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.
MEDICAL COORDINATOR: RAY CASTLE, PHD, ATC, LAT
Ray has been the director of the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training at LSU since 2002 and also serves as associate professor of professional practice at LSU. He has had an impressive career as a licensed athletic trainer and has served on many professional boards and committees. Ray has also been heavily involved in large-scale athletic event coverage, including the 1992 US Olympic Track & Field Trials, 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, Louisiana Marathon, Boston Marathon, and Ironman Texas Triathlon.
THANK YOU TO OUR MEDICAL PARTNER: THE BONE & JOINT CLINIC OF BATON ROUGE
Orthopedic Specialists in Baton Rouge
The Bone and Joint Clinic of Baton Rouge was the first Baton Rouge orthopedic clinic, established in 1948. In nearly 70 years of service to South Louisiana we have grown to a family of 14 specialized orthopedic physicians and a friendly, caring support staff. We offer same day appointments and three convenient locations to serve you in Baton Rouge, Prairieville, and Walker.