50 MILER PACER/ CREW RULES
Runners in the 50 Miler only may have a pacer and/or crew abiding by the following rules only:
- Pacers may join the runner on foot only after mile 37.4.
- Please note there is NO parking at this aid station location. If you are leaving a car to join your runner, please do so ONLY in one of the OTHER paved parking areas out of the way of the course/ aid stations/ other runners/ and casual park users. Again, Pacers should NOT park in the paved pull out used for the aid station.
- One pacer per runner at any given time. You can have 12 pacers, all doing 1 mile each; but only 1 at a time.
- All pacers MUST also carry the required 20+ ounces of water at all times for themselves.
- Pacers must be self sufficient with their own water, food, supplies- taking no aid station provisions.
- NO, the pacer may NOT mule (carry) their runner's supplies, including water. The runner themself MUST be carrying at least 20+ ounces of water.
- NO, pacers may not "mist" their runner en route. You can mist yourself if you wish.
- Pacers may NOT run ahead to the aid station to speed the process for the runner. Medical emergency is the only exception.
- Pacers are for SAFETY only, and should in no way give an advantage to their runner over a runner without crew.
- Pacers and Crew must keep a watchful eye over ALL runners, lending a hand to any runner in medical need.
- No dogs, jog strollers, or bicycles to aid in pacing duties are allowed.
- Crews must abide by all posted traffic laws, ranger and course marshall instructions. Parking in designated areas only. If pulling off the side of the road, you must be completely off the shoulder and out of the way of the course and traffic.
- Crews can not provide additional aid to the runner. Runners must rely on the race aid stations and drop bags. Medical emergency is the only exception.
- Crews may NOT drive slowly alongside the runners. Pass up to speed and do not delay the normal flow of traffic.
- Only one crew vehicle per runner at any given one time.
- Crews are there for moral support, transportation of pacers, and medical watchful eyes ONLY.
- As a general rule of thumb: anything that will give an added advantage to one runner over another by way of having crew is not permissable.
- Crews should absolutely consider volunteering for a committed volunteer assignment during the race. This could be at an aid station, at the start/ finish line, etc. Email me for info: firstname.lastname@example.org