FAQ

General Questions:

What can I do before and after the race?

What time should I arrive on race day?

What are the event start dates and times?

Where can we park for the races?

We encourage you to arrive early! Free parking is available the following lots:

43rd Street & Bluestone Avenue Garage

43rd Street & Elkhorn Avenue Garage

Lot 42 Parking

Parking anywhere else may result in your car being towed.

What will the weather be like in Norfolk during April?

The average high is 80 degrees and the average low is 50 degrees during April.

Race Information:

Are hydration packs allowed on the course?

Are there porta-potties on the course?

Are there time limits?

Will spectators be allowed to view the finish?

Where will my results be posted? Do you have runner tracking?

Will there be pace groups?

Will there be hydration and energy gels on the course?

Are the courses certified by USATF?

Are baby joggers, strollers, or pets allowed on the course?

Baby Joggers/Strollers
Yes, baby joggers and strollers are allowed. You must include your child’s information during your registration (there is no additional charge). If you did not include your child during registration, please visit the Solutions Booth at the Sports & Fitness Expo to add your child.

Baby joggers and strollers are not allowed in corrals 1-2, so you must be in corral 3 or higher and seed yourself at the back of your assigned corral. It is your responsibility to make sure your baby jogger/stroller does not impede other runners, and you must take extra precaution to ensure your safety, your child’s safety, and the safety of the runners around you. We reserve the right to pull any participant from the race who is endangering other runners or themselves.

Pets
Pets are not permitted in any of the J&A Racing events.

Do I need my ID for the post-race tailgate party?

You will need a wrist bracelet in order to drink beer at the post-race tailgate party. You can get this bracelet by showing us your ID at the Friday packet pick-up (at the special ID Check booth) or at the tailgate party.

What are the age limits for the races?

The 1K is for children ages 12 and under. Parents who wish to run with their children in the 1K must sign up for a free guardian bib during registration or packet pick-up.

Will there be an awards ceremony? What are the award categories?

Yes, there will be an awards ceremony at the Tailgate Party-Silver Lot at 12:15pm to celebrate the top three men and women in the Pump and Run competition. The rest of the awards will not be included in the ceremony as we must first verify results. All Overall, Masters, and Age Group awards will be mailed out after the race. You can find information about awards categories HERE.

Will there be a dry bag check?

Yes, we will have a dry bag check under the visiting team bleachers right near race day packet pick-up. As a safety requirement, you MUST use the clear plastic bag you receive at packet pick-up for your gear check bag. We WILL NOT accept any other bags. All bibs will include a Dry Bag Gear Check tag. Tear the Dry Bag Gear Check tab off your race bib and attach it to your dry bag. Tie your dry bag closed with all clothes you’d like to check inside before lining up to drop your dry bag off. Do not put any items of value in your dry bag, as J&A Racing is not responsible for any lost items. Do not leave any bags unattended.

Are headphones allowed during the race?

Headphones are allowed; however, we strongly encourage participants to abstain from using headphones during this race.

Packet Pick-Up:

Can I have my race packet mailed?

Where can I pick up my race packet?

Click HERE for packet pick-up information.

Can someone else pick up my packet for me?

Yes. If you are unable to pick up your own race packet, you may authorize another person to pick up your packet/bib number. The authorized individual MUST have their own photo ID, a signed and printed authorization form, and a copy of the participant’s photo ID.  The signed authorization form MUST be printed, we will NOT accept any authorization via phone, text message, or any other electronic device.  The copy of the photo ID may be via text, email, or photo copy. NO EXCEPTIONS!  If the authorized individual is missing any of these items, we will not release the packet/bib number.

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