Hear Indiana puts the safety of its participants, staff, and volunteers first and foremost. Dangerous weather conditions pose a unique challenge to an outdoor event of this size. Therefore we have adopted the following Inclement Weather Policy:
Weather forecasts will be monitored prior to the event, with special attention placed on the possibility of heavy rain, thunder and lightning, high winds and extreme temperatures. If necessary, athletes will be made aware of these conditions and possible dangers which may be communicated via e-mail, Twitter, Facebook and public address announcements.
The Race Director, Hear Indiana Executive Director, in consultation with other professionals (e.g., law enforcement, meteorologists, fire/EMS, and other officials) will monitor the weather and make a decision if any action will be taken to modify the race. Possible changes include: Altering the start time, or in extreme situations, cancellation of the event.
If extremely high heat is predicted, extra water will be provided to the athletes, both prior to, during and after the event. The medical team will be alerted that athletes may require additional medical attention during and after the event due to these conditions.
Race personnel reserve the right to delay, cancel, or suspend the race due to inclement weather. Participants must abandon the race (and seek shelter) if ordered to do so by the race personnel, medical staff, fire or police personnel.
In addition, if you find that the conditions are unsafe at any time, please return to your vehicle or the closest enclosed shelter (e.g. bathroom building) immediately. Hear Indiana is not liable for injuries resulting from those who do not seek safe locations.