FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Pre-Race

How do I confirm registration?
What about my personalized bib?

We order our bibs a month prior to race day, for the opportunity to have your first name on your bib, please register at least one month out from race day.

Age Requirements

You must be at least 12 years old to participate in the Half Marathon or 5K + 10K Challenge and at least 8 years old to participant in the 5K or 10K.

Walker Friendly? Course Time Limits

Half Marathon = 3 hrs 30 minutes (16:00 min per mile) – Must maintain this pace or will be subject to being removed from course or asked to continue on the sidewalk or trail.

10K = 2 hrs (19:19 min per mile) Walker Friendly

5K = (19:19 min per mile) – Walker Friendly

View Race Rules

Can a Friend pick up a packet?

A friend can pick up your packet, they will need a copy of the runner’s confirmation email . Anyone can pickup a total of two (2) packets at a time with a copy of the participants photo ID. This can be a text message picture of the ID or an email confirmation.

Packet pickup details

What are the Race Rules?
What about the weather?

The expo and race will go on with rain or wind. In the event there is lightning, there could be a delay, course distance change, or cancelation. Please always check your email box for race morning changes or our Facebook page for updates.

Medal Heads

For full details, click here

Challenge Medals

Once you complete your 10K and 5K, please visit the registration tent on race day to receive your Challenge medal.

What is gear check?

Before you run, drop-off your pre-race/post-race clothing and belongings at the Gear Check. While you run, your gear will be held at Gear Check. Please note: DO NOT leave valuables, cash or jewelry in your gear bag. The event is not responsible for any lost items. Gear bags must be claimed before 12:00 pm on race day.

Gear check info

Wearing your bib (WHERE to wear it to ensure photos):

Please wear your bib on the front and center of your shirt or outermost layer. This will make it visible for course photographers so that you can take advantage of the free race photos. It will also help the timing maps properly read your timing chip.

How do I volunteer?

We ❤ our volunteers! Use this link to sign up and help out at Best Damn Race.

Runner Tracking

Have a runner or two that you want to track? Use the link below to follow; based on last name or bib number.

Track Runner

Race Photos

With each BDR, you get free race photos! Make sure your bib is pinned to the front of your shirt, keep an eye out for the photographers and smile! You can view yours here (and past years too!).

Change Race Distance

You can change your race distance, to a shorter distance or a longer distance. Use the link below (“Transfer to Another Event”), you will need to pay the difference if there is an increase; but our race fees are non-refundable so there are no refunds.

More info here

On Course Support
What is a pacer?

At BDR, we will have pacers available to help you reach your race pace! Look for the pacers on race morning, they will be holding a sign to share what race distance they will be pacing. Click Here for details.

Pacers

At BDR, we will have pacers available to help you reach your race pace! Click here for more details. Look for the pacers on race morning, they will be holding a sign to share what race distance they will be pacing.

Awards

Overall, Masters, Grand Masters and Age Group awards are given for each distance. We will announce on race morning estimated times for the award announcements.

More info

Can I bring my kid in a stroller?

You are more than welcome to run with your jogging stroller. We do ask, that if possible, to start in the back for the safety of other runners, and for you & your mini-me!

Can I run with my dog?

For full details, please visit our Race Rules

Can I defer my registration?

Up until a specific date, you can defer your race to the following year. Click here for details.

Can I transfer my registration?

If you would like to transfer your race registration to someone else, that is an option. Using this link, select to “Transfer to Another Runner”; you can do this for FREE up until 2 weeks out from the race date; check the link below for the exact dates.

More info

What is the Expo?

The expo is the pre party to race day! Join us at our FREE Health & Fitness Expo –  for two days, exhibitors will offer free samples, showcase the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health & nutritional information and much more. Pick up your race packet, some last-minute race essentials before race day and be sure to visit exhibitors again on race day.

More info

Can I pick up my packet on race morning?

In case you did not make it to our expo, you can pick up your packet race morning; visit the link below for exact times.

More info

Race Day

Walker Friendly?

Course Time Limits: Half Marathon = 3 hrs 30 minutes  / 10K = 2 Hrs / 5K = 1hr

More info

Race Rules
Weather?

The expo and race will go on with rain or wind. In the event there is lightning, there could be a delay, course distance change, or cancelation. Please always check your email box for race morning changes or our Facebook page for updates.

Challenge Medals

Once you complete your 10K and 5K, please visit the registration tent on race day to receive your Challenge medal.

Lost & Found

If you have found something, or lost something, please visit our awards stage or registration tent.

Wearing your bib (WHERE to wear it to ensure photos):

Make sure your bib is pinned to the front of your shirt, keep an eye out for the photographers and smile!

Volunteering?

We appreciate you! If you are volunteering with us, please check in with the Registration Tent to find out where we need your help.

Runner Tracking

Have a runner or two that you want to track? Use this link below to follow; based on last name or bib number.

More info

Race Photos

With each BDR, you get free race photos! Make sure your bib is pinned to the front of your shirt, keep an eye out for the photographers and smile! You can view yours here (and past years too!).

Change the Race Distance

Need to change your distance on race morning? Visit our registration tent a full hour before your race(s) and we can change you based on availability.

On Course Support
On Course Medical Support ⚕️

All finish lines will have medical support, as well as mobile EMS units patrolling the course during the race. In addition, each aid stations will have basic medical supplies, i.e. bandaids, Vaseline, etc.

Pacers

At BDR, we will have pacers available to help you reach your race pace! Look for the pacers on race morning, they will be holding a sign to share what race distance they will be pacing. Click Here for details.

Awards

Overall, Masters, Grand Masters and Age Group awards are given for each distance. We will announce on race morning estimated times for the award announcements.

More info

Can I bring my kid in a stroller?

You are more than welcome to run with your jogging stroller. We do ask, that if possible, to start in the back for the safety of other runners, and for you & your mini-me!

Can I run with my dog?

For full details, please visit our Race Rules

Can I pick up my packet race morning?

In case you did not make it to our expo, you can pick up your packet race morning; visit the site here for exact timing.

Expo Details

On race morning, our expo will open up early in case you need to pick up your packet or have questions, plus, our exhibitors will offer free samples, showcase the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health & nutritional information and much more.

More info

Post-Race

Challenge Medals?

Once you complete your 10K and 5K, please visit the registration tent on race day to receive your Challenge medal.

Lost & Found

If you have found something, or lost something, please visit our awards stage.

If it is after race day, please Contact Us Here.

Finish Certificate

Congrats on your finish!

If you would like your Finisher Certificate, you can obtain that from RunSignUp.com. Your profile MUST be public for you to review it and print/share if you would like.

Race Photos

Our goal is to have them ready for viewing 3-5 days post race. Keep an eye on our social media as we will announce when they are ready! Once they are ready, you will be able to View Them Here.

Something is wrong with my medal?

Sorry about that! Please contact us here with the problem and we will try our best to help.

I think my finish time is off?

If you think your finish time is off, please contact us.

What do we get to enjoy post race?

Runners get to enjoy a fun post race party including food & drink! Your friends & family are welcome to join, but the race food & beverage are only for registered runners.

Can my friends & family join me after the race?

Runners get to enjoy a fun post race party including food & drink! Your friends & family are welcome to join, but the race food & beverage are only for registered runners.