General Safety Information and Emergency Alert System
June 8, 2023
As race day approaches, it is important to take measures to ensure the safety of all participants. Race officials, volunteers, public safety, EMS and first responders will be present on and around the course, and runners and spectators also have a role to play in making the event run safely and smoothly. Here are some simple steps to help improve safety:
Be aware of the weather
Saturday’s forecast is looking good in the morning, but we are keeping an eye on the possibility for scattered storms. As always, it pays to keep an eye on the weather and dress accordingly.
No bags, backpacks or purses. Report any unattended bags to race officials.
Be aware on the course
Ditch the headphones and enjoy the crowd and entertainment (including our three live bands!) or make sure the volume is low enough that you can hear what’s going on around you. Don’t stop or change directions suddenly while running.
Don’t litter the course
Water cups, gel packs, etc. should be tossed into (or at the very least, near) on-course receptacles. Don’t create a tripping hazard for those behind you.
No pets on the course, but they are allowed in the cheering section. Use your best judgment, you know your four-legged friend best!
Running with strollers is prohibited by USATF regulations and Bellin Run course rules and may result in disqualification. We understand the importance of involving children on race day, so walking with strollers or wagons is allowed and encouraged!
Event Alert System
A color-coded Emergency Alert System is used at the registration tent, start line and first aid stations on the course to inform participants of the current course conditions. Please watch for alerts and follow the instructions of all race officials.
Bellin Run planners have designed a course conditions Emergency Alert System for race participants and spectators. This color-coded system is used at the registration tent, start line and first aid stations on the course to inform participants of the current course conditions. Please watch for alerts and follow the instructions of all race officials.
Green flags indicate optimal race conditions, whereas yellow flags mean conditions are less-than-ideal and participants should be prepared for changing conditions. Red flags indicate potentially dangerous conditions — proceed with caution and consider stopping — while black flags indicate the event has been cancelled.
Being mindful of these rules on race day will help ensure a safe, fun environment for participants and spectators alike. Best of luck and stay safe on race day!