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- IMPORTANT NOTE!
- Much of the information on this page and elsewhere
on this Web site is available in the Runner's
Manual, along with material that is not
available elsewhere. Visit the Downloads page to
retrieve a copy in PDF format.
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- Above is a map showing the layout of Nardini Manor.
Some of the details have changed in the years since it
was made, but it is essentially accurate. Note the
areas on the map are where runners may set up tents,
tables, etc. Tables will also be allowed in the
parking lot along the course, as long as they do not
block traffic. The big tent is designated as a QUIET
ZONE during the event because runners will be sleeping
there. Conversation should be carried on outside,
though given that people will be going in and out at
all hours runners should not expect complete silence.
Some areas, probably different from what is shown,
will be reserved for event staff and volunteers
- The red areas on the map are where runners can set
up tents, tables, etc. Tables will also be allowed in
the parking lot next to the track, as long as they do
not block traffic.
- Runners will be allowed to set up their tents
and supplies on December 28th if they want, starting
any time after 1:00 p.m.
- NOTE: Runners who wish to do so may
camp overnight in the big tent on December 28th, the
night before the race. The gate will be closed at
10:00 p.m., when most people should be sleeping
anyhow, so don't plan on arriving late. Be aware that
the race directors will be busy with preparations and
will be unavailable to resolve personal
- The parking entrance is located on the north side
of the property. It will be well marked for the event.
If you approach from the north, be aware that the view
of the facility is masked by trees until you are on
top of it, and so comes up quickly. Also, it is a
sharp left turn onto the dirt road. It's
possible to turn in on the wrong side of the
canal—you want to be on the SOUTH side of the
canal to enter. Be extra cautious when turning in
there. You don't want to wind up in the
canal! (A possibility.
- Vehicles must drive across the track to get into the
parking area. Please be aware of runners on the
course! Depending on the day you arrive, some runners
will have been running for days and may not be very
alert. Plan to give yourself enough time to park and
set up your supplies. (Don't forget about your Medical History
- CHECKING IN
- Check-in will be held in the house. Please enter
through the front door, which has tall white columns and
lion statues next to the main porch. All runners must
check in at some time before their event. Each runner
will receive a race packet with any race goodies they've
paid for, and their timing chip.
- The rules are covered on the Race Information page.
It is the responsibility of each runner to know the
rules. The rules are set up to provide a good
experience for all runners in the event. Runners
caught cheating will be asked to leave and will not be
allowed at future ATY events.
- Timing is done with a chip timing system. Each
runner is given a small transponder chip on a velcro
ankle strap, and this chip is what activates the
timing system when the runner completes each lap.
Runners going for state, national or world records may
need to wear a second chip as a backup. More
information about this will be available closer to the
race. It is the runners' responsibility to have
the chip on their ankle at all times!! Laps done
without a chip are not counted by the timing
system. There are no exceptions! A leaderboard
will display total laps and distance in kilometers and
miles on a screen where everyone can see it. Runners
will change direction every two hours. Event staff
will be working in the timing booth at all times. It
is important that any questions or concerns be
directed to the race directors. Runners should not ask
the timers about their lap counts--they are busy
maintaining the timing system and lap displays and
sending race information and webcam updates to the
- Please read the important information about ATY's
medical policy in the Runner's
Manual. You must fill out and
a Medical History form before starting the race.
- There will one registered nurse available during
the event. Christopher O'Laughlin has volunteered his
time for the past several years. He will also be
running the race, so will be somewhere on the
premises, usually on the course doing laps, but Chris
will be available at any time to help any runner who
- AID STATION
- There will be an array of popular endurance
products available at the aid station. The normal
feast of food will also be available. The food at ATY
is the best!
- POST-RACE FESTIVITIES
- We are giving out the awards soon after the race
and are having a lunch to go along with it. The awards
ceremony and lunch will be held in the big tent. All
runners and guests are welcome to the post-race
festivities. There is no fee and we encourage all
runners to eat and drink as much as they like. The
awards lunch is January 1, starting no later than
10:00 a.m., which will give people time to rest a few
minutes, pack gear, and freshen up a bit. If runners
finish their event earlier, they can get their
participants award and come back later for the awards