Frequently asked questions

 

Q: Is there an age minimum or maximum for the race?

A: No. Our race is open to all ages (half marathon is 8 or older). A bib number is required for every participant.

 

Q: What type of course is it?

A: 100% paved.

 

Q: Where do I park?

A: Downtown Healdsburg has plenty of free parking.  Give yourself plenty of time!

 

Q: What do I need on Race Day?

A:  All participants  must wear their bibs and have them clearly displayed while running. Your bib will have tear tags for race shirt and post-race meal and wine glass.

 

Q: What’s my bib number?

A: Our timing company is assigning bib numbers. You’ll find out when you pick up your packet at the Expo.

 

Q: Where and When do I pick up my race packet?

A: Expo and Packet Pick Up at Fleet Feet Santa Rosa on October 13th from 10am - 6:00pm. Or race morning at Healdsburg City Hall at 6am. We strongly recommend picking up your packet at Fleet Feet on the 13th.

 

Q: Can someone else pick up my packet for me?

A: Yes, you must bring a copy of that persons ID. Please bring your ID the morning of the event if you missed Saturday. No ID = No Race.

 

Q: I lost my race registration confirmation. What do I do?

A:  Our timing company will have lists available at packet pick-up to look up your info.

 

Q: Can I get a refund?

A: Sorry, no refunds or transfers are allowed.

 

Q: Will there be Aid Stations on the course?

A: Yes. We will have water and hydration stations every 2 - 3 miles. Portable restrooms will be located at every aid station. Ambulance will be on the course and at the Finish Line. Medical tent will also be available at the finish.

 

Q: Timing?

A: The race will be chipped timed, so your time starts when you step on the mat at the Starting Line of the race.  No Bib = No Race.

 

Q: Where will Race Results be posted?

A: Race Results will be posted after the race by our timing company,

 

Q: Is there a course time limit?

A: Yes. There is a strict 3.5 hour time limit for the half marathon..

Participants can stay on the course and proceed as pedestrians but the roads need to be reopened to traffic. It's always a good idea to carry your own fluids as well as a map of the course, since mile markers and other course signs may be taken down while you're still on the course. Some of the race amenities may not be available after this time period. We make every effort to keep the race course amenities and finish line open until the final runner crosses the line.  However, it is difficult to ensure all finish line festivities will be available. More importantly, try not to worry about how your performance compares to the other participants. Running in a race is all about setting a goal and achieving it, and the only person you should be competing against is yourself. So whether you come in first or last, you're still accomplishing something major. 

 

Q: I can’t run, can I give my entry to someone else?

A: Sorry, we do not allow transfers.

 

Q: I have friends that would like to volunteer, can they help?

A: YES!  Any help would be great and ensures that our event will run more smoothly. Please contact event.

 

Q: Are strollers, baby carriers or backpacks allowed on the course?

A: No.

 

Q: Are bikes, roller skates, or skateboards allowed on the course?

A: No.

 

Q: Are pets allowed on the course?

A: No. The only exception are service dogs.