<b>Ileneforward Rule</b>: The welcoming committee shall consist of an attractive female in a string bikini. She must rise from the hot tub and warmly embrace newly arrived teammates.<br><br><b>DAAve Rule</b>: Astrophysicists are not allowed to drive the van, and should be assigned personal assistants to look after their personal belongings (i.e. shorts).<br><br><b>Mustang Sal Rule</b>: Runners must demurely deny any intention of racing and then proceed to blow away pre-race pace estimates.<br><br><b>Maggie</b> (world's nicest doggie) <b>Rule</b>: Stay out of the pool! If perchance you stray into the pool, GET OUT IMMEDIATELY!<br><br><b>SkipAZ Rule</b>: Racing 'till you burp is frowned upon, but tolerated; racing to the point of hospitalization is verboten!<br><br><b>Perchcreek Rule</b>: No matter how disarmingly & delightful a North Carolinan may be, do not allow him to run more than 2 miles on the morning of the race. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br><b>Soundie Rule</b>: Assign the hottest female to the finishing anchor spot when crowds and media are on hand -- bonus points for body jewelry!<br><br><b>Dirt Rule:</b> Every relay team must have an ultramarathon wacko. They provide "cred" for the team, despite their idiosyncracies. Plus, they are used to going without sleep and don't take up much room (sitting up) in the van.<br><br><b>Fastforward Rule:</b> Treat all female teammates with Sir Lancelot charm. Accept race baton with a diffident air, then turn and mow down competitors with authority.<br><br><b>Ellen Rule:</b> The home base Queen of Hospitality shall be honored with team members' sincere efforts to clean up after multiple meals and showers.<br><br><b>Econo Rule:</b> The van must be equipped with a muzzle for all economists, to silence excited pre- and post-race chitter-chatter.<br><br><b>Evanflein Rules I and II:</b> Stock the van with smelling salts for swooning male teammates of Alaskan Scandanavian Amazons. Also, no post-race run may exceed 15 miles.<br><br><b>mcsolar rule:</b> the race captain must exhibit the proper blend of patience, diplomacy, lanky good looks, and wicked humor. and run insanely fast.<br><br><b>San Soos Rule:</b> Every team must have a beautiful forest sprite who runs like the wind and engenders admiration from competing teams. Have a sharpie ready so she can sign autographs!