Here are some 'Burning Answers" to all those questions you might have!
Q: How does this point-to-point race work?
A: You've park your vehicle at the Crystal Lake Downtown Metra station (28 E. Woodstock Street) and ride a bus to the start. Bus transportation starts at 6:00 a.m. and ends at 7:00 a.m. Once the race is over, you'll walk 3 blocks to get your car. Easy Peasy! If you'd prefer to run/walk/warm-up the 1.60 miles to the start - you're welcome to do that as well.
Q: When do I need to wear a mask?
A: Masks will be required once you enter the bus, main beach staging area, start line and finish line.
Q: Do I need a temperature check before the race?
A: All racers and volunteers will get a temperature check before they enter the bus, enter main beach, and if a volunteer, before their shift.
Q: Will there be gear check at the start?
A: YES - we will have bags for you to stash any warm-up clothes in or other items. All bags will be transported to the finish line for you to pick up.
Q: How does the start line work?
A: Everyone will be assigned a corral based on their finishing time. Each corral will be escorted to the start line and you will be directed to line up 6 feet spaced apart. Your time will start when you cross over the timing mat. You have approximately 4 hours to finish the race (11:00 a.m.).
Q: How do the water stops work?
A: Water will be available every 1.5 miles throughout the course. There are 8 total water stops. Only water will be provided in cups that are self-serve. Additionally, if you want to fill your hydration system, you can at the water stop.
Q: Where is the best place for a spectator?
A: Spectators can go to the start line and can see you off as well as loop around past the beach at mile 5.5. Other possible locations are Crystal Lake High School - South and Central as well as the finish line. (Masks required)
Q: What's the finish line going to be like?
A: Well - if possible - you will hear your name announced as you finish! You'll then be given food, hydration, finishers medal, and the opportunity for a podium photo. Gear check items will be spread out in number order for you to pick up. Anyone not feeling well will be assisted accordingly. And due to COVID restrictions - we will shuttle you along and directed back to your car. Overall awards will be given out at a future date. Age Group awards will not be given out.