Frequ
ently Asked Questions

Can I run or walk with a baby jogger?
Baby joggers are allowed but, we ask that you start at the back of the pack.

Can I run or walk with my dog?
No, Please do not run with your dog on the course and please leave your pe
ts at home.

Can I get a refund if I register but don’t run?
No. However, if you have registered and do not run, you may pickup your packet before
the race starts. After that time you forfeit the packet, but thank you for your donation
towards our scholars
hip fund.

Can I run with headphones or ear buds?
For safety reasons, we discourage the use of headstones on the course. Leave them home;
enjoy the race and the runners around you. You might make a new friend or training
partner.

What is the distance?
A 5
K is 3.1 miles. We see many 5K’s that range from 2.8 to 3.2 miles long. This course
is wheel and GPS measured. We hope to have the course USATF certified for accuracy
by race time.

Is there a water stop?
There is only one water stop located approximately
at the mile 1.4 mark, located near the
end of Baptist Common Road.

Where is the start?
The race starts and finishes at Narragansett Regional High School, 464 Baldwinville Rd,
Baldwinville MA. The new starting line is at the end of the driveway (left side
facing the
school).

Where do I park?
Parking is available in front and to both sides of the school.

Can I take a shower after the race?
Yes, but it will have to be at home. Sorry, the locker rooms are closed for the summer.

Where do I register and pick
up my bib number?
Registration and bib pickup is in the school gymnasium, the gym is located to the right of
the school towards the back, follow the crowd.

When does registration and bib pickup end?
Online registration ends at 6:00pm on Friday. Race day r
egistration and bib pickup starts
at 7:30am and ends at 8:30am

Will I receive any confirmation once I register?
Only if your e
-
mail address is clear and easy to read.

My family will be with me, is there a race for my children?
Yes, a half mile kid’s race
has been added this year. There is no entry fee, but they have
to register and get a bib number. This race will follow the 5K.

Can I set up an on
-
site booth for sales or promotions?
Race sponsors may set
-
up a booth, check with the race director for more
information.

Are registration fees transferable and refundable?
No, but thank you for your $15 donation to our scholarship fund.

Where, how do I attach my bib number?
All bib numbers are attached to the front of your shirt or shorts, pins are provided.

Will the race be cancelled for any reason?
We cannot see any reason the race to be cancelled. It will be held rain or shine, however,
if lighting is in the area we will delay the start for safety reasons.
Etiquette For Runners
In the interest of promoting an enjoyable running and racing experience for everyone, the Road
Runners Club of America encourages good runners’ etiquette. Whether running in a group or
running alon
e, always follow the RRCA Safety Guidelines.
Whatever the pace, wherever the race, manners matter.
Rules of the road and trails

Run against traffic if running on the road. If running on the sidewalk or multi
-
use trails,
travel on the right and pass on the
left.

Never run more than two abreast if you are running in a group. Don’t be a road or trail
hog.

Don’t run down the middle of the road or trail.

If you are running an out
-
and
-
back route, don’t just make a sudden u
-
turn at your turn
around point. Stop, st
ep to the right to allow oncoming traffic the opportunity to pass.
Ensure the road or trail is clear of oncoming traffic (runners, cyclists, in
-
line skaters, etc.)
then make your u
-
turn. Making a sudden u
-
turn without looking over your shoulder is a
good w
ay to get hit.

Alert pedestrians when you are passing them

don’t assume they are aware of their
surroundings. A simple "on your left" warning will suffice.

Be alert on blind curves.

Stop at stop signs and ensure oncoming
traffic yields to you before proceeding across a
road. Don’t assume cars will stop if you are entering a cross walk.

Respect private property along your route. Don’t relieve yourself in the neighbor’s
bushes.

Don’t litter. If you can’t find a trash can, ca
rry your trash home.
General Rules for Running in an Event

Follow the rules of the race outlined on the race entry form
! All runners have a
collective responsibility to keep the event safe. Races generally discourage running with
dogs, headphones, cell pho
nes, and jogging strollers.

Pre
-
register even if same day registration is offered. This will help ease the registration
process for everyone involved.

Arrive early for the event, especially if you are picking up your number on race day.
Check your registra
tion information carefully, especially if you are racing for an award or
prize money.

Use the facilities before the race start to lessen the need once on course, and help keep the
facilities clean for person in line after you.

Pin your race number on the f
ront of your shirt/shorts. This is where it is most visible for
photographers and race officials.

Line up according to how fast you plan to run or walk the event. Slower runners and
walkers should move to the back of the race pack. Just because you arrived
early does not
mean you should be at the front of the starting line.

Pay attention to the pre
-
race instructions. This is
not
the time to be blaring your favorite
song on your personal music device (which should be locked in your car or at home).

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I run or walk with a baby jogger?
Baby joggers are allowed but, we ask that you start at the back of the pack.

Can I run or walk with my dog?
No, Please do not run with your dog on the course and please leave your pets at home.

Can I get a refund if I register but don’t run?
No. However, if you have registered and do not run, you may pickup your packet before the race starts. After that time you forfeit the packet, but thank you for your donation towards our scholarship fund.

Can I run with headphones or ear buds?
For safety reasons, we discourage the use of headstones on the course. Leave them home; enjoy the race and the runners around you. You might make a new friend or training partner.

What is the distance?
A 5K is 3.1 miles. We see many 5K’s that range from 2.8 to 3.2 miles long.

The course USATF certified. USATF certification # MA14020JK

Is there a water stop?
There is only one water stop located approximately at the mile 1.4 mark, located near the end of Baptist Common Road.

Where is the start?
The race starts and finishes at Narragansett Regional High School, 464 Baldwinville Rd, Baldwinville MA. The starting line is in the road near the fire hydrant. 

Where do I park?
Parking is available in front and both sides of the school.

Can I take a shower after the race?
Yes, but it will have to be at home. Sorry, the locker rooms are closed for the summer.

Where do I register and pick up my bib number?
Registration and bib pickup is at the Middle School entrance.


When does registration and bib pickup end?
Online registration ends at midnight on Thursday. Race day registration and bib pickup starts at 7:30am and ends at 8:30am

Will I receive any confirmation once I register?
Only if your e-mail address is clear and easy to read.

My family will be with me, is there a race for my children?
Yes, a 1k kid’s race has been added. There is no entry fee, but they have to register and get a bib number. This race will follow the 5K.

Can I set up an on-site booth for sales or promotions?
Race sponsors may set-up a booth, check with the race director for more information.

Are registration fees transferable and refundable?
No, but thank you for your $17 donation to our scholarship fund.

Where, how do I attach my bib number?
All bib numbers are attached to the front of your shirt or shorts, pins are provided.

Will the race be cancelled for any reason?
We cannot see any reason the race to be cancelled. It will be held rain or shine, however, if lighting is in the area we will delay the start for safety reasons.