COVID 19 UPDATES REFUNDS AND VIRTUAL POSSIBILITY IF THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT REGISTRATION
WHEN - Saturday, December 12, 2020
I see a lot of races cancelling entirely with no alternatives, offering deferrals to dates you may not want and some cannot or will not offer refunds.
As a runner, I understand things don’t always go as planned. I also understand that in this time of so much uncertainty, I want to be forward thinking to look at pending obstacles and ways to still make the event a success for the race participant.
These NEW AND DIFFERENT guidelines and logistics for 2020 Pigtails Run will hopefully only be needed for one year. I hope you still register and run this race (even if it’s forced to virtual for all). As your RD, I would be remiss in not preparing and planning for impending COVID impacts now. I DO NOT want to take anyone by surprise and I feel getting this information to you now will help you decide about registration.
Most importantly I have put in place options for all runners that I think is fair and allows informed decision making.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Should you have additional questions.
ALL CHANGES HIGH LEVEL POINTS
(ALL CHANGES ARE MARKED IN RED BELOW)
See FAQ below this section for more on each of these
The Half Marathon WILL BE a virtual only race this year
Prices For All Events Is Reduced
Important Dates and Deadlines
Registration deadlines have changed
Decision dates going forward
All Distances Will Be Capped For Participation
Refund and Bib Transfer Information
Timing Submittal Requirements -
Prizes and Swag Information
Health And Safety Of A Live Event
Volunteer and Runner interaction and processes
A New Live Event Experience
Virtual information - Phase 3 and Virtual Possibility for 50K and 26.2K - Added
The Half Marathon has been turned into a virtual only race
Please visit the race website at
https://aprilgraves22.wordpress.com/2020/07/06/15th-annual-pigtails-run/ for up to date details
NEW THINGS FOR 2020 Race - 15th YEAR!
Same great race with new RD (but Van and Monte have taught me well).
15th year race anniversary! More food!
Swag and medals to be a little upgraded to celebrate this anniversary.
Check out the website link https://aprilgraves22.wordpress.com/2019/12/28/15th-annual-pigtails-run/
about the new info but get ready as 8/1 is opening day for 2020 registration!
THIS COURSE IS USATF SANCTIONED
Local time: 12:27 AM
This run is on Cedar River Trail. There is no significant hill unless you are running the 50K where there is a slight hill at mile 21 when you leave the marathon course to do an extra out and back to get the additional 5 miles before returning to the marathon course at mile 26. The marathon course is about 11 miles packed gravel and 15 miles paved bike path. The 50K is 16 miles packed gravel and 15 miles paved bike path. The race start/finish is at Landsburg Park in Ravensdale. Please carpool as there a limited number of spots and there is not much parking along the road. Thank you for carpooling last year, it was much appreciated and we had enough room for all the cars. Please do not leave things in your car in plain site.
The course will be marked with white chalk spray or flour and signs at intersections and turn-around. The course is flat with the first half predominantly downstream and second half predominantly upstream. Be careful not to wear yourself out in the first half!
There is one major intersection at Cedar Grove Road between aid #1 and #2 (and again between #3 and #4 on the back) that is a traffic light. There will be no course monitor there, so you must obey regular traffic light laws. No one will be there to stop traffic for you.
**Approximate mileage (Aid stations #1, #4, and #5 are the same and #2 and #3 are the same)
Aid #1: 5.85mi (next aid 5.4mi)
Aid #2: 11.25mi (next aid 4.9mi)
Aid #3: 16.15mi (next aid 5.4mi)
Aid #4: 21.55mi (finish for marathoners in 4.7mi, next aid for 50K 4.9mi) CUT OFF FOR THE 50K IS 12:00 PM and for Marathon is 1:00 PM.
Aid #5 26.45mi (finish 4.7mi)
Total mileage marathon: 26.25mi
Total mileage 50K: 31.15mi