Please check the Tallahassee weather to prepare yourself for Race Day.
Weather forecasts will be monitored prior to the event paying special attention to the possibility of heavy rain, thunder and lightning and high winds. If necessary, athletes will be made aware of these predictions on the Garnet & Gold 4 Miler social networks so that participants can properly prepare for severe weather during the race as well as possible course alterations. Severe weather updates will also be sent to participants via email as necessary.
The Race Director and Florida State University police officials will monitor the weather and make a decision if any action will be taken to modify the race. Possible changes include: altering the start time for the race or in extreme situations, cancellation of the event. Please listen closely to all public address announcements at the starting line of the race.
Visible lightning will cause the race to be postponed for a minimum of 30 minutes. Additional sightings will continue to delay the race in 30 minute increments.
If extreme heat is predicted, extra water will be provided to the athletes, both prior to, during and after the event. The medical team will be alerted that athletes may require additional medical attention during and after the event due to the high temperatures.