DO YOU LIMIT THE NUMBER OF RUNNERS IN EACH RACE?
The Half Marathon and 10 Miler are limited to 1,100 runners. The 5K is limited to 300 runners.
WILL YOU HAVE PACERS?
There are no pacers currently for the Half Marathon, 10 Miler, or 5K events. We will assign runners to corrals based on their anticipated finish times. Assignments will be included in your race confirmation email that you will receive the week of the race. Corrals with pace signs will be marked in the start chute. Please report to your assigned corral area. The faster runners will be in the front, the slower runners will be in the back.
CAN I HAVE CELL PHONES, FRIENDS, STROLLERS, DOGS ON THE COURSE?
We encourage you to invite friends and family to cheer you on along the course, but they are only allowed to run with you if they are registered runners. Per USA Track & Field rules, elements that could impede the safety of runners, such as bikes, skates, skateboards, strollers and pets on the course, are not allowed. The safety of our runners is our number one priority. By signing or clicking ’I Accept’ on any Northshore Half Marathon registration race waiver, you are agreeing to abide by the Rules of Competition.
CAN I WEAR HEADPHONES?
Participants will be able to use listening devices during the running of the Half Marathon, 10 Miler, or 5K, but they do so at their own risk. Runner safety is, and will continue to be, the priority for all of our events. To ensure a safe and enjoyable race for everyone, we ask that you please be mindful of the other participants and race personnel.
You MUST be aware of your surroundings at all times and this includes being able to hear any verbal warnings/instructions from police/course officials or the sound of any vehicles and other participants on the course. The abuse of portable headphone devices can result in disqualification. Abuse refers to being so distracted that you become a hazard to yourself, your fellow participants, spectators, course marshals, finish line officials, medical personnel, other race officials, police personnel or vehicle traffic.
Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. We must constantly consider the safety of all our participants, volunteers and spectators and review this rule as well as others in order to ensure the continued safety of our participants.
CAN I SWITCH RACES?
Yes, you may switch to any race. Fees may apply for any race distance change. Race bibs are assigned according to what race you are registered for. If you do not officially change your registered distance, your time scoring will not be accurate and you may not receive the appropriate finisher medal.
The Transfer Event option can be found by logging on to RunSignUp, navigating to Profile > Upcoming Events > Manage Registration > Transfer Event. The Transfer Event option can be either located on the top of the page or on the left of the page.
WHAT IF I LOSE SOMETHING THE DAY OF THE RACE?
Lost & Found is located near the awards area. After the event, please contact email@example.com to see if items were turned in. Clothing items left in the start areas and along the course are immediately donated to charity and are not kept in Lost & Found.
CAN I DEFER MY ENTRY TO NEXT YEAR?
Yes, you may defer your entry to the next event year for a fee until 10 days prior to race weekend. After that date deferrals are not allowed. You will find the option to defer your entry by going to your RunSignUp account: Profile -> My Registered Races -> Manage Registration -> Defer Registration.
CAN I GIVE/SELL MY NUMBER TO ANOTHER RUNNER?
Entries are transferable, but must be done through our registration site, RunSignUp. Transfers are allowed until 10 days prior to the event and do not incur any fees from us. Completing the transfer through our system is MANDATORY. This is for the safety of the runner as well as necessary to satisfy insurance requirements of the event. If a runner collapses or is otherwise injured during the race and is running as someone else, we would not have emergency information available for them. This could result in further injury. Instructions on how to transfer to another runner can be found HERE.
CAN I TRANSFER MY ENTRY TO ANOTHER FRESHJUNKIE RACING EVENT?
You can transfer your race entry to another race owned by FRESHJUNKIE Racing as long as registration for the desired race is open and you are more than 10 days out from the race you are currently registered for. A list of FRESHJUNKIE Racing events and calendar can be found here. Completing these transfers may incur costs depending on what event(s) you are transferring to and from. You can find instructions on how to complete a transfer to another FRESHJUNKIE Racing owned event by clicking HERE.
WHY HAVEN’T I RECEIVED AN EMAIL CONFIRMATION?
Note: If you did not receive your confirmation make sure to check the spam folder in your email client. You will always be able to resend the registration confirmation for any registrations associated with your Profile (including any sub-accounts of yours) by following these steps:
1. Sign In to RunSignUp
2. Go to your Profile
3. See your events under Upcoming Events
4. Click Resend Confirmation next to the registration that you would like to resend the confirmation email
5. Check the email listed in your Profile for your registration confirmation
HOW CAN I SEE IF I’M REGISTERED?
Registration confirmation is available online. You may confirm a registration by using the Find A Participant menu option on this page.
WHERE DOES MY REGISTRATION FEE GO?
Your registration fee helps to pay for the necessary permits, venue rentals, equipment, vehicles, infrastructure, staffing, insurance, police, awards, SWAG, supplies, bibs, medals, shirts, and chip timing to produce all race-related events. Portions of every registration fee are also directed to the Run Gulf Coast Fund which supports Ainsley's Angels and many other local charities.
CLICK HERE for Packet Pickup Information.
MAIL MY BIB SWAG PICKUP
If you paid to have your bib mailed to you, you will NOT need to attend Packet Pickup before the race starts. We will have your shirt and any other SWAG items available for you to pick up AFTER you finish the race. On race day, once you have finished, you can collect your SWAG items from the "Mail My Bib Swag Pickup" tent. You are welcome to attend a pre-race Packet Pickup as well, but it is not necessary.
IS THERE A PLACE TO DROP BAGS AT THE START LINE?
No. Due to the close proximity of the parking area, no gear check is provided.
WHERE SHOULD I PARK ON RACE DAY?
There is plenty of parking on Race Day near the start/finish line. Park entrance fees are included in your race registration. Parking attendants will be on-site race morning directing traffic and ensuring you park appropriately.
START & FINISH
WHERE DOES THE RACE START AND FINISH?
The Half Marathon, 10 Miler, and 5K will start and finish in Fontainebleau State Park near the large pavilions along the waterfront. If you enter the park on the main road and continue straight, you can't miss it. Detailed maps are posted online and emailed to all registered runners prior to the event.
WILL THERE BE CORRALS?
Yes. The corrals are self-seeded by anticipated pace per mile. The faster runners will be in the front, the slower runners will be in the back around the traffic circle.
WHERE CAN I MEET MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS AFTER THE RACE?
The easiest way to find your family and friends after the race is to have a plan beforehand. Picking an area near the pavilions in the post-race area or in the parking lot by your vehicle are good options.
COURSE AND RULES OF THE ROAD
IS THERE A TIME LIMIT FOR THE RACES?
City permits limit the race time available to participants. The Half Marathon course will be closed at 3:30 (16:00 minute/mile pace). No race services including medical, aid stations or traffic control are available beyond this pace.
In order to ensure safety, a Sweep Vehicle follows the race route to pick up participants who are unable to maintain this pace on a consistent basis. Participants are required to board the Sweep Van when so instructed by Race Officials. Course Marshals are instructed to retrieve bibs of all participants who refuse to board the van when instructed to do so.
WHY IS THERE A TIME LIMIT?
In order to comply with city permits, streets crossing the route must be reopened to vehicular traffic on a set schedule.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY PACE IS SLOWER THAN THE ALLOTTED TIME?
If you are caught by the Sweep Vehicle traveling at the 16:00 minute/mile pace, you MUST board the Sweep Van accompanying this vehicle for transport to the finish area. For your safety, the Police Department does not allow runners to continue in the streets once the course has been re-opened to traffic. Keep in mind that race services, including water stations and medical aid, will be discontinued once the Sweep Vehicle comes through.
WHAT IS NOT ALLOWED ON THE COURSE?
For the safety of our runners the following is not allowed: going backward, runners not wearing a race number, animals, bicycles, roller skates, roller blades, hand-crank chairs, wheeled vehicles and push-rim wheelchairs.
Receiving outside assistance of any kind is not allowed. Outside assistance consists of, but is not limited to: receiving fluids, gels, food or any personal items from someone not serving in an official race capacity; receiving pacing assistance from any person that is not a registered participant of the race.
Abusive behavior or language directed toward any other participant, volunteer, police officer, or staff member is also not allowed.
Any of these rules infractions can result in a time penalty or race disqualification. The discretion and final ruling resides with the Race Director.
IS THERE ENERGY GEL AVAILABLE ON THE COURSE?
No energy gels are provided for either distance race. Water and Powerade are provided at water stations. Half Marathon runners will pass 10 water stations. 10 Miler runners will pass 6 water stations. 5K runners will pass 2 water stations.
WHAT SPORTS BEVERAGE WILL BE ON THE COURSE?
Water and Powerade are provided at water stations on the Half Marathon, 10 Miler, and 5K courses.