On Friday the Florida Traffic Engineer traffic management plan was sent out to all the local, regional and state authorities. If you could see the detail required in this book of papers, to meet Florida Dept of Transportation guidelines, it would make more sense why it was such a costly and time consuming product. (I'm so happy this is a one time thing!). After spending several days reviewing it, I am confident that it will both ensure the smooth flow of traffic and a safe course for the runners. The review process by all the authorities could take up to a few months. We will keep you updated with any news.
Our expo coordinator has been working to ensure the best experience for you picking up your packet and enjoying the booths of our sponsors. It is a priority of mine, that your packet pickup process is smooth and easy and that you have an expo that you want to spend some time at- rather than just get back to the hotel as quickly as possible. To this end, we are working to provide a runners lounge, where you can kick back with a drink with your fellow runners and enjoy meeting the folks you will be running with the next day. If you, or someone you know, is interested in having a booth, please contact MaryEdith at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have set our booth prices as low as possible to allow our local businesses and other races a chance to meet our runners.
Although the best part of your race might be crossing the finish line, we want to ensure what happens next is just as enjoyable. Our staff is working hard with Destin Commons and other sponsors to put together a great post-party for you. We are not quite ready to share the exact details yet, but here is an overview of what we are working on: A very special food and drink experience for our Indiegogo Campaign Plank Owners. Those folks took a big risk on us, so we look forward to rewarding them with something special. A little larger, but also great, culinary and drinking experience for our VIP party ticket holders. You can purchase these VIP tickets, for you and your guests, with your race entry. But do not worry if you are not a plank owner or cannot afford VIP tickets, we will ensure everyone gets something to quench their race thirst and put a dent in your hunger once you catch your breath. Finally, we have been in discussions with some national acts (bands) for the post-party. Hopefully we can put together a compensation package for them that they are happy with and meets our budget requirement.