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Bradenton Area Conquistador Half Marathon / 5K / 1 Mile FUNRUN
Runners see FAQ for packet pick up information
Roads will close around the area at 6am making some parking difficult - please try to be on site before 6am!
Post-race hospitality will be top notch, complete with beer/champagne/bloody Mary tent and recovery fuel (i.e. tasty food). All Finishers will receive a Long Sleeve Tech Shirt, Finisher's Medal and entrance into the Post-Race Beer Garden where you will be able to try a custom-brewed craft beer from local favorite, Darwin Brewing Company. In addition to Mimosas, Bloody Mary's and Budweiser sponsored by our very own Desoto GOATS!!
Don't forget the 1 mile FUN RUN. The 1 mile Fun Run will meander you along Bradenton's beautiful Riverwalk returning to the race expo area to pick up your finisher's medal.
Bradenton Municipal Center / City Hall - 101 12th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205
Race proceeds Benefiting local charity F.E.L.T.
HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THE RACES?
You can register for the either the Half Marathon or 1 Mile Fun Run at select Fit2Run locations or by visiting our registration page.
HOW DO I KNOW I’M REGISTERED?
When you registered you created an account with runsignmeup.com.Once you’re logged in, it will show you the races you are registered for.Don’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 and 1 mile fun 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 counts.
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?
Packets will be available for pickup on Thursday, October 12th and Friday, October 13th at Fit2Run UTC from 12-1pm and 4-8pm.
Packet Pick Up Party at Darwin’s on Wednesday October 11th from 6pm-8pm!
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 CORRALS?
Yes! There will be corrals near the race start/finish line only. The course will be properly barricaded and coned but will not have corrals along the race course.
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.
WHAT ARE THE EVENT START TIMES?
The Half Marathon will start at 6:30AM
The 5K will start at 7:00AM
The 1 Mile Fun Run will start at 8:00AM.
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 and 1 Mile Fun Run Course.
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?
We will have some entertainment along the course, however you can wear headphones.
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. There will also be one water station at the turnaround of the 1 Mile Fun 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 and 1 Mile Fun Run course only!
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!
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!
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!
We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Bradenton Area Conquistador Half Marathon / 5K / 1 mile Fun Run.
Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!
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