Junk ( and the DAQ) that we couldn’t fit anywhere else… If your question isn’t answered here, please call Nancy Goodnight at (254) 405-2518 or e-mail her at rockbridgerunner@gmail.com. If she’s not running, she’ll answer… Maybe.

When is the 5K?

The 5K is scheduled for Saturday the 21st, the same day as the Firetruck Pull and the One Mile and Kids Marathon.

Is there an early start time for those of us who like to take it slow?

Yes, we have early starts at 5:30 a.m and 6:30 a.m.. Please be aware that you are running/walking at your own risk beyond the course hours of 7:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m. We will have a sign up at Packet Pick Up. It is your responsibility to submit your bib number at that time or in the morning to the Race Administrator, the Race Director, or the Timing Company. Otherwise you may run the risk of harm from some dude dressed in a tutu who just PR’ed.  You also will not be eligible for awards, as early start can offer advantage with temperature, crowded start, etc.  But rest assured we will be at the finish line with your medal and your margarita. No worries there-
(P.S. Don’t forget to hill train:)

Are bib transfers allowed?

So you wanna gift your bib to a friend? We will allow this online for an irritation fee of $10.00 until January 1, 2017. After that,  transfers are still allowed but more expensive… $20. So get your social calendar and your training in order. If it doesn’t work out, then be satisfied you have donated money to a cause that saves lives, the National Marrow Donor Program.

Can I change races?

Don’t wanna dance with the one you came with? One more beauty of a small race- we can most likely accommodate you and transfer you to a different event. We understand your training and injury level affect your race choice (been there, done that). You may change races for a $10 fee till January 14th; after that the fee will be $20.  Seriously, make up your mind and pull the trigger.  NO RACE CHANGES ON RACE DAY (THAT MEANS SUNDAY), as Nancy and Debbie cannot handle the stress. We are delicate this way.

Can I get a refund?

“Stuff Happens”. We know this. It happens to us too. But this is very important, life saving venture. We are out here to cure cancer and other blood related diseases. So consider your race fee a charitable donation to one of the greatest things on earth. We will even give you a tax deduction and a big kiss. And welcome you back next year. Thank you for understanding how important the Miracle Match Mission is!!!!

Can I wear headphones?

Yes. We allow them but ask that you use them wisely. You need to be aware of traffic, directions, and beer availability on the course. These things are critical. We also ask that you include U2 and the Talking Heads on your playlist. You should seriously avoid Justin Beiber. Just sayin’.

What do you use for timing?

Your timing device is disposable and attached to your bib. Just make sure you wear it on the front or risk looking like an amateur… If you miss this one, no worries. We promise to only make fun of you when you are not looking.

Additionally, all relay members must touch each other to hand off the timing system. You alone should decide how to do it based on your personal relationship with your relay team members. High five, handshake, kiss, or something we cannot say online. Only you know how well you know your teammates…

Where do I get my finisher’s swag?

At the finish line. Wear it with pride. For a week. Okay, a month, a year…maybe two.

Do I need my ID?

Yes. If you plan to drink the kool-aid (the adult kind, that is), please bring your photo ID. Everyone looks old after running 26.2 miles of hills, so we have to be sure and reserve the rights to card even your grandmother.

Can my wife / girlfriend / Cousin Vinny eat at the afterparty?

Yes. However, if athletic supporters wish to partake, we suggest a donation to the Finishers Garden, maybe $10 per person. This is necessary to help cover our costs and put more people on the Registry. And quite honestly, it’s a bargain!

How can my organization participate in the KIDS Marathon?

Yes, you can help build/mentor a team as well as sponsor kids who cannot afford the $12 fee. These are the very kids who benefit the most from our program. Let’s work together to make every child a Miracle Match Kid, regardless of the socioeconomic status. Call Rhiannon Boyd at 254-749-1307 or e-mail runnerrhi@gmail.com.

Where can I get pictures of me and my team at the Miracle Match?

Go to PhotoWolfe – http://www.backprint.com/andrewwolfe/135215 and click on the 2016 Miracle Match Marathon event link.

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