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Race Day Logistics FAQ w/ Coach Okay

Race Day mornings could be a worrying affair. What do it’s essential to pack the evening earlier than? How are you going to get to the beginning line? Will you eat your favourite Nutella-banana sandwich or persist with one thing else? And except you’re one among our ultramarathoners, you’ll must resolve when to rise up, too! Preparing for race day can really feel overwhelming—however worry not, Coach Okay is right here with a race day logistics FAQ.

Written by Coach Karen Peterson
Edited by Pavlína Marek

Let’s preserve it easy: right here’s a compilation of some legit questions from the Instagram Lives I’ve been doing each two weeks. (Watch our socials to seek out out when the following one is.) I hope this rapid-fire FAQ will allow you to together with your race day logistics planning!

1. How far is the resort from the beginning line? (How lengthy will it take me to get there?)

The place are you staying, and which race are you signed up for? Listed below are the areas for the three resort companions and maps of the programs to get you the place it’s essential to go. Verify this web page out for begin areas (topic to vary). Then add a minimum of a half-hour to the time you suppose it’ll take you to get to the beginning line and you recognize when to go away within the morning!

2. Can I take Bay Space Speedy Transit (BART) to the beginning?

Regardless of the rhyme, you can’t. BART doesn’t run early sufficient, however don’t fret; there are particular San Francisco Marathon buses that run from a number of BART stations to get you there! Decrease your stress and get your ticket upfront.

3. How early ought to I be firstly line?

What corral are you in? That determines your begin time! To determine how you can decipher your bib and see what time you begin, test this web page. It’s recommendable to be firstly line a minimum of half-hour sooner than the first-corral begin time. Though it could really feel slightly chilly ready round to your begin, give your self loads of time—savor the pre-race power and get pumped!

4. What will be served on the help stations? Will there be bananas? What sort of electrolyte combine?

There are many stations to provide you with water, electrolytes, power gels, medical providers, and bogs alongside the course. There can be 16 water stops for the Full Marathon that may provide water and NUUN electrolyte drink. Two of them will even provide Chargel power athletic gel drink. Three water stops are “Refill Stations;” you should definitely carry a vessel if you’ll want water at these stops.

5. I wish to run this yr. Can I nonetheless register?

YES! Go right here to enroll in any of our occasions!

6. I’ve missed a number of lengthy runs. Ought to I nonetheless race?

Robust name. Please electronic mail me at coachkaren1964(AT) I have to know the specifics!

7. I’m from the flatlands and haven’t been coaching on hills. Will I be okay on the market?

Welp. San Francisco is a metropolis identified for its hills. And it relies on your race and, and, and… E-mail me, mmmkay?

8. What ought to I do in SF whereas I’m there?

Oh wow, let Google deal with this one for me! Sooo a lot to do and see. However please don’t pound the pavement within the days previous to your occasion. Attempt to not overdo it. AFTER the occasion, familiarize your self with the fantastic eateries that the town has to supply, take a look at the museums, Golden Gate Park, Fishermen’s Wharf, and so forth…  The East Bay Regional Park District has some completely beautiful trails for a little bit of restoration mountain climbing. If in case you have time to enterprise to Level Reyes Nationwide Seashore, do it. It’s really one of the particular locations I’ve had the privilege to spend time in. If you’re within the temper to be humbled by a number of the largest life types on the planet, take a look at the Redwoods at Muir Woods

Whilst you’re within the midst of your race day logistics planning, elevate your stoke by including some enjoyable stuff to do in and across the superb metropolis of San Francisco! And as at all times, be happy to achieve out to me at coachkaren1964(AT)

Glad working!



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