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All general 3W FAQs can be found HERE.

For this race specifically:

This is my FIRST event.  I have a lot of questions...
THAT IS AMAZING!  We're so happy to have you join us.  Did you know that 30% of racers report that is their first time racing, too?  Email the race director if you ever have a question that isn't answered here.

The other runners participating next to you are some pretty remarkable people and we KNOW that they will be encouraging and supportive if you have questions on race day - just ask someone standing next to you!  You may just make a new friend!

You call this a "13er." What is the true distance of the race and why does my GPS read something different?
The '13er' course is a true 13.1 miles, also known as a 'half marathon."
The 5k course is 3.1 miles. The 10k is 6.2 miles.
All courses are measured using industry-standard, MECHANICAL equipment (e.g. Jones Counter).  By this measurement, the actual surface of the course is measured, not digital estimations which are used in GPS technology.  For this reason, your GPS watch recorded distance may vary from the true 3.1 or 13.1 miles of the actual course.

I can't remember if I'm actually registered.  How can I check?
To look up the participant list for any race, click on the "REGISTER" button for that event.  On the registration page you will find a blue tab labeled, "Find a Participant."  Click there and you will be able to search the list of registered runners.  This applies to runners who registered through our site.
If you didn't get a confirmation email, chances are that your email address was typed into the software erroneously.  In that case, please email us and we'll help make the fix!

I'm a walker and will take longer than the course cut off time.  Does this mean I can't participate in the fun event?
Walkers are welcome and we'll do everything we can to include you in our very fun day!  Although the course may 'close' at a certain time to accommodate City or other requirements, we will start you earlier than the rest so that you can finish before the closure time.  If this is the case for you, email us in advance!

May I participate with my stroller?
Check the specific 'course info' page regarding elevation and course surface.  Strollers are welcome but we recommend you have a jogging stroller to accommodate the packet gravel parts of the course. If you can push it, you can bring it!

If your child stays in the stroller the whole race, no, you do NOT have to register them as a separate participant. 

Our rule is, if they are using their own two feet to participate in one of our races, then, YES, you do need to register them. This is due to safety, participant counts for city permits and calculation of materials needed for the race!

May I participate with my dog?
No. Please leave your furry friend at home. We run through part of a nature preserve that DOES NOT allow dogs! 

Do you have pacers on the course?
Nope.  You're welcome to wear your watch.  :)

I picked up my shirt and now I'd like a different size.  What can I do?
Bring your unworn shirt to the race.  As soon as the race starts, we open 'shirt exchange' with any shirts that were unclaimed.  You can trade out your unused shirt for a different size, as long as supplies last.

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