TIPS FOR RUNNING IN THE HEAT

Set Realistic Expectations

Unseasonably hot conditions are not ideal for setting a PR or hitting aggressive time goals. Take note of course time limits and consider a race day strategy that allows for a comfortable and safe finish: Slow your pace, walk or rest when you need to.

Stay Tuned

Be alert while out on course. In the event that race officials deem the conditions to be unsafe to continue, you may be asked to divert off the course, or stop. Please listen to, and follow instructions of all officials, who are acting in the interest of all participants.

Before Race Day

In the lead up to race day, make sure you are drinking water and electrolytes to keep your fluids up.

Remember to complete the Medical Information on the back of your race bib.

On Race Day

Take some salt. Before your race, add a salt packet to a cup of fluid and drink it. Salt packets will not be available at the start line, so please plan accordingly.

Don’t over-exert yourself. If you’re feeling uncomfortably hot, slow down.

Make use of on-course cooling elements. Additional resources will be added as necessary. Take a break in shaded areas along the route for a quick breather.

If you don’t feel right, stop at a medical station to get checked out or see any race or city official on course who can help you seek assistance.

Be aware of additional communications and updates while out on course. 

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