Unfortunately we cannot allow early (or late) starts at any of our events. Because of the necessity to obtain event permits for the city for use of the streets for our events we are required to maintain a tight schedule of when we are on the course. As such we cannot allow individuals on a race course before an official start time. The courses would not be secured by police and for longer events there would be no aid stations, etc. Your request might seem simple, but multiplied by the number of runners in an event can quickly become unmanageable.