Below is a list of commonly asked questions with answers:

Registration & Packet Pick Up Questions

How do I register?  You may register either online, in person at any of the packet pick up locations, or at Shelby Farms Park on race day. 

What is the easiest way to register?  Registering online is the easiest way to sign up

Can I register at a packet pick up location?  Yes

Can I pick up a packet for a friend of family member?  Yes

Are credit cards accepted at packet pick ups?  No

Where do we pick up our packets?  See the schedule of events page on the website for details.

Am I guaranteed a race shirt?  All pre registered participants signed up at least 1 WEEK IN ADVANCE are guaranteed the race shirt size they requested during the registration process.  Late sign ups are not guaranteed the shirt size of their choice, shirts will be given on a first come first serve basis.  We will do our best to get everyone the shirt size they want. 

What type of shirts are being given?  The 2013 shirt will be a cotton tee. Please order accordingly.  

Will I be able to change my shirt size? You will not be able to exchange your shirt until after the race. We will have an area for shirt exchange after the race for those wishing to exchange their shirts.  You will be given the shirt size you ordered during registration, sorry but no exceptions.

How can I get a race shirt if I do not want to participate?  You may register as a spirit runner to receive a race shirt.  You do not have to compete if you do not wish to do so.  You may pick up your shirt at any of the packet pick up locations.     

What will we receive at packet pick up?  You will receive your race shirt, race number, and timing tag.  

What type of timing is being used?  MRTC will be timing the event.  We will have a card finish. All participates must wear a bib on the front of their shirt on race day.      

Race Day Questions

Where is the race located?  Shelby Farms Park   

What time does the race start?  8:00am

Where is the race start?  The race will begin east of the visitors center, just up the hill. 

What if it is raining/snowing on race morning?  The race will happen rain, snow or shine

When should I arrive?  Most runners plan to arrive at an event 1 hour prior to race start time.  If you have not picked up your packet at a packet pick up, please arrive at least 1 hour in advance of race start.   

How long will it take to find a place to park?  Around 5-10 minutes.  To avoid long lines please arrive early. 

Where do I park? There will be ample parking in and around the Shelby Farms Park visitors center.  

Are baby joggers/baby strollers allowed in the race?  Yes, please start towards the end of the pack

Are walkers allowed to participate?  Yes, please start towards the end of the pack

Are runners allowed to run with dogs?  Dogs are not allowed at the Civitan 5k

Can we participate as a relay team? No  

When are the awards?  9:30am

What are the awards? Please see the awards page on the website.

If you have any other questions, please contact Kelly @ 901-299-2553