September 18, 2012
Hello Race Participants:
RE: Note Your Race Bib Number
Please do NOT send us any more e mails requesting event changes of any kind, extra meal ticket requests or cancellations. We will not be making any more changes - thank you. If you are unable to attend the race for any reason you can arrange to have a friend pick-up your Montrail Duffel Bag and race goodie bag (please provide a letter of authorization). Or you can join us as a spectator, cheer on your fellow runner/walker friends and enjoy the dinner. Thank you for your understanding.
On your arrival to Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area, race participants, volunteers, spectators and guests are exempt of all park admission fees.
Race Day ONLY: Parking Marshals will meet you when entering the park interior, directing you to assigned parking areas. No drivers may simply pull over to the roadsides and park, you could be blocking the race course. We encourage you to arrive early (carpool if you can) to help facilitate in freeing up our parking marshals for other duties.
Expo opens Early:
Friday September 28 the Expo Opens at 12:00 (noon) and Closes at 6:00 p.m.
Providing an opportunity for early race kit pick-up and some quality time to visit the many sponsors and other guest exhibitors. NOTE: You can Not pick up your "timing chip" on Friday.
Saturday, September 29 - Race Kit Pickup: Registration opens at 6:30 a.m. and closes at 8:45 a.m. All that is required is for you to know your Race Bib Number. You can obtain your bib number on our website www.runforthetoad.com Under Side Toolbar "Registered Participants". On race day when you arrive at the Great Forest Bistro Tent please join in the appropriate line that corresponds to your Bib Number. Then you will be directed to pick up your Registration Gift, etc.
Please don't forget to PICK UP YOUR "TIMING CHIP" (Race Day ONLY)
Remember your Bib Number is also your Meal Ticket too! If you ordered extra meal tickets they have been attached to your race bib.
Pre-race massage is available at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in the medical tent located in the heart of Tent City between the hours of 7:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
If gourmet coffee is your morning desire, join us at the Expo Tent and enjoy Tim Horton's coffee, donuts and cookies. Note: Young children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while receiving coffee or donuts. All spectators may join us for complimentary coffee and donuts.
Pre-Race Hydration Station - will be available at the "Post Race Hydration Station" located at the Start/Finish area. This hydration station is for the Athletes and Volunteers only.
Pet Rule, requesting your cooperation - Dogs are NOT permitted to be in any of the Tents (Food, Expo, Thunder Tree Theatre or Medical, etc.) or on the race course. The Conservation Authority requires all dogs must be on a short leash at all times. Dog owners must maintain contact with their dog at all times.
Headsets - It is not a race rule but we are suggesting to people NOT to wear headsets. Consider the options - if you do wear headsets, one ear must be unobstructed at all times, while on the course.
NO Smoking Regulation: Due to numerous tent and display structures our fire regulations maintain the "No Smoking rule" in Tent City or at any of the Four Aid Stations. Individuals wishing to smoke may do so in the parking area.
Children: Parents or guardians must maintain contact with young children at all times. Parents or guardians will not be permitted to leave children in the custody of the race volunteers. We request you know where your children are at all times. If in the event that children do stray from a parent or guardian the children can get assistance by identifying themselves to our volunteers wearing the familiar volunteer badge identification.
Kids - Don't Forget: To visit the Thunder Tree Theatre Tent, showing Toad Patrol movies. We have a big day planned for you!
Opening Ceremonies/Race Start Times
The opening ceremonies commence at 9:00 a.m. sharp. During this time, the pre-race massage and the registration area will be closed. The race Expo will also be closed during this time.
Please Note: The race commences at 9:30 a.m. sharp with the 50k runners & 50k relay teams first. The 25k runners and walkers will start at 9:40 a.m.
Drop Bag Area (Next to Aid Station #1) Sunset West Pavilion Aid Station #1 is located 200 Meters from the Start Line - under the Canopy of Aid Station #1, 50k race participants Only may use part of this facility for drop bag purposes. Please note this area is partially supervised.
Display your Medal with Pride - This is your personal accomplishment. Remember to receive your finishing "medal" you must finish the event you are registered in.
Post Race Party - The final preparations are now complete for all our menu planning; we are no longer taking orders for the dinner. Special guest appearance in the Bistro Tent.
Door Prizes - not to be missed - you must be present to win.
Awards: Age Category awards, visit our web site for details. All award winners that are unable to attend the Award Ceremony should inform the race organizers of your early departure so that you may claim your award before leaving the park. If your awards are not claimed on race day the race organizers will not be responsible for getting them to you. Category Awards are listed on our web site www.runforthetoad.com
Important Note: We will not be replying to any e-mails or office phone calls. Construction of Tent City along with the racecourse preparation commences starting Saturday, September 22 through race day.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Kindest personal regards,
George & Peggy
June 19, 2012
Dear Runners and Walkers:
If you are interested in attending the training event please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than July 16, 2012 so we can plan for the food and treats. The $12.00 registration fee will be collected at the Pinehurst Gatehouse on training day.
Peggy & George
October 3, 2011
Get Out There Magazine was at the Tenth Annual Run for the Toad and filed this video race report!