FAQs

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 First Congregational Church 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?


Yes


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 are guaranteed the race shirt size they requested during the registration process. Race Day and Packet Pick up sign ups are not guaranteed the shirt size of their choice, shirts will be given on a first come first serve basis. If you want a shirt, please register early. We will do our best to get everyone the shirt size they want.


What type of shirts are being given?

The “Being Leaders In Health”: 4th Annual Million Calorie Burn 5k shirt will be a 100% cotton t-shirt. 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?

Start2Finish Event Timing will be timing the event. We will use our new, state of the art Jaguar Electronic Timing System. Your timing chip will be on the back of your racing number bib. Participants must where their number on the FRONT of their outer most garment.


Race Day Questions

Where is the race located?

First Congregational Church in the Cooper Young Neighborhood (1000 Cooper Street, 38104)


What time does the race start?


9:00am


Where is the race start?

The race will begin south of the finish line, see the course map for more details.


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. Too avoid long lines please arrive early.


Where do I park?

There will be ample parking in and around the Cooper Young neighborhood.


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 “Being Leaders In Health”: 4th Annual Million Calorie Burn 5k.


Can we participate as a relay team?

No


When are the awards?

10:30am


What are the awards?

Please see the awards page on the website.



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