This is a prediction run with a staggered start
When you register, you predict your finish time for
the 5K course. The clock is set to the highest predicted finish time
of all the runners and set to count down. As the clock reaches the prediction time
of each runner, that runner starts running.
With this format, the slower runners start first,
followed by the middle of the pack runners, and then finally the fast
runners. If everybody predicts their time perfectly, they will
finish at the same moment.
Of course, that never happens, as some runners are
overly optimistic with their prediction, while others are overly
conservative. Once the last runner starts, i.e., the one with
the fastest predicted time, the clock is covered.
Runners are not allowed to wear watches or have
ipods, walkmans, etc.
Please, no dogs or baby strollers
allowed on the course. Please do not trespass onto private
property. Per PPRR race rules, headphones, i-pods, or MP3
players may not be used during the race. Those not in compliance
will be disqualified.