New Albany Walking Classic
Sunday, September 11, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
New Albany, OH
For complete details on the event, please visit our website at newalbanywalkingclassic.com
For further information regarding your registration, questions or event details please contact Second Sole Racing (614) 478-3361 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration Rules and Requirements
Entry fees are not transferable or refundable. No exceptions! You will not receive a refund if you cannot participate. You are not permitted to give or sell your event bib number to anyone.
Those who walk slower than a 20 minute per mile pace and are slower than 40 minutes at Mile 2 will be asked to continue their walk on the pedestrian trail.
To protect all participants, baby strollers/joggers, adults carrying babies, pets, bikes, skateboards, walking poles or any other objects or the like as determined by race officials will not be permitted on the race course.
A half marathon distance (13.1 miles) has been added to the 2011 New Albany Walking Classic. This popular distance will serve to meet the needs of the many participants who have asked for an option to the 10k distance. Due to the length of time we can keep the course open, all participants in the half marathon will be required to maintain a pace no slower than 18 minutes per mile. At the 6-mile split for the 10k and half marathon, walkers who are slower than the 18 minute per mile pace will be guided to finish with the 10k walkers and not be permitted to continue the half marathon distance. An 18 minute per mile pacer will he walking along the course carrying signage so that walkers will know they cannot fall behind. After the 6-mile point, a sag bus will be following the 18-minute per mile pacer and slower walkers will be asked to board the bus and taken be taken back to the start/finish.
Awards & Age Groups
Overall awards will be given to the top 3 women and men finishers when they cross the finish line. To be eligible for a top three award, judged racewalking rules will be applied. The two rules used in a judged racewalk are The Straight Knee Rule (the advancing leg must be straightened from the moment of first contact with the ground until in the vertical position) and The Contact Rule (the walker makes contact with the ground so that no visible loss of contact occurs).
The top three women and men in each of the following age groups will receive awards after the results are validated. This can take up to one month. The age groups are: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and above. Judged racewalking rules will not be followed for age group awards. However, as a walking only event, anyone who runs, whether for a few steps or one minute will be disqualified.
Expo Packet Pickup
Packet Pickup will take place at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts.The packet pickup schedule that includes information about your race number, merchandise and other perks is as follows:
Friday, September 9th, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 10th, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- There will be no race day packet pickup. Event merchandise will no longer be available after 5:00 p.m. Saturday, September 10th.
- Photo ID will be required to be presented when picking up your race packet.
- Registered walkers will be permitted to pick up race packets for up to two additional registrants provided they have that registrant's photo ID (a photocopy of a driver's license will be permitted) along with a signed letter from the registrant granting permission to pick up her/his packet.
- You must be at least 12 years of age to participate in the Walking Classic. A children's one-mile fun walk will be held for those between the ages of 6-12.
Health Screenings courtesy of OhioHealth
The hours during which screenings will be conducted are Friday, September 9th between 4:00-8:00 and Saturday, September 10th between 9:00-3:00 (even through packet pickup will go until 5:00). Among the screening that will be offered by OhioHealth are: bone density via an ultrasonometer, blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol, sports medicine exams testing flexibility, range of motion as well as consultations, gait analysis and ankle stability and footwear assessment. In addition, OhioHealth's new mobile mammography unit will be on site to provide mammograms.
Under the direction of Second Sole, the Expo merchandise store will have a wide selection of clothing, shoes and New Albany Walking Classic branded merchandise available for purchase. Sales staff from Second Sole and some of our national sports vendors will be available to answer any questions you may have, so shop 'til you drop.
When & Where
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