Severe Weather Plan

Weather forecasts are tracked before the race for heavy rain, thunder and lightning, high winds and extreme heat. If there is a possibility of threatening weather, information will be posted on the New Haven Road Race web site so that runners can prepare for severe weather during the race as well as possible course changes.

On race day, the Medical Director and New Haven Road Race Board of Directors will decide if any changes will be made to the race.  The race start time can change, the race can be postponed or the event can be cancelled.  No Refunds will be given if the event is cancelled due to severe weather.  Water, fog and high winds may cause the course(s) to be changed or shortened.

Visible lightening will cause the race to be delayed until lightening stops.

If high winds are present, extra care will be taken to secure race signage, start and finish areas, mile markers, banners, timing clocks and other equipment.  Extreme winds may cause the race to be postponed.

Extreme heat can cause the race to be postponed or the course may be shortened.  On hot days extra water will be available to runners, before, during and after the race.