Mind Your Manners: Race Etiquette

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Some good info for all runners out there!

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The Memphis race calendar is jammed packed with races this time of year! Not only is it important for beginners to learn the rules of the road, but seasoned veterans can always use a refresher course when it comes to race etiquette.

1. Pay for your spot.  Not only is running as a “bandit” not fair to those who paid to enter a race, but it’s also unsafe. Races are organized based on the number of participants registered– from water to medical aid and other amenities– it’s not safe for you or the other runners to use these resources when you haven’t actually registered. Also, if anything were to happen, race volunteers and organizers wouldn’t have valuable information on you and your medical history (and a signed waiver!).

2. Line up properly at the start. If you’re a walker or a slower runner, move toward the back of the…

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