And Other Elements of Nature
If you have a reaction to poison oak or bees (other than the usual: Run Away!) please bring medication as these Elements of Nature have been known to be found outdoors.
I highly recommend that you buy some Tecnu, which breaks down the oils from exposure to poison oak, and have it in your finish line drop bag along with a few washcloths to wash and then dry off your legs and arms as soon as you finish the race.
(more photos of the nasty stuff to come)