Frequently Asked Questions
Why does the race now start at 8:30am
To lessen the impact on the Rt. 245/Rt. 5 intersection during our event, we are now starting the race at 8:30am. We based this decision on feedback from law enforcement and officials regarding last yearâ€™s event. We hope this change will improve the event experience for our participants. As always it’s highly recommended that you take advantage of pre-registration and our packet pickup the day before the event. This way you’ll have all you need to just show up and participate.
Can my company become a sponsor?
Yes. Click here to find out how your company can sponsor the Run & Fun Walk. We have various levels of sponsorship available. We even feature our sponsors on our web site.
What is the ChronoTrack System?
ChronoTrack Systems B-Tag is a disposable RFID tag attached to each participant’s bib. By using the B-Tag, the need for chips are eliminated thus, eliminating chip assignment, cost of shipping, lost chips, secure zone for chip collection and in-accurate results due to multiple chip files. Here’s more information on the B-Tag.
How do I join/form a team?
Anyone can form a team. It’s as simple as getting friends, family or co-workers together and designating/indicating a team name on the entry form.
Do I have to be a Sponsor to form a team?
No. Although some teams, especially those participating in the Defender’s Cup competition are formed by sponsors, anyone can form a team.
Can I bring my dog to walk or run with me?
Yes. Well behaved dogs on leashes are permitted.
Are baby strollers/joggers allowed in the run or fun walk?
Will “same day” registration be available?
Pre-Registration is recommended and most popular, but same day registration is available from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
What if it rains on race day?
The Run and Fun Walk will be held “Rain or Shine”.
How long does it take to get race results and how/where can I get a copy?
Race results are announced after completion of the race. Awards will be presented at that time. Race results will be posted on this web site within 24 hours.
Where is Leonardtown/Where can I get directions to the race?
What is the course like?
Can my small child walk with me free or do I have to pay to register him/her?
Children 6 and under are permitted free. (Parents or legal guardians must sign a waiver releasing Hospice and all event sponsors).
I pre-registered, how do I get my race packet?
Race packet pickup is available on the Friday before Race Day from 9am – 4pm at the Leonard Hall Drill Hall on the grounds of the St. Mary’s County Governmental Center on Leonard Hall Drive in Leonardtown. Race Packets may also be picked up on Race Day in the Drill Hall (same location as Race Day Registration). When you enter the drill hall pre registered race packets for Walkers are located on the right and pre registered 5K and 10K run packets are located on your left. If YOU ARE ON A TEAM your Race Packet (both runners and walkers) will be on a Team Table located at the front of the Drill Hall.
What time should I arrive?
We encourage everyone to arrive early. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Please arrive no later than 8:15 to pick up your race packet.
Where do I park?
Parking is available at the Governmental Center. PLEASE CARPOOL if possible. Reducing the amount of traffic in and around the Governmental Center will increase the efficiency and safety of the race.
Why is there a starfish in your logo?
The story of the starfish is explained here.