Frequently Asked Questions
Results will be available in real-time on It's Race Time and streamed at the post-race party in Griswold Gym. If you registered online and provided your mobile number, your race results will be sent to you via text message (message and data rates may apply).
You can pick up your race packet on Friday, March 30 between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm at Staley Credit Union located at 3330 N. Woodford in Decatur. You can also pick up your packet between 7:00 am and 8:15 am on race day (Saturday) at the Fairview Park Pavilion
If you are part of a group, such as the Decatur Running Club, DISC, or Millikin University, you may be eligible for a discount. See the Race Information page for more information.
Each runner will be chip timed. The RFID chip is built in to your race bib. In order to record your start and stop time accurately, place your race bib on the outermost layer of clothing on your chest or abdomen. The number must be fully visible while participating. Do not pin your race bib to leggings, your back, or underneath layers of clothing. Do not carry your bib number. No chip. No time.
Absolutely. Simply have your buddy request your packet on either Friday, March 29 at Staley Credit Union between 11 am and 5 pm, or Saturday, March 30 between 7 am and 8:15 am at Fairview Park pavilion. Be sure to let your buddy know what name you registered under. For example, you may have registered under William even though everyone knows you as Bill.
NO. You may NOT give (or transfer) your registration to another person. Another person may NOT run with another person's bib number.
NO. We know you want support along the race course. However, this is called Bandit Running. It is unfair to those who paid, and creates liability issues. Unregistered persons may not run with you on the course or through the finish line. A valid bib number with paid registration is required to participate.
NO. Finisher medals are only provided to finishers immediately after crossing the finish line. Be sure to go all the way through the finish chute to grab that Big Honkin' Penguin medal.
Sorry. Refunds and deferrals will NOT be issued for any reason, including injury and other unforeseen issues. Registering early comes with lower entry fees, and registrants should understand their risks by choosing to register early, including the inability to receive a refund.
Yes, but you must officially change your registration before packet pick-up. You will be required to pay and difference in registration fees. Anyone who changes races without officially their registration will be disqualified, and will not receive a finisher medal.
You bet. Come to packet pick-up on Friday, March 30 between 11 and 5 at Staley Credit Union or Saturday, March 30 between 7 and 8:15 am to pick up your race packet. If you can't make it to either of the packet pick-up times, send a buddy. They can pick up your race bag for you.
Yes, provided we have your requested size available. You can exchange shirts at packet pick-up on Friday, March 30 from 11 to 5 at Staley Credit Union or Saturday, March 30 from 7 to 8:15 at Fairview Park pavilion. Also, don't wash or wear your shirt before exchanging. We want the next person to get a new clean shirt just like you.
Volunteers are always needed for race day, and we'd love for you to help out. Please visit our contact page to inquire.
Safety is our number one priority. If weather threatens our ability to safely run the event, we will postpone the start. We will not run in lightning. If there are weather delays, up-to-date information will be on our web site, social media, and communicated at race day registration. We reserve the right to cancel or modify races in consideration of extremely adverse weather conditions, or other health or safety factors, that pose an imminent threat to competitors or volunteers.
For the safety of all runners and walkers, participants and NOT allowed to participate with roller blades, skateboards, bikes, or animals.
Runners with baby joggers and strollers should start near the rear of the starting area.
Headphones, earbuds, and so on are discouraged. Runners and walkers should be alert to their surroundings and be able to hear course volunteer commands and nearby participants.