START DETAILS (ALL RACES START AT NORTHSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL)
In an effort to ease congestion and improve the flow of runners once you reach the single track trails, the race will feature wave starts because there are a lot of you!!
RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP
6:15am at Northside Elementary School.
- 7:30 am - Long Course (Road pace under 9:00 min./mile)
- 7:40 am - Long Course (Road pace over 9:00 min./mile)
- 8:15 am - Short Course (Road pace under 9:00 min./mile)
- 8:25 am - Short Course (Road pace over 9:00 min./mile)
- No leg or foot casts
- No strollers
- No dogs
- Please NO Headphones. No headphones will be permitted by runners/walkers participating at Dirty Secret. No exceptions.
Participants wearing headphones are less aware of their surroundings and may not be aware of (1) starting line announcements; (2) instructions on the course from race management and volunteers (3) warnings that participants have strayed off course; (4) friendly warnings from another participant that is approaching to pass; and (5) finish line/chute announcements; Basically, when you can’t hear what is going on around you, you lose one of your most valuable senses—at a time when you need all of your senses working. Even if a participant is cognizant or their surroundings and “wants” to be aware, the inability to hear clearly is a significant risk factor that cannot be ignored. Event personnel must be able to communicate with participants before, during and after the race.