Deborah Montgomery Racing
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ITEMS YOU LEAVE BEHIND AT RACES!!
Is the course Boston Certified?
No, none of the courses are certified. However, each has been run multiple times while using Garmin/GPS devices, and are quite accurate at half/10K/5K distances.
Is there an early start?
Starting early is usually an option. Please contact the RD to inquire if this is possible prior to race day.
Is there a participant limit?
Yes- almost all races are capped at 30-40 people. This small setting has been found to be quite enjoyable by most runners- everyone knows everyone by name and generally has quite a cordial time.
Is there a course time limit and are walkers allowed?
Yes to both. Walkers are welcomed. Course time limit is 3.0 hours on the half marathon, and on 10K/5K - 2 hours. If you think you need more time, talk to the RD about starting early. For events that start at 7am - the cut-off is 10am. For events that start at 7:30am - the cut-off is 10:30am. For events that start at 8am - the cut-off is 11am.
Are there transfers or refunds?
NO REFUNDS. You may transfer your entry to another race one time only, if you let the RD know three days prior to the event. There is a $20 transfer fee.
Is the course chip timed?
No. There is an official clock with which the time is kept, but since the race is usually capped at 30-40 participants, it is quite simple to keep track of each runner as he/she comes in for each lap, and then gets a final time on the final lap.
Is there an expo/packet pick up?
No- Please come on race morning about 20-30 minutes early to get your bib & to hear additional info about the course.
What is traffic/parking/transportation like in the morning?
Traffic is never an issue (as it pertains to traffic from fellow race participants- but be sure to always plan ahead for possible traffic issues for other reasons!), and usually neither is parking. No shuttles are ever needed to get to our races. For any transportation concerns, you are responsible for getting a way to and from the event.
What is the course like- hilly etc?
Surfaces are all on a paved path. Tribble Mill Park is somewhat hilly. Lenora Park has a very few small hills. BayCreek Park is relatively flat.
Does the course allow headphones or strollers?
Headphones are permitted- but use caution. You need to have your headphones off during the instructions for infor on the race course. And strollers are not allowed.
Is there a gear check?
You can leave all gear at the aid station at the race start, if needed.
How frequent are aid stations and what is at them?
Aid station is at the start/finish area (pavilion). You will find ample Gatorade, water, fruits and salty snacks. And friendly faces cheering you on!
How are bathrooms along the course?
There are always restrooms at or near the start/finish area.
What amenities come with the race?
The race fee includes your generic shirt, bib and finishers medal. Also, there is plenty of Gatorade & water at the course aid station(s), as well as snacks to be consumed during and after the race.
Directions to race start area?
Unless you find directions to an event in the race information, please MapQuest or Google directions using the start area address we provide.
Can I start the race, leave, then come back and finish it later?
No. Once you start a race, you can't leave the course and then come back later to finish it.
Can I have friends or relatives run with me without paying for the event?
No, you can't have your friends/family run with you and not pay. Bandit runners are not welcome.
Are races still done if there is bad weather?
Yes. Rain, hail, sleet or snow, we'll be at the start area ready to go. The race will be cancelled if there is lightning and you can transfer to another race.