35th Annual 7-Mile Bridge Run
April 9, 2016
This run is limited to 1500 runners
For your Best Race Ever – PLEASE READ:
SAFETY NOTICE: During the race, runners must remain alert for the presence of emergency vehicles. At all times the eastbound (left) lane of the 7 Mile Bridge is OPEN FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLES. All runners should keep to the right of the centerline of U.S. 1 for their own safety.
AID STATIONS: Six aid stations will be available along the course, providing water and wet sponges. Emergency assistance will be by race official or ham radio operator. Read the enclosed health care information carefully. This is important.
HEAT WARNING: All runners should be aware of the possible effects of hot weather on a distance runner. These include heat stroke, heat exhaustion and muscle cramps. The symptoms are:
b. Dry skin – no sweating
d. Nausea or cramps
e. Goose bumps on chest or arms
f. Incoherent speech and thought
If you develop any of these symptoms, stop running and, if necessary, seek assistance.
NOTE: Average April temperatures range from a high of 82° F to a low of 73° F. Runners should be prepared for high humidity and temperatures.
POST MASSAGE: The first 5 minutes will be compliments of Marathon Runners Club and all its sponsors for runners.
6:00 – 7:15 A.M Marathon – Limited Free Parking at Knight’s Key
6:45 A.M 7 MILE BRIDGE CLOSES
7:20 A.M WHEELCHAIR START
7:30 A.M RACE BEGINS RUNNERS
8:25 – 8:50 A.M Buses will leave the start at 8:25. Runners still on the bridge as the buses approach will be picked up so the bridge can open at 9:00 A.M. (no exceptions)
9:00 A.M BRIDGE REOPENS – First group of buses leaves for Knight’s Key
Race T-shirts available at Awards area, Knight’s Key
9:30 A.M AWARDS Presentation- Knight’s Key
Have a Great Race!
PRE-RACE PACKET PICKUP AND DINNER – PRE-RACE/NUMBER AND T-SHIRT PICK-UP will be on Friday, April 8, 2016, at Holiday Inn Express, 13201 Overseas Highway, from 6:00-9:00 P.M. Pasta dinner will be available to purchase offering tasty pasta specials for runners and guests on the evening of Friday, April 8th at Tarpon Creek Restaurant, located at Holiday Inn Express.
SATURDAY PACKET PICKUP – PRE-RACE/NUMBER AND T-SHIRT PICK-UP on Saturday, April 9, 2016, begins at 6:00 A.M. at the Caboose on Knights Key.
AFTER RACE PARTY: Deck & Pool Party at Holiday Inn Express, 13201 Overseas Highway, starting after the race, Saturday, April 9, 2015.
LODGING: Holiday Inn Express is our host motel. For other lodging, please check out Marathon Chamber of Commerce website: www.floridakeysmarathon.com.
READ THOROUGHLY BEFORE REGISTERING
You must pick up your own number and present a photo ID (no exceptions). If you registered early as a Monroe County, FL resident you must present a photo ID that matches the address you used when you registered (no exceptions). NO REFUNDS
RACE TIME: 7:30 A.M., April 9, 2016.
ENTRY FEE: $65.00, NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE for any reason. All proceeds go to children’s organizations. There is no rain date or other postponements due to weather or for any other reason mentioned in the Waiver of Liability.
PARKING & TRAFFIC INFORMATION IMPORTANT! Free parking on Knight’s Key at the east (start) end of the course is EXTREMELY LIMITED this year. Runners are encouraged to carpool or to park elsewhere. Please allow extra time as the bridge will close precisely at 6:45 A.M. and the run will begin at 7:30 A.M. NO PARKING is available at the finish line.
The bridge will be closed to all except emergency vehicles at 6:45 A.M. and will not reopen until 9:00 A.M.
Buses will be provided at the finish to transport runners back to the start after the bridge reopens at 9:00 AM.
For safety – you must wait for the bus. Overloaded vehicles will be stopped.
RUNNERS FROM KEY WEST must be across the bridge to the start line on Knight’s Key by 6:30 a.m. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Tune in to 104.1 FM, US -1 RADIO to listen to a special commercial-free music mix broadcast during the race.
NO CRANK WHEELCHAIRS, ROLLER BLADES, ROLLERSKATES, SKATE BOARDS, BIKES, BABY STROLLERS OR PETS WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE COURSE.
NUMBER PICK-UP: Numbers and T-shirts will be available for pick-up at Holiday Inn Express, 13201 Overseas Highway, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Friday, April 9, and before the start of the race, Saturday, April 9, starting at 6:00 AM at the Caboose on Knight’s Key. YOU MUST PICK UP YOUR OWN NUMBER AND PRESENT PHOTO IDENTIFICATION that matches the address you used when registering, along with your confirmation receipt which will be e-mailed to you. Get your numbers early because the race will start on time. RUNNER’S NUMBER MUST BE PINNED ON FRONT AND BE VISIBLE. DO NOT REMOVE the B Tag from the back of the race number. These two tags must remain on the back of the race number in order to be timed and scored. Do not FOLD or BEND these timing tags.
SCORING: This race is being timed with the State of the Art Chrono Track Timing System. Each participant will have their timing B tag placed on the back of their bib number. DO NOT REMOVE or bend this B tag. On race day, runners are asked to pin their race number to the front of their t-Shirt ONLY. If possible, please do not pin it to running shorts. Each participant will have two timing B tags on the back of the race number which will record start and finish time. Make sure these tags are not folded, bent, or removed from the race number. Once taken off it cannot be placed on the bib again and expected to work. For further information: www.splitsecondtiming.com
SPLIT TIMES: Splits will be given at 5K mile and at the 10K mark.
REFRESHMENTS: There will be plenty of cold soda, beer and water after the race.
DIVISIONS: Top 3 male/female overall winners, M/F overall Master, Grand Master, Senior Grand Master plus age division winners, 3 deep. Note: Overall winners and Master divisions are not eligible for age group awards. Age groups include for Men and Women: 12 and under, 13-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and 80 & over. Wheelchair Division 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
AWARDS: Awards will be presented to the top overall winners, top overall Master, Grand Master, Senior Grand Master and the top three in each age division. Awards ceremony will be immediately following the race at Knights Key. You must be present to claim your award.