1. WHICH NON-PROFIT DOES THIS RACE SUPPORT?
Food Gatherers. This juggernaut supplies over 6.5 million pounds of food to the community every year, helps feed over 170 organizations, and is widely regarded as a pioneer in the food bank / rescue industry. So, yeah, we're pretty stoked about helping them out.
2. IS THIS COURSE USATF CERTIFIED?
3. WHERE DOES IT START?
In Gallup Park, by the Canoe Livery. There are entrances on Fuller Rd. and Geddes (just West of Huron Pkwy.)
4. CAN I REGISTER THE DAY OF THE RACE?
Yes. We will leave the online registration open until 6pm. However, shirts are not guaranteed.
5. WHAT TIME DO THE RACES START?
The Relay begins @6:00PM, and the 5K will begin @6:45PM.
6. HOW DOES THE RELAY WORK?
It is a 3-leg relay with hand-off points at the 1 mile, and 2 mile marker. The anchor leg is 1.1 miles.
7. IS THERE A SPECIAL CATEGORY FOR WALKERS?
Nope. Walkers are welcome, but we ask that they start in the back of the corral.
8. WHEN SHOULD I GET THERE?
Runners should plan for traffic, and try to arrive around 5:00-5:15. This will give you time to safety pin your bib, rub elbows with your running mates, and find a bathroom (we all know what happens before a race).
9. WHERE SHOULD I PARK?
Ample parking will be available in the Huron High School parking lot, and a crosswalk connects the parking lots.
10. WILL THERE BE BATHROOMS?
Yes. At least 2x port-o-johns will be provided, and there are park bathrooms available.
11. WHEN WILL THE RESULTS BE POSTED?
Results will be provided in real time here:
12. WILL THERE BE PHOTOS?
Yes. FREE PHOTOS will be sent directly to runners a day or two after the race (how cool is that?!)
13. AM I GUARANTEED A RACE SHIRT?
Every runner who signs up two weeks before the race is guaranteed a shirt. However, if you are unable to select a shirt on the website, that means we have maxed out our inventory. Shirts will likely sell out one week before the race. Registration prices will automatically reduce by $8 when shirts sell out.
14. WHAT WILL THE SHIRT LOOK LIKE?
15. I HAVE A MILLION RACE SHIRTS AND DON'T NEED ANOTHER ONE...
OK, that's not really a question, but here's a solution to your problem: we offer a registration discount of $8 if you would rather skip the shirt. However, we highly suggest checking out the shirt before declining.
16. IS THIS RACE CHIP TIMED?
17. WHAT IF IT RAINS?
Gallup Gallop runners are tough. This is a "rain or shine" event. However, in the event of dangerous conditions, like an electrical storm or tornado, we will reschedule.
18. CAN I RUN THE 5K AND THE RELAY?
Yes. In fact, all runners registering for the 5K get a relay entry for only $5. Please advise that the relay starts @6:00, and the 5K begins @6:45. All relay legs conclude within .5 miles of the start line.
19. IS THIS RACE WALKER-FRIENDLY?
Yes. With a course so beautiful, it's the runners that are the real suckers. They have less time to appreciate the surroundings.
20. WHAT IF I HAVE A QUESTION THAT YOU HAVEN'T ANSWERED?
a. I'm very sorry. b. email me directly: firstname.lastname@example.org