IMPORTANT DIAMOND DASH RACER Information for this Saturday!
August 16, 2018
Hi Diamond Dasher!
Saturday is going to be here before we know it! We’d like to go over a few VERY IMPORTANT THINGS to prepare (sorry, it’s long, but important):
First and foremost: THIS IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT!! (Right now, Saturday looks like it will be beautiful, but just in case!) We absolutely couldn’t put on this amazing day benefiting the Handicapped Development Center, or GIVE AWAY OVER $40,000 IN PRIZES without you there! So, even if things change or it’s raining, please plan on coming—but hopefully Mother Nature is kind to us! [We have shelter at North Scott High School if we absolutely need to wait any weather out, and, if it rains, most of the stops have pop-up tents, or are inside.] Ok, here we go!
Be at North Scott Senior High School (200 S 1stSt.) in Eldridge, Iowa on Saturday, August 18thWITH ENOUGH TIME TO BE CHECKED IN by 11:25am! We will have go over Rules and Regulations with you (WHICH YOU MUST BE PRESENT AT TO COMPETE) at 11:30am PROMPTLY! [There will be a line at check-in, so please plan accordingly/come with enough time to spare.] Please come early if you have any IT questions or issues (the “Start Dash” tab on the www.neckersdash.comwebsite is intentionally disabled until we say “go”, so rest assured, this is not an IT issue). Check-in ends at 11:25am. (**Please plan accordingly for any construction, etc. on the route to the High School. Sorry, construction is no fun for anyone!)
Feel free to park in any legal spot near the High School—they did ask us to avoid the parking lot near the auditorium (where there is still construction). The Ed White Elementary School (121 S. 5thSt.) parking lot connects to the High School parking lot and is a great place to park. Come in the main front doors of the High School (there will be signage).
We recommend wearing athletic bottoms and tennis shoes. You will receive your Diamond Dash t-shirt at the registration table when you check-in. **You must wear your Diamond Dash shirt during the race, as this helps identify you to everyone involved as you Dash throughout the town. The Dash is outside, and it could be a little warm, so please plan accordingly with what you wear/bring! Also, bring your ID.
Lastly (and sadly) there is no alcohol allowed on the school grounds, so there is no bar this year…BUT, we made back-up plans! If you run super quick (which we know some of you do), and you finish the Dash early, Maloney’s Pub in Downtown Eldridge is doing some fun specials just for you! Feel free to head to Maloney’s after the Dash if you want to take advantage of drink specials. BE BACK AT THE HIGH SCHOOL AROUND 2pm, YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN ANY PRIZES!!! [Maloney’s Pub is selling Diamond Dash Vodka Lemonade in Souvenir Cups, that come with a refill special, for $6. They will also have $3 cans of domestic beer. Cash or cards, please come prepared if you want to partake.]
We will go over rules and regulations at 11:30am. The Diamond Dash is from 12-2pm (barring any crazy weather or technology issues delaying things), after which, everyone will meet back at North Scott High School. This is when we encourage you to visit our sponsor booths and enjoy tastings from our food sponsors as we tabulate points, and then award the amazing prizes!! (At least one of you must be present to win any prizes). Also, an exciting note—there are prize packages for the top 15 teams, PLUS tons of other prizes, so everyone has a chance to leave a winner!
You may see some Diamond Dash signs around the town as/before you arrive that morning, please ignore these—they are directions to help you along the Dash route once the race starts. However, they will not be helpful before hand, especially because you don’t know which order the route is in or which stop you start at until we say “go”—so ignore these, we promise they can’t help you beforehand!
Thank you again for signing up for this amazing and unique charity event, we can't wait to have fun with you this Saturday at the 9thAnnual Diamond Dash in Eldridge and support the Handicapped Development Center!
(DON’T FORGET: Want to get a jump on the competition? Get Pre-Dash points (through the end of the day Friday 8/17)! Check out www.neckersjewelers.com/diamond-dashfor details and instructions!)