Frequently Asked Questions

Please help me

WHERE DO I SIGN WAIVERS?
If your captain hasn't forward you a link to sign your race waiver yet, you are in serious jeopardy of not being allowed to start. The captain has a button at the bottom of your team link that helps them manage waivers. They should use that today, right now, to be sure you have seven signatures. No signatures, no running.

WHAT ARE THE START PROCEDURES?
Thanks to Covid, your entire team no longer needs to be at the start. This doesn't mean you *can't* be there, it just means you don't need to congregate and check in. Runner 1 is responsible for being at the start line for your wave. That is when your official time begins. It will not be adjusted if you miss it. The rest of your team can go have a coffee, use a real bathroom, or go buy the race directors some scratch off tickets - pretty much whatever they want for a while. Remember, your team vehicle is way faster than your runner!

BATHROOMS? TELL ME ALL ABOUT BATHROOMS.
Yes, there are port-a-potties at the start. Are there enough for everyone to have a relaxing facebook posting session inside? No. There are never enough for all of your needs, so please try to leave the port-a-potties for the people getting ready to run. On the course there are *not* port-a-potties at every exchange, so look at the Course Guide and plan accordingly. Where port-a-potties are out, there will be some marked "Next Runner Only" and "Cyclists Only." If the description doesn't fit, you should not sit!

WILL RUNNERS HAVE WATER ON THE COURSE?
All teams are expected to be self-supported in terms of hydration (and fuel) with two exceptions: 1. Runners on leg 12 (the 10K between Hector Falls and Scale House) will have a traditional water station with cups set out by smiling volunteers. 2. There are plenty of places to stop and fill up water from real faucets or to purchase items along the course. If you're at risk of running low, please replenish your supplies along the way!

HOW DO WE USE THE RACE TRACKER?
Please watch the pre-race briefing for detailed instructions. In a nutshell, one person should be entering the *time of day* (not elapsed time) that your runner finishes each exchange point. It can be entered anytime after they finish, but in sequential order.

What happens if one of my teammates can't make it? Can we still race?
Your team has until the Wednesday before the race to submit a complete roster and sign the online waivers. After that date you cannot make any further substitutions. Make sure you have seven reliable runners who can remain healthy and injury-free during those four days!

Does my entire team have to attend packet pickup?
No, your entire team does not need to be present. One representative will pick up the goody bag for your team.

Are substitutions allowed during the race if someone gets sick or injured?
Yes, but only for medical reasons. If a teammate cannot complete a given leg, another member of the team is allowed to jump in and complete that leg. The injured runner is no longer eligible to participate in subsequent legs. Any teammate is allowed to fill in for the injured runner, but the pre-designated rotation for all subsequent legs must continue to be followed.

Why 77.7 miles?
Curiously, that's how far it is around Seneca Lake! And it does lend a certain luckiness to the proceedings.