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  • We encourage teams to print one "CAUTION" sign for each van and tape it to the outside to remind other drivers to be cautious.
  • Download RUNNERS ON ROAD sign HERE
  • Download WALKERS ON ROAD sign HERE
  • Teams or participants found sleeping in un-designated sleeping areas (such as exchange parking) MUST move to one of the designated sleeping areas (Exchange 18, Exchange 24, and Exchange 30) or risk being disqualified!
  • Participants are allowed to use small tents in designated sleeping fields -except Exchange 30 (no tents)!
  • If participants do not agree to move to a designated sleeping area (roped off with stakes and caution/surveyor's tape), they will be disqualified from the race.  This is a safety issue of high importance.

From 6:00pm through 7:00am, runners/walkers while participating must:

  • Wear a reflective vest (through 9am for reflective vest only
  • Carry a flashlight (headlight or similar) 
  • Wear one front and one back LED flasher. 

Teammates/support personnel are highly recommended to wear a reflective vest and LED flasher (when not inside the race vehicle), on the course or at any exchange, from 6pm - 9am.

All participants are encouraged to wear high visibility colors on Legs 19-35, during all hours.

Audio amplification devices worn outside the ear are accepted. Examples:

  • Headphones/buds or any other music devices in the ear ARE NOT allowed.
  • Participants must still be able to hear instructions and general traffic noises.
  • If a Volunteer or Race Official deems the music too loud, the participant must turn down the volume immediately, failure to comply will result in team disqualification.
  • The race hires 20 personnel to patrol all of Springwater Trail (Legs 9, 10, 11, 12) from 7:00pm - last runner. 
  • Look for them with Race Official volunteer shirts, reflective vest, event radios, LED lights and headlamps.
  • Oregon State Law (Section 154 of 23 U.S.C.) states that no open containers of alcohol are permitted within vehicles.
  • Police strongly enforce this law on course. Race Officials will disqualify (and may ban participants/teams from future year's event) if any participant/team is seen with alcohol or marijuana/drugs on the race course.
  • Teams reported with alcohol or marijuana/drugs on the race course by two or more teams will also be disqualified! 
  • The race course officially closes Saturday at 9:00 PM.
  • Any teams still on the course near that time will be requested by Race Officials to either discontinue the race, or plan on finishing by having more than one teammate run at the same time, called "Leap Frogging."
  • All teams are seeded to finish before the course officially closes, provided your team has supplied honest race pace times. 
  • Exchanges 33-35 could begin to close before 8:30pm if crews have been instructed to do so. 
  • No traffic or police monitors are promised to protect runners and walkers from traffic along the course. 
  • Great care and awareness of surroundings must be exercised at all times by participants and team vehicles. 
  • Participants must travel along the left side of the road shoulder or sidewalk (unless otherwise instructed), and obey all Oregon traffic laws and signals.
  • Teams are required and responsible for supplying an adequate first aid kit to treat: blisters, abrasion, headaches, heat exhaustion, and other common ailments. 
  • We strongly recommend bringing a cooler filled with ice (remember R.I.C.E: Rest Ice Compression Elevation).

Every Exchange Leader running the overall operations of the exchange and overseeing the exchange volunteers has a radio for urgent needs.

There are also ham radio operators at Exchanges 1-7,  and Exchanges 17-35 to assist.

If you see anyone in need of assistance, please get their race number, and if possible, let the Exchange Leader with a radio know at the next Exchange Point. Exchange Leaders are wearing a bright official HTC polo and cap for identification. They are capable of bringing in full emergency EMS, Fire, or Law Enforcement agency response as necessary.

In case of emergency, (Start, on course roads, or at Finish), it is each participant/team's responsibility to seek their own appropriate medical/emergency care. (Remember to write in your emergency medical info where provided on the back of your race bib!)

  • It could be another hot, dry summer! Each team vehicle is to carry a fire extinguisher, shovel, and gallon of water.
  • No aid stations are guaranteed along the course.
  • Participants are strongly urged to carry large containers of water in team vehicles!
  • Remind your teammates to continuously hydrate (before/during/after running or walking). 

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