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- When playing in a game, youth soccer players’ minds are focused on making split-second decisions as they maneuver around and survey the field. Every once in a while, however, a player’s attention may be drawn to his or her hyper parent yelling instructions or making a scene from the sideline. While parents’ actions may simply be the result of wanting the best for their child, their behavior can have a negative effect on their young athlete’s enjoyment of the... [read more]
- If you won an award, stay for the award ceremony. It is about you, after all. If you feel you deserved an award but your name was not announced, don’t run on stage to debate the award with the announcer. The announcer usually just reads the information given to them by the race officials. Find a race official and discuss the discrepancy with them. Remember! No event is perfect and people work... [read more]
- If you neglected to leave your personal music device at home, now would be the most important time to remove your headphones. Follow the instructions of the race officials at the finish. If a friend or family member is running the last stretch with you and isn’t in the race, he/she should move off the course before the finish chute starts. Once you have crossed the finish line, keep... [read more]
- When approaching an aid station to hydrate or re-fuel, move to the right and grab your fluid/nutritional needs from the volunteers or the aid tables and continue forward away from the volunteers or aid table. If you need to stop at an aid station step to the right side of the road and proceed to the aid station, but do not block others from accessing the aid tables or volunteers handing out fluids. Throw... [read more]
- If you drop something as the race starts, don’t stop and pick it up! Wait until almost everyone has crossed the starting line to retrieve it. Don’t drop clothing on the course after you warm-up. If you must shed layers of clothing, tie them around your waist or place them on the side of the road where no one will trip over them. If you drop it, don’t expect to get it back. ... [read more]
- Follow the rules of the race outlined on the race entry form. All runners have a collective responsibility to keep the event safe. Races generally discourage running with dogs, headphones, cell phones and jogging strollers. Pre-register even if same day registration is offered. This will help ease the registration process for everyone involved. Arrive early for the event, especially if you are picking up your number on race... [read more]
- 1) Always run against traffic when running on the road. If you are running on the sidewalk or trails, travel on the right and pass on the left. 2) Never run more than two abreast if you are running in a group. Don’t be a road or trail hog. 3) Don’t run on the middle of the road or trail. Its dangerous for you and for your surroundings. 4) If you are running an out-and-back route, don’t... [read more]