West Georgia Track Club Road Race

Saturday, March 14, 2020 @ 8am Directions
FAQ

Registration

I've just found out I won't be able to run. Can I get my money back? No, race fees are non-refundable, however bibs are transferable from participant to participant for a $10 fee and must be completed by March 8th, 2020. Please contact westgeorgiatrackclub@gmail.com for further assistance.

Do you offer a deferral program for the West Georgia Track Club Road Race? No, race fees are non-deferrable, however bibs are transferable from participant to participant for a $10 fee and must be completed by March 8th, 2020. Please contact westgeorgiatrackclub@gmail.com for further assistance.

How much is the entry into the West Georgia Track Club Road Race? Please visit the event website for all entry fee details.

Will you be offering gender specific sizing? No, unisex t-shirts from Tultex will be ordered.

Will you be personalizing race numbers if I register early? For 2020, race numbers will not be personalized but will take into consideration for future events.

What is the minimum age to run the 10k and 5k? The minimum age to run the 5k is 5 years old. The minimum age to run the 10k is 10 years old.

 

Race Numbers

Where can I pick up my race number? Race numbers will be available at Packet Pickup:
West Georgia Cycling
415 Bradley Street
Carrollton, GA 30117 

Friday March 13th, 2020: 2pm - 6pm

At the Race
100 Greenway Parkway
Carrollton, GA 30117

Saturday March 14th, 2020: 6:30am - 7:45am

What will I need to bring with me when I pick up my race number? Participants will receive a confirmation email. You will need to print this email or show it on your phone to pick up your race number. ID required.

I cannot make it to the packet pickup. Can someone pick up my number for me? A third party may pick up your race number for you. Simply give them a copy of your race number confirmation email and copy of your ID. Or pickup your race number on race morning from 6:30am - 7:45am.

Can I run the race without a race number? No. Participants without a race number will be removed from the course.

Course

Is water available on the course? Yes, water, sports drinks, fuel and food stations will be located approximately every 1.5 miles along the course.

Is there a course time limit? Yes. The 10k course time limit is 1 hour 40 minutes (approx. 16 min/mile). You will not be eligible for the awards ceremony if you complete the race after this time.
The 5k course time limit is 1 hour and 40 minutes (approx. 32 min/mile). However, you will not be eligible for the awards ceremony if you finish after 9:00am (1 hour on the course - approx. 19 min/mile).

Is the course closed to traffic? No, but for the safety of our runners we have designated runners’ lanes marked by traffic cones. Please follow the directions of police officers and course monitors.

Are there any items that aren't allowed on the course? Pets, wheeled conveyance including baby strollers, inline skates, skateboards, bicycles, skateboards, or scooters are not allowed. We strongly advise against the use of headphones.

Which streets will be closed for the race and when will they close? Tom Reeves Drive will be closed from 5:00am to 12:00pm on race day.
Hays Mill will be closed temporarily from approximately 8:00am until 8:45am.
Expect delays at the Maple Street and Jewell Street intersection from 8:00am until 9:15am.
Expect delays at the Maple Street and Bypass intersection from 8:15am until 9:30am.

I live along the course. Will I be able to enter or exit my residence? Police will be located at each intersection to direct traffic.

 

Timing/Results

Is the West Georgia Track Club Road Race a timed event? Yes, the MYLAPS Bib-Tag affixed to the back of your bib is your timing device for this event. This is a single-use bib tag. The lightweight timing tag must not be removed. The timing tag precisely records each runner’s gun time. Participants MUST cross the start line during the official start time. Participants who begin before the official start will not receive an official time. Your bib MUST be clearly visible and worn on the front and outside of all clothing during the entire race. Do not cover your bib with any layers, including a fuel belt. Do not alter, fold or wrinkle the bib in any way. Participants with missing or irregular split times at official timing checkpoints will be reviewed and may be disqualified.

When will race results be posted? Unofficial race results will be posted here by the afternoon of Sunday, March 15th, 2020. Results inquiries will be accepted up to 2 weeks after the event at which time they will be made official. For questions about your results, email westgeorgiatrackclub@gmail.com and include your name, and bib number.

Why do my results show two different times? What is chip time vs. gun time? Chip time is the actual amount of time it takes a runner to go from the start timing mats of a race to the finish timing mats. Chip time is recorded using the MYLAPS Bib Tag affixed to the back of your bib. This is why it is important you wear your bib correctly. Gun time is the amount of time it takes a runner to finish the race from the moment the gun (or horn) went off.

Why are overall standings based off gun time while age group standings are based off chip time? The West Georgia Track Club follows USATF and RRCA guidelines in determining standings within the different divisions. Our overall categories include open male and female. Per USATF policy, overall standings are ranked off of gun time, the order in which participants crossed the finish line. Age group standings are ranked by chip time. If you look at your individual ChronoTrack results you are able to see both gun and chip time. If you sort it by the different divisions, you will see your time listed based off how that category is ranked.

Why do the official results show me running slower than the time I recorded on my watch? The quality of different GPS units can vary, but all of them can be affected by conditions such as buildings or large crowds which can interfere with the reception of satellite signals and cause them to be inaccurate. The chip time is your official time.

Are there age group awards?

Overall and age group awards will be given in the following categories.

Overall Male and Female:

  • 1st - $50 and commemorative plaque
  • 2nd - $25 and commemorative plaque

Top 3 in Each Division:

  • 5k Age Group Categories
    5-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+, and physically challenged

    10k Age Group Categories
    10-14, 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+, and physically challenged

What time does the event start? 8:00am

Miscellaneous

I am a very slow runner. Can I still run the race? Runners and walkers of all abilities are welcome. If you’re a relatively slow, you should stay toward the right-hand side of the course. Be sure not to stop suddenly or veer into the paths of other runners. If you are running with friends, run no more than two abreast. Doing this will keeps traffic on the course moving smoothly. The course time limit is 1 hour 40 minutes.

I am not able to run the race. Can I still get my T-shirt? Shirts are available for pickup at Packet Pickup. You or a third party can pick up your shirt even if you cannot run the race.

Will you be offering gear check at this event? No, gear check will not be available on race morning.

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