Please read the info below for the Rust Buster meet this Saturday at Pacific Crest Middle School. You should know by now which category you will be racing in. Look below for your race time and plan accordingly with your race partner. You will need a race bib and chip for timing, so come find me before your event and I’ll give them to you. I will be in the staging area on the football field. I’m super excited to get our first competition underway!
-> 2-person alternating 2-leg relay … Runner 1 runs 3250m loop, “tags”, Runner 2 runs 3250m loop, “tags”, Runner 1 runs 1750m loop, “tags”, Runner 2 runs 1750m loop and finishes.
-> “Tag” will be the moment when teammate on course crosses the leg finish line timing mat. Tagged runner goes at that moment across start timing mat. No hand-to-body tag necessary.
-> Three categories: male-male; female-female; mixed. Assuming numbers of teams in each category are roughly balanced, each category will be run as a separate race of up to 30 teams.
-> To match OHA and Bend-LaPine safety guidance, all school teams will need to adhere to a location and time schedule with athlete arrival, warm-up, warm-down, and departure.
-> The course is a mix of grass, dirt/gravel, and short pavement sections. 2-way road crossing of NW Crosby will be a “normal crosswalk crossing” requiring runners to yield to cars that do not voluntarily stop. Volunteers on both sides of road will slow/stop runners as necessary
Safety Areas Plan:
Within the fence of the PCMS track & ballfields complex is considered the “Stadium Area”. Only coaches and runners within the scheduled Race Block shall be within the complex fence per the schedule below.
The surrounding school parking lots, area multi-user paths, Pacific Crest Ballfields (if not occupied by other sport teams), and Discovery Park grass fields are all considered public areas where teams can have runners can warm-up, warm-down, and have a centralized “team spot”.
As soon as team pairs complete their race, both runners must gather personal items in the Stadium Area and depart ASAP. Warm-down must take place outside the Stadium Area.
9:30am — Block “A” team pairs enter Stadium Area for warm-up.
10am — Race Block “A” start (Boys Relay)
11am — Projected final finish of Block “A” race, Block “B” team pairs enter Stadium Area.
11:30am — Race Block “B” start (Girls Relay)
12:15pm — Projected final finish of Block “B” race, Block “C” team pairs enter Stadium Area.
12:30pm — Race Block “C” start (Mixed Relay and “overflow” teams if necessary)
1:30pm — Projected final finish of Block “C” race