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Event rules

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.

View the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle event rules.


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
extreme alert level EVENT CANCELLED/ EXTREME AND DANGEROUS CONDITIONS PARTICIPATION STOPPED/ FOLLOW EVENT OFFICIAL INSTRUCTION
high alert level POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS SLOW DOWN/ OBSERVE COURSE/ FOLLOW EVENT OFFICIAL INSTRUCTION/ CONSIDER STOPPING
moderate alert level LESS THAN IDEAL CONDITIONS SLOW DOWN/ BE PREPARED FOR WORSENING CONDITIONS
low alert level GOOD CONDITIONS ENJOY THE EVENT/ BE ALERT

 


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