Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Spring Twitter Road Race - Final Instructions

Final Race Instructions
As most of you know by now, the date of the race is this Saturday, April 28th and the race distance is a 5K. The finisher's form will be posted under the Twitter Road Race tab on my blog soon. You MUST submit the time of your 5K on this form by 11:59 PM Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HAST) Saturday night to be counted as an official finisher. After the cutoff time, submissions will no longer be accepted.

Only submit your time once. If you realized you made a mistake or are unsure if your time was submitted, send me a tweet and I can check and make any necessary corrections for you.

IMPORTANT: When you enter your time into the form, PLEASE, pretty please, be sure you enter it in the correct format, which is HH:MM:SS. For example, if you ran your 5K in 32 minutes and 10 seconds, please enter your time as 00:32:10. If you enter your time as 32:10, leaving out the 00: for the hour placeholder, the form is going to think it took you 32 hours and 10 minutes. So, please be mindful of that. Thank you :)

My Twitter friend and fellow runner, @hellomisspotter, has kindly designed the bib for the race. You can download bib here: Race Bib

I know a lot of you will be anxious to see the results. I will be out of town this weekend and will not be able to get in front of my computer to compile the results until Sunday afternoon/evening. But, I promise to have the results posted no later than 9pm, Eastern Time. My hope is to have them up sooner and I will be sure to tweet the link once the results are ready. Thank you for your understanding!


Q: Can I run the race on a treadmill?
A: Yes.
Q: My training program calls for a 5 mile (8K) run on Saturday, can I use a 5K split from that run to count towards the Twitter Road Race?
A: Yes. 
Q: I have a 5K race on the same day as the Twitter Road Race, can I use my time from that race for the Twitter Road Race?
A: Yes.

See a trend here?

Basically, any way you can run the 5K is fine by me. If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to tweet or DM your questions and I will be happy to answer them.

Post Race Party
Following the race, a #TwitterRoadRace Q&A chat session will be held on Monday, April 30th from 9-10PM, Eastern time. It will be hosted by yours truly and will give us all a great opportunity to share our race experiences with everyone. I hope you will be able to participate!

Again, thank you so much for spreading the word about this event! Please continue to tweet using the hashtag #TwitterRoadRace so we can get as many runners as we can on race day! I wish you all a great and safe race! Have fun out there!

Happy Running!


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