The flag will be there...
Why doesn't everyone just do this?!!!
Haha I guess that sounded trite...I mean in relation to other sprints where if you dumbly go to the center of the circle you're trapped, or the flag is above/below you, or on the other side of a wall, or some such nonsense.
Anders Nordberg would say this all the time, as part of his advice not to waste time reading control descriptions. "Just run to the center of the circle." That works the vast majority of the time.