The purpose of the USATF course certification program is to produce road race courses of accurately measured distances. For any road running performance to be accepted as a record or be nationally ranked, it must be run on a USATF-certified course. In addition, the certification program is very important to the average road racer, as well as those of exceptional speed. Most runners like to compare performances run on different courses, and such comparisons are difficult if course distances are not reliable. No one can truly establish a personal best if the course distance is not accurate.
PACKET PICK UP Packet pick up is available on Thursday, December 3, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM or on Friday, December 4, from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM, at the Parks and Recreation Department, 1000 Live Oak Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168. It is also available on race day, beginning at 6:45 AM, at the race site.
AWARDS Awards to follow the race inside the civic left. 10K and 5K runners may receive awards in the following categories: Overall, Masters, Grandmasters, and the top three finishers in 14 categories for Male and 14 categories for Female.
T-SHIRTS Only preregistered runners are guaranteed to receive a long sleeve T-Shirt.
RACE TIMING AND SCORING The race will be professionally timed and scored by RaceSmith, Inc. The race will be timed using disposable, electronic tags attached to the bib number. Please wear your bib number to the front, pinned at all four corners, visible, and unaltered. Printed results will be posted at the race site and live online during the race at www.RaceSmith.com
GRAND PRIX Ed Root Memorial Run is proud to be a charter member of the Daytona Running Series. Both 10K and 5K will count towards points in the Daytona Running Series.
For more information on the Daytona Running Series, contact Bob Hamlin at: Bob@DaytonaRunningSeries.com
RACE CONTACT INFORMATION Kimla Shelton New Smyrna Beach Parks and Recreation Department 210 Sams Ave New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168