2012 LPR10 - Weekend Update
Only two days and a wake-up until the 5th Lower Potomac River
Ten-Mile Run! The forecast looks fine for race day, partly sunny with a
high of 73. Temperature at race start will probably be in the upper
Chesapeake Bay Running Club, the Friends of the
Piney Point Lighthouse
Museum, the Chesapeake Bay Field Lab,
and our lively and attentive volunteers look forward to welcoming back our
regulars and meeting new runners. Most of the runners on this year’s
roster are first-timers at the LPR 10-Miler, but we’re delighted to welcome back
defending bronze medalist John Piggott (also 3-time champion and consistent
medalist at the Lower Potomac River Marathon); defending silver medalist Holly
Graf; defending two-time bronze medalist Paula Fernandes; and defending CBRC
champions David Raley and Valinda Nwadike. There’s also some formidable
competition in the men’s Grandmaster (over 50) division.
Top finishers will compete for modest cash prizes, and awards will be
provided to the top 3 finishers in 10-year age groups. CBRC members will
again compete for the coveted Flying Pirate award.
Pre-race packet pickup will be held at the race venue on Saturday, October
13, from 1 to 4 p.m. We’ll be at the picnic tables at the museum park at
the end of Lighthouse Road.
CBRC member Perry Rapp will be on hand to lead an informal run on
You may also pick up your number on race morning starting at 6:30 a.m.
We strongly encourage carpooling to the race. Parking is at Blanton
Field, about ¼ mile down Lighthouse
from Rte 249, on your right. The start/finish is about a mile away at the
end of Lighthouse Road, providing a beautiful warm-up run
along the water and maybe a gorgeous sunrise over the river. Just keep the
water on your left and run to the end of the road. If you prefer, you can
hitch a ride with one of our volunteers, who’ll be providing shuttle service in
their personal vehicles. The last shuttle will leave Blanton Field at
7:30. If the parking lot is full, continue driving to the start, and we’ll
find a spot for you to park. You can stash your gear at the picnic tables
at the park. – we don’t have formal bag check.
Race morning registration starts at 6:30, and the race starts promptly at
7:45. Bathrooms are located inside the museum building, and there will
also be a portable toilet on the grounds. Please note that the indoor
toilets cannot keep up with constant flushing within a short period, so please
use the portable toilet when possible.
The course is open to vehicular traffic. Although there will be
marshals on the course, runners must be constantly aware of their surroundings
and be able to hear instructions from the marshals.
Headphones/portable listening devices are strictly prohibited. Any
participant found to be in possession of headphones or a portable listening
device while in the race (including through post-race photos) will be
disqualified. No warning will be given on the course; your name will
simply be deleted from the results.
There will be water/Gatorade stations at the parking lot by the St. George
Island Bridge (approx. Mile 2 and Mile 8), and at the Thomas Road intersection
on St. George Island (approx. Mile 4 and Mile 6). The Gatorade flavor is
Frost Glacier Freeze (blue).
The race is manually timed. Please ensure that your bib number is
visible on the front of your clothing when you approach the finish line.
Do not remove the tear-off tag at the
bottom of the bib, and heed the instruction not to pin the big hole on the tag.
Once you have crossed the finish line and your bib tag has been removed, do not
cross the line a second time. Please be considerate of runners finishing
after you by staying clear of the middle of the road and ensuring that no
runners are approaching before you cross.
The appetizing smell from the charcoal grills should be wafting your way
as you approach the finish. Help yourself to burgers, grill-baked potatoes
(regular and white sweet potatoes) and trimmings, served with smiles and
congratulations by the Friends of the
Travel safely! See you all soon!
Liza Recto, Race Director