FAQ's - Seawall 100

Q: I don't want to run, but I'd like to help. What might I do?
A: You're a hero! If you can make the time, we can find you something to do as part of the event crew. Some thoughts at crew tasks.
Q: It's the weekend. Responsibility or work of any ilk does not appeal to me any more than having a root canal would. Is there any other reason why I would want to participate in this event?
A: Sure. The whole objective of the day is to make it to the pub. You can always start there.
Q: If I decide to run, what should I bring?
A: Whatever you'd normally wear for a run of the distance you select to run given the conditions of the day. Don't forget to print out the run route directions and directions to the start.
Q: Are there aid stations? Can I have a beer en route?
A: We recommend you come prepared to run without external aid. There may be aid stations, but only if your family and friends step forward and offer to organize them. (See aid.) Since this is an 'unofficial' event, there are no rules as to what you may or may not eat or drink en route.
Q: What can I win?
A: Nothin. Fastest man and woman TO FINISH THE COURSE get bragging rights. All participants and times go up on the web for posterity sake.
Q: How tough is the course?
A: Tough question to answer! How fast? How well are you trained? It's not a KneeKnacker, but it is a 100 Miler.
Q: Do I really need to print off the course instructions and bring them with me?
A: Yes. Without the detailed instructions or an intimate familiarity with the route, you're almost certain to get lost
Q: This event is free, but for Club Fat Ass members only. How do I get into the club?
A: There is no hazing ceremony like the Hash House Harriers! Runners, walkers, hikers, triathletes, adventure racers, mountain bikers and anyone else interested in having fun in the great outdoors is welcome and can register online for a nominal fee.
Q: Can I wait until the last minute and join at the start?
A: Yes, but we prefer you don't. Last minute registration makes it very difficult to organize and coordinate the event. Besides, we only take day-of-event registrants on run day which means you'll have to spend more $ if you want the cool Club Fat Ass t-shirt.
Q: It's a free world. What's to stop me from just running the course.
A: Nothing...in fact, we encourage you to run the course often in training! We prefer that you do not 'bandit' the course on event day, however. If you insist, please don't take any of the aid intended for members. You will not get recognition in the results or be eligible for any draw prizes and you'll have to wear a black patch over one eye at the pub. Furthermore, you won't be allowed into future events until you come clean with past membership dues.
Q: What if I get lost?
A: You shouldn't get lost, but bring a cell phone, just in case.
Q: Do I get credit for any time I spend off-course?
A: Are you kidding? If you do find an obvious mistake in the course directions, point it out to Lucinda at the party for a free beer!
Q: Couldn't you mark the course like just about every other running race I've ever been in? It's a pain to pause and read instructions.
A: Our aim is to be different than every other running race you've ever been in! We don't want to put chalk/flour on the ground, hang surveyor tape in the trees, paint rocks, put up signs or glow sticks or do anything that might leave a trace of the race. Besides, it slows down the faster runners.
Q: What is the 'Rule of the Trail'?
A: If you pack it in, you can pack it out. (That means don't you dare litter!) Leave nothing but your footprints on the trail. We strongly encourage you to pick up any trash you find along the trail and to present it to Lucinda at the party. There may be a recognition award for the person who packs out more than they packed in.
Q: What should I bring on run day?
A: Whatever you figure you will need given the weather, the route description, your physical fitness on the day and your plans for after the run.
  Fitness. Since you are an experienced runner, you should know what you are capable of. If in doubt, take it easy and do run with someone else
  Après run. Bring a change of clothes so you'll have something dry.
Q: I am supposed to be self-sufficient because there is no aid provided. Can I get a friend to come out and give me food and drink along the route?
A: Absolutely! In fact, it would be nice if your friend were to help everyone. Please have your friends and family members contact us and we will do all we can to insure that they have fun, as well.
Q: Can I bring my friends and family to the post event party even if they didn't run or volunteer? Do they have to be Club Fat Ass members?
A: Friends and family are absolutely welcome and no, they do not have to be Club Fat Ass members. Please be sure to specify how many guests you will bring with you on your registration form.
Q: Are there any trophies, prizes or other hardware or freebies?
A: If you assume there's no aid, no course marking, no t-shirt, no enthusiastic spectators and no prizes or freebies of any sort, you might be pleasantly surprised. Best you plan to show up at the pub!
Q: How accurate are the course meaurings?
A: Pretty close. The course has been measured with GPS, courtesy of Tim Wiens. Also see the Gmap link at the bottom of the course description. 
Q: When will the 'official' results be available?
A: We hope to have the results up on the website within 24 hours of the finisher banquet. We will also distribute the results to major local and national ultrarunning communities.