FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When does registration open? Registration opens on May 15th 2017!
When does Registration close? Online registration closes at midnight on August 15th. You can still register at the pre-race day packet pick-up and on day of race.
Can I pick up someone else's race packet? Yes, as long as you have permission from that person. Written permission not required.
Can I pick up my race packet on race day? It is strongly recommended that you pick up your packet at the pre-race packet pick-up. We understand that some people are coming from out of town, so packet pick-up will be available on race day.
What is in my race packet? Your packet will contain a bib number with timing chip. You will also receive your event t-shirt.
I registered, but have learned that I will be unable to participate. Is my entry fee refundable? Our policy is no refunds, no transfers to another individual or to another TCMA event, and no rollovers to the next year's race. Sorry, no exceptions.
What time does the race start? The race starts at 7:30 AM
Can I start the half marathon early? No, there is one start time.
Where is the start? At the Tacoma Narrows Airport in Gig Harbor. Click >> HERE for directions
When will the busses start picking up runners? The shuttle busses will start picking up runners at 5:15AM. The last bus to the start will leave Tacoma at 6:30am. We don't recommend you plan on taking the last bus, as it may fill up.
When will the bus start returning runners to the start after the race? There will be one bus going back and forth from the start to the Gig Harbor airport starting at 10:00am until noon.
Will there be professional photographers on the course? Yes. Our official photographer is from On The Run Events.
Is the race chip timed? Yes. Chip start, chip finish. Timing provided by Rogue Multi-Sport Timing Services.
How many miles is the Half Marathon? 13.1 Miles
Is the course certified? Yes, the course is USATF certified (WA09035MW)
Can you walk the Half Marathon? Yes. You must be able to maintain a 18 minute pace to complete the course in the allotted time of 4 hours. If you have not finished in 4 hours, the course will be open to traffic and you must move to the sidewalk and obey all pedestrian laws. The timing mats will remain at the finish until the last participant has come in.
Where can I park? See parking options on the Parking page
Is there a gear check at the start? Yes, located next to the start line. Your gear will be transported to the finish area for you to pick up when you finish.
Are there porta potties at the start? Yes and plenty of them! There will also be porta potties at each water stop along the course.
Can I warm up running on the runway before the race? NO! The runway is off limits. Running on the runway may get you disqualified from the race.
Can I wear headphones during the race? Yes, be safe and don't turn them up so loud that you can't hear volunteers or police. We recommend leaving one head phone out of one ear.
Will there be pacers? Yes, by the Maniac Fanatic Pace Team!
Will there be energy gel on the course?
Yes, HUMA gel will be on the course at approximately mile 6.7. Nuun electrolyte will be offered at each water stop as an electrolyte replacement drink.
Are strollers allowed on the course? Strollers are OK on the course, but please start in the back not to get in the way of faster runners. But no roller blades, skateboards, dogs (unless guide dogs), or bicycles (expect for course marshals or lead cyclists).
Are we missing something? Please let us know and we will gladly make the addition. Contact us.