Event Alert System (EAS) // Emergency Action System
The Baton Rouge Turkey Trot utilizes a color-coded Event Alert System (EAS) for our races that communicate the status of course conditions on race day. The levels range from Low (green) to Moderate (yellow) to High (red) to Extreme (black) based on the weather, security measures and other course conditions. On race day, the current EAS status will be communicated via color-coded flags at the start and finish areas and along the course at each medical station.
All participants should familiarize themselves with the EAS prior to the race, remain alert for directions from race officials, and take precautions to prepare properly for varying weather or course conditions on race day. Signage explaining the EAS will be available at the EXPO.
The medical tent will be staffed with medical professionals, and equipped with emergency equipment and supplies. The medical tent is located just past the finish line.
Aid Stations & EMS
Medical personnel will be stationed at aid stations along the racecourse to monitor and treat any athlete who is injured or in distress. Aid stations contain first aid personnel, water & electrolyte drinks. Local EMS units will also be providing medical support throughout the race course.