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I received this reply direct from Tim "Machine Gun" Kelly:

Hi Shanin,

We recognized that we had some problems loading the corrals last year, so we built in quite a few changes.

1 - leaving the convention center by the Shark Reef athletes will have two paths to the corrals: one flowing east to LV Blvd, then south to the back of the corrals; one flowing south toward Russell Rd., then east to the back of the corrals
2 - all runners will load from the back (some of you excepted)
3 - an athlete's bib number will identify which corral he/she/it is in
4 - there will be 4 corrals: elites at the front, sub-3:00-00, sub-4:00:00, everyone else
5 - that sea of humanity will occupy 3 traffic lanes
6 - traffic lane 4 will be filled with the Roadrunners, the Wedding Chapel folks, the Running Elvi
7 - the western curb lane will be open for southbound athletes to get to the back of the corrals
8 - there will be multiple spill-over points from the parking lot to the sidwalk to that pedestrian lane instead of the one channel to the sidewalk that we had last year
9 - there will be 30 theatre style signs inside the building and out in the parking lot that direct runners to Sweat Storage, and to the corrals
10 - there will be 15' wind flags identifying the corral entry points that even Stevie Wonder could read

That ought to be convincing.

Thanks Shanin,
Tim Kelly
Las Vegas Roadrunners
Las Vegas Track Club


Sounds much better than last year. :thumbup We'll see how it goes on marathon morning.

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RE: Start Line Organization

Thanks Shanin!

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RE: Start Line Organization

Thanks Shanin,

Tim Kelly has been doing a great job at addressing last year's issues.

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RE: Start Line Organization

Yeah,that is good.That was a big gripe with me last year,and the main reason(other than warming up)that I said I'd just as soon stay outside this year.Maybe i'll change my mind now.


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Guess I won't be up front for the photo op this year (I could pick myself out of the picture in the newspaper the day after last years race :byebye: )

Actually, I didn't like being up front, because too may people passed me.
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