Race information Crazy Clam

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: Deerfield Park Smithfield , RI

 

When: May 16, 2021

 

Start time: OPEN START TIME FROM 8AM- 9:30AM.

4 hour course limit

 

Parking: Parking is  right at the park, follow signs

 

Awards: Everyone will get a finishers medal in all 3 races.Once things get back to somewhat normal, we will resume age group awards .

 

Half marathon: Overall Male/ Female will get a trophy 

5k: Overall Male / Female will get a trophy. 

10k Overall male / female will receive a trophy

 

Packet Pick up Times:

 

1- Friday May 14, 2021 at the Seekonk YMCA in Seekonk,MA from 4pm-6pm

2-Saturday May 15, 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 Deerfield Park from 7:30am-9:30

 

Potra Potty: will be at the start and approximately miles 4 and 8

 

 

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.

There will be 7 water stops on the half marathon, 2 on the 5 miler and one on the 5k

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Course maps-

half marathon-https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4306963174

 

5k-https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4306948669

 

5 miler-https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4306954156

 

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 4 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

 

 

 

Like us on Facebook-https://www.facebook.com/Ocean-state-multisport-256504347693702/

 

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.

 

To view other Ocean State Multisport events, visit www.oceanstatemultisport.com

 

 

 

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

 

Thank you

 

Gary