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When is the race? September 8, 2012 at 5pm
Do you reschedule if it rains? No, it is held rain or shine
What are the fees? Pre-registered $25, Race Day $30
Why do you need emergency contact information? Often times when someone registers for a race they put their home phone number or the name/phone number of a friend or family member who is also in the race as their emergency contact. But if there was an emergency... who is at your home to answer the phone or can your fellow runner/walker be reached? These are the types of questions the volunteers who make up the road race committee discuss when we meet. Let's face it, we don't want there to be ANY emergencies during a race. We don't want anyone to get hurt, injured, or worse. So we're being very pro-active and have updated our online and paper registration forms to ask for an emergency contact name & number of someone who can be reached during the race if there is an emergency. Since the committee also realized we should have done this earlier we won't have emergency contact info for all of our runners and walkers. So with your safety in mind, we will have a table set up with pins & markers and are asking all runners and walkers to write an emergency contact name and cell phone number on the back of their bibs.
How do I get a shirt? Be one of the first 400 runners or walkers to register. If your registration number is 401 or higher then you don't receive a shirt. However do not despair, we occasionally have some extras and will randomly raffle them off to bib numbers 401-800 at the end of the race. You must be present to claim your shirt if you win one in the raffle. If we still have some left over after the raffle we will sell them. Email us after the race to ask. No guarantees though!
What is the difference between the fabulous long-sleeved cotton shirt and your fantastic technical shirt? Type of shirt and cost. The first 400 runners are provided a fabulous long-sleeved Fox Point Sunset 5 Mile Road Race t-shirt. For a $10 fee you can upgrade to a fantastic moisture-wicking long-sleeved Fox Point Sunset 5 Mile Road Race technical shirt. A technical shirt for $10, with our race logo on it? It's quite the deal! BUT - you must be one of the first 400 to register to get this amazing deal!
Whoops! I can't make it that day, can I get a refund? Sorry, but no. We do not give refunds.
Will you have race day registration? Probably not. We've sold out in previous years and anticipate that will be the case again this year. Reserve your bib and register now.
Can I push my child in a stroller in the race? Yes, yes you can. We do ask that you exercise extra caution throughout the race for the safety of all participants.
Can I pick up my bib (and t-shirt) in advance? We usually have bib pick up on the Friday evening before the race and on Saturday afternoon. We'll have it posted on our website about a week or two before the race.
What is this Amazing Post Race Food I've seen mentioned? We hold a post-race BBQ for everyone after the race. The menu changes slightly from year to year but it will include both hot and cold food.
Are there restrooms? There are port-a-potties at the Old Town Hall and near the finish line. Since everyone wants to use them just before the race we suggest you 'go' before leaving home.
Where is parking? Parking is at the Stone School, Highway Garage and on Arboreteum Drive. There is limited parking on Nimble Hill or Little Bay Rd. We have volunteers who will guide you to an appropriate parking spot. Please do not park near any 'no parking' signs. To keep the road clear for both runners and vehicles sections of Nimble Hill Rd and Little Bay Rd may be posted as 'No Parking' on race day.
How many water stops are there? 2
Who are all these businesses with tables? Can my business have a table or tent at your race? Those tables & tents are our sponsors! We are so happy to have them join us on race day. Please feel free to visit the tables and meet the very nice people who are supporting the race and the Newington School Supporters. If you'd like to have a table or tent at our race please consider becoming a race sponsor. You can email Amy or visit our sponsor page for sponsorship information
Are you selling raffle tickets again this year? No, this year we are doing a runners raffle only. We will draw random bib numbers to award the raffle prizes. Runners must be present to win. Unclaimed prizes will be raffled off to the next randomly chosen number. You can check out what we are raffling on our raffle web page.
How quickly will you reply to my email? If you email us at firstname.lastname@example.org it can take up to a week for us to get back to you. The Fox Point Sunset 5 Mile Road Race Committee is just that, a volunteer committee. We check email roughly once a week. A little less frequently during the winter, a lot more frequently as we get closer to race day.
What is the course like? It has mild and steep hills and a few level spots. It's both shady
and sunny in areas. Check out the map:
and come visit Newington and run, walk or bike the course to check it out. Part of the course passes through a locked gate (which is open on race day) and a paved bike path, so the course can not be driven in its entirety by vehicle.
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