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, (your team runs 6 legs,) must start at 9:30 am. You must specifiy that you are running the Six Pack Special when you register.
All Teams need to have a team captain in charge. Team Captains will be responsible for getting the team registered. Team Captains will pay for the team and all additional costs at the time of registration. On race day the team captain will ensure that the team and vehicle follow the guidelines in the race packet.
Fee: $40 per runner until 3/07/19 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.
- 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
- Six Pack Special
PACKET PICKUP: Packet Pickup will be Saturday April 6th from noon to 5PM at Garry Gribbles Ward Parkway, 8600 Ward Parkway KCMO 64114. There is also pick up on race morning, Sunday April 7th, from 5:30 to 9:30 am, inside Stockyards Brewing Co, 1600 Genessee St. KCMO 64102. Please have one team member pick up for everyone and know their team name and their team captains name.
START: The race start is at 1600 Genessee St. Start times are staggered every 10 minutes from 6:00 to 9:30 a.m. Solo runners start at 6:00 a.m. Six Pack Special Runners start at 9:30am
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. Large vans are welcome, but refrain from bringing large buses. 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 relay runners. 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.
PARKING AT THE START: If you need to park your car in KC for the day, park on the street. The Stockyard Brewing Co 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.
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 try to follow or lead a runner. Solos or teams with cars “pacing” them will be disqualified. 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 • Dead Last 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.
EAR BUDS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED. IF YOU CHOOSE TO WEAR THEM, YOU ARE DOING SO AT YOUR OWN RISK AND WE ASK THAT YOU ONLY WEAR ONE EAR BUD.
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 the Lawrence Community Building, 115 W 11th Street, Lawrence, KS, 9:30am- 5:30pm.
RACE CANCELATION: Brew to Brew will not be canceled. If you feel the conditions are too harsh for you, drive your car to Lawrence and enjoy the meal. Watch the weather forecast before the race and pack adequate clothing.
HOTELS ARE NEAR THE START: Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center (816) 474-4400, The Best Western, (1.5 miles from the start), is at 501 SW Blvd., 1-800-528-1234. The American Inn (3 miles, $cheap) is at I-35 and Armour (North of the Missouri River).
RESULTS: Division winners are announced from the stage at the Lawrence Brewing Co 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 in Lawrence, 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 email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org