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Updated January 19, 2013

Definition: A corral is a sectioned area at a race's starting line, where race participants are grouped according to their expected finishing time. The fastest runners are usually in the first corrals and the slowest runners are in the corrals at the back.

Races that have corrals will also give runners timing devices, usually on their race bib or to attach to their shoe, so the time that it takes for them to cross the starting line is not included in their final race time.

Also see: Starting Line Tips
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