What To Bring With You / Rules & Regulations

Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring suntan lotion! You may also wish to bring sunglasses and a cap to shade your face (souvenir caps are available in some areas). If you're seated on the beach or grass, bring a blanket. They also make good bleacher pads. Due to how quickly weather can change in Detroit - choose among your t-shirts, long-sleeves or windbreakers when leaving for the event. Remember that a small breeze off the river can make this area a few degrees cooler than the outlying cities. Same as you would prepare for most any day-long outing.
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • NO Open-Toe or mocassin-type shoes in the Pit Area!
  • No coolers are allowed in the pit area(s) and Grand Stands.
  • NO carry-in alcohol.
  • NO tailgating or picnics in parking areas.
  • NO glass.
  • NO alcoholic beverages are permitted into the pit compounds until the river has closed to racing for the day. This is a NO TOLERANCE rule.
  • Absolutely NO SMOKING in the pit areas. This is a NO TOLERANCE rule, as Jet-A and methanol fuels are stored here.

In consideration of the viewing rights of others, all photographers are requested to photograph while sitting in your seat.

The DRE reserves the right to deny access or to remove any person without proper tickets or credentials and any person who is disruptive.


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