. The overall fastest male and female of the 10-km event will each receive a $50 cash prize. A $100 prize will be awarded to the male and female runner who set a new TRL 10 km course record. The current male record is 35:02.621 (set in 2016) and the female record is 38:49:000 (set in 2012).

Prizes: To expedite the process, prize numbers will be pre-drawn and posted at the draw prize table next to the Dry Clothes Drop Off. The numbers drawn will correspond to bib numbers.  Unclaimed prizes will be announced following the awards ceremony.

Volunteers: Ted’s Run for Literacy race committee acknowledges and thanks the 70 + volunteers that give freely of their time to keep us safe and comfortable. Their dedication and support is deeply appreciated. Have you thanked a volunteer today?

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