I know how excited you must be that the big day is almost here!  We’ll have race-day registration and packet pick-up if you can’t make it out sooner.  However, if you want to avoid the crowds on Saturday, packet-pickup actually will begin tomorrow morning at 8:00 am with yours truly.  Hopefully all of your questions have already been answered, but if you have any new concerns, we’ll have people who can provide added details.

If you’re planning on picking up your packet tomorrow, I’d recommend arriving at the race on Saturday by 9:30.  If you’re planning on picking up your packet before the race, or waiting until Saturday to register, I’d recommend arriving no later than 9:00.  We typically have a lot of people bustling about the lobby, including race-day registrants and people picking up their packets.  To avoid stressing about getting everything squared away by the time the race actually starts, come early!  We’ll have volunteers at the law school taking registration and distributing packets shortly after 8:00 am.

I don’t know what all will be in your packet, but runners should all get a shirt, race bib, and some sort of chip for timing purposes.  Last year, we provided safety pins along with the bib, and I’m assuming that hasn’t changed this year.  The chips are new this year, so I’m not sure what form they’ll take.  Again, though, it is probably safe to assume that you will be provided with something to attach it to your person during the race.

If you signed up for the dog walk, your packet should include a bandana for your pooch to sport during the walk.

Aside from those essentials, I’m not sure what will be provided in the packets–maybe a little Emergen-C?

After the race, we will have snacks and water for both the humans and the canines.  I’ve also heard rumors about a variety of awards, including:

  • cutest dog
  • fastest male runner
  • fastest female runner
  • fastest law student
  • fastest law professor
  • fastest team
  • fastest couple

Prizes have been donated by local businesses and 3 bar review companies.  Even if you don’t win any of the above listed awards, you might be able to win a bib-number raffle drawing.