Health & Safety

Participants should be physically capable of completing a chosen course. A recent comprehensive physical examination is recommended for all competitors. It is a good idea to bring a list of current prescription medications and leave it with our first aid staff. First aid equipment and personnel will be stationed in the arena each day.

Be aware of the day's weather. As temperature increases, so does chance of dehydration. Keep well hydrated. We will provide plenty of water in the arena. We will also post any anticipated weather changes in the arena. In the event of dangerous conditions that would halt competition, multiple car horns will be sounded from the arena area. Please leave the courses and return to the arena for a complete accounting of competitors and guests.

New England has a flourishing tick population. Please use insect repellent and appropriate clothing to deter tick bites. You might consider bringing a commercially available tick remover or a pair of tweezers to help remove a stubborn tick.

Emergency Resources

Police: 911    
Northampton Police Department 29 Center St., Northampton 413-425-9500
Holyoke Police Department 138 Appleton St., Holyoke 413-536-6431
Fire: 911    
Northampton Fire Department 26 Carlton Dr., Northampton 413-587-1032
Holyoke Fire Department 600 High St., Holyoke 413-534-4515
Northampton: AMR Ambulance 34 Maple Ave., Northampton 413-584-2431
Holyoke: Action Ambulance 257 Race St., Holyoke 413-425-9500
Northampton: Cooley Dickson Hospital 30 Locust St., Northampton 413-582-2000
Holyoke: Holyoke Medical Center 575 Beech St., Holyoke 413-534-2500
Holyoke: Providence Hospital 1233 Main St., Holyoke 413-536-5111