Frequently Asked Questions
Is the course USATF certified?
We are in the process of getting both the new 5k and the new half marathon course certified, and will have certification complete by race day.
Are headphones allowed?
Yes, but you must be able to hear your surroundings and instructions given by volunteers. It’s also nice to be able to respond to cheering spectators and other participants!
We strongly recommend running with only a single earbud in to ensure you’re aware of what’s going on around you.
Are strollers allowed?
Yes. We ask that participants pushing strollers line up near the back of the start corral, and please be extra aware of your fellow runners.
Are there awards?
Yes. All runners will receive a finishers medal. We will also have awards for the top 3 overall and masters winners (male and female) in the 5k and half marathon, as well as awards for age group winners in both races.
Is there a time limit?
We are requesting road closures to allow for a 16-minute mile pace for the half marathon (3:30 finish time). We will leave the finish open for longer, but runners who fall below a 16-minute mile pace may have to move to the sidewalk for portions of the course.
The 5k uses the same roads as the half marathon, and will therefore also have a 3.5 hour time limit.
Where can I park on race day?
Parking is available in any of the public lots in downtown Lawrence, on Vermont and New Hampshire street. Parking is free on Sundays. Grab a good spot and celebrate after the race with brunch downtown!
More questions? Email the race director here!