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2014 Digital Race Packet Join us in 2015! Date will be announced in June 2014. Keep up with announcements at www.atkinsonfestivalofraces.org

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Pre-Race Day and Race Day! GO the DISTANCE for CHARITY PRE-RACE DAY, May 23 Race Check-In & Packet Pickup We recommend attending Race Check-In and BIB pick up on May 23 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Atkinson Senior Center, 109 West State Street ON RACE DAY, May 24 (Strollers & baby joggers allowed in 5K & 2.5 Mile Walk & will start at the back of the pack.) Timeline 6:00 am – 7:00 am – Race Check-In & BIB pick up – Atkinson Senior Center, 109 West State Street 6:00 am – 7:00 am – Only 2.5 Mile Walkers can register day of the race. 7:25 am – National Anthem 7:30 am – Half Marathon start – will head south 7:35 am – 5K Run start – will head north 7:40 am – 2.5 Mile Walk start – will head north 7:30 am – Noon Free breakfast for athletes and a free will donation for their guests – Knights of Columbus Hall located one block west and ½ block south of the finish line. AWARDS After the last half marathon runner crosses the finish line (approximately 10:30 am) – Awards ceremony at the finish line. Please visit our businesses while you are in town! Where should I park? On residential streets only. This is a small town and is not far to walk most places. DO NOT park in front of businesses!

When and where is the race start? The race will start and finish at the intersection of Main Street and State Street (102 North Main). We recommend arriving about an hour early to give you enough time to park, check-in and prepare for the race. (Port-a-Potties are near the start line).

Where is race Check-in and BIB pick up? Atkinson Senior Center, 109 W. State St. - May 23 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm or May 24 6:00 am – 7:00 am.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the course USA Track and Field Certified? Yes, the half marathon course is!

Where should I line up to get ready for the start?

Is there registration on race day? Only for the 2.5 Mile Walkers from 6:00 am – 7:00 am. Anyone still in line at 7:00 am will not be able to register.

Half Marathon and Relay runners will line up first at the start line facing south. No walkers allowed for the half marathon. The second runner of the relay team will be transported to the exchange which is at 6.5 miles. Meet in front of the Atkinson Senior Center at 7:15 am to load the van.

Can someone else pick up my bib? No

5K Runners should line up AFTER the half marathon runners have all crossed the starting line facing north.

How many aid stations will there be on the course? There will be six aid stations for the half marathon course. See enclosed map for aid station locations. Water and Gatorade will be available at all Aid Stations.

2.5 Mile Walkers should line up AFTER the 5K runners have all crossed the starting line facing north.

5K and 2.5M Walk: Water and Gatorade will be at the finish line Aid Station.

Does this event benefit a charity? Yes, this event is a charity benefit for the West Holt Medical Services Foundation. All net proceeds will benefit the Dolores Batenhorst Keating Memorial Scholarship Fund. More information about Dolores and the fund can be found at the charity’s website www.westholtmed.org on the Foundation’s section of the website.

Where are bathrooms? There will be 1 porta-potty at the 6.5 mile water station and 3 at the start and finish line. See enclosed map for locations.

Who are the underwriters for the Festival of Races? Anonymous, Eagle Creek, Fredrick Insurance Agency, Inc., Keating Resources, Krotter Hoffman PC, LLO, Robert & Denise Litz, Steve and Mari Osborne, Osborne Construction, Inc., Pinnacle Bank, Strope Gotschall PC, LLO and Wettlaufer Landscapes

Will there be gear check? Yes, gear check is available at the Atkinson Senior Center, 109 West State Street. This is located at Race Check-In. An official plastic bag will be provided by a Gear Check volunteer that has your bib number written on the bag. You will need to present your bib in order to retrieve your gear. Official bags are available at Gear Check station. Is the course iPod friendly? Yes, you are more than welcome to wear an iPod or MP3 player.

Are there any special themes for this race where participants should dress up? We don’t have a certain theme, but costumes and fun themes are welcome!!

Will there be a pace team? No. If you would like one for next year, please let race officials know. There will be a lead motorcycle for the half marathon.

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Is there any special merchandise for sale? If you purchased a t-shirt through the registration process, you will be given your t-shirt when you check in. Is there pre-race water available? Yes, located at the water station south of the start line. There is water bottles or cups of water. Are there directional signs on the course? There are yard signs indicating the directions for each course. There are mile marker signs. There are signs indicating a water station is ahead. All signs are located on the right hand side of the roadway.

Will there be first aid available on the course? There will be EMTs from the Atkinson Rescue Department providing mobile first aid stations. There will be one stationary first aid station at the water station located at the finish line. Each water station has the ability to call for a mobile first aid unit. Mobile first aid units will be driving the course throughout the race to monitor participants. Will the course close at a certain time? Yes, the course will close at noon. All athletes must cross the finish line by noon to be recorded as an official finisher. The course will be reopened to traffic at noon.

Will this event be timed? Yes, Red Dirt Running will time the half marathon, relay and 5K event with disposable timing chips that are attached to the bib. The link to results can be found after the event www.reddirtrunning.com. Direct link to results is: http://results.chronotrack.com/event/results/event/event-8705?lc=en

Do all participants receive a medal? Only participants in the half marathon, relay and 5K. Are there any options for showers after the race? Yes, showers are available for participants at the Atkinson Municipal Pool located at highway 20 and Main Street. The doors will be open at 9:00 am. Pool staff will NOT be there.

Do I need to wear my race bib? Yes, all participants (except 2.5M Walk). Place clearly visible on the front of the torso, do not fold or wrinkle, pinned in all four corners and do not cover with jackets, etc. Runners without the proper bib will be asked to exit the course. Please keep your bib after the race for admittance to other events. What if it rains? Races will be held rain or shine. Severe weather (lightning or tornado warning) may cause race to be cancelled or delayed. Sweep vehicles and aid station volunteers will notify runners/walkers on the course if the race is cancelled or delayed.

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Will there be an award ceremony after the race? Yes, the award ceremony will be held at the finish line after the last half marathon runner crosses the finish line. Awards will be given for the top three in each age group:

Will muscle relief be available for runners? Physical Therapists from West Holt Therapy Services will be providing complimentary muscle relief near the finish line for half marathon and relay participants only. 8:30 am - Noon Must present your bib for entry.

Half Marathon Men's Division $1,000 1st Place, $500 2nd Place, $250 3rd Place - Non-cash awards to the top three in each age division: (12 & under) (13-18) (19-35) (36-55) (56+)

Will photos be available after the race conclusion? Photos will be available two days after the event through Red Dirt Running www.reddirtrunning.com Direct link to photos: http://results.chronotrack.com/event/results/event/event-8705?lc=en

Half Marathon Women's Division $1,000 1st Place, $500 2nd Place, $250 3rd Place - Non-cash awards to the top three in each age division: (12 & under) (13-18) (19-35) (36-55) (56+)

Other food and beverage options downtown: Braun’s Food Center, 119 Main St Lech’s Super Saver, 112 W State Michelle’s Restaurant & Lounge, 112 Main R.F. Goeke Variety Store & Soda Fountain, 110 Main

2-person Half Marathon Relay Team No cash prize Non-cash awards to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place

Other food and beverage options: First Stop Convenient Store – East Highway 20 Road Runner Convenient Store – Highway 20 and Pearl St. Subway, Highway 20 and Main Street

5K Overall Female and 5K Overall Male No cash prize Non-cash awards to the top three in each age division: (M: 12 & under) (M: 13-18) (M: 19-35) (M: 36-55) (M: 56+) (F: 12 & under) (F: 13-18) (F: 19-35) (F: 36-55) (F: 56+)

What shopping is available? Dollar General , Highway 20 and 1st Street

2.5 Mile Walk No prizes or awards What kind of food will there be at the finish line? A free breakfast for race participants will be provided at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Cost for breakfast for guests of athlete is a free will donation. Athletes must present their bib for free breakfast except for the 2.5 Mile Walkers. See enclosed map for location. Other food is available at local stores and restaurants.

Happy Hallow, 109 Main Mitchell Equipment Store, South Highway 11 Ogden Hardware102 East State Street CO Enterprises 115 East State Street Possibilities, 202 North Front Street R.F. Goeke Variety Store , 110 Main

Something Special by Marilyn, 204 Main

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Aid Station Sponsors and Themes: Red, White and Blue – Dolores Batenhorst Keating Family Western – John and Mary Krysl Family Super Heroes – The Tri-County Bank Hawaiian – St. Joseph’s Catholic School TBA - Mike and Kim Fredrick Family TBA

West Holt Medical Services Foundation’s Mission is to obtain, invest and distribute funds which will advance and improve the quality of care in North Central Nebraska provided by West Holt Medical Services.

West Holt Medical Services’ Mission is to provide well-rounded family healthcare with respect and understanding for the physical and emotional needs of our North Central Nebraska communities. Find us online at www.westholtmed.org, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.

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Relay exchange 

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Half Marathon and Relay Runners are asked to run on the right  hand side of the road – water stations  will be on the right. Watch for directional  signage on the right hand side of the  road. 

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Directions: Start Line:    Near Main St. and State St.  Head south on Main St.  Turn right on Pearl St. (will curve to the  south in the country)  Turn right on Riverview Drive  (gravel/dirt)  Turn left on 877th Road    Turn right on 471th Avenue (gravel/dirt)  (NOTE: you may feel like you are running  through someone’s farm but this is an  actual country road.)  Turn right onto the Cowboy Trail – Enter  between poles (crushed limestone)    Turn right onto Madison St.  Turn right onto Pearl Street  Turn right onto Main Street  Finish Line 

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Riverview Drive

Exchange for relay team will  occur at halfway point between Mile  Marker 6 and 7. 

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Water Station

Mile Markers    

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For GPS coordinates, see GPS map  below. 

Water Station and First Aid Station

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Half Marathon and Relay Downtown View Runners are asked to run on the right hand  side of the road – water stations will be on  the right. Watch for directional signage on  the right hand side of the road. 

Half Marathon and Relay – Zoomed In View of Downtown Showers (pool)

Directions: Start Line:    Near Main St. and State St.  Head south on Main St.  Turn right on Pearl St. (will curve to the  south in the country)  Turn right on Riverview Drive (gravel/dirt)  Turn left on 877th Road    Turn right on 471th Avenue (gravel/dirt)  (NOTE: you may feel like you are running  through someone’s farm but this is an  actual country road.)  Turn right onto the Cowboy Trail – Enter  between poles (crushed limestone)    Turn right onto Madison St.  Turn right onto Pearl Street  Turn right onto Main Street  Finish Line 

Cowboy Trail 

Bib Pickup, Check In and Registration  at Senior Center 109 W State St.  Gear Check at Gazebo Muscle Relief Station  Next to Gazebo 

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Breakfast

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Exchange for relay team will  occur at halfway point between Mile  Marker 6 and 7. See larger map above.   

For GPS coordinates, see GPS map  below.  876th Road

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Water Station

Mile Markers    

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Water Station and First Aid Station

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2014 Atkinson Festival of Races – RELAY EXCHANGE ZONE MAP 471st Avenue Highway 20 is north LOCATED HERE 2 person relay exchange zone on left hand side of road Water Station #3 John and Mary Krysl Family) 1 - Portapotty

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5K Course

Runners are asked to run on the right hand side of the road – water stations  will be on the right.    Directions:  Start Line:    Main St. and State St.  Head north on Main St.  Turn right on 1st Street  Turn right on Front Street  Turn left on Hill Street  Turn left on 4th Street  Turn left on Carberry Street  Turn right on the Cowboy Trail (crushed  limestone)  Turn left on Riverview Drive (gravel/dirt)  Turn left on Pearl St.    Turn left on Main Street.    Finish Line Main St. and State St.    There will be direction signs for the 5K  located on the right hand side of the  road. 

Showers

Bib Pickup, Check‐in and Registration  at Senior Center 109 W. State Street  Gear Check at Gazebo Muscle Relief Station next to  Gazebo 

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Breakfast

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Water Station and First Aid Station

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2.5 Mile Walk Walkers are asked to walk on the right hand  side of the road – water station will be on the  right at the finish line.    Directions:  Start Line:    Main St. and State St.  Head north on Main St.  Turn left on 4th Street  Turn left on Carberry Street  Turn right on the Cowboy Trail (gravel)  Turn left on Riverview Drive (gravel/dirt)  Turn left on Pearl St.    Turn left on Main Street. 

Showers

Finish Line Main St. and State St.    There will be direction signs for the walk  located on the right hand side of the road.    Bib pickup, check‐in and registration  at Senior Center 109 W State Street 

Gear Check at Gazebo 

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Breakfast

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2014 Atkinson Festival of Races Digital Race Packet  

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