Frequently Asked Questions


I can't make it to the race, can I get a refund?

Unfortunately, all registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable to other racers.

Can I register the day of the race? 

Yes, we will sell tickets onsite.  However, ticket prices will be more expensive the day of the race.  We encourage everyone to pre-register online.

What does the registration fee include?

The registration fee includes entry to race, a t-shirt, commemorative race medal, water, post-race snack, and a festival arm band.  Music and festivities are free for all to enjoy.  Additional food and drinks will be available for a cost on site.

Do I have to be a part of the run?

No, festival arm bands are available for $5.00 which allows the wearer unlimited access to bounce houses and game truck, face painting, cotton candy, and 1 free water or soda.  Everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy the music, participate in the costume contest, and cheer people on for free!

How can I confirm if I am registered?

You should receive an email confirmation once you have completed your online registration.  If you did not receive an email, check your Spam folder.  And if you still do not have an email confirmation, please contact us via the event website.

T-Shirt pick-up

Will there be advance T-Shirt Pick-Up?

Yes.  T-Shirts may be picked up at two locations on Friday, October 16, 2015.  In Sacramento, between 2pm and 4pm, you can pick up your shirt at 2526 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95816.  Then later in Elk Grove, you can pick your T-Shirts at Elk Grove Bike Shop.  Their address is 9633 E Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95624. You may also pick up your packets on the day of the race at the Registration Tent.

Can someone else pick up my race packet?

No.  Each participant must pick up their race packet and at Packet Pick-Up.

Can we pick up our race packet at the day of the event?

Yes.  However, to avoid waiting in line we recommend picking up on Packet Pick-Up Day.  Specific times will be announced.

the race

Is the race timed?

No, its all in good fun.

Are jogging strollers allowed?

Yes!  Any type of stroller is allowed during this 5k event.

Can I walk the course?

Yes, participants can walk the course.  We expect to have several hundred walking participants.

Are dogs/pets allowed at the race?

No.  Only service dogs are allowed at the event.

Will athlete refreshments be available after the race?

Yes.  Fruit, water, and other snacks are available at the finish line for registered racers.

Are there any spectator areas along the course for our family and friends to watch and take pictures?

Yes, spectators are welcome!  The race course is fully contained within Elk Grove Regional Park.  The course and festivities are easily accessible.

How is the course marked along the routes?  Are there volunteers the help point out the way of offer assistance if needed?

Yes, the course if clearly marked.  There are course monitors and volunteers throughout the route, looking for your safety.

Will there be water along the course?

Yes.  There will be a water station on the halfway mark.

How does the race start?

Before the race start time (7:30pm), runners/racers will be asked to gather at the start line for the first wave of runners.  Registrants who want to walk and those with strollers will be asked to gather behind the runners.

Can I volunteer?

Yes.  Please email us via the CONTACT US page on the event website.

Will it be fun?

Of course!!!  But don't take our word for it,  register today and find out for yourself!