Bradenton Area Conquistador 3rd Annual Half Marathon and 5K (Draft)

Sat December 15, 2018 Bradenton, FL US 34205
This Race is in Draft Mode
Frequently Asked Questions

HOW DO I KNOW I’M REGISTERED?
When you registered you created an account with runsignup.com.  Once you’re logged in, it will show you the races you are registered for. Can’t remember your login? No problem, just run on over to the “Forgot Password” section to retrieve your information.

WILL I RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL?
Yes, your confirmation email will come directly from runsignmeup.com

WHAT DOES MY REGISTRATION FEE COVER?
Your registration fee covers your race entry which includes your timing bib, tech-shirt, entry to the Beer, Bloody Mary and Mimosa Garden (21 & Up) and goodie bag. Half Marathon/5K registrants that finish the race will also receive a finisher’s medal.

CAN I REGISTER ON RACE DAY?
Yes – however we strongly encourage pre-race registration to ensure shirts and medal inventory. Race Day registration closes promptly at 6:45am, so please plan on arriving no later than 6:30am if you still need to register on race day.

HOW CAN I GET A DISCOUNT ON THIS RACE?
We are happy to honor local running club memberships with a $5 discount through July 31st for any club who utilizes RunSignUp as a membership platform. Bradenton Runners Club members in good standing will receive a $5 discount which will be applied at checkout.  If you are not receiving your discount during the online registration process, please ensure you are logged into your RunSignUp account.  You can confirm if your membership status by logging into RunSignUp and clicking on My Profile then locate the My Club Membershps section.  Provided that your membership is still active and not expired when you register you will receive the discount. If you're still having problems receiving your discount at checkout, please contact RunSignUp at info@runsignup.com. 

HOW DO I GET A REFUND IF I CANNOT ATTEND?
Registrations will not be refunded under any circumstances. If you are unable to attend, please contact us.

HOW DO I GET MY RACE PACKET?
Please see the Packet Pick-Up Info tab. Information on packet pick-up will be posted as the race date approaches.

CAN I PICK MY RACE PACKET UP ON RACE MORNING?
Yes, there will be race day pick-up available.

CAN SOMEONE ELSE PICK MY RACE PACKET UP FOR ME?
Yes, you can have someone else pick up your packet.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I LOSE MY RACE BIB/ TIMING CHIP?
The timing chip will be secured to the back of your race bib. If you lose your bib/chip, just get to the registration booth as soon as you can and we can get you another one.

DOES THE RACE HAVE PACE GROUPS?
YES – we will have Pace groups thank to our Fit2Run Runners!

WHERE CAN WE PARK FOR THE EVENT?
Bradenton City Hall and the surrounding parking garages are great options. There will also be parking available at the Bradenton RiverWalk.

WHERE DOES THE RACE START AND FINISH?
The Race will Start and Finish on Barcarrota Blvd. near Bradenton’s City Hall.

IS THE COURSE CERTIFIED?
Yes!

WHAT ARE THE EVENT START TIMES?
The Half Marathon will start at 7:00AM
The 5K will start at 7:30AM

WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE?
We recommend you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to race time if you have already picked up your race packet. Please add an additional 15 minutes if you need to pick up your packet on race day. 

WHAT IS NOT ALLOWED ON THE COURSE?
Pets and strollers/wagons and bikes will not be allowed on the Half Marathon Course.
Pets and strollers/wagons will be allowed on the 5K Course.
Caution: Dogs present a risk to other runners and are strongly discourage at our events.  Dogs and crowds often don't mix and are strongly discouraged at our events due to tripping hazards and unpredictable behavior.  In crowded, unfamiliar places, even well-mannered dogs can become unpredictable and protective of their owner.  All participants must sign a waiver stating "If I violate the safety guidelines I accept legal responsibility for any injuries I may directly or indirectly cause to myself and/or others."

IS THERE A “BAG CHECK” AVAILABLE?
Yes, we will have a bag check available at the start and finish line.

DOES THE EVENT HAVE HEADPHONE POLICY?
Headphones are strongly discouraged due to safety concerns and any participants wearing headphones during a race accept legal responsibility for any injuries caused to themselves or others. The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this race. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, the Hernando De Soto Historical Society encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of the Conquistador Half Marathon and 5k.

We believe your race experience and those around you will be greatly enhanced by leaving the headphones at home or in the car. Running headphone-free allows opportunities to develop camaraderie with your fellow runners and to enjoy everything the race has to offer. Plus, volunteers and spectators will be on course cheering you on and providing directions to help get you to the finish line.

Runner safety has always been, and will continue to be, a top priority for our event. Please be mindful of the other participants and respect the race personnel to ensure a safe and enjoyable race for everyone.

WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE ON RACE MORNING?
Please try to arrive at the race site no later than 6:00AM for the Half and 6:30AM for the 5K (the early the better!). We encourage you to come at least an hour early to ensure you have plenty of time to get parked, checked in and lined up.

IS THERE A TIME LIMIT FOR EACH EVENT?
Half Marathon – The road needs to be opened by 11AM. Anyone still running after this time will not have their time recorded.

5K – The road needs to be reopened by 9:30AM. Anyone still running after this time will not have their time recorded.

WHERE WILL THE WATER STATIONS, MEDICAL AID STATIONS AND PORT-O LETS BE LOCATED ON THE COURSE?
Water stations, port-o-lets and medical aid will be available in numerous locations throughout the course as well as at the starting and turnaround points.

HOW MANY WATER STATIONS WILL BE ON THE COURSE?
There are 7 water stations along the course providing water, gatorade and gel shots serving runners on their outgoing and incoming run.

IS CHIP TIME OR GUN TIME USED TO DETERMINE AWARDS?
Chip timing will be provided by Lakeshore Athletic Services of Chicago, IL. They coordinate multiple races around the world and we are thrilled to have their expertise on site! They will be clocking finisher’s as they cross the finish line to provide fast, accurate results.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE AN ISSUE WITH MY TIME AFTER THE RACE?
I guess you should have run faster or maybe trained harder? Just Kidding! Whether this is your 1st or 50th race, we want to ensure you have a great experience. If you feel, you have an issue with your time, please head to the registration area on site. A race coordinator and a representative from Lakeshore Athletics will look into the issue.

WHAT ARE THE AGE GROUPS FOR AWARDS?
Age groups for the Half Marathon are as follows:
Overall Male 1st Place/ Overall Female 1st Place
And 1st, 2nd & 3rd for each category / Men and Women’s:
– Ages 10 & Under
– Ages 10-14
– Ages 15-19
– Ages 20-24
– Ages 25-29
– Ages 30-34
– Ages 35-39
– Ages 40-44
– Ages 45-49
– Ages 50-54
– Ages 55-59
– Ages 60-64
– Ages 65-69
– Ages 70-74
– Ages 75-79
– Ages 80 & Over

WHEN AND WHERE ARE THE AWARDS CEREMONIES?
Half Marathon awards will begin at 9:00am.
5K awards will begin immediately following the Half Marathon.

ARE PETS AND KIDS STROLLERS ALLOWED ON THE COURSE?
Pets and Strollers will be allowed on the Conquistador 5K course only!
Strollers present a risk to other runners and are strongly discourage at our events.  All participants must sign a waiver stating "If I violate the safety guidelines I accept legal responsibility for any injuries I may directly or indirectly cause to myself and/or others."

CAN MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY COME AS SPECTATORS?
Absolutely! There are many opportunities along the route available for your loved ones to cheer you on. However, please be mindful that many of the roads close and may be impassable after the race starts. We strongly encourage everyone to come out and cheer on our local runners and encourage the whole community to get involved!  There is also plenty of room at the finish area for your friends and family to watch you cross the finish line.

IS THIS EVENT RAISING MONEY FOR A CHARITY?
Sure is! We’re raising money for F.E.L.T. in Manatee County through the Conquistador Historical Foundation. This Foundation supports Manatee County through various Grants and Scholarships. The Foundation has given over $750,000 away since 2000!
www.feltorg.com

HOW DO I DONATE TO THIS CHARITY?
During online registrations, you will have the option to give to this wonderful charity. The suggested donation is $5, but you can certainly enter any amount you’d like. We will also be participating in the Giving Challenge in September, so please keep us in mind!