Race Day Questions
Can I wear headphones, bring my dog/other animal, ride a bicycle or push a stroller?
We understand that many runners need headphones to aid in their running concentration, or distraction. Headphones are allowed but not recommended for safety purposes. Dogs or animals of any kind, and bicycles (aside from our bike escorts) are not allowed, strictly for safety reasons. Strollers are allowed ONLY in the Twilight 5K race.
What is the weather usually like on race day?
Average High: 70 degrees F
Average Morning Rel Humidity: 79.0%
Average Low: 45 degrees F
Average Afternoon Rel Humidity: 50.0%
Mean Temp: 57 degrees F
Typical Sky Cover: Overcast
Where is my timing chip?
The MYLAPS BibTag ThinTag is an ultra-thin, lightweight, disposable chip
that is applied to the back of your race bib. The ThinTag has a sponge that provides the necessary space between your body and the tag in wet conditions. This ultra-thin sponge has the unique feature that it only expands when it becomes wet. The BibTag system cannot be altered in any way prior to or during the event. Please DO NOT try to remove it. Please make sure you wear your bib on the FRONT of your body and on the outside of your clothing at all times during our events. Doing anything different may reduce the readability of your results.
The Kids Race is not timed and participants will not receive a bib, chip or results.
What time do the races start?
Saturday, May 27
6:30PM - Kids Race
8:00PM - Twilight 5K
8:10PM - Twilight 10K
Sunday, May 28
7:00AM - Madtown Half Marathon
Will Gear Check be available?
Yes, gear check is available. Be sure you put your bib number on your bag if using this service!
Please use either the official race bag or a bag no larger than a large plastic grocery bag for Gear Check.
For security reasons, please store your bags at the official Gear Check area ONLY. Do not leave bags at other locations in the Start/Finish area or anywhere along the course.
Where should I park?
Race Day Parking:
All downtown parking ramps will be open Saturday and Sunday. Street parking is also available for a fee on Saturday and is free on Sundays. See parking ramp locations.
Can a family member or friend cross the finish line with me?
No. For the safety of all participants as well as for the spectators, we cannot permit any non-participants to enter any part of the race course or finish line and recovery chute. Runners who disregard this rule will be disqualified.
How long is the course open?
The Twilight 5K and Twilight 10K courses are open until 9:45pm on Saturday; the Madtown Half Marathon course closes 3.5 hours after the last runner crosses the start line on Sunday.
How many water stations are there? What types of products are available?
See our Aid Station information
for details on locations and products.
Will there be medical support along the course? What should I do if I need medical assistance?
There will be ambulances and medical personnel at the start line, finish line and on roving bikes on the course. If you need medical attention, find the nearest aid station, bearing in mind you may have just passed it. If you are not able to make it to an aid station by yourself, notify a volunteer, spectator or another runner to notify the nearest aid station of your location and condition. Aid stations will have the ability to contact the race's medical staff to provide you with help.
Where are restrooms located?
There are a bank of restrooms available near the start line, near the Post-Race Party and at every aid station along the course.
How will course conditions be communicated during the race?
Colored flags will be located at each aid station, on all race vehicles at the intersections on the course, and at the finish line area to alert runners to changing course and weather conditions. In cases of emergency, please follow the instructions below. In rare instances, it may be necessary to either close the race course or re-route participants. If this occurs, it is being done for the safety of the participants and volunteers.
Extreme and dangerous conditions or course emergency. Participation stopped, seek shelter immediately. Follow directions from public safety officials, race staff and volunteers.
The race is stopped. Finish times will not be published and no awards are given after a red flag. Runners should go to the nearest aid station for shuttle transfer to the finish line.
Less than ideal conditions
Slow down & drink plenty of fluids
Enjoy the event, but stay alert!
What if I fall behind the course closure pace?
Pace times are based on gun time, not GPS or chip time. If you fall behind the pace, you will be directed to the sidewalks off the official course and may continue at your own risk but without race support. You will not receive a finisher medal.
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