Safety & Support

Safety is no accident. For your part, walkers are expected to participate in a safe, responsible, and respectful manner. For The Prouty’s part, you can expect to be well supported by seasoned EMT’s provided by the Upper Valley Wilderness Response Team at each of the full SAGs to provide medical assistance. Additionally, bike-mounted safety patrols will patrol both the wooded and residential walks and are equipped to render first aid or to call for further medical assistance.

  • Emergency Contact: The Prouty™ will have four ambulance service companies on standby during the event. In the event of an emergency call 911. If you have any questions while on route contact The Prouty Incident Command Center at (603) 646-1593. 
  • Sidewalks: Residential walkers are expected to utilize sidewalks when available. When sidewalks are not available, please remember to walk on the left side of the roadway (unless directed otherwise) facing oncoming automobile traffic. 
  • Crosswalks: Look both ways before crossing any street and obey all posted traffic signs. Be predictable by making use of all designated crosswalks and crossing lights whenever they are available. 
  • Be Visible: Wear bright colored clothing, even during the daytime. 
  • 3pm route assistance ends: Participants are free to start on their own being mindful that SAG support ends at 3:00pm; and you will need to return to the Prouty venue by 4pm. Timed checkpoints will be in effect to help return late-day walkers, please plan accordingly.
  • SAG Closing Times: Please pay particular attention to the closing times of each SAG stop on your designated route and plan your trip accordingly. This is especially important to those walkers who are combining multiple routes together.
  • Sun Screen: Bring plenty of sunscreen for you and family members.

  • Water Bottles: Remember to bring your own water bottle and stay hydrated throughout the day utilizing the many water stops available to you.
  • Insect Repellent: Wooded walkers should plan on bringing insect repellent and as a precaution, remember to check for ticks at the end of the day.
  • Dog Owners/Handlers: Dogs are allowed at The Prouty subject to the following restrictions and canine courtesies outlined below.

    1. By signing the event release, dog owners agree to assume all liability for any injuries or damage caused by their dog while participating in The Prouty.
    2. Dogs that are aggressive or display improper canine behavior will be asked to leave the event.
    3. On the day of The Prouty, dogs must be licensed and up to date on vaccinations, including but not limited to rabies, bordetella, and distemper shots.
    4. Dogs must be under control at all times and on a leash (non-retractable and 6′ or shorter).
    5. Dogs are NOT permitted in the Richmond Middle School or within the Food Tent.
    6. Dog owners must clean up after their dogs and are expected to bring waste bags.
    7. When using a Prouty shuttle bus, dog owners should board last . . . LAST ON, FIRST OFF!