The purpose of wave starts, by corral assignment, insures like paced athletes start together. Like paced athletes move through the course more efficiently than a hodgepodge group of athletes. Efficiency comes in starting quicker; aid stations are more accessible; there’s more room to run; race times improve, and lines at the finish festival are shorter.
Do not be late to your corral. To ensure each corral is advanced to the start line for an on-time start, CORRAL GATES WILL CLOSE 5-MINUTES PRIOR TO CORRAL START TIME. If you are unable to get to your corral before the gates are closed you must start in the next available open corral.