Do I have to run? Can I walk?
NO! You do not have to run - unless you are being chased by a bear. Then we suggest you run. FAST. You are definitely welcome to walk. Or Sashay. Or crawl. We want you to have fun, no matter how you do it! (p.s. there are no bears in Belmont. None that we know of anyway).
I signed up for 2020 and deferred to 2021
We will email you a unique code for you to register for the 2021 event. Your code will be good for the distance you originally registered for. If you wish to upgrade your distance, we can provide a unique code to help apply what you paid for your 2020 event toward the new distance. You will be responsible for any outstanding balance, if applicable. If you wish to downgrade, you will have a remaining credit if the balance you paid is higher than the current registration price. Email us at email@example.com for assistance on these unique situations. We are happy to help.
Where is the Start Line for the 5k and the 10k?
The start line for the 5k and the 10k will be at Twin Pines Park (1 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont) for our 2021 event.
Where is the start line for the Kids' 1 mile run?
The start line for the Kid's 1 mile run will be at Twin Pines Park, 1 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont.
Where is the start line for the FIDO [dog] RUN One Mile Run?
The start line for the FIDO RUN 1 mile run will be at Twin Pines Park, 1 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont.
Is the course hilly?
The 5k and the 1 mile courses are not hilly. The 10k course is a bit more challenging, but not difficult. Remember, what goes up, must come down. Look forward to that nice long, down-hill finish. Break your record from previous years!
How many aid stations will there be?
On the 5k course, there will be one aid station. On the 10k course, there will be three.
What will be served at the Aid Stations?
This will be updated as we have more guidance from our local, county, state and federal governments. We will follow all guidelines to keep our participants, volunteers, and staff safe.
Where is the finish line?
For all of the events, the finish line will be in Twin Pines Park, 1 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont.
We are working with the City of Belmont to accommodate parking needs on race day. More information will be coming out about this detail as race day approaches.
Child Strollers and Dogs. Dogs and Dog Strollers.
Are strollers allowed?
Yes, strollers are allowed. The 5k course is very stroller friendly. The 10k course would require a jog stroller with all-terrain tires. The ride could be a little bumpy.
Where do I line up with my stroller before my event?
It is always best for your child's safety and for the safety of the runners around you that you line up at the back of the pack for your event.
I want to run with my dog, can FIDO join me on the 5k or 10k?
We don't have a problem with this. However, if you do run with your dog, please be sure to line up in the back of the pack. You know your dog better than we do, but those people that give us our insurance coverage prefer that you and your FIDO are in the back in case FIDO likes to jump ahead of everyone. Additionally, if you would like to run with your dog, you can bring FIDO to the start of the FIDO RUN in Twin Pines Park. Be sure to register yourself and FIDO in the FIDO mile event. You can log a mile with FIDO then. The events are spread out so that you can run your event and the FIDO RUN. Please do not leave your dog in the car while you run. Make the appropriate accommodations for FIDO to meet you later in the morning.
Are retractable leashes allowed?
NO. You must have full control over FIDO at all times. No off-leash (no matter how good the recall) or retractable leashes are allowed. Owners MUST have a 6 foot or shorter, non-retractable leash.
Are Dog Strollers Allowed?
If your FIDO insists on being in a stroller (he/she may be on to something there), we must ask that you make sure FIDO is securely tethered inside the stroller. You must have full control over FIDO at all times.
Packet Pickup - Registration
Where is Packet Pickup?
We are still working on these details. Stay tuned.
What do I need to bring to packet pick-up/registration?
Bring your PHOTO IDENTIFICATION (ID) or a copy of your ID in order to receive your packet. A valid driver’s license or a valid passport is best. Minors are not required to show a photo ID. Yes, you may have a photo of your ID on your phone if that helps.
Can I pick up my friend’s packet for them?
Yes! Bring a copy of their photo ID and we will give you their packet. A copy of their ID as a photo on your phone works too.
Are we required to pick up our packets before race day?
This detail is TBD.
What time should we be there on race day?
This detail is TBD.
How soon does one need to register for the event?
We suggest that you try to register early to take advantage of the lower cost. Prices will increase the closer we get to race day.
If I cannot race, can I give someone else my race number?
No. Race entries are non-transferable. You can, however, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you with options to use a credit for the next year. We can not offer refunds, however.
How do I know that I am registered?
You will have received an email confirmation from our registration company, RaceRoster. Make sure you check your spam/junk folders for your confirmation. If you can not find the confirmation email, you can email us at email@example.com. We will verify your participation from our registration list.
I have to cancel my event, can I get a refund?
We do not offer refunds. We will be happy to issue you a credit for your registration, minus a $10 processing fee, toward a future Belmont Water Dog Run event. To receive a credit, you must email us at firstname.lastname@example.org a minimum of 10 days before the event date. We will email you back a confirmation along with the total amount of your future race credit. Please keep the confirmation email for your records. Credits are good through the following calendar year. Credits are nontransferable.
Do you offer discounts?
We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with proceeds going to our local schools through a grant application process. Discounts affect our beneficiaries. Unless you have a group of 10 or more, discounts are not offered.
I am the member of a running club, can I get a discount?
We would like to support our local runners and running clubs. If your group is 10 or more, please have the leader of the group reach out to us at email@example.com and we will set you and your group up with a 10% discount code.