Q) If I am registered for the 5K Walk (or any other distance excluding Stroller Push, Kids’ Dash and Diaper Dash), can I bring my child with me on the course?
A) Children under the age of 12 do not need to register if they are being escorted by their parent or guardian. Children that are not registered/not participating in the race will not receive a race shirt or any other promotional items related to being a participant. In order to receive these items, the child must be a registered participant.
Q) Can I bring my pet on the course with me?
A) Due to the safety of all participants, pets are not allowed on the course.
Q) Can I ride my bicycle or scooter instead of running or walking?
A) Due to the safety of all participants, bicycles and scooters are not permitted on the course. You may only run or walk.
Q) I registered for the event, but now I can no longer attend. Can I get a refund?
A) Registration fees are nonrefundable. A Race for Maggie’s Place will be held rain or shine; however, Maggie’s Place reserves the right to postpone or cancel the race due to extreme weather or any other circumstance beyond our control. In all cases no money will be refundable.
Q) I registered for the event, but now I can no longer attend. Can I transfer my registration to someone else?
A) Yes, you may transfer your registration to another participant. The new registrant must pay the difference in price. Transferring registrations can be done at packet pick up or on race day (registration tent at Tempe Arts Park).
Q) I registered for the 15K, but would like to change to the 10K, 9K or 5K. Is this possible?
A) Yes, you can switch to the new distance. No part of registration cost will be refunded due to distance decrease. Switching distances must be done at packet pick up or on race day (registration tents at Tempe Arts Park).
Q) I registered for the 5K, 9K, or 10K, but would like to do the 15K. Is this possible?
A) Yes, you can switch to the new distance. You will be required to pay the difference in registration cost due to the new distance. Switching distances must be done at packet pick up (Road Runner Sports Tempe) or on race day (registration tents at Tempe Arts Park).
Q) What is the difference between the Kids’ Dash and Diaper Dash?
A) The Diaper Dash is for our youngest competitors (typically 2 and under) to have a chance to join in on the fun. The distance for the Diaper Dash is very short. Walkers and push toys are welcome to assist these little ones across the finish line. The Kids’ Dash has two different distances for varying ages of children: 1/2 mile and 1/4 mile. Parents and guardians can use their own discretion to decide which distance is right for their child. There is only one Kids’ Dash registration whether children are participating in the longer or shorter distance. Parents are welcome to run along side their children!
Q) Can I push a stroller in a distance other than the 5K Stroller Push?
A) Yes; however there is only a special division for the top stroller winners if you are registered for the 5K Stroller Push.
Q) I picked up my packet and decided I want a different size shirt. What can I do?
A) On race day and after the race, you can bring your unworn shirt to the registration table to see if there are additional sizes still available. Shirts are ordered based on the sizes that are chosen when participants are registering. The adult shirts are moisture wicking and run small. The women’s fit shirts especially run small. Please take this into consideration when deciding on a size. The women’s shirt have a v-neck and are a slim fit while the unisex shirt is looser. If you are a woman and prefer a looser fit shirt, consider choosing the unisex size or a larger size women’s fit.
Q) Are there water stations along the course?
A) Yes. The 5K will have two water stations; the 9K and 10K will have five water stations (one of these is passed twice on an out and back section); and the 15K will have six water stations (two of these are passed twice on an out and back section).
Q) Are there restrooms along the course?
A) There are park restrooms at the boat marina that the 9K, 10K, and 15K will go past. All distances will run past the Beach Park which has park restrooms (not along the course). Occasionally there are portable restrooms along the course, but these are not guaranteed. Additionally there will be portable restrooms available near the registration tents.
Q) Is there a time cap for the course?
A) Yes, the course will close at approximately 9:00AM.