Are baby joggers, strollers, or pets allowed on the course?
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 are not permitted in any of the J&A Racing events.
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 free guardian bib during registration or packet pick-up.
Are headphones allowed during the race?
Headphones are allowed; however, we strongly encourage participants to abstain from using headphones during this 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.
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?
J&A Racing has a no refund policy.
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. 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.
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.
Will there be water stops?
Yes, there will be water stops.
When and where is packet pick-up?
Click HERE for packet pick-up information.
Can I register on race day?
Yes, if the race is not sold out, we will allow you to register on race day. Cash and credit cards will be accepted for race day registration.
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.