New This Year: Timing, Results, Free Photos among the Changes
May 19, 2015
Your Bellin Run team is continually on the lookout for ways to improve your race-day experience — and we’re pleased to announce a number of upgrades for 2015.
To begin with, we’re adding convenience by nixing shoe-worn timing chips in favor of those built into participants’ race bibs. We’ll also have an improved results system, with live-tracking and instant text and social capabilities that negate the need for a results tent.
Love your finisher photo, but don’t love the prices? This year’s pics will be free (you read that right!) thanks to our partnership with Gameface Media. We’re also enhancing on-course safety with medical QR code technology, and we’ve lowered our pre-race pasta dinner prices to make dining with us easier and more affordable.
Finally, we’re proud to serve as the USATF 10K Championship site. We’re honored to have been selected by the Wisconsin Association of USA Track and Field to host the championship.
Read on for further details about these exciting changes. We can’t wait to see you June 13!
We’ve Given Shoe-Worn Chips the Boot!
The Bellin Run has discontinued its use of shoe-worn timing chips in favor of timing mechanisms built into participants’ race bibs. The change was made for the convenience of runners and walkers, who will have one less thing to keep track of on race day. If you’ve got your bib, you’ve got your chip! Click here for more.
Live Tracking, Results via Text and Social Media
Don’t look for the results tent at this year’s Bellin Run — we won’t have one. Instead, participants and spectators can sign up to have real-time race updates and results texted to their mobile phones or posted automatically to Facebook or Twitter feeds. Starting June 1, go to http://rtrt.me/bellin2015 to sign up for text alerts, social media posts and real-time online updates. You can also sign up to follow a participant by texting his or her bib number to 38909 (U.S. numbers only; message and data rates may apply). The Bellin Run website, bellinrun.com, will have complete results later on race day.
Free Race-Day Photos
The Bellin Run is pleased to announce that we’re partnering with Gameface Media to offer free race-day photos to all participants. Photographers will be positioned throughout the course, so make sure your race bib is visible. Runners and walkers will be able to download race photos at no cost beginning 3-5 business days after the event. It’s our way of helping you share your memories of the 2015 Bellin Run!
Medical QR Code Enhances Safety
Each 10K participant will have a RunnersHealth Medical QR Code on the front of his or her race bib. This code is unique to every participant and will be used by first responders on the course, staff at the first aid stations and medical tent personnel to identify participants should they need medical assistance. As a participant, you will receive an email inviting you to complete your secure profile that will only be accessed if you become sick, injured or incapacitated. The emails will instruct you how to enter additional emergency contacts and information about your allergies, medications and medical conditions. Take the time to help ensure your safety.
Lower Spaghetti Dinner Prices
The Friday expo, events and packet pick-up all happen around dinnertime. We’ve made pre-race fueling easier and more affordable. This year’s all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner is just $6 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under, and free for anyone under 2 years old. The menu includes salad, garlic toast, spaghetti with marinara or meat sauce, buttered bowtie noodles, baby carrots, apple slices, cookies, water and Pepsi products. Stop in and fuel up!
Wisconsin 10K Championship Site
The 2015 Bellin Run will serve as the Wisconsin USATF 10K Championship. The top competitor in the open male, open female, masters (over 40) male and masters (over 40) female divisions will receive an award. The Bellin Run is honored to be selected by the Wisconsin Association of USA Track and Field to host the championship.