Introducing EAS

Event Alert System

Run Calgary uses the standardized colour-coded Event Alert System (EAS) to communicate the projected status of course and venue conditions to all participants, volunteers, event staff and spectators.

Projected Status

TBD

Last Updated: May 25, 2024 @ 7:00am MDT


WHY


With an increase in more frequent weather events, this will be an effective tool for us to be able to communicate event updates to participants, volunteers, event staff and spectators.

OVERVIEW


The levels range from Low (GREEN) to Moderate (YELLOW) to High (RED) to Extreme (BLACK) based on a variety of factors, including weather and event conditions. All participants, volunteers, event staff and spectators should familiarize themselves with the Event Alert System colour indicators, watch for updates and plan accordingly.

COMMUNICATION


Participants, volunteers and event staff will be notified of the current Event Alert System (EAS) status via email. Updates will be daily and begin the Monday before race day, continuing through race morning.

In the event that the EAS Status changes, participants, volunteers and event staff will be notified via email, PA announcements and social media posts.

EAS Status will also be indicated on-venue via colour-coded flags in the start area and finish/festival area and on-course at all aid stations. In the event that the EAS Status changes, flags will be updated accordingly and participants will be directed on the best course of action.

Event Alert Status Chart

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