FAQ – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Will there be food and drinks at the end?

Yes, HyVee will be donating the post-race recovery food.  It will be set up on 7th Street after the racers cross the finish line.  You’ll be able to grab water or Gatorade and they will also have bagels, oranges and bananas.  This year HyVee will  have oranges and bananas along with water and Gatorade at the aid stations along the route for the half marathon.  Garry Gribble’s will also be donating GU and Honey Stinger gels along the half marathon route.  This will be on a first-come first-serve basis.

 

2. Where does the race start? Where does it end?

The Half Marathon starts at 7:30 am with the 5k starting at 7:45 am.  Both the half and 5k begin and end at Watson Park – 737 Kentucky Street Lawrence, Kansas

3. Where does the course go?
The race is a loop that covers historic Lawrence including downtown. Click here for half marathon and 5K course maps.
6. Where and when is packet pickup?

We have partnered up with Garry Gribble’s to be our official Packet-Pick up locations!

All participants will be able to pick up their bib numbers, timing devices, and event t-shirts at the following locations:

Thursday, November 2, 2017 – 10am to 8pm – Garry Gribble’s – 11908 W. 119th St., Overland Park, KS

Friday, November 3, 2017 – 10am to 8pm – Garry Gribble’s – 839 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, KS

Saturday, November 4, 2016 – l0am to 2pm – Garry Gribble’s – 839 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS

Morning of packet pickup will open at 6AM at Watson Park near the Start/Finish line.

 

4. What if it rains?
We will run in the rain, but if it is unsafe to run/walk the race director reserves the right to cancel the race.
5. Do I have to register online?
In order to save on cost and time, we highly encourage you to register online.  You can do a MAIL-IN REGISTRATION FORM but there is an additional $7.50 processing fee.

 

Mail to:

Kansas Half Marathon

330 Maine St.

Lawrence, KS 66044

7. I registered but can’t participate; can I still pick up my t-shirt?

Yes. Please stop by and pick up your bib and t-shirt at packet pickup.  Shirts and medals will NOT be mailed.

8. I won’t be able to participate. Can I transfer my registration to next year or give it to a friend?
No. We are sorry, but there are not refunds and we do not allow you to transfer your registration for next year or transfer registration to another person.
9. I have a friend who would like to volunteer. Can he/she help?
Yes! We have ongoing needs for help coordinating the event and day of assistance. Email us info@healthcareaccess.org and we can send you our SignUp Genius link.
10. Can a friend or family member pick up my packet?
Yes.
11. Can I run with a stroller or with a dog?
Under USATF safety guidelines, this is not permissible, but we want to be able to include everyone who wants to participate.  All we ask is that you are at the very back of the starting line.
12. How much time will I have to finish the Half Marathon?
The Half Marathon has a street time limit of 3 hours & 15 minutes giving you a maximum of 15 minutes per mile. Timing will stay open until the 4 hour mark. Anyone taking longer than the street time limit may have to switch to sidewalks to finish. Walkers are welcome for both the half marathon & 5K.
13. Will there be finisher medals for the half marathon and/or 5K?
Yes. Every half marathon & 5K participant will receive a finisher medal.
14. Where do I receive help with online registration?

Need Help?  Email us

15. Will there be prizes for winners?
Garry Gribble’s will be giving out awards for the Top Finishers below:

 

Awards Package for 2017 KS Half

Half Marathon:

Overall Male and Female

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Masters Male and Female

1st Place

Age Group Male and Female

(U20, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+)

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

 

5K:

Overall Male and Female

1st Place

Age Group Male and Female

(U10, 11-14,15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+)

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

 

Can’t find an answer? Email us directly and we’ll get back to you ASAP. 

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