All athletes must report to the staging area 30 minutes before the start of their races. Individuals and teams will have designated starting positions. Positions will be assigned randomly and will vary for each race. Clerks will be assigned to each box at the line. In the event of any position changes, teams and individuals are expected to follow any directions given by the clerks or other any USATF or meet personnel.
Chip Timing & Bib Numbers
Each athlete will be assigned a bib number at packet pick-up. Athletes in all races will be required to wear timing chips this year. Two timing chips--one for each foot--will be attached to the athlete's bib number. They should not be removed from the bib number until instructed by event organizers in the Check-in Area on race day.
Athletes must wear the bib number assigned to them. If the number is lost or forgotten, a replacement number can be supplied at packet pick-up or at the clerk's tent on the day of the race.
The bib number must be worn on the front of the athlete's outer layer of race clothing and cannot be folded or altered in any way. Each number will have a pull tab at the bottom. Do not remove the pull tab on the bottom of the bib or put safety pins through the tab.
Athletes must return both chips to the event organizers immediately following their race.
Each competitor on a qualifying team must have a jersey or singlet that is basically identical in color and style to those worn by his/her teammates. The team jersey must be clearly visible throughout the race. This means the team jersey should be worn as the outside layer of clothing if other garments are worn during the race. Athletes who are unattached or who compete for a team not in team competition may wear any apparel as long as it is safe, not offensive, and has the athlete's bib number attached to the outside layer.