You have questions? We have answers!
Q: What time should I plan to arrive?
A: Participants should plan to allow plenty of time to get to the race start. The kids’ race begins at 8:00 a.m. and the 10k/5k will start together at 8:15 a.m. Athletes should expect to arrive no later than 7:30am to allow for parking, visiting concessions and vendors, and walking to the race start area.
Q: How much does registration cost?
A: Please see the breakdown on our registration page.
Q: Is there a charge if I choose to be timed?
A: All participants will have chip timers attached to the front of their race bib. The charge for chip timing is included in your registration fee.
Q: Is there a runner corral for timed runners?
A: We will not have a runner corral for the 2020 event. Please line up according to your time and estimated pace per mile. We encourage only the fast runners (5-7 min per mile pace) to line up at the front of the start. Walkers please line up at the back for your own safety.
Q: Can I walk?
A: Yes, we have lots of walkers. We ask walkers to start at the back of the pack. The race course officially closes at 10:30a.m., which means walkers have approximately 2.5 hours to complete the course.
Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: Yes, well-socialized, non-aggressive dogs are welcome. Dogs may come as spectators with their owners or they may participate in the event with their owners. Dog owners are solely responsible for their pets’ actions and must agree to follow the Dog/Stroller Policy* for the safety of all participants. *Please see Dog/Stroller Policy at bottom of page.
Q: Is skating or cycling allowed?
A: As they travel at a higher speed, for the safety of others, rollerblades, Heelies, roller skates, scooters and bicycles are not allowed.
Q. Is there a place I can leave my jacket, bag, etc.?
A. Due to the size of the event, a gear check is NOT AVAILABLE to general event attendees. Participants are encouraged to keep their gear with them at all times.
Q: Can someone else pick up my packet?
A: Yes. The person picking up the packet(s) will need the participant’s name.
Q: Can I use my own chip for timing?
A: No. The disposable timing tag will be on the front of your timed runner bib.
Q: Is there assistance available if I can’t do the whole course?
A: Yes, we have paramedics, radio operators and police officers patrolling the course. If you need assistance, just ask a volunteer or an officer for help. We also have water stops and restrooms located on the course.
Q: Are baby strollers allowed?
A: Absolutely, we welcome parents with children in strollers to participate!
Q: Are there concessions available?
A: The race will provide water and fruit for our participants at no charge. Other vendors and sponsors often provide additional refreshments.
Q: What if it rains or if there is bad weather?
A: No matter what the weather, the race will go on unless it is unsafe! Any possible weather delays will be communicated via email and on our Facebook page. Please “like” our Facebook page for all important announcements.
Q: What happens to the proceeds from the event?
A: Proceeds from the event benefit The Children's Village.
Q: Where do I park?
A: Please park along the side streets or across in the Bergfeld Center. Please do not park on College Street.
Participants with dogs and/or strollers should line up at the back of the run/walk pack. Let the runners get up ahead so all may enjoy the course safely.
We recommend participants with dogs and/or strollers walk the course, however if you choose to run the course with your dog/stroller, please use extreme caution for the safety of your child, your dog and others running around you. We want all pups, kids and participants to complete the course safely.
Only dogs who are well-socialized with other dogs and people should be brought to the event. For the safety of all, please use your good judgment knowing your dog’s personality and behaviors.
Dog owner/handlers must be 18 years of age or older.
Dog owners/handlers may only be responsible for one dog at a time during the event.
All dogs must be on an appropriate leash at all times. Fixed length/static leashes not longer than 3 feet should be used to prevent a hazard to other participants.
Dog owner/handler is expected to be a responsible dog owner, provide appropriate water and pick up after their pet at all times.