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Are strollers and dogs allowed on the race? NO strollers, dogs, or dogs are allowed for safety reasons. If you are a member of Achilles International or a similar organization and would like to compete with a hand cycle or push-rim wheelchair, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to work out accommodations.
Can I wear headphones? We would STRONGLY prefer that you not wear headphones. The roads are not closed to traffic and you need to be able to hear your surroundings and police/course marshal instructions.
Is the course certified? Can I use it to qualify for other races? The 13.1 course is a USATF Certified course, Certification #CT19003JRG. Please note this is not a Boston Qualifying course, only 26.2 courses are eligible for that designation. However, if you are trying for guaranteed entry into another full marathon with a half marathon qualifying time, this course will likely be accepted (the final call is always up to that race organization to which you are applying.)
I'm doing the Early Start option for the Half Marathon. Am I eligible for awards? No. If you think you might earn an award, you must use the 7:45 main start.
I can't run. Can I just give someone else my bib? NO! For safety reasons, we need to know exactly who is on the course. If a runner needs medical attention we use the info from the race bib to make emergency contacts. Plus, wearing another's bib can interfere with the age group and even overall race results. Please do not "give" your bib to others.
If I'm signed up for the Half Marathon, can I decide to run the 7-Miler on race day? And vice-versa? Well, we're not going to stop you, but we will have timing mats on the course and we'll see how many laps you did. The 13.1 and the 7-Miler also have different color race bibs. If there is a discrepancy between what you signed up for and what you ran, you will receive a DQ in the results. (Also, if you run the 13.1 when you were signed up for and paid for the 7-Miler, that's just not cool.)
My friend/spouse/child is not registered. Can he/she just run with me? NO! This is called "banditing" and is essentially using race resources without paying for them (a.k.a. stealing). It's also a safety issue, and even if that person doesn't take the medal or use the potties, they are still using resources they haven't paid for (police, EMS, permitting, labor, signage, etc) . We have capacity limits set for the race as per Ridgefield Police Dept, so it's also like crashing a wedding or party you didn't RSVP for. Please don't bandit races; create a legit registration instead.
I can't make it to Package Pick Up, can a friend pick up for me? YES.
Are you requiring runners to be vaccinated against COVID-19? No. If you (or your spectators) are unvaccinated we kindly ask that you mask up before and after the race, and practice safe social distancing for the safety of everyone.
Does the race happen rain or shine? You bet! Unless there is a natural disaster that prevents a safe race course, there will be a race!
I can't race, can I get a refund? Sorry, no refunds or transfers for any reason including medical; races are planned months in advance. We pay vendors and have to buy runner gifts quite early in the planning process (it's a bit like a wedding!). You can defer your entry to the 2023 race for free, but the last day to defer is 10/10/22. Log into your RunSignUp account and go to "Manage Registration" to make a deferral. Runners who deferred from 2021 to 2022 may not defer a second time.