Corral Information

Corral Staging Times

  • 5k
  • Start Time: 9:00am
  • Recommended Arrival Time: TBD

  • Donner Dash Kids Races
  • Start Time: 10:00am

Corral FAQ

What do you mean by Race Pace?
Your race pace is how many minutes it takes you to run or walk one mile. Say it takes you ten minutes to run one mile. That means that your race pace is 10 minutes per mile.

How can I find my corral assignment?
You can confirm your Start Corral assignment approximately ten days prior to that event on the Your Races page in your RAM Racing account. Your Start Corral will be listed next to your name, city, state, and age division. Start corral assignments will also be sent in a Runner Info email approximately ten days prior to the event.

What is a Preferred Start Corral?
Preferred Start Corrals are the first corrals to start each race, and are open only to those participants who meet specific criteria. Please see below for more information about Preferred Corrals and how to apply!

How am I assigned a corral if I don't meet the qualifications for a Preferred Corral?
Runners not meeting the Preferred Start Corral criteria, or choosing not to apply for a preferred corral, will be assigned to an Open Start Corral. Open start corral assignments are based on the anticipated pace per mile entered during the registration process. Open Start Corrals begin the race after the Preferred Start Corrals.

I want to run with a friend/family member but we were assigned different corrals. What should we do? You can move back in corrals but not forward- for example, a runner assigned to Corral A may line up in Corral C but a runner assigned to Corral C will not be allowed to line up in Corral A.

Why does RAM Racing use assigned start corrals?
Assigning start corrals based on anticipated race pace allow us to group like-paced participants together, helping to ensure a safe, fun race experience for all participants.

Preferred Corrals
  • Preferred Start Corrals

    Rudolph Ramble 5k participants who run faster than an 11:30/mile will be assigned to a Preferred Start Corral based on the following criteria:

    - Past performance of 11:30/mile or faster in a RAM Racing event from 2013-2016
    - Submitted results from a 5k or longer, run within the past two years, at a pace of 11:30/mile or faster

    Start corrals will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants with a qualifying time from a past RAM Racing event from 2013-2016 will be automatically placed in the appropriate corral. If you do not have qualifying results from a past RAM race, or if you wish to change or improve your start position, you may submit proof of a qualifying time. See How to Apply for a Preferred Corral for additional information.

    Participants who do not meet either criterion will be assigned to an Open Start Corral based on the pace per mile entered during the registration process.

  • How to Apply for a Preferred Corral

    If you have run a RAM Racing event from 2013-2016 at a pace of 11:30/mile or faster, you will automatically be placed in a Preferred Start Corral.

    If you would like to apply for a Preferred Start Corral using results from a non-RAM Racing event please follow these steps:

    1. Log into your RAM Racing Account
    2. Open the "My Account" tab in the upper right corner of the screen
    3. Click on the "View Registration" tab next to the correct upcoming race
    4. Follow the prompts where it says Action Needed - Corral Verification to attach proof

    Qualifying results must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event to be considered. Preferred Start Corral assignment is assigned on a first-come first-served basis and is not guaranteed.

    You will receive an email confirming Preferred Corral Status no less than ten days prior to the event. Participants who do not meet either criterion will be assigned to an Open Start Corral based on the pace per mile entered during the registration process.

  • What do you accept as proof of Preferred Corral Qualification?

    Results must be from a race that is a distance of 5k or longer, run within the last two years. The following will be accepted:

    - An attached screen shot of your individual race results. The race name and date must appear along with your results.
    - An attached finisher's certificate that contains your name, your finishing time, the race name and distance
    - An attached printout from an online race results page. Please ensure that the race name and date appear on the page. Please circle or highlight your name and time.
    - A link to your individual race results. Please ensure your name and results are the ONLY ones appearing on the page.

    Qualifying results must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event to be considered. Preferred Start Corral assignment is assigned on a first-come first-served basis and is not guaranteed.

    You will receive an email confirming Preferred Corral Status no less than ten days prior to the event. Participants who do not meet either criterion will be assigned to an Open Start Corral based on the pace per mile entered during the registration process.

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