WHAT IS A TEAM? Teams can be from 2-10 runners.

 

If you have more than 10 runners that want to run, create 2 teams. 

Six Pack Special Teams must specify that you are running the Six Pack Special when you registerAll Teams need to have a team captain who is responsible for getting the team registered.  On race day the team captain will ensure that the team and vehicle follow the guidelines in the race packet.

Print your team worksheet. 

Fee: $40 per runner until 8/26/2020 and then $50 per runner. $10 of the fee is donated directly to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  There is an additional credit card processing and online fee of $3.90 per person. The race will cap at 3500 runners & registration will close.  In past years, this has occurred as early as one month prior to the race. 

Register here                                                    Participant Guide

TEAM OPTIONS:

  • Two Person Team
  • Coed/Open Team
  • All Male Team
  • All Female Team
  • Military Team:  All runners are current members of the United States Military
  • Generous Team:  Donates more than $200 to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Racewalkers
  • Six Pack Special

PACKET PICKUP:  Packet Pickup will be Saturday September 26th  from noon to 5PM at Garry Gribble’s Running Sports Ward Parkway. There is also pick up on race morning, Sunday September 27th, from 5:30 to 8:30 am, at the HyVee Arena, 1800 Genessee St. KCMO 64102.  Please have one team member pick up for everyone and know the team name and the team captain’s name.

OUT OF TOWN RUNNERS: Brew to Brew is partnering with the Crossroads Hotel, at 2101 Central St. KCMO 64108. Runners will receive a special code for discounted rates when they register. 

START:   The race start is at the HyVee Arena, 1800 Genessee St.  Start times are staggered every 10 minutes from 6:00 to 8:30 a.m.

PARKING AT THE START:   If you need to park your car in KC for the day, park on the street. The HyVee Arena lot will be full.  Just dropping off your team member? There is parking all around the building and across the street. If you have a large vehicle, park on Genesee St. 

TIMING: Your timing chip is on the back of the bib number. Each team will be given one bib number.  The first runner should wear the bib number at the start and the last runner should wear the bib number at the finish. 

VEHICLES: Only one vehicle per team is allowed at the exchange points and must have the team number sign provided in your packet displayed in the windshield.  Vans are welcome but buses and motorhomes are prohibited.  Space is limited at all exchange points, and normal size vehicles will keep traffic flowing. Vehicles must obey all traffic laws.

EMERGENCY AID:   All exchange points will be staffed with a medical professional.  Carry a cell phone for emergencies.

EXCHANGE POINT SUPPLIES:   Exchange points will have water and Gatorade for the runner that is running the leg.  Teams should carry water and food in their vehicles.  Exchange point supplies are for the runners finishing the leg. Portable toilets will be available at the start, finish, and at all the aid stations.

EXCHANGE POINT PARKING:   Each team is responsible for transporting their runners to the correct location at the correct time. Teams are allowed one vehicle inside the exchange point and that vehicle must display in the windshield the team route sign provided in your packet.   Your team can have additional vehicles to transport runners but only ONE vehicle will be allowed inside the exchange point. Additional vehicles can park or wait outside the exchange point.

HOW TO HANDLE THE EXCHANGE OF RUNNERS:  Drop runner #1 at the start, drive to Exchange Point #1 to drop off runner #2 and pick up runner #1. Send out two runners: one to run and the other to lead the finished runner back to the car. Repeat this process for all legs. A team may have multiple vehicles on the course but only one vehicle, (the one with your sign in the windshield) can enter the exchange point.  If your team is using two vehicles, we recommend putting runners #1-5 in one vehicle and runners #6-10 in the second vehicle. You can maintain communication between vehicles via morse code or if you prefer, a passenger text messaging.

PACERS: Pacers are welcome, should register as a solo runner and will be assigned a bib number.  Pacers may run the entire course or parts of it, but should not cross the finish line if they have not completed the entire course.  Pacers are required to pay the full registration fee including the $10 gift to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and cannot be added once the cap is reached. Cars may not follow  or lead a runner. Solos or teams with cars “pacing” them will be disqualified. 

CUT-OFF TIMES: Based on a 13:38 minutes/mile pace, to finish very near 4 pm with a 6am start. We will be at the finish line until 5pm. If the bike sweep lets you know you are not going to make the cutoff, you can drive into Lawrence for the party or skip a leg. Let the timers at the finish line know that you did not run the entire course. If you drop out of the race,  give your bib number to the closest volunteer/exchange point.  This is important so we know you are safe and not missing.

AWARDS:   All runners receive a finishers medal at the finish line. Awards will be given in the following categories: 1st Male & 1st Female Solo  • 1st Female  and 1st Male Team • 1st Generous Team • 1st Military Team • 1st Two Person Team • 1st Six Pack Special Team • 1st Racewalk Team.  Awards will be distributed at the after party as results are determined.

SAFETY: IT IS VITALLY IMPORTANT TO PAY ATTENTION AT ALL TIMES.  YOU WILL BE RUNNING ALONGSIDE MOVING TRAFFIC, CROSSING RAILROAD TRACKS AND IN AREAS WITH LOW DRIVER VISIBILITY.

OUR INSURANCE DOES NOT ALLOW FOR EARBUDS.  IF YOU CHOOSE TO WEAR THEM, YOU ARE DOING SO AT YOUR OWN RISK AND WE ASK THAT YOU ONLY WEAR ONE EARBUD. 

PHOTOS: Before the start your team can have a team picture taken. You can find these photos approximately 48 hours after the race at www.seekcrun.com.

SHOWER FACILITIES: Take your own towel to Hyvee Arena, there is a $6 fee. 

RESULTS: Division winners are announced by the DJ  at the Hyvee Arena during the after party, as results are determined.  Complete results will be at: www.resultskc.com,  www.brewtobrew.com.

VOLUNTEERING: Volunteers can work the day before the run or on race day. The jobs include packet stuffing, packet pickup, marking the course, making awards, working the starting line in Kansas City, working the finish line, working one of the exchange points to control traffic, helping with the boat on leg 7,  (if you are young and healthy), and more. Volunteers can drive themselves to their post, or we can arrange a ride with someone else. Volunteers receive a race shirt . Sign up Online!  or email us at kctcrunner@gmail.com and include your name, address, email, phone, shirt size and preferred volunteer location/task.

SUGGESTIONS AND COMMENTS: We appreciate your participation and hope you enjoy the run.  Please make suggestions for next year. We have implemented many suggestions from past runs.  If you want to make a suggestion contact Nancy English, Race Director, nancyenglishinc@gmail.com 

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Registration fees are not refundable under any circumstance.  Race registrations can be transferred to another participant or to another distance.  Save your login so you can do this yourself. 

If this race is cancelled for any reason, all registered participants will automatically become virtual runners. If the race is postponed, all participants will be registered for the new date.   Shirts, medals and swag will be available for pick up.   

Registrations cannot be transferred to another year or another race. 

The Race Director reserves the right to modify or cancel the race or course for safety concerns, road condition, permit concerns or natural disaster. Each athlete must accept this risk of their entry fee paid. Registration fees collected are used to develop and produce the event, starting in advance of the race date, including course preparation, race supplies, permits and administration. Every effort will be made to produce a fair and safe event for all participants. Any decision made that impacts the race date or potential cancellation is carefully considered and based on the overall event safety, sustainability and manageability.

If you want to be guaranteed a refund, purchase race insurance for yourself. Travel insurance companies will cover your race registration and any travel costs you might have.

Weather: The event will not be cancelled because of rain, snow or extreme temperature. If there is lightning, the event will be postponed for a minimum of 10 minutes until no signs of the storm are present. Participants should seek shelter in their vehicles or a nearby building if available. If lightning continues 10 minutes after the scheduled event start, the race will be subject to cancellation.

The race will be canceled in the event of a tornado warning.

 

2020 Brew to Brew shirts are included in your registration!

You may purchase additional items at the Brew to Brew store at anytime.

 

 NEW in for the fall of 2020, Brew to Brew will start and finish at the Hyvee Arena in Kansas City. When you get to the finish line, enjoy great beer and music by a DJ,  refuel with plentiful food options and re-live the awesome run you just had!  Food will begin to be served to satisfy all your hunger pangs starting at 12 pm.