Boot Race is a 5 km handicap race. For those who have never run a handicap race, or need a reminder, each runner starts the race based on his/her best 5 km time in the past year. If everyone matched his/her time exactly, everyone would cross the finish line together. BUT, if you can beat your best time, you come across the line just a little bit ahead of everyone else.
Non-members - $15
Members - free
Each runner provides their best 5 K time in the past year.
(If you have not run a 5K in the last year, give your best estimate, or give a time from another race, and we’ll convert it.)
The runner with the highest time starts first with the following runners starting later by the difference between their time and the highest time.
For example, Runner #1 best time is 30 minutes, Runner #2 best time is 28 minutes, and Runner #3 best time is 25 minutes.Runner #1 starts at 10:00AM, Runner #2 starts at 10:02AM (30-28=2, thus starting 2 minutes later) and Runner #3 starts at 10:05AM (difference of 5 minutes, thus starting 5 minutes later).
If everyone finishes on their time, everyone should finish at the same time.
Maps will be provided electronically, closer to the event.