FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Do all half marathon finishers receive medals?
Yes! Everyone that completes the half marathon course will receive a HUGE YuKan finisher medal.

Are race photos available?
Yes! All race photos are available for free. Race photos will be posted within one week after the race. Download, post and share as many as you like, they're all free!

Is there beer available after the race?
Yes! We've partnered with some of our favorite local craft brewers and restaurants. Feel free to enjoy a cold beer after the race. After all, you've earned it!

Is runner tracking available so my friends and family can monitor my progress on the route?
Yes! Real-time GPS phone tracking is available with the app. Be sure to download the app and share with all your friends and family!

Are Finisher Certificates available?
Yes! Be sure to review the results posted on the race website after the race. Click on your name to claim your Finisher Certificate.

Are Race Receipts available at the finish line?
Yes! Please visit the results tent at the finish and enter your bib # into the kiosk. Your personal results will be printed on an individual receipt just for you.

Are referral discounts available if I want to get my friends or running club to run with me?
Yes! Share the referral link found on your registration confirmation and get a $20.00 refund when you refer 3 more participants!

Is registration protection available in case I get injured or can't run?
Yes! Add registration protection to your entry and you can get reimbursed if case you are unable to run.

Are race bibs personalized with my name?
Yes! Race bibs are personalized with your name when you register early. You must register 3 weeks prior to the race.

Can I pick-up my race number on race day?
Yes, number pick-up will be available on race day before the race starts. Number pick-up is not available at any other time. Please be sure to review the runner packet prior to the race for a complete schedule of events and specific timing.

Will there be race day registration?
The race has a limited field and registration will close when that limit is reached. Be sure to register early.

Can I run with my dog, push a stroller or ride my bike?
YuKan Road Races are officially sanctioned USATF events. A USATF sanction is an official designation issued by USATF, through the New England USATF Association, which approves and licenses the holding of a competitive track & field, long distance running or race-walking event in the United States. The sanction is also a contract, which evidences the event's commitment to follow national and international rules and regulations of the sport and to provide a safe environment for the participants and spectators. Under USATF rules, dogs and wheels (strollers, bicycles, handcycles, scooters, wheelchairs, rollerblades, skateboards, etc.) are not allowed on the course.

Can I run with headphones?
Headphones are not banned but discouraged to ensure runner safety.

What are the age group category divisions used for awards?
There are 10-year age groups from Under 18 years to 60+ years old. Per USATF rules, gun times are used for scoring.

Where can I park for the race?
Please be sure to review the runner packet prior to the race for full race day parking details.

I didn't pick up my award after the race, can you mail it to me?
Our awards ceremony features a classic podium to honor each winner. Award winners must be present at the ceremony. Awards will not be mailed after the race.

What is the time limit for the race?
The half marathon will be open and supported for 3 hours. Runner safety is our top priority. Local police, EMT crews and ambulances will be available to help ensure everyone enjoys the day - and remains safe. Runners on the route beyond the time limit will not be supported by race staff, volunteers or services.

Are the roads open to traffic?
Yes, the roads are open to traffic. Area police departments will monitor and control traffic along the route. Additional police details and volunteers will be positioned at key turns and intersections.

My GPS watch was off. Is the distance accurate?
The half marathon is USATF Certified. Please be sure to review the article regarding GPS watches and accuracy. 
GPS Watches May Not Track Runs Accurately - NYTimes.com

Can I be guaranteed my shirt size?
Shirts are ordered well in advance and the sizes provided are used as estimates to complete the order.  For the best chance of receiving your preferred size, be sure to pick up your shirt as early as possible.  Shirts will not be mailed.

Can I transfer to another race if I registered but can't run?
Yes! You can transfer to another YuKan race in the same calendar year. Race registration must still be available in the new race. Participant is responsible for difference when entering a race with a higher registration fee. $8.99 transfer fee applies to all transfers. Transfer are available up until 3 weeks prior to original race date.

Can I transfer my race entry to another runner if I registered but can't run?
Yes! You can transfer (exchange) your entry to another runner. $8.99 transfer fee applies to all transfers. Participant is responsible for difference when entering a race with a higher registration fee. Transfer are available up until 3 weeks prior to original race date.

Can I defer my race entry to next year if I registered but can't run?
Yes! You can defer your entry to next year's. $8.99 deferral fee applies to all deferrals. Transfer are available up until 3 weeks prior to original race date.

Can I get a refund if I registered but can't run?
All registrations are non-refundable. No exceptions. Once you have registered for a race, your entry fees are non-refundable under any and all circumstances, including, but not limited to, cancellation of the event or of your participation. Registration protection insurance is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

What if there is a storm or inclement weather on race day?
There is no rain/snow date for this race. The race director reserves the right to modify, shorten, or cancel the race in the case of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances that make the race unsafe. Race management will work with town and city officials to determine if a cancellation is required. The event organizer has the right to shorten or even cancel the event if, in his or her judgment, environmental conditions including weather become dangerous; in this situation no refunds will be given.

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