Bridge Run Suggestions 2019
-Must be done in a more timely manner.
-There needs to be an announcement for the runners so they know
there will be awards.
-Maybe the first half can be done and awards given out, then
the rest of the awards done when the race is finished.
-Or as is done at some races, the results can be posted as they are
finished, and the runners can go to a table and collect their award.
-start awards when ppl are generally finished, those that come in
later and place can then get the award
-Top three walkers prizes, no age groups.
-Have the walkers and strollers start earlier
-Have the walkers and strollers start at the same time but turn at
the far water table.
-Keep the course we ran today as the permanent course.
-as a trial, run the alternate course (rain course) next year
-Both course available.
-Non runners turn early, yes.
-Course closes after 60 minutes.
-download the RaceWire spreadsheet the evening before, fill tags at
that time (a group can do that)
-metal stakes for signs
-the strength of the race is the appeal to young ppl; that group
should be the target when making tweaks
A day before, send out an email with pre-race instructions (location
of registration, parking, start, finish), and procedures
-based on pre reg data: 6 from VT, no one from the Glens Falls area
(Kerry Blue Hustle, Lake George Run), 9 from Ti, 9 from North
-last year we reviewed the race and planned on adding another class
for kids, which worked out well this year
-We can decide at the meeting next week how much to give to the
backpack program. We could buy a plaque and list all winners since
inception. Another thought is to set aside some money for better
signs next year.
Comments from non-club related Participants:
do have a few thoughts you can ponder.
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- Regarding walkers starting early I would worry about tripping over
them as the runners caught up.
-I had 3 incidents where I was tripped by a younger runner.
Once very early in the race, very cute little girl all over the
place and again during the race. The little guy in front of me
didn’t want me to pass him so he stepped in front of me,
almost causing both of us to get injured. I think this type of
thing would happen more often with walkers in front of the runners.
- I enjoyed the course, but I have nothing to compare it to as it
was my first Champlain bridge run. I think it would be cool to run
over the bridge though.
- chipped timing is great and allows for a fair start/finish, but I
believe it is expensive. Without the chip, one must start at the
front, otherwise they are already at a disadvantage.
- have the food and drinks/awards at the finish line. Keep age group
awards. It gives us hope to still place as we get old.
- Better marking along the course and clearing debris
-Having said all this, I would also be happy with no changes. Small
grassroots runs are also fun and with that, one expects some issues.
My suggestions would be more signage; as a first time participant or
was difficult to tell where registration/start/finish were. Also we
had no clue about the awards until way later in the day, so maybe be
a little clearer about that before the race starts?
Digital timers would be a great addition & then if you did
decide to start walkers/runners at different times it would be
easier to keep track.
Thanks for a fun race! This was my sons first & I think it was a
great experience for us both!
Thanks for reaching out. I really enjoyed the race. It’s the most
beautiful I’ve run! I didn’t realize there were awards. We hung out
for quite a while after finishing but didn’t see anything that
indicated awards and saw people leaving. I placed first in my age
group with my sister in law, would we have received something? Other
than the awards being done earlier I would recommend more water
available at the finish but that’s it. I really enjoyed the course!
Thank you so much for hosting the event. We really enjoy this family
fun event. Its nice that people bring food items to share during the
awards it’s a nice way to get to know others in the running
community. Keep up the great job.