Event is Rain or Shine!!!
I was wondering if jog strollers were welcome in the race? Yes, but please start towards the back of the crowd.
Can I pick up someone else’s packet? Each participant will be sent a link to their virtual race bag full of great offers from our partners and sponsors via email on March 14, 2016. They will be able to access the virtual race bag online from March 14-25, 2016. Participants will still need to pick up their bib, t-shirt and Festival ticket. You may pick up someone else’s bib, t-shirt and Festival ticket, you just have to sign for it.
Can I run with headphones? Yes, but please be aware of your surroundings and control the volume of your headphones so you can still hear race officials at all times.
Will there by water on the course? Yes, there will be two water stations! One at Monroe and King St. and one on Devine St.
Where should I park? Please park at the USC Parking Garage located at the corner of Blossom St. and Bull St.
Where is my Chip? You will receive a disposable Chip when you pick up your race packet.
Will I receive a confirmation when I register? Only participants who register online will receive an email confirmation.
Can I get a refund if I am unable to participate? Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds; however, you can still pickup your race packet which will include the official t-shirt and festival entry wristband!
What happens at the end of the race? The event finishes outside of the Festival Gate and there will be water provided. Post Race Food will be provided in MLK Park which is in the Kids Area of the Festival. You will not need your Festival Wristband in this area. If you choose to walk through the festival to get to your car you WILL NEED your Festival Wristband! Participants may leave and return with their wristband. Participant’s wrist bands will then be cut off at the gate when they enter the festival after 11 a.m.
Where is the Awards Ceremony? The Awards will be held OUTSIDE the festival gate this year! Awards will be given out at the MLK Park Stage which is the Kids Area of the Festival. This is a free area of the festival and we encourage you to invite your friends and family! Awards will begin at approximately 10 a.m.
What if I am unable to stay for the Awards but I WON something? You must be present at the awards ceremony to claim your award. Friends and family are NOT permitted to pick up awards for you and there will NOT be an alternate time to collect awards.
What if I didn’t pick up my packet? If you do not pickup those items PRIOR to the START of the race you forfeit your t-shirt and Festival ticket. Please check the Packet Pickup page of the web site for location and times.
Will the Race be rescheduled in the event of rain or bad weather? This is a RAIN or SHINE event. Thank you for your participation. It can be fun to run in the rain, right?
What is a Race Packet and why do I need to pick it up early? In addition to the virtual race bag of offers from our partners and sponsors which you can access online, your Race Packet includes your Bib (fancy name for race number), Festival Wristband (for entry to the St. Pat’s in Five Points Festival) and t-shirt. It is best to pick this up prior to the morning of the event if you can to avoid the rush the morning of the Race. Check the Packet Pickup page for times and details.
What do I do with the Race Bib (race number)? Please attach the Bib to the front of your shirt on all four corners with safety pins (provided at packet pickup). You must wear your number.
I am running the race and my family wants to cheer me on. Does each one need to buy a ticket? The run finishes outside of the Festival Gate so they are welcome to cheer you on along Devine St. The Parade immediately follows the race so take a seat on Devine St. and enjoy that as well! Water is available at the Finish Line (outside the Festival Gate). Post Race Food and Awards Ceremony is held at MLK Park which is the Kids Area and a FREE part of the Festival!