How many athletes are allowed per team? A max of 10 for both the Marathon and the Triathlon relay
Are team captains required to sign up the entire team at the time of registration? No, the registration system through runsignup.com will permit a single person to register a team, and team members can be added at any point until May 30, 2019 at no additional charge. A final team member count and roster is due on June 1, 2019 in order to guarantee the preferred T-shirt size. The final roster must be turned in prior to the start of the race on 6/14/2019.
Can athletes participate in more than one discipline? As long as athletes perform exchanges within the specified points, individual athletes within a team can race as much as they like. Team captains will be required to submit a race log at the completion of the race detailing the contributions from each team member.
Can athletes who are participating also volunteer? Yes. Many of the volunteer positions have been scheduled for 2-4 hours. As long as you are able to coordinate with your respective teams, athletes competing in the overnight relay can volunteer and can also participate in our exercise event as well.
Will the bike course be closed to traffic? Yes. Last year we had a few un-anticipated surprises. Not this year though. The move to UKs campus should guarantee more Police presence, completely closed roads, and a safer experience all around.
Will the run course be closed to traffic? No, teams will need to follow the normal rules of the road, although the roads and paths we have selected, should be completely closed to public traffic, there may be some emergency vehicles and event traffic to be aware of.
Will there be prizes? All finishers (including all members of a team) will receive a unique Survive the Night finisher’s medal. In addition, there will be overall prizes for the top teams within each gender, a mixed team, and a masters team. There will also be an award for the team with the most spirit.
Are there any requirements for the bike? All participating cyclists will need to present a CPSC certified helmet prior to beginning the bike leg. In addition, since this will be a bike course that will most likely be taking place in the dark, all participating cyclists must present a front head light and at a minimum, a blinking rear light mounted to their bicycle. Lights will be available at check-in for a small fee if an athlete is unable to obtain one in advance.
Is drafting permitted? This race is meant to be more about comradery than brutal competitiveness. We have worked to have the event sanctioned by USA Triathlon, and we will enforce a NO DRAFTING policy. There will be a course marshall present during the bike leg.
Will there be a bike mechanic on the course? Individual teams will need to provide their own support for their athletes. However, during the initial hours of the bike leg, we will have a bike mechanic on site to help with minor repairs if needed.
Are there any other team requirements? Each registered team will be required to provide 2 volunteers, who can sign up for any volunteer opportunity for the entire weekend event. Volunteer registration is available using the links above through runsignup.com.
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