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  • Teams or participants found sleeping in un-designated sleeping areas (such as exchange parking) MUST move to one of the designated sleeping areas (Exchange 18, Exchange 24, and Exchange 30) or risk being disqualified!
  • Participants are allowed to use small tents in designated sleeping fields -except Exchange 30 (no tents)!
  • If participants do not agree to move to a designated sleeping area (roped off with stakes and caution/surveyor's tape), they will be disqualified from the race.  This is a safety issue of high importance.

From 6:00pm through 7:00am, runners/walkers while participating must:

  • Wear a reflective vest (through 9am for reflective vest only
  • Carry a flashlight (headlight or similar) 
  • Wear one front and one back LED flasher. 

Teammates/support personnel are highly recommended to wear a reflective vest and LED flasher (when not inside the race vehicle), on the course or at any exchange, from 6pm - 9am.

All participants are encouraged to wear high visibility colors on Legs 19-35, during all hours.

Audio amplification devices worn outside the ear are now accepted. Examples:      

  • Headphones/buds or any other music devices in the ear ARE NOT allowed.
  • Participants must still be able to hear instructions and general traffic noises.
  • If a Volunteer or Race Official deems the music too loud, the participant must turn down the volume immediately, failure to comply will result in team disqualification.
  • The race hires 20 people to patrol all of Springwater Trail (Legs 9, 10, 11, 12) from 7:00pm - 2:45am. 
  • Look for them with Race Official volunteer shirts, reflective vest, event radios, LED lights and headlamps.
  • Oregon State Law (Section 154 of 23 U.S.C.) clearly states that no open containers of alcohol are permitted within vehicles.
  • Save the celebration for the Finish Beach Party!
  • Police will be strongly enforcing this law on the course again this year.
  • The Race Course and Finish Area will close Saturday evening at 9:00 PM.
  • Any teams still on the course at that time will be requested by Race Officials to either discontinue the race, or plan on finishing by having more than one teammate run at the same time, called "Leap Frogging."
  • All teams are seeded to finish before the course officially closes, provided your team has supplied honest race pace times. 
  • Exchanges 33, 34, and 35 could begin to close before 9:00pm if crews have been instructed to do so. 
  • No traffic or police monitors are promised to protect runners and walkers from vehicular traffic along the course. 
  • Great care must be exercised at all times by participants and team vehicles. 
  • Participants must travel along the left road shoulder or sidewalk (unless otherwise stated), and obey all Oregon traffic laws and signals.
  • Self-policing of our event is the reason we have an excellent history of lack of injuries or traffic-related mishaps.
  • It is up to each of us to continue that tradition in order to ensure the future success of this great event!
  • Teams are required and responsible for supplying an adequate first aid kit to treat: blisters, abrasion, headaches, heat exhaustion, and other common ailments. 
  • Most running/walking injuries are directly related to soft tissue trauma and are effectively treated with ice. 
  • We strongly recommend bringing a cooler filled with ice (remember R.I.C.E: Rest Ice Compression Elevation).

There will be a radio at every exchange point along the race course.

If you see anyone in need of assistance, please get their race number, and if possible, let the Exchange Leader with a radio know at the next Exchange Point. They are capable of bringing in an ambulance or even LifeFlight if necessary.

In case of emergency, (Start, on course roads, or at Finish), it is each participant/team's responsibility to seek their own appropriate medical/emergency care. (Remember to write in your emergency medical info where provided on the back of your race bib!)

  • This could be another hot, dry summer. Let’s all do our part to reduce the chance of a forest or grass fire! Each team vehicle should to carry a fire extinguisher, shovel, and gallon(s) of water.
  • No aid stations guaranteed along the course
  • Participants are strongly urged to carry large containers of water in team vehicles!
  • Mid-day, temperatures may be in the high 80's to low 90's.
  • Most important step you can take during the race is to continuously hydrate (take in non-caffeinated fluids and water). 
  • Recommended intake: 12-16 cups of water per day

Tsunami Evacuation for Seaside, Oregon

Due to higher level risks of natural disasters including Earthquake and Tsunami's in the Seaside Area, Please review the following Evacuation Map for guidance on where to go in the event of an issue.


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