Is there a refund or race change policy?
Life happens. If life happens to you, let us know and we will do our best to work something out. Deferrals are pretty easy. Event changes are no problem. Refunds… before we order shirts, medals and awards it’s usually ok. After that it costs us money and we were prefer to defer you to next year. And fair warning, if you made a scheduling blunder or just have a change of heart, that is going to be on you.
Can I pick up someone else’s packet?
Can I run with my iPod?
Yes – but be aware of your surroundings.
What kind of timing device is used?
Trivium Racing will be using bib tags.
Are strollers allowed?
On the 5k course only will strollers be allowed but you will have to line up in the back behind runners without strollers in the last wave. No dogs, bikes, skateboards, or rollerblades, or scooters.
Are there bathrooms?
Yes. There will be several port-a-johns at the start of the race and there will also be port-johns at each aid station.
How many aid stations are there?
There is one aid station on the 5k course, 2 on the 10k course, and 4 aid stations on the 1/2 marathon near the following mile markers: Mile 1.5 / 4 / 9 & 11. More specifics will be provided in pre-race emails.
Is there a time limit? What time will the course be closing?
The time limit is 3 1/2 hours. The course will be closing at 11:30am, which is a 16 min/mile pace for the 1/2 marathon.
Where is the best place for my family and friends to watch and cheer?
Spectators are welcomed. There is ample space to watch and cheer at the start/finish line at Millennium Park. There is also good viewing from Butterworth, near mile 11 (see the route map), near the turnaround on Indian Mounds Dr., or near the pedestrian bridge over the river (if you want to walk a mile or so).
Where should I park?
There will be ample parking in the Meadows on the east side of Maynard. If that fills, there will be additional parking across Maynard in the Millennium Park parking lots. The race start/finish will be a short walk across Maynard to the Meadows.
Will there be a gear check?
No. Due to the close proximity of the parking area, runners are encouraged to keep their items in their cars. It is about a 2-minute walk.