Here is how the races will work for the rest of the year
We will have an Open start time. Example, from 6:30am to 8:30am. Runners will show up to the event and volunteers will direct them where to park. Runners will be directed to the chute. Once they get to the chute, they will be asked covid-19 questions, and get their temperature checked. If they pass, they continue on to the starting line and go for their run. If they don't pass, they will not be able to run. We like this option the best, because it's a staggered start time allowing for no crowding at the starting line. Once the race starts we have course Marshalls riding around making sure that the runners are not running in groups. We will make runners aware of this and if we ﬁnd any groups of runners we will Disqualify them and ask them to leave the course.
We will have packet pickup for 2 days prior to the event. All runners would have to pick up their packets then. This will allow for no packet pick up the morning of the race eliminating any crowds. If a runner can't pick up their packet on the 2 schedule days prior to the event the packet will be mailed to them.
we would eliminate runners from signing up the morning of the race. Runners would have to register online prior to the race. By eliminating this table we would be eliminating a group of people waiting to register.
Once you come back from your run, you will enter another chute to the finish line, where you will be directed to the medal and food table. You can either take your medal or we will give you one
There will be no ceremony after the event, everyone will get a medal and results will be posted online after the event. Trophies for the male and female winners will be mailed after the event
We will have a table at the temperature check with gloves and hand sanitizer for whomever needs it
We will have water stops, however some of them will have the cups filled, you just need to grab it yourself. Some will be manned.
You must wear your mask to the starting line. after you start, you are free to take it off. If possible, wear it under your chin and if you pass other runners, just put it on until you pass them
After the event, you must put your mask on and social distance if you are waiting for another runner
If you are waiting for another runner, it must be done away from the finish line. USA Track & Field will not allow for finished runners to wait at the finish line
If one of the races gets cancelled after August 9, 2020, you will receive a full refund
ONLY IF IT GETS CANCELLED. IF IT GETS POSTPONED YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A REFUND. Check the states guidelines prior to signing up. If the guildelines change prior to the race, you will not receive a refund, you will receive a credit into another event, or into the following year's event
All races will be capped at 250
Race information for Coffee Milk
Let me start by saying it was not easy getting this race approved. We had to convince a lot of people that this event was going to be safe for all that attend. We have had 7 races during Covid and all have gone well, because everyone followed the rules. When you come to the event, please follow the rules so we can continue to hold events. Please don't hang out in groups,Please wear your masks and stay 6 feet apart. We have had races where someone from the State or Town has showed up to check that we are following the rules. If you are coming to the start line and see that the spots in the chute are filled, just wait a few seconds until there is an open spot and then get in line to start. Bottom line, keep your distance, try not to form groups, YOU NEVER KNOW WHO IS WATCHING.
THOSE OF YOU THAT NEED THOUSANDS OF SPECTATORS CHEERING YOU ON, THIS IS PROBABLY NOT THE RACE FOR YOU. THE STATE, THE TOWN , AND USA TRACK AND FIELD WILL NOT ALLOW SPECTATORS
Things have changed with road races due to Covid. This is how this event will work. These are rules we have to follow in order to hold this event. If you feel that you can't follow these rules please stay home.
There is no mass start to the race, the race is an open start from 8am-9:30am. So you can come anytime between those hours and go for your run.
When you get to the starting line, there will be a chute, runners will line up in the chute 6 feet apart and will one by one come to the start line. A volunteer will ask you a couple of covid questions and then you are free to run
You must wear your mask to the starting line. Once you start, you are free to take off your mask. Mask must be put on after the race.
After the run, you will get a medal, water fruit and bag of chips.
USATF rules say you must leave the finish line area, no hanging around. We will have an area if you are waiting for a friend.
This is a big one so please read. The Town and USATF want less handling of food and water. So, some of the water stops will be grab and go.There will be a few water stops that will have volunteers at them. There will be no energy stations on the course. (SORRY) but we would have to mix the Gatorade and that is more hands handling stuff and we were told not to do that, so you will have to bring your own energy drinks or shots.I realize your saying no energy station and I feel for you, but rules are rules and we all must follow them
Where: Quonset Point, North Kingstown, RI. 95 Cripe Street THE RACE STARTS HERE,BUT YOU MUST PARK AT THE QUONSET O CLUB ON LT. JAMES BROWN STREET AND WALK OVER TO THE START
When: April 11, 2021
Start time: OPEN START TIME FROM 8AM- 9:30AM.PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT THE COURSE WILL CLOSE AT 2PM
Parking: Parking is at the Quonset O Club located at 200 LT. James Brown Street. You can also park on both sides of the street on LT. James Brown Street. Follow the signs.
Starting line location: There is a red fire hydrant located at the entrance to 93 Cripe St. This is where the start will take place. It's about a tenth of a mile from the Quonset O Club
Getting on the Base: The event is on an old Naval Base, you will NOT need your ID to get on the base.
Awards: Everyone will get a finishers medal in all 3 races.Once things get back to somewhat normal, we will resume age group awards .
Marathon: Overall Male/ Female will get a trophy
Half marathon: Overall Male/ Female will get a trophy
5k: Overall Male / Female will get a trophy.
Packet Pick up Times:
1- Friday April 9, 2021 at the Seekonk YMCA in Seekonk,MA from 4pm-6pm
2-Saturday April 10, 2021 at the Seekonk YMCA located at 473 Taunton Ave in Seekonk, Ma, from 8am until 11AM. This location is only 5-7 minutes from downtown Providence
3- Race day morning at The Quonset O Club from 7am-9:15
Potra Potty: Wil be located at the Quonset O Club
About the courses; All 3 courses are flat and fast. There might be a couple of slight rolling hills ( if you can call them hills on the marathon)
Maps: I have attached 3 maps. One for the marathon, one for the 5k and one for the half marathon. Follow the map that pertains to your run.
Coffee Milk marathon course-https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3510992146
Coffee Milk half marathon course-https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3464227366
Coffee milk 5k course map-https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3464233201
Water stops marathon: There are 14 water stops
Water stops half marathon:There are 7 water stations
Porta potties on the course: There will be porta potties at approximately miles 5-7-11-18
I will be in the lead car, which will be a U-Haul. I will have extra water, ice packs and Bananas. So if you see a U-Haul pulling on the side of you, it will be me checking on you to make sure you are doing ok.
Ways to make it through the course. There will be arrows throughout the course on all 3 routes. Just follow the arrows. There will be cones throughout the course, just follow the cones.There will be volunteers on the course, just follow their direction.
Mile markers and arrows: All mile markers and arrows will have my personal cell number on them. If you need help on the course and you're near a mile marker or arrow, feel free to call me and I will be there to help you. 401-688-5779. now you have it before you run.
Water stop location. The majority of water stops are every 2 miles, some less.
Shirts: You will receive the t-shirt that you ordered online. If you want to switch a size, you will have to do so after the event. If there are extra shirts you are more than welcome to switch. See Jodi at the finish line.
Volunteers. If you know someone that wants to volunteer for this event, they can use the link below. All volunteers will receive 2 free entries into an Ocean State Multisport event. They can even share one with you if they want.
Food: After the race, there will be : Banana's, Chips, Pretzels
Trash: Please use the trash containers. This base is very clean, and we would like to keep it this way. So please help us to keep it clean by using the trash containers.
Walkers: Marathon / Half marathon only: walkers will be able to start one hour earlier. 7am. If you intend to walk, please meet me at 6:50 at the start line. Just keep in mind that there will not be any volunteers on the course until 8am. The course will be well marked to find your way
Switching races. If you decide that you want to drop down from the marathon to the half marathon or the half marathon to the 5k, you can do so before the race. Please find the timing guy and he will switch you that morning. He will be near packet pick up.
TIME LIMIT: IS A 6 HOUR TIME LIMIT ON THE MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON
Pacers- sorry there are no pacers for this event
Lockers- Sorry there are no lockers at this event, your can will be close by
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I think that covers everything. Thank you all for signing up for an Ocean State Multisport event. We don't have all the hoopla as other races, but what we do have is, cheap entry fees, extremely well marked courses, a safe environment and a Race Director that cares about you as though you were family.
Just putting this out there. There are cameras all over the base. These cameras can pin point you anywhere on the course, so if you feel the need to cut the course, I promise the cameras will see it. Hey people have tried...
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If you signed up to bring a friend, please make sure they see this email. I will email all bring a friend runners one week prior to the race to get their friends race information
I WILL SEND OUT 1 MORE EMAILS PRIOR TO THE EVENT
AT THIS POINT, THERE IS NO DEFERRING OR TRANSFERRING OF RACES
IF YOU TRY TO EMAIL ME ON THE SATURDAY BEFORE THE RACE OR ON RACE DAY MORNING< YOU PROBABLY WON'T GET A RESPONSE< AS I WILL BE BUSY SETTING UP THE COURSE
THE BLACK GOOSE
Date: September 12, 2021
Start time: 8am
Location: Pierce Field , East Providence,
Angry Unicorn half marathon/5k
DATE: November 22,2020
START TIME: OPEN START TIME 7AM-9AM
LOCATION: QUONSET Point , North Kingstown ,RI
Chilly Willy Half marathon / 10k / 5k
Date: January 1, 2021
Start time: open start time-9am-10:30am
Location: Pierce Field, East Providence, RI