Just two more sleeps until That Dam Hill 2021!
For the second year in a row, we’ve managed to dodge the COVID-19 lock-down bullet, so things are full steam ahead!
RACE KIT PICKUP:
Here are a couple of web addresses you may want to hold onto:
– Our September 9 email talking about COVID-19 Protocols, Parking, Relay Teams: http://thatdamhill.ca/that-dam-hill-just-two-weeks-to-go/
– URL that shows your bib number. Please verify that the info we have is correct (name, age, etc.): https://www.webscorer.com/registerlist?raceid=239474&details=1 By default, this list is in order of your first name, but you can re-sort by name by clicking on the column heading. You can also do a quick search for your name by doing a search with CTRL-F. Things may be a bit faster at race kit pick-up if you know your bib number. NOTE that relay teams will be found under their team name: Canada Life Home Builders, Dunn with Cancer, JFR, Let’s Build Hope and Homes, Rip Roaring, and Very Tired People.
– URL for live results on race day (we are pretty sure): https://www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=239474
SUPPORT STATION SET-UP
Again, because of COVID-19, we are not providing hydration for your run. Each runner must set up their own support station along the loop. As per the map to which we referred in the last email (http://thatdamhill.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/That-Dam-Hill-Course-Layout.png), you’ll be able to set up your support station on the OUTSIDE of the track on race morning. We’re reserving the east and south-east portion of the course for support stations for the 24 hour racers, with the relay teams being closest to the exchange zone at the stone cottage. We’ll post wooden stakes along the route to denote an appropriately-distanced support station location. When you register on Friday, you can write your name/bib number on one of those stakes to reserve it so that you know where you’ll be setting up on Saturday morning.
Please do not set up a table on the inside of the track. That said, if you have a volunteer that is supporting you, they may stand at the inside of the track to hand you water/Gatorade as long as you don’t stop and chat. Particularly in the marathon, we have a bunch of folks who are going for Boston Qualifier times and/or Personal Best times, so we want to keep the inside of the track clear.
Once the Half Marathon, Marathon and 6 hour races are complete, there will be tons of premium spots available for those doing the 12-hour race.
On that note, if you decide to take a walk break during your run, please do your best to stay off the shortest route around the track — so move off to the grass or to the outside of the track — in order to allow other participants to have the shortest route possible to complete their laps. I’m sure they’d prefer to run just 42.2 km rather than 42.7 km!
RACE START TIMES
Make sure you are at the race starting points well ahead of time. We will be starting the races at 8 AM, noon (8-hour relay) and 8 PM (12-hour) SHARP. The timed races will start at the stone cottage, but the Marathon will start beyond the west washrooms — 550 m. to the west. And the Half will start half way around the course in the valley about 880 m. from the stone cottage — a good 10 minute walk. It is a “gun time” start (not chip-timed start) and we won’t be waiting for you, so make sure you are at your start line on time.
We will have volunteers to help you get to the proper start lines.
We ask everyone to wear a mask at the start lines, but you can discard the mask as soon as the race is underway.
That is all for now.
Good luck on Saturday/Sunday and have a wonderful (and safe) race experience!
Bruce Lamb, Timer