Marathon Runners Club 32nd ANNUAL 7-MILE BRIDGE RUN- KEYS RESIDENTS ONLYApril 13, 2013 The Seven Mile Bridge Marathon, FL 33050 View Map
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The Seven Mile BridgeMarathon, FL 33050
Registration for Keys ONLY residents will open on February 7th at 6:00am EST and close at 9:00am EST and will only be available for a limited number of Keys Residents.
IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT KEYS RESIDENTS REGISTRATION!
A KEYS ADDRESS MUST BE ON YOUR PHOTO ID TO PICK UP YOUR NUMBER. NO REFUNDS & NO EXCEPTIONS!
During the race, runners must remain alert for the presence of emergency vehicles. At all times the eastbound (left) lane of the 7 Mile Bridge is OPEN FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLES. All runners should keep to the right of the centerline of U.S. 1 for their own safety.
Six aid stations will be available along the course, providing water and wet sponges. Emergency assistance will be by race official or ham radio operator. Read the enclosed health care information carefully. This is important.
All runners should be aware of the possible effects of hot weather on a distance runner. These include heat stroke, heat exhaustion and muscle cramps. The symptoms are:
b. Dry skin - no sweating
21d. Nausea or cramps
e. Goose bumps on chest or arms
f. Incoherent speech and thought
If you develop any of these symptoms, stop running and, if necessary, seek assistance.
PRE-RACE PACKET PICKUP AND DINNER – PRE-RACE/NUMBE
will be on Friday, April 12, 2013, at Holiday Inn Express, 13201 Overseas Highway, from 6:00-9:00 P.M. Pasta dinner will be available to purchase offering tasty pasta specials for runners and guests on the evening of Friday, April 12th.
SATURDAY PACKET PICKUP - PRE-RACE/NUMBER AND T-SHI
on Saturday, April 13, 2013, begins at 6:00 A.M. at the Caboose on Knights Key.
AFTER RACE PARTY:
Deck & Pool Party at Holiday Inn Express, 13201 Overseas Highway, starting after the race, Saturday, April 13, 2013.
Holiday Inn Express is offering Specials for Runners. Knights Key Resort and Marina also is offering a discount for runners. For other lodging, please check out Marathon Chamber of Commerce website: www.floridakeysmarathon.com.
7:30 A.M., April 13, 2013.
$60.00, NON-REFUNDABLE or NON-TRANSFERABLE for any reason. All proceeds go to children’s organizations.
Free parking on Knight's Key at the east (start) end of the course is EXTREMELY LIMITED this year. Runners are encouraged to carpool or to park elsewhere. Please allow extra time as the bridge will close precisely at 6:45 A.M. and the run will begin at 7:30 A.M. NO parking is available at the finish line.
TRAFFIC IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The bridge will be closed to all except emergency vehicles at 6:45 A.M. and will not reopen until 9:00 A.M.
Buses will be provided at the finish to transport runners back to the start after the bridge reopens at 9:00 AM.?For safety - you must wait for the bus. Overloaded vehicles will be stopped.RUNNERS FROM KEY WEST must be across the bridge to the start line on Knight's Key by 6:30 a.m. NO EXCEPTIONS.
SPECIAL LIVE RADIO BROADCAST
Tune in to 104.1 FM, US -1 RADIO to listen to a special commercial-free music mix broadcast during the race.
RUNNERS FROM KEY WEST
RUNNERS FROM KEY WEST must be across the bridge to the start line on Knight's Key by 6:30 a.m. NO EXCEPTIONS.
TRANSPORTATION FROM THE FINISH BACK TO THE START
Buses will be provided at the finish to transport runners back to the start after the bridge reopens at 9:00 AM.For safety - you must wait for the bus. Overloaded vehicles will be stopped.
NO CRANK WHEELCHAIRS, ROLLER BLADES, ROLLERSKATES, SKATE BOARDS, BIKES, BABY STROLLERS OR PETS WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE COURSE.
NUMBER PICK-UP (As well as T-Shirts)
Will be available for pick-up at Holiday Inn Express, 13201 Overseas Highway, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Friday, April 12, and before the start of the race, Saturday, April 13, starting at 6:00 AM at the Caboose on Knight’s Key. YOU MUST PICK UP YOUR OWN NUMBER AND PRESENT PHOTO IDENTIFICATION that matches the address you used when registering, along with your confirmation receipt which will be e-mailed to you.Get your numbers early because the race will start on time.
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS ABOUT YOUR RACE NUMBER:
RUNNER'S NUMBER MUST BE PINNED ON FRONT AND BE VISIBLE. DO NOT REMOVE the B Tag from the back of the race number. These two tags must remain on the back of the race number in order to be timed and scored. Do not FOLD or BEND these timing tags.
The race is timed with the Chronotrack System. Each participant will have their timing B tag placed on the back of their bib number. Runners need to pin their race number to the front of their TShirt ONLY - not shorts! On the back of the race number are two timing B tags which will record your start and finish time. Don't fold, bend, or remove these tags from your race number. Once taken off it cannot be replaced on your bib and expected to work. For more information: www.splitsecondtiming.com
Splits will be given at every mile and at the 10K mark
There will be plenty of cold soda, beer and water after the race.
Top 3 male/female overall winners, M/F overall Master, Grand Master, Senior Grand Master plus age division winners, 3 deep. Note: Overall winners and Master divisions are not eligible for age group awards. Age groups include for Men and Women: 12 and under, 13-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-65, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and 80 & over. Wheelchair Division 1 st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Awards will be presented to the top overall winners, top overall Master, Grand Master, Senior Grand Master and the top three in each age division. Awards ceremony will be immediately following the race at Knights Key. You must be present to claim your award.
You must have a photo identification matching the same address as you registered with to pick up your packet. NO EXCEPTIONS.
I understand I will be disqualified from future runs if I am found to have given my number or chip to another person not properly registered.