FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Pre-Race

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 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.

Half Marathon = 3 hrs 30 minutes

10K = 2 Hrs

5K = 1hr

View Race Rules

Can a Friend pick up my bib / packet?

Can a friend pick up my bib/packet? A friend can pick up your bib/packet; they will need a copy of your ID. Only 2 packets can be picked up at a time. If you would like to pickup more than 2 packets, you must start with 2, then go to the back of the line (if there is a line) and get 2 more.

Packet pickup details

What are the Race Rules?
What about the weather?

The expo (if outside) will go on even with some rain; however, if there is lightning, we will have to cancel or pause the expo.

Medal Heads

For full details, click here

What is gear check?

We can hold your gear for you while you race; please no valuables.

Gear check info

Wearing your bib

We suggest wearing your bib on the front of your shirt, in between your chest & midsection area; this way it is visible for photographers so you can take advantage of your free race photos!

How do I volunteer?

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

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

More volunteer info

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!): – Click Here

Change Race Distance

You can change your race distance, to a shorter distance or a longer distance. Use the link here (“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 for downgrading distances

More info here

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. Band-Aids, Vaseline, etc.

What is a pacer?

At BDR, we offer pacers (in the Half Marathon) so that you can your goal if you have a specific finish time you’d like to reach. The pacers are local runners who have dedicated their race to run a set pace to help you reach your finish time goal. We do only have pacers for our half marathon distance.

Pace Groups

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 more details

Awards

Overall, Masters, Grand Masters and Age Group awards are given for each distance

More info

Can I bring my kid in a stroller?

You are more than welcome to run with your jogging stroller, but you must start in the back of the corral 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?

If something does come up, we get it – but would love for you to run with next year. Up until a specific date, you can defer your race; check the site below for those exact dates

More info

Can I transfer my registration?

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 site below for exact dates

More info

What is the Expo?

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?

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

More info

Race Day

Course Time Limits

Half Marathon = 3 hrs 30 minutes  / 10K = 2 Hrs / 5K = 1hr

Click here to view registration details

Race Rules
Weather?

The expo and race will go on even with some rain; however, on race day, if there is lightning, we will make a game day decision for the best decision with runner’s safety as our top concern.

Lost & Found

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

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.

More Info

Runner Tracking

Have a runner or two that you want to track, use this link to follow; based on last name or bib

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!).

Click Here

Change the Race Distance

Need to change your distance? There is a deadline for upgrading your race distance, visit this link for those details

If you would like to downgrade your race distance, you are able to do that race day – visit the registration tent to do so.

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 more 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, but you must start in the back of the corral 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

More info

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

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?

Can my friends and family join me after the race? Of course, they are more than welcome to join! But please, the food & beverage is only for registered runners.