Can I leave and come back to the Festival later? Yes! Run Participants are allowed re-entry throughout the day with their Festival Wristband, which you will receive at Packet Pickup.
Can I pick up someone else’s packet? Yes! You may pick up someone else’s bib, t-shirt, and Festival Wristband, 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.
Are strollers welcome in the race? Yes, but please start towards the back of the crowd.
Will there by water on the course? Yes, there will be two water stations!
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 on your bib when you pick up your race packet.
Will I receive a confirmation when I register? Yes! You will receive confirmation from Active.com
Can I get a refund if I am unable to participate? Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds; however, you can still pick-up 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 and refreshments will be provided. 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.
Where is the Awards Ceremony? The Awards will be held OUTSIDE the festival gate near the Finish Area! 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 able to pick up for you!
What if I didn’t pick up my packet? If you do not pick-up 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? 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 starts and 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, Post Race Food and Awards are all available at near the Finish Line (outside the Festival Gate).