Weather forecasts are monitored prior to the event with a focus on the possibility of heavy rain, ice, snow, thunder, lightning, high winds and/or extreme temperatures. If necessary, athletes are made aware of these predictions on The Candy Race website in the days leading up to the event, as well as the Facebook page on the day of the event. These messages will allow participants to adequately prepare for severe weather during the race, as well as possible course alterations.
On race day, the race director will monitor the weather and make a decision if any action needs to be taken to modify the course. Possible scenarios include: change of start time on the scheduled date, modification of the race format, change of race date or cancellation of the event. No refunds are given should the event cancel due to weather. For any event cancellation due to weather a decision will be made with the city police.
Wet, slick roadways standing water and poor visibility due to heavy rains may require rerouting or shortening the course.
Visible lightning will cause the race to be postponed for a minimum of 15 minutes. Additional sightings will continue to delay the race in 15 minute increments.
If high winds are present, extra care is taken to secure race signage, start and finish areas, mile markers, fencing, banners, timing clocks and other equipment.