Thursday, December 15, 2005

Packet Pick-Up and Chip Assignment

You can pick up your HUFF race packet either Friday night at the pasta dinner or on race morning at the Kil-So-Quah Campground main tent.

Representatives of The End Result Co., our chip timing provider, will be at the pasta dinner on Friday night to provide you with your chip and velcro band. This is a change from last year when everyone had to pick up their chip on race morning.

The pasta dinner is being held at the St. Peter Lutheran Church School facility at 604 Polk Street in Huntington from 5:30 to 8:00 PM. The pasta dinner is provided by the youth group of St. Peter Lutheran Church and all proceeds from the pasta dinner go to the youth group. The map for the Church and the YMCA is shown above.

Tickets for the pasta dinner will be available at the door. So feel free to enjoy a pasta dinner and the camaraderie of fellow runners on the night before the race. Tickets are $8. Those of you who have purchased a pasta dinner online can go to the head of the line!

Parking is available on the street or on the church parking lot behind the school. The church parking lot may be entered from LaFontaine Street.

Packet pick-up and chip pick-up will also occur on the morning of the race at the main tent. Please be patient as we move the registrants through the line.

Relay runners - you will each have the same bib number and you will only have one ChampionChip and strap. It is necessary for you to transfer your CHIP at the transition area to be timed properly. The best process is for the runner who has just finished their leg to sit in one of the chairs. The team member running the next leg should kneel down, remove the strap and then place it on his or her own leg. Then take off down the trail like a cheetah.

For all runners, please be prepared to call off your number as your go through the finisher's chute. A person will remove your bib number and they will hand you a card. Please go into the pavilion immediately adjacent to the finish line and fill your name out on the card. 50K and Relay Runners will turn in the card and receive their finisher's medal. One-loop runners will receive a hearty congratulations.

Your chip must be removed in the transition area. Chips not returned will be billed to the runner!

Finishers should then head to the main tent and pig out. Your run will have just been a prelude to the soup.

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