Canada’s men’s hockey team is in the gold medal game, as we knew they would, right?
— Hockey Canada (@HockeyCanada) February 21, 2014
The question on everyone’s mind: how do you run the Re-Fridgee-Eighter and optimize your gold medal game experience?
1. Pick up your kit early. You can pick up your kit Saturday at Runners’ Choice, from 10:00am to 2:00pm. You don’t want to be the person picking up your kit and missing Sidney Crosby’s first goal, when it was completely avoidable.
2. Do you usual pre-race routine. Whatever you need to do to prepare yourself, do it. Change it at your own discretion.
3. The race will start at 10:00am sharp. Lucky for us, Olympic games are much shorter than NHL games. If the gold medal is won in regulation time, the game will likely be over by 9:15. This means that there are 45 minutes from when the game ends to when the race starts, which might be enough time for you to warm-up.
4. The game will probably be over by the time some runners arrive, but others will prefer to arrive much earlier. For the majority of runners (and volunteers) who will arrive before 9:00, we will have the game streaming in Forbes Hall in RIM Park. Come during the intermission and join the crowd; it’s going to be awesome!
5. DO NOT leave your kit pick-up for Sunday, watch the game at home, drive to RIM Park, and expect to pick up your kit after 9:30. This will inevitably cause some runners to miss the start of the race, and no special accommodations will be made for runners who are late to the race.
— Mike Piazza (@mikepiazza27) February 21, 2014