I've run enough open races to see the do's and don'ts
  1. Plenty of start line bathrooms
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  2. Chip timing system located on the back of the race bib
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  3. One common marking tool to mark the course
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  4. Announcing and music
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  5. Lots of tasty treats and beer for post race
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  6. Awards for overall and age divisions
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  7. High quality race t-shirts
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