race rules

THE LAST RUNNER

THE LAST RUNNER

When managing our races, we tend to focus a lot on the elite leaders in the race: we make sure they go in the right direction, they follow our lead vehicles, and they're cheered on by thousands of spectators. However, what about the last runner(s)?

DO RACES ENFORCE "NO HEADPHONES" RULES?

DO RACES ENFORCE "NO HEADPHONES" RULES?

When a race posts that no headphones are allowed due to insurance regulations and because roads have not been closed, will they enforce this rule? I found a marathon that fits my schedule and sounds fun to run, but I cannot imagine running 26 miles without headphones.
 

A PLEA FOR CONSISTENTLY ENFORCED RULES

A PLEA FOR CONSISTENTLY ENFORCED RULES

I was at a race this weekend where the rules clearly prohibit strollers, jogging or otherwise, in the 10-K and 5-K. My friend didn't have anyone to watch her baby while she ran and felt she had to skip the race. But when I got there, I found plenty of people running with their jogging strollers anyway.