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Re: GPS ?
With all of the GPS's I've seen, you would either have to pre-run the course, or find somebody using the same model as you that has run the course before(providing it was computer programmable) and upload the course route to follow. Another possibility would be if the race promoters had the route saved in a GPS downloadable format online.
Otherwise all you could really get would be waypoints in the middle of the desert with a straight line direct route to get there which wouldn't follow the course. It still would be a nice thing to have with you in case you got off course and got lost or something (especially at night).
I've never raced so I don't have experience with plotting a race course on GPS, but I do use GPS all summer long while fighting wildland fires to find my way in and out of unfamiliar locations, and to find hot spots that they have found with heat seeking flights at night. (all they give us sometimes is a gps coordinate to find, which is usually only good to get us within 60 feet or so).Good luck, I'm sure some of the experienced desert racers here can give you more info. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]