We have moved to a new and improved corral system for 2019 in order to ensure an even better experience on race morning! Essentially, you will be lined up according to your projected pace. Faster runners will be up front, joggers in the middle corrals, and walkers will be lined up in the back. When signing up, you can use the dropdown menu to select a corral and see the pace requirement.
There are three waves in total. Each wave has several corrals within it. To illustrate how this works, here is an example:
Jake knows he runs around an 11:30 mile. Using the dropdown, he sees a corral designated for paces between 11:01-12:00 minutes per mile. Perfect! He is in ‘Corral E (Wave 2)’. On race morning, we will call each wave up separately. Corrals A-C are all in Wave 1, so they will all line up at the same time on race morning. Since Jake is in Corral E, he will wait until the emcee calls for Wave 2 to line up. The emcee will announce for Wave 2 to line up once all Corrals A, B, and C clear the starting chute.
Jake has some friends on his team that are planning on walking the race. They have chosen ‘Corral I (Wave 3)’, which is designated for groups of friends that plan to simply walk the course together. Jake has a couple of options. Option one would be to simply stick with his original choice since he plans on jogging the course around his 11:30 per mile pace. However, if he decides he wants to walk with his teammates, he can opt to drop back to their corral.
If you are unsure of your exact pace, no worries! Simply choose a slower pace (or even one of the walking corrals). As you train during the summer and realize your expected pace, you can easily log-in to RunSignUp to manage your corral selection!
If race morning arrives and you decide you want to take the course a little slower, simply drop back into one of the later corrals. The overall idea is to match people to the proper corral based on how fast or slow they want to go come race morning. If everyone helps out and abides by this, the course should be super smooth!