If an event has a separate category for walkers/NW please don't do a mixture of run/walk. If you want to run/walk that's fine but please register as a runner.
Don't eat or drink anything out of the ordinary. This is not the time to experiment.
Wear comfortable clothing that breathes (Quick dry material)
Don’t wear new sneakers on race day….they should be broken in beforehand
I find putting HYPAFIX on my feet before the event works best to prevent blisters.
Bring water with you on the NW
Arrive early get registered and get off your feet for a while before the race, then warm up slowly before the race starts.
Don’t start off to fast ease into your race day pace but make sure it’s your race pace, don’t get caught up in the hype
If this is a run category event make your way to the back of the starting pack as you don't want to get caught up with the runners.
Take a bathroom break at least 15 minutes before the start, don’t leave it till the last minute
Never walk more than two abreast
Don’t make a sudden lane change without checking behind you
The runners will go around you but stay in your lane until you’re clear to change
Wear sun block
Wear a hat with a visor
Be courteous to other participants
Always smile and say “thank you” to the volunteers at the water stops
Have some piece of ID on you during the race that has the name of person to be contacted in case of injury
If you had a great time tell the race organizers
Have fun….and laugh a lot…..you’ve worked very hard to get here .
After the event is over make sure you drink plenty of fluids and have something to eat. There is usually bananas and bagels available after the event, but check to make sure.