Runners have three options for picking up their bibs and shirts:
1. Mail-out service (for an additional price).
2. Pick-up in person at Road Runner Sports Concord on Thursday, August 8th (3pm-7pm) and Friday, August 9th (11am-3pm). Runners who pick their bib up in person will receive in-store discounts.
3. Pick-up on race morning (not recommended).
In order to avoid race morning stress and avoid having to arrive even earlier, we strongly recommend choosing options 1 or 2. If you are unable to take advantage of those first two options, race morning pick-up will still be available, but you should aim to arrive 70-90 minutes ahead of your race start to account for lines.
It is possible that the race is 100% sold out before race day. Updates will be posted on the race website. If you do not see the race noted as sold out here or on the race home page, you will be okay to sign up on race morning, starting at 6:45 a.m. Race day registration is an additional $5 from the final online registration price.
For half marathon participants who wish to hike the course and take more than 4.5 hours, we will offer a "Hiker Division" start at 7:00 am. Those starting at 7:00 should carry water as the first and second aid stations might not be 100% up and running, depending on the hiker's speed. Hiker starts will not be eligible to win the race or for age group awards, but will be listed as official finishers in the Hiker Division and will still receive finisher medals.
Course Time Limits:
The half marathon has a 4.5 hour time limit to finish the course.
There are also the following cutoffs on the course:
Cut-Off for Aid Station #2 (mile 5.79) –
Hikers (starting at 7:00am) must reach this aid station by 9:30am. Those starting at 8:00am must reach it by 10:00am.
Cut-Off for Aid Station #3 (mile 9.92) –
All participants must reach this aid station by 11:30am.
Water stations will be stocked with water, sports drink, gels, pretzels, candy, etc. and will be placed at the following approximate mileage:
Water stations on course –
1/2 Marathon: 6
Water station locations are shown on maps above. Those needing water more frequently are encouraged to carry a water bottle or hydration pack.
Toilets will be available at the race start/finish area and near the Alhambra Creek Staging Area aid station (approximately halfway through the half marathon course).