Obatron Productions' exercise arm, Obatron Fitness, is proud to present Nocturnal 12, a 12-hour fixed time race. Walker and mobility-impaired friendly. Diet sensitive. Most questions are answered here including:
Fixed time races allow walkers and runners to traverse a loop, circuit, or other route that brings them back to a given start point repeatedly throughout the time allotted. Many allow you to stop during the race, leave the course, and return to do more miles. Some even allow you to start later than the official race start time. Most let you stop whenever you want and have whatever mileage you completed as of the last time through the start stand as your finish distance, even if that's only once through. Typically, your distance is calculated by multiplying the number of times you finished the route by the distance of the route as determined by the race director or other official. That means if your watch shows you did 39.56 miles, but you did 19 laps on a 2.05-mile course, then you will be recorded as having 38.95 miles.
Our course is 2.05 miles long (1.025 out and another 1.025 back) along the paved Lake Ontario State Parkway Trail in Greece. To be considered a finisher, you must finish at least one out-and-back lap. Do as many laps as you want within the 12-hour time limit. Only completed laps count.
Parking: Park on the wide shoulder on Island Cottage Road. The race takes place on the Lake Ontario State Parkway Trail from Island Cottage Road to Dewey Avenue. The race starts at 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, and ends at 5 a.m. on Sunday, October 21. Check-in (Packet Pick-up) is 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. You can show up after 4:45 p.m., but you will not be able to start until the race director can stop what she's doing and check you in.
Late Night Munchies: Racers will have an all-night aid station. At registration, you'll have choices about dietary specifications. If you make no choices, we'll default to a traditional, unrestricted diet. If you choose contradictory things (vegan and traditional, for example), we'll default to traditional. Sample items include English Muffin or Mini Tortilla Pizzas, instant coffee, cookies, Gatorade, and cracker sandwiches.
Packet Pick-up: Packets will be available 4 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. and will include the race bib and some goodies for race night. Unclaimed registrations or prizes will not be shipped or held. We are placing one order for outerwear after the race so all eligible racers will get the size they need.
Teams are groups of four or more people who each do as much as they can throughout the 12-hour limit. (It's not a relay. Perhaps next year, if there's enough interest and I can wrangle timing help.) Teams must be registered by 10/2/2023 to be guaranteed team tokens or prizes as we have to order and/or create them. Besides the things individual racers get, teams also get:
Prizes may include skin care items, sweet treats, stress relief trinkets, an entry into another Obatron Fitness race or training, RunGoo by Foot Kinetics, and other items to be determined. Exact details may change, but there will be added goodies, possibly awarding some items automatically for participation in certain activities and giving more raffle tickets for others.
Being Part of a Team
Teams with four or more members get discounted registration. The first three people pay the price in effect for the race (Ex. $200). When the fourth person registers, that person pays the team rate (Ex. $190) and the first three people get a partial refund (Ex. $10). The fifth, sixth, and seventh members pay the same team rate as the fourth person (Ex. $190). However, when an eighth person joins, that person pays a new, lower rate (Ex. $175), triggering a partial refund to the first seven members ($15). In that way, the entire team would have paid the same price per person after all team discounts have been triggered, excluding any coupons or other discounts individual registrants might have had (Ex. $175 instead of $200). There are no further discounts for additional members.
Being in a Club
If you are a member of any club with a presence on RunSignUp (ex. GRTC, Fleet Feet Race Team, Medved, or Obatron Race Team), you get a discount at checkout for that. If you join a team within this race at registration, you get partial refunds when you get to enough people (detailed earlier in this section).
You may earn back some of your registration by having other racers use your personal referral link, generated after you register. See the "Referrals" section for more information.
While club and team discounts, coupons, and referrals rebates may be combined, there is a discount floor to ensure we are fiscally responsible with our pricing. For example, if you could get a total of $11 off a race that only costs $16 to begin with and our floor is $10, you would pay $10, not $5 ($16-11).
In Person: There will be a small token of placement for the top three highest overall, gender-independent finishers.
Teams: If there are three or more teams formed, there will be a small bonus prize for members of the most active group in the Earned Extras challenges. If there are five or more, there will be acknowledgement of the Top and Tenacious Team finishes. If only one or two teams are formed, there will be no planned prizes.
Personal Aid Station: It's near Halloween, so a perfect time to decorate! Whether it's a single chair, a lonely ice chest, or a whole tent, decorate your personal aid station for a chance to win a special prize. Bonus points for decorating yourself, too! There will be a small prize for Best Decorating.
As our sponsors come on board and provide logos, a full list will be available on our sponsors page. If you know someone who you think would be a good sponsor, let them know to contact the race director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsors provide discounts, prizes, or cash and make their clients aware of the event in exchange for advertising and an optional discount for their clients.
There will be a portable toilet on site and a separate handwashing station near the aid station. Please note: temperatures in October can be rather chilly and the water will not be particularly warm. We'll add hot water as we're able to take the chill off without melting the water container. Camp safe soap will be provided.
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Packet Pick-up: Packet Pick-up is on the day of the race only. The race starts at 5 p.m. Racers should be prepared to get their packets 4:15-4:45 p.m. so that they have time to don their bibs, stash their goodies, and put tickets into the raffle containers before they start their race. Racers can get there early to set up their personal aid stations and get the lay of the land. If you choose to come later, your start may be delayed as the RD will have to check you in when she has the chance.
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