NACAC Caribbean 10k Series

NOTICE OF RACE AND RACE INSTRUCTIONS
PRESENTED BY THE SKN AMATEUR ATHLETICS ASSOCIATION


NOTICE OF RACE

The fifth leg of the series will be held in St.Kitts on Sunday November 18, 2012 commencing at 4.00pm.
Registration must be submitted in the format of an executed registration form available from the race organizer. The registration fee is $US15.00.

The NACAC 10k Caribbean Series will be held from September 15, 2012 to December 2, 2012 as follows:

I 15 of September Dominican Republic
II 06 of October Tortola, British Virgin Islands
III 21 of October Antigua
IV 4 of November Martinique
V 18 of November Saint Kitts & Nevis
VI 2 of December Trinidad and Tobago

ORGANISING AUTHORITY

The racing authority is the SKN Amateur Athletics Association, the contact details are:
SKN Amateur Athletics Association
P.O., Box 932
Basseterre
St.Kitts
Telephone: -1(869) 465 6601
Contact: Keith Heyliger knheyliger@yahoo.com
Osdel ‘scotty’ Hanley scotty_hanley@yahoo.com

The SKN Amateur Athletics Association will appoint a race official who will be assisted by race stewards. Runners should heed any instructions at the start/finish and on the course. In any appeal the decision of the SKNAAA is final.

RACE INFORMATION
Sunday, November 18, 2012,
3.00pm Start area open
3.00pm – 3.20pm Final Registration and collection of Race Numbers
4.00pm Race Start
5.30pm Award ceremony immediately after the race

HOTEL ACCOMODATION
Each participant is responsible for his/her Accommodation; listed below are list of hotels and prices:
OTI: Single Room – US$89.00 inclusive of taxes (Room ONLY) OR US$99.00 inclusive of taxes (Room plus Breakfast)

Double Room – US$109.00 inclusive of taxes (Room ONLY) OR US$119.00 inclusive of taxes (Room plus Breakfast)
All reservations should be made through 1(869) 465-2754 or reservations@oceanterraceinn.com mailto:reservations@oceanterraceinn.com .

Bird Rock Beach Hotel. Single room or a double room is US$60.00 per night plus taxes. Meals per person are optional; Breakfast = US$14.00; Lunch = US$15.00 & Dinner, US$18.00; plus 22% taxes. Tel. 869-465-8914, e-mail: brbh@sisterisles.kn

TRANSPORTATION
The SKNAAA will be responsible for all ground transportation, kindly indicate your arrival and departure times early.

ELIGIBILITY
The SKN leg of the NACAC 10k Caribbean series is organised in accordance with the International competition regulations of the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) under the supervision of SKN Amateur Athletics Association. The race is open to all athletes licensed or non-licensed of any nationality, born in or before 1996 or at the discretion of the Organising Authority. It is important to note that runners compete in the race at their own liability and responsibility.

CATEGORIES
Separate results for men and women.

REGISTRATION
Registration forms are available from SKN Amateur Athletics Association. Registration will be accepted up until the close of registration on November 18, 2012 at 3.20pm. Athletes are encouraged to preregister to ensure eligibility and on time start. A tour of the race course will be held on Saturday 17th November at 4.30pm.

START AND FINISH
The race will start in Verchilds Village, which is located in the Western Part of the Island and make its way along the island main road to Basseterre. The race will finish on Fort Street, which is in the heart of Basseterre.

TIMING
Timing will be by clock. Interim times will not be provided. There will be no timing instruments along the course. Competitors will be permitted up to 5.30pm for completion of the course.

IMPORTANT NOTICES
Fair sportsman-like behaviour is expected of all participants. Please keep to the marked route.

The organizer will disqualify participants in the following cases: leaving the course, alteration of race number. The race number must be worn on the chest and visible at all times. Entrants run at their own liability.

AWARDS
All participants will receive a race medal at the finish line. The awards will include the following cash prizes (in United States Dollars):

PLACE MALE FEMALE
1st place $500.00 $500.00
2nd overall $400.00 $400.00
3rd overall $325.00 $335.00
4th overall $275.00 $275.00
5th overall $250.00 $250.00

GENERAL SERVICES
Road safety will be provided by the Royal SKN Police Department.
Medical services are provided by the SKN Red Cross. There no medical stations on the course.

The SKN Red Cross has the right and the responsibility to remove any participants with signs of injury or excessive strain from the race.

2011 NACAC 10K WINNERS:
MALE FEMALE
1st Matthew Hagley 34:21.10 Ruth-Ann David 40:00.70
2nd Juan Roble 34:49.20 Jennifer Beauregard 40:13.50
3rd Zebalon McLean 41:27.30 Celine LeStrade 40:15.30
4th Steven Asson 41:38.30 Meriel Steadman 40:47.30
5th Emrol Amsterdam 44:06.90 Rachel McDonald 45:07.30

NACAC 10 KILOMETRE RECORDS;
MEN April 1, 2004 Mark Nenow, USA New Orleans 27:23
WOMEN April 21, 1996 Angela Chalmers, CAN Vancouver 31:05

RACE INSTRUCTIONS

The NACAC 10k measures 10,000 metres and respects the international regulations for road races (I.A.A.F.) as well as the national requirements outlined by the road racing committee of the SKN Athletics Association.

The race will start in Verchilds Village; runners will run along the Island Main Road to Basseterre. The roads are open, the course is measured on the left hand side of the road and runners are encouraged to run with the traffic, the lead motorcycle will travel on the left hand side. However the centre line of the road is not marked and there will be no penalty for crossing over the road. THE ROADS ARE OPEN, CROSSING THE ROAD AND CUTTING CORNERS IS DANGEROUS AND DISCOURAGED. Runners should respect the Highway Code. Each runner enters at his own risk and should have previous experience in racing on open roads.

Mile markers will be marked in white paint on the road.

Water stops will provided at miles 2 and 4, water will be provided at the water stops and at the finish line.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
The SKN Amateur Athletics Association wishes to thank the many sponsors, supporters and volunteers who made the event possible.

TITLE SPONSOR:
The North America, Central America and Caribbean Athletic Association is one of 6 area
Associations affiliated with the International Amateur Athletic Federation. NACAC was founded on December 10, 1988 and has 31 member federations. NACAC aims to promote athletics, to encourage participation and to ensure that rules and regulations are applied.

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