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Organizers must not mark on any surface or object to mark the course route. Placards mounted on removable posts placed on turf are acceptable.
Organizers must remove all signs (directional and personal athlete cheering signs) on the same day of the event.
Organizers must pick up all litter generated by the event on the same day as the event (including small foil packets of Gel/Gu, etc.)
Sponsors will be financially liable for any damage, repair, or litter cleanup necessary after their run, including paint or chalk markings.
Rest/aid stops for longer events with many participants must not be positioned on turf. They must be on hard surfaces only. Porta-potties are acceptable on turf if the turf is not damaged by the trucks that place or retrieve them.
All running/walking by the participants must be on a hard surface (paved area or graveled area/limestone screenings), not on turf or beside the paved path.
If large numbers of runners are expected at one time, measures should be taken by the organizers to keep them on established paths with barricades or cones, tape, or other appropriate directional controls.
For events with large numbers of participants, obvious shortcuts over turf must be barricaded or taped off to preclude "cattle paths."
Organizers should coordinate with UW Athletics to ensure that the Porter Boathouse detour gates on the path remain up for their event.
Organizers must coordinate with the UW–Madison Police Department if the number of participants will preclude normal pedestrian or bicycle traffic.
Determination of whether surface conditions are satisfactory for an event is the responsibility of the event organizers, not the university.
The university does not clear the path or provide snow and ice control procedures to accommodate runs and walks on the path.
Runs and walks between dusk and dawn from Limnology to Willow Creek are not permitted due to the lack of artificial lighting. Exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis for pre-approved event plans that include generator-supported lighting.
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