Faq

What do I do during the race?
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The race will start either by gun, air horn, or someone yelling go. Just follow the folks in front of you, and you’ll be fine. If you need to stop, walk, tie a shoe, adjust something, pull over to the side. You don’t want to cause a bottle-neck, or a sudden stop for the people behind you.

Can/Should I wear headphones?
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It is so important that you are sensitive to your environment. Too often runners put in both headphones and get into the ‘run-zone’, not paying attention to their surroundings. Many times courses may have two-way traffic or traffic marshals or bike pacers or other runners who may need to get your attention from behind. If you do not have the ability to hear instructions and/or warnings, etc., you may very well impede your own progress or that of your fellow runners and/or race officials! Feat on the Street has a one-ear-bud policy. If you are wearing both ear buds or headphones and cause a significant distraction or obstruction you can be disqualified from results. This sounds harsh, but it is one of those safety issues that has to be adhered to!

How do I know which way to go?
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Most Feat on the Street events are marked with traffic cones and directional arrows. It is imperative that you keep your head up and your eyes open so that you can watch for directional markers.

What should I do at the finish?
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You may feel nauseous when you finish, that’s common. Walk for a bit, then have some water, and maybe a light snack. There is generally a place for runners with food, water and sports drink. Food choices often include bagels, bananas, oranges, cookies, chips. Every race is different. Some have more, some less. Eating a light snack will help you feel better and recover faster.

Should I pick up my race packet at a packet pick-up or should I do it the morning of the race?
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Whenever possible, you should ALWAYS try to pick up your race packet (bib/timing chip/shirt) at a packet pick-up prior to the day of the race. Race morning is hectic – especially for race staff. Packet pick-up in particular is often staffed by volunteers – who may or may not show up (things happen). If you want to ensure that your race morning is smooth and hassle free – take the time to pick up your packet early. If you do pick it up the morning of the event, please come early J!

Packet Pickup for Family or Friends
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Please be safe and aware of running abreast in any congested areas of the course.  Unregistered runners and wheeled vehicles are not welcome on the course during the races. Visually impaired or other special needs participants are encouraged to contact info@featonthestreet.com in advance of an event to arrange to have a registered guide with them throughout the course.

Pacers or Unregistered People on Course
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Please be safe and aware of running abreast in any congested areas of the course.  Unregistered runners and wheeled vehicles are not welcome on the course during the races. Visually impaired or other special needs participants are encouraged to contact info@featonthestreet.com in advance of an event to arrange to have a registered guide with them throughout the course.

Pets
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Unless otherwise specifically posted on the race specific website, leashed dogs on non-retractable leashes are permitted. Dogs must be friendly, be up to date with shots, and have no history of fighting or biting. Pet owners take full responsibility for the behavior of their pet, must start towards the back, may not weave through packs of runners, must yield the right of way to other runners and must clean up after their pet.

Strollers
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Feat on the Street believes a fit family is a happy family and, unless specifically posted otherwise on the race specific website, allows strollers on the race course. Safety requirements include that strollers must start in the back, may not weave through packs of runners, and must always yield the right of way to other runners.

Are results based on Gun Time or Chip Time?
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Gun time is the actual start time of the event. Chip time is the time calculated from the time your electronic timing chip passes over the start line to the time it passes over the finish line. Results are posted based on Gun Time and Awards are based on Gun Time.

When and where are results posted?
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For most Feat on the Street events you can get your results immediately on your smart phone by downloading the Athlinks Race-Day App from the App Store. Download the app, locate your race, find your name in the roster and then follow the instructions. Results are posted at the race (preliminary and updated periodically) and then are linked to the race website, usually within a few hours, if not immediately. Remember, there are multiple registration forums through which you can access and register for the event, but for race results, you need to access them through the specific event block at www.featonthestreet.com.

What time should I arrive?
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If the event itinerary is not posted on the website, you will receive an email prior to the event with the confirmed start time for each race distance. Please plan on arriving 30-45 minutes ahead of the start time just so you don’t have to rush.