COURSE SAFETY

Event Alert System (EAS) // Emergency Action System​

 

The Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports Half Marathon utilizes a color-coded Event Alert System (EAS) for our races that communicate the status of course conditions on race day. The levels range from Low (green) to Moderate (yellow) to High (red) to Extreme (black) based on the weather, security measures and other course conditions. On race day, the current EAS status will be communicated via color-coded flags at the start and finish areas and along the course at aid stations.

All participants should familiarize themselves with the EAS prior to the race, remain alert for directions from race officials, and take precautions to prepare properly for varying weather or course conditions on race day.  Signage explaining the EAS will be available at Packet Pickup.

MEDICAL SUPPORT

A medical tent at the start/finish line will be staffed with medical professionals, and equipped with emergency equipment and supplies. 

 

Aid Stations & EMS

 

Medical personnel will be stationed at aid stations along the racecourse to monitor and treat any athlete who is injured or in distress. Aid stations contain first aid personnel, portable toilet facilities, water & electrolyte drinks. Local EMS units will also be providing medical support throughout the race courses on both days.