– It is important to secure the location for the event well in advance of the event. Once you have secured the location you will be able to develop the course specifications. Typical locations have included Park and Ride lots, large parking areas at conference centers, industrial parks, sports arenas and municipal parking lots. At the Connecticut roadeo, a Park and Ride lot was used. This lot measured 333’ by 195’ or approximately 65,000 sf, for the cutaway vehicle category. You will also need space for automobile parking and spectator area. You may want to get a Special Event Liability policy to cover your agency. – This toolkit includes a rough layout of a course with . Actual location and sequence of obstacles will depend on the dimensions of the lot. You will have to decide which obstacles are to be used and the sequence of how the obstacles are to be laid out. To assist with the layout of each obstacle, the North Carolina DOT and North Carolina Transit Association provided us with measurements for each obstacle. We suggest laying out the course in advance of the event in case adjustments are needed and to test timing. In laying out the course you will need one vehicle, approximately twelve cones, a can of spray paint and a tape measure. Set up each obstacle starting at the beginning of the course. Once the obstacle is set-up, spray the corners of each cone so that cones can be placed on the day of the event and then move on to the next obstacle. In some cases, the course is set-up one day in advance. This will depend on the availability of the location. Completing the course set-up on the day before the event will make the day of the event much easier and enable you to have a day of practice. – We have provided a suggested list of equipment you will need to build a course of 10 obstacles as shown in the rough layout referenced above. – As recommended in this toolkit, you will find setting up the course the day before the event will make the day of the event run smoother. In the case of Connecticut, Saturday was set-up and practice day. Transit agencies were assigned 30-minute segments for practice. Some locations may choose to not have the drivers practice or see the course until the day of the event. In any case it may be wise to have security at the location overnight to prevent drivers walking or driving the course and just for security reasons so that none of the equipment is removed.