Event rules & safety
The event rules are intended to help produce and direct a large scale event, to ensure the safety of all participants, to meet the requirements of local government permits and to be compliant with applicable USA Track & Field (USATF) and International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) regulations for participant performance records and event liability.
Event Alert System
The Event Alert System (EAS) communicates the status of course conditions to participants leading up to and on race day. The levels range from Low (green) to Moderate (yellow) to High (red) to Extreme (black) based on a variety of factors, including weather conditions.
- E-mail and website communications during race week will inform participants of the current Event Alert System status and provide preparation tips based on advance weather forecasts.
- Updates will be made at the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle Health & Fitness Expo via handouts at the Participant Packet Pick-Up area and public address announcements.
- On race day, the current Event Alert System status will be communicated via public address announcements and color-coded signs/flags at the start and finish areas, along the course at each Aid Station, and via large digital traffic message boards.
All participants should familiarize themselves with the Event Alert System prior to the race, remain alert for directions from race officials and announcers and take precautions to prepare properly for varying weather conditions on race day.
Event Alert System table:
|ALERT LEVEL||EVENT CONDITIONS||RECOMMENDED ACTIONS|
|EVENT CANCELLED/ EXTREME AND DANGEROUS CONDITIONS||PARTICIPATION STOPPED/ FOLLOW EVENT OFFICIAL INSTRUCTION|
|POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS||SLOW DOWN/ OBSERVE COURSE/ FOLLOW EVENT OFFICIAL INSTRUCTION/ CONSIDER STOPPING|
|LESS THAN IDEAL CONDITIONS||SLOW DOWN/ BE PREPARED FOR WORSENING CONDITIONS|
|GOOD CONDITIONS||ENJOY THE EVENT/ BE ALERT|