How do I sign up a team? Staff and Middle school teams will register manually through their school representative. All other teams register online. Registration closes May 5th 2016 at midnight. To register your team you only need to put down a $100 deposit. Team Leaders will receive a confirmation email from Ultrasignup with a link to forms and further instructions on how to complete registration for their team. This will include choosing team shirt color, team name, obtaining liability waivers from the rest of the team and turning them in along with final payment no later than May 12th at packet pickup at Del Oro track.
Divisions: There are 6 divisions:
Ultraman- One solo runner.
Open Adult- Maximum 10 runners any combination of male or female 15 or enrolled in high school.
Adult Women- Maximum 10 female runners 15 or enrolled in high school.
High School- Maximum 10 HS students any combination of male or female.
Loomis Middle school- Maximum 20 MS students any combination of male or female.
Staff teams- Maximum 20 runners any combination male or female.(LUSD and Del Oro only).
Cost: The entry fee for all teams is $1000 with the exception of Staff teams which are $200.
Age requirement: The minimum age to participate on a 24-hour relay team is 15 or enrolled in high school. LUSD Middle School students are the only exception to this rule and they may participate on 20 person middle school teams only.
How it works: One runner per team may be on the track at a time and must carry the team’s timing chip that records the completed laps. Runners may pass the chip to another team member whenever they choose but must be in the transition area just past the start finish line. At the start finish line there is a timing chip scanner that will record the number of laps your team has completed.
How does this benefit the schools?: All entry fee proceeds will be donated to a school of your choice from Loomis School District/Del Oro.
Only registered runners will be allowed on the track: Runner wristbands and GTD race shirt must be worn at all times.
Camp set up:Teams are encouraged to camp in the infield area during the event. There will be an award given for best camp- so be creative! Camp set up can begin on Friday morning, May 13th. (please note, there is no security therefore valuable items should not be left. Suggested camp items: EZ ups, lounge chairs, tables, sleeping bags, tents, camp decorations. Please note: There will be no staking on the turf fields and no fire pits of any kind. Please ensure your area is completely clean when you leave.
Infield access: Volunteers and up to 5 guests per team (2 for High School Division) will be allowed on the infield. Runners and volunteers will get a permanent bracelet that will allow them access for the entire event. Each team will receive 5 removable bracelets (2 for High School) which will allow different guests throughout the event. Runners guests and volunteers must have a bracelet when entering the infield.
Volunteers: This event requires many volunteers to run smoothly and volunteering is the ticket for a family member or friend who is not running on a relay team to join you at your camp in the infield. An email will go out to all participants prior to the event where they can sign up to help and get their volunteer access bracelet. We will also have a live link to sign up on this website as the event gets closer.
Tech Race shirts: Each team will choose a team name when ordering shirts. Team names will be printed on the back of the tech race shirt. A variety of colors will be available for your selection. Colors are available on a first come first serve basis. You will receive a confirmation email after registering with a link to forms including a shirt order form which you will complete for your team and submit by email no later than 5/5/16. Click here for details on choosing your shirt and font colors.
Facilities: Del Oro High School, 3301 Taylor Rd. Loomis. The track is easily accessible off Boyington Road. (map) The school will have restrooms available, ample parking and lighting on the track. The track is .25 of a mile all-weather track.
Food: There will be a snack bar with snacks and drinks coffee, soup etc, throughout the event with dinner, breakfast and lunch. All available for purchase.
Awards: The Open Division, Adults female, High School and Ultraman team with the most miles will be awarded a prize. The winning middle school team will win the perpetual GTD trophy. The team with the best decorated camp also wins an award.
Bonus: All registered 24 Hour Relay runnurs wearing the Relay wristband may also run the 5k Aqua Color Run at no additional cost. (no t-shirt)
This race will take place rain or shine, no refunds will be granted.
Link to registration forms and packet: http://www.gothedistancerun.com/Forms.php