The Boomeragnar Ultra Team will face a challenging 24 hours of road, along with a great many logistics before the race start and throughout the day, so please find the most important data points for both the Running Team and its Support Team.
Ultra teams should make special preparations to provide support for their runners. We do not provide food or water except at major exchanges (every 6th exchange.) and on non-support legs. Since team members of ultra teams are running longer legs, plan to stop frequently on support legs to give runners plenty of recovery food and drinks. Support Team includes: Amanda Trevelino, Kathie Scheinman and Ken Cohen.
Vehicles may drop off runners at least 500 feet prior to exchange points before parking. Teams must clearly display team numbers on the vehicle. Entrance into certain exchanges is dependent on van number visibility. Teams using just one vehicle should post both van numbers in their windows so they are allowed at each exchange point.
Our van will be required to have a safety officer/navigator that is awake and alert at all times. The safety officer is responsible for helping the team behave safely during the race. He or she must be seated in the front passenger seat and must have the safety guidelines. Safety officers may be rotated between team members.
If a leg of the course is labeled as a “No Van Support” leg (as labeled in the RagMag), team members are not allowed out of their vehicle on the roadway, only in safe locations. Teams are not allowed to provide water or food to their runners during these legs.
In the event of an injury, any of the remaining runners can replace the injured runner. With the exception of the leg in which the runner was injured, legs cannot be split in pieces. If the injured runner is female, then only a female runner may finish her legs and vice versa for the males. Once a runner drops out of the race, he or she cannot enter back into the race. If an IV is administered, he or she is no longer eligible to run.
Runners are to run against traffic or left shoulders of all roads, using sidewalks or trails when available unless signs or maps direct otherwise. During official nighttime hours, runners are required to wear reflective vest, headlamp (or flashlight) and blinking LED taillight. The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged.
Any team member crossing the road must do so with an orange crossing flag, day or night (applies to the support crew — not the “on” runner. Teams will be given three flags at the safety briefing.
Sleeping/resting must be done inside the support vehicle or inside designated sleeping areas. Major exchanges 12, 18, 24, 30 will have designated sleeping areas. No sleeping on the ground in parking lots.
There will be a mandatory Safety Training meeting at the race Start line (one hour before start) for all team members. It will last about 15 minutes at which time we will pick up our Safety Packet. Each van will receive a card indicating they have completed Safety Training which will be required to check-in at the Start.