Are Jogging Strollers or Pets allowed on the course?
If you choose to run with a baby jogger, you must seed yourself in the back of your assigned corral (you must be in corral 3 or greater if you have a stroller), and you must include your rider, at no charge, during the registration process. If you did not include your rider during registration, please visit the Solutions Booth at Packet Pick Up to add your rider.
Baby joggers are not allowed in corrals 1 -2. It is your responsibility to make sure your baby jogger 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 are not permitted in any of the J&A Racing events.
How can I sign up for the events?
Click Here to register online!
What do I get for my entry fee?
All 5K participants will receive a tank top and 1K participants will receive a short-sleeve cotton shirt. All finishers will receive a unique finisher’s medal and finisher’s gift. All participants are invited to the post-race festivities! Be sure to bring your race number to the post-race party as it is your ticket for beer (ages 21 and up) and food.
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 guardian bib during registration or packet pick-up.
Are headphones (iPods, mp3 players, etc) allowed during the race?
Headphones are allowed for any runner who is not competing for a cash prize. However, we do request that runners abstain from using headphones during the race.
If I have a child participating in the 1K, will I be able to run with them?
Yes, adults accompanying a child during the 1K will need to sign up for a guardian bib during their child’s registration or at packet pick-up in order to be allowed on the course. Guardian bibs must be picked up with the child’s 1K bib at packet pick-up. If you plan to run with multiple children, only one guardian bib is necessary. Each child is limited to one guardian on the course. This bib must be visible and placed on your front, not on your side or on your back, and not obstructed by a jacket. Adults who are not wearing a guardian bib will be restricted from entering the course. Parents who are already signed up for the 5K can wear their 5K bib on the 1K course. Race shirts and finisher medals are for children with 1K race bibs only. This is a closed-in 1K course, so guardians are not needed or required for children to run. If you choose not to run with your child, there will be a secure corral at the finish line where you will meet up with your child after their race.
Why do I need to register a rider?
If you are pushing a stroller and a rider on race day, it’s important that race officials are aware of each person on the race course. In an emergency situation, your contact information will be obtained from our registration platform to account for everyone on the course or to reach your emergency contact.
All riders must be added during registration or at the solutions booth during packet pickup.
Can I switch races?
No, you may not switch your 5K race entry to any other J&A Racing event.
Can I defer my entry to next year?
No, we do not allow deferrals for this J&A Racing event.
Will I receive a refund if I cannot attend? Can someone else run with my number?
J&A Racing has a no refund policy. If you purchased the Registration Fee Reimbursement Plan with Allianz Global Assistance during registration, you may be eligible for a refund through that service. Click here for a list of what they cover. Click here to file your claim or call 1-866-884-3556
This event is not eligible for transfers.
Minimum Two-Year Event Ban for Unauthorized Runners
Our past races have been marred by numerous participants running under the guise of someone else’s race number. While this may seem harmless to the parties perpetrating the unauthorized bib transfer, it does convey serious consequences to the organizers and participant field alike.
From race results to finishers’ awards being impacted, as well as medical staff being able to correctly identify participants in need of treatment, it is imperative that the registration data associated with your race number does in fact belong to you, the participant.
Thus, if race organizers become aware that a runner has participated in one of our events with a bib that is not registered to that runner, both the runner and the person to whom the bib is registered will be prohibited from participating in subsequent J&A Racing events for a minimum of two years.
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.
Are the races walker friendly?
Yes, we will have plenty of participants who will walk.
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.
Will there be an awards ceremony?
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.
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.
Where can we park for the races?
We encourage you to arrive early! Free parking is available in the Ted Constant Convocation Center Garages C & D located on Hampton Boulevard. Parking anywhere else may result in your car being towed.
Will there be water stops?
Yes, there will be water stops.
Where can I find a course map?
Click Here for course maps and information.
Packet Pick Up:
When and where is packet pick-up?
Friday, April 13, 2018
4:00PM – 7:00PM: Packet Pick-Up – Bud Metheny Baseball Complex Right Field Picnic Area
Saturday, April 14, 2018
9:00AM – 10:00AM – Race Day Packet Pick-Up under the east side visitor team bleachers at S.B Ballard Stadium
How will I receive my race packet?
You must pick up your race packet prior to the race start. If you are 16 or older, you must have your ID to pick up your race number – NO EXCEPTIONS. We will not mail your race packet before the race. You may pick up your packet during the following times:
Friday, April 13, 2018
4:00PM – 7:00PM: Packet Pick-Up at Bud Metheny Baseball Complex Right Field Picnic Area
Saturday, April 14, 2018
9:00 – 10:00 am – Race Day Packet Pick-Up under the east side visitor team bleachers at S.B Ballard Stadium
Do you accept credit cards for registration during race weekend?
Yes, we will accept credit cards as a form of payment for same-day race registration (plus a service fee). We will also accept cash.
Can I register on race day?
Yes, if the race is not sold out, we will allow you to register on race day.
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.