I have been getting some emails about the water bottle situation and there seems to be some confusion. We will be providing each runner with a water bottle. You may also bring your own. You can have as many water bottles as you would like. You can fill them with the beverage of your choice prior to the race or you can have one of the volunteers fill them with water or Powerade during the race. There will be tables where you can keep your bottles. We will also provide runners with a means to identify their bottles (we will probably use those stick-on name tags and you can write your bib number on them with a marker).
As for drinking, my advice is to grab your bottle on your way past the table, and carry it with you for a lap or two. Then just put it back on the table when you're done. The volunteers will keep the bottles in the right order and make sure they are filled if you want more. I know this sounds a bit confusing but it will all work smoothly on race-day.
One final word of advice on this subject: make sure to stay properly hydrated. It is deceptively cool inside the Pettit Center and I would recommend taking in plenty of liquids.