Here is all you need to know for a smooth Not So Normal Race Weekend…..

Packet Pickup

Saturday, April 14th from 10:00am – 3:00pm at the Hampton Inn Carborro for all races

Sunday, April 15th (Race Day) from 6:00 – 7:00am at Carrboro’s Town Commons (301 W. Main St Carrboro)

Race changes can only be made at the Hampton Inn packet pickup time, not on race day please.

You can pick up packets for other runners as well, no ID needed

We are collecting food items for TABLE plus books for First Pages as part of your entry fee, please bring an item or 3 for them!

Race Day Parking

  • There is no parking at Town Commons for runners and volunteers
  • You can park in any of the Town’s Public lots or the garage at 300 East Main St (Levels 1-3 only)
  • You can also park at OWASA
  • There is no parking at Carborro Elementary
  • Do not park in any lot at Carr Mill Mall or at Harris Teeter, you will get towed

Runner Aid Stations will be at the following locations

  • Lisa Street (miles 2, 8, & 14) – We will offer water and GU’s electrolyte drink on the first loop. On the second and third loops we will also offer a GU Energy Gel (salted caramel) There will also be a port-a-potty here.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr Park (miles 4, 10, & 16) – We will offer water and GU’s electrolyte drink on the first loop. On the second and third loops we will also offer a GU Energy Gel (strawberry banana)
  • Oak St and Hillsborough Rd (miles 6, 12, & 18) – We will offer water and GU’s electrolyte drink on the first loop.On the second and thrid loops we will also offer a GU Energy Gel (strawberry banana)

Post Race 

  • Get your awesome finisher medal and swag, you earned them!
  • Fuel up after you crush your run! We will have water along with fruit, crackers, pretzels, granola bars, and other yummies.
  • Be sure and stop in at the Recovery Zone presented by ATI Physical Therapy and Balanced Movement Studio to roll and stretch those tired muscles
  • The awesome folks from Yesteryear’s will be on site to help you re-hydrate the “adult” way
  • Once you are refueled and refreshed we recommend sticking around town and enjoying an awesome Brunch. We recommend Elmo’s, Acme, Venable, RISE, Neal’s Deli, Tyler’s, and Hickory Tavern. Be sure and tell them we sent you!

Race App

We will be using lots of very advanced capabilities in ItsYourRace for the Not So Normal run weekend.

In addition to the usual app stuff, live results, and photos, the fancy stuff we’ll be using includes:

  • Live tracking in the app (with split points on the course)
  • Live social media integration
  • Split point times in IYR updated live
  • Live Challenge Results – combining the results from the short race on Saturday and long race on Sunday with LIVE results online and in the app as runners finish the Sunday race.

Runners who want their friends and family to be able to track them in the Race app should go into the app and set their estimated pace prior to the race.  Note that tracking is not actual GPS position – it is their estimated position on the race course based on their pace.

To use tracking, the runners should go into the ItsYourRace app prior to race day, select “Athletes”, find their name, and enter their estimated pace.  This pace will be used until Split 1 (at mile 2).  Once they cross Split 2 and again at Split 3 (if they are doing the half, at mile 8.2) their tracking will be adjusted to their actual pace at the split.  Runners can also connect their social media accounts while in the “Athletes” tab so that their results will be posted on their social media accounts.