FAQ

What are the distances for each event?

Half Marathon – 13.1 Miles
5k – 3.1 Miles
Kids Marathon – 1.2 miles (26.2 total as 25 miles are accomplished prior to race day)

What are the start times for each event?

Half Marathon – 7:30 am
5k – 7:45 am
Kids Marathon – 9:30 am

What are the packet pickup dates/locations?

Pre-Race Packet Pickup will take place on Friday, October 27, from 3:30-7:00 pm at the Springhill Suites by Marriott in Cedar Park which is located at 1110 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613.

You will need to show a valid ID to pick up your packet. When you show up, you will show us your registration confirmation or your ID and we will take it from there! You may pick up packets for other runners if you have a copy of their ID.

You may also pick up your packets on race morning near the race start line at the HEB Center. Packet pick-up times on race morning are:

  • Half Marathon and 5k – 6:20 am – 7:20 am
  • Kids Marathon – 6:20 am – 8:50 am

Where are the start and finish locations for the Half Marathon, 5k and the Kids Marathon?

The Half Marathon, 5k and the Kids Marathon will start and finish at the HEB Center.

What is the time limit to complete the half marathon?

Police and volunteer support will end at approximately 1o:30 a.m. However, we will work with the timing company to ensure that we extend the support if there are a large number of runners still on the course.

What time is the awards ceremony?

Approximately 10:00 a.m., or immediately following the Kids Marathon.

Are there awards?

Overall Half Marathon Winners (male & female) – $150
Half Marathon 2nd place (male & female) – $100
Half Marathon 3rd place (male & female)- $75
Overall 5k Winners (male & female) – $75

Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age division for the Half Marathon only. All Half Marathon, 5k and Kids Marathon finishers will receive custom medals.

NOTE: Cash prizes must be claimed within 7 days of the event or the money will be donated to charity.

What are the Age Divisions for the Half Marathon?

1-11              12- 14
15-18           19-24
25-29          30-34
35-39          40-44
45-49          50-54
55-59           60-64
65-69          70-74
75+

How many Water/Aid Stations and what type of fluid replacements are offered?

There will be 6 water/gatorade and aid stations along the Half Marathon course (at approximately mile 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11.5). We will also have plenty of liquid at the Finish Line Compound.

What is the elevation change for the Half Marathon?

The starting elevation for the Half Marathon is 973 feet and the max elevation is 1,025 feet. The elevation profile of the course will show an elevation gain of 390 feet as this  is the sum of ALL uphill travel for the entire distance of the route, including any small hills or gradual inclines.

Where should I park?

The best place to park on race day is at the HEB Center. Please be mindful that some sections of the parking lot will be roped off to ensure YOUR safety at the start and the finish of the race. Please follow the signs and be courteous to our parking attendants. Please do not park in fire lanes or unmarked parking stalls. Additionally, please exit the parking lot on the east side to avoid endangering runners who are still finishing the race.

Are there any post-race medical locations?

There will be medical support to cover minor medical issues at the Finish Line Compound and at most aid stations along the course. Each aid station will have communication to emergency medical services. We will also have massage therapists at the Finish Line Compound to help relax & loosen up tight muscles.

What kind of food/drinks are at the finish line?

There will be water and sports drinks for all participants. We will also have fruit ready for you as you cross the finish line!

Will portable bathrooms be on the course?

Yes, the half marathon course will have portable bathrooms located at approximately mile 3, 6 and 9. The HEB Center will be open at the finish line and there are restrooms available inside the concourse.

Can I run the courses without registering?

No. All runners without an official race bib will be directed off the course immediately and reported to local authorities.

Am I allowed to use my Portable Music Device during the race?

Yes – USATF Rule 144.3 states, “The Games Committee for an LDR event may allow the use of portable listening devices not capable of receiving communication: however, those competing in Championships for awards, medals or prize money may not use such devices.”

Are there Timing Chips & Race Numbers?

All official entrants will receive a timing chip along with their race bib number. The timing chip will be on the race bib and is to be worn on the front of your shirt on race day for proper timing.

If I get injured or for some other reason can’t run after I have registered, can I have my money refunded?

Once your registration has been accepted all fees are non-refundable; however, you may transfer your entry to another runner for a $10 fee. The deadline for transferring to another runner is October 11. To transfer, please log into your active.com account that you used to register for the event and select the option to transfer.

Can I run with a stroller?

Yes. We simply ask those running with strollers to start towards the back of the race pack to avoid other runners tripping over stroller wheels and injuring themselves or your children.

Where are good places for my family to watch the race?

The best place is at the Start and Finish Line Compound at the HEB Center. Also, have your family check out the interactive course maps online and they may find a great place to cheer you on.

Where do I get my timing chip?

At pre-race packet pickup or the morning of the race. The timing chip will be attached to your race bib.

What happens if there is bad weather?

A little rain won’t stop this race! However, if there are major weather warnings prior to the event, check the home page for updates and watch for an email.

In the event that severe weather does threaten the event, we have prepared some weather cancellation policies and guidelines. Runners’ safety is the most important thing and if any of the threatening weather conditions listed below are present the day of the event, the event may be delayed or canceled.  When weather conditions or other physical conditions present a danger to participants, race officials maintain the right to cancel the event.  Less threatening conditions may cause alterations of the course or the post event festival to ensure participant, volunteer, and community safety.  Such conditions fall under the label “Acts of God,” and will not result in refunding of any race entry fees or future event credits.

The race may be canceled or delayed if any of the following weather conditions exist: Tornado Warning, Tornado Watch, Thunderstorm, “Heavy” Rain, other major weather condition.

The start of the event may be delayed one hour from the posted start time if any of the above mentioned conditions exist. The event may then be canceled if any of the weather conditions persist: Tornado Warning, Tornado Watch or Thunderstorm.

The Race Director, in accordance with the city and the local law enforcement, has the authority to cancel the event. If weather conditions force cancellation of the event, no refunds can be provided, since funds were already spent in preparation for race day.

In the event of cancellation, we will still make arrangements for all runners to receive their race medal, shirt, etc.

If Event is canceled more than 24 hours prior to the start time: We will notify all participants by email. If Event is canceled less than 24 hours before start time: We will notify all participants by email.  If Event is canceled during the actual event, on-site notification will be posted.

Will there be a Finish line party?

Yes, the finish line will be a party. We will have amazing food and entertainment and bounce houses and face painting for kids. Please feel free to bring blankets and chairs to relax on at the finish line while cheering on your fellow runners!