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POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Ice Water


All you can drink ice will be available at every rest stop!

You will need to use your water bottle to get ice water at all rest stops, including those in our stopping towns. We will not have any cups stocked at any rest stop locations.

  • Click Here for more information regarding the reliability of our water supply in light of the fact that a major Chicago running event was cancelled in 2007 halfway through the event amid rumors of running out of water.

Ice Water Supply
Ice can be a very valuable commodity on the road on a very hot day and running out of ice can present a significant safety issue in the summer heat. All participants will be relying on the availability of ice water at the rest stops to cool themselves internally.

While we will have plenty of ice water available and an ample supply of ice, there will only be a limited amount of ice and if we run out we will need to go get more. Ice can be very difficult to find at a location close to the rest stop and can also be very expensive and having to get more ice takes up the time of the rest stop attendant and inhibits his ability to provide other on road support services.

Ice water must be conserved and used only for drinking purposes. If you need to cool off do not pour ice water over your head or body. Instead, we will have a hose with a spray nozzle set up connected to a spigot at most rest stops that you can use to spray yourself with that works fantastic to cool off.

Due to significant food safety concerns we cannot offer ice to any individual participant for any reason, such as to put in your individual water bottle or in a plastic bag to use to cool off.

  • Click Here for more information about our ice food safety procedures

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