How will the USATF treat the venue for US record purposes?
Since the track is oversized, it is our understanding that the USATF will consider the venue to be a “ROAD” course.
How will the IAU treat the venue for world best performance purposes?
The IAU no longer differentiates between different surfaces.
If a world best performance is set will drug testing be required?
Yes. We will pay to have a male and female USADA testing representative available at the conclusion of the race however the actual cost of the doping test will be the responsibility of the athlete.
Is this a spectator friendly venue?
Absolutely, there are bleachers set up along the front stretch of the running track; friends and family members can sit on the bleachers and watch the runners go past them lap after lap after lap for 144 hours.
Hotel lodging options:
Details on our host hotel and special rates to come soon. There are at least 5 hotels within 2 miles of the Pettit Center.