GENERAL QUESTIONS

 

When is the race?

April 8, 2018 - Half Marathon & 10K start time: 7:00a


Confirming my entry

It is easy to confirm your entry through the race website. CONFIRM ENTRY
 

Can I get a refund or defer my entry to another year?

The Run To Remember, like other large events and most races, has a longstanding policy that does not allow for any refunds, or deferrals.

 

Can I switch race distances before the race?

Yes!  You can log into your Chronotrack account and switch from the half marathon to the 10k at no cost or from the 10k to the half marathon (you will need to pay the difference in registration fee).  You can also switch from the half marathon to the 10k by emailing us at RunToRememberLA@gmail.com. This switch can also be done at the race expo. It is important to formally switch your race distance. 

I cannot participate. What should I do with my entry?

You can transfer your bib to a friend who might want to participate in the race.  They will need to complete a paper registration form and mail it in with a note from you stating you want to transfer your registration to them.  This can also be done at the expo prior to the race. or You can use it as a tax deductible charitable donation, as we are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Send us an email and we can donate the entry to one of our approved charity programs.

Can’t I just have my friend run instead of me using my bib without doing a transfer?

There are many legal and liability issues associated with this. If the actual running was injured along the course, they could be treated as if they were you and this could lead to many complications.

Entries to the Run To Remember are ONLY to be used by the person who’s signed application matches the bib number. Anyone doing otherwise could be committing fraud and held liable.

The Run To Remember reserves the right to suspend indefinitely any person/entry if there is evidence of the wrong person using that entry. Both individuals would be barred from any future participation as well. An entry into a running/walking event is not like a ticket to a ball game. Instead it has too many personal and legal attributes to be passed around.

At another marathon, a registered participant gave a bib to an unregistered person. That unregistered person then placed high in the finish order and tried to collect an award. When the officials discovered the illegal transfer the matter was turned over to the local District Attorney and the illegal transferee was charged with fraud and false impersonation. It is understood that person was found guilty or plead guilty.

It is understood that other events are using law enforcement in settings where someone tries to buy or sell an entry thru Craigslist or other web sites, without providing a new application for the actual runner. Such actions involving the internet are a Federal offense as well as violation of applicable State laws.

 

Strollers, Bikes, Pets, Skates, Skateboards

Use of strollers, skates, pets, or bikes, creates an unsafe environment for the child, pet and other participants who may not be paying attention. No strollers, skates, bikes or pets are allowed on the course.

 

Is the course certified?

Yes. The courses have been certified by a long time national course measurer and certifier for USATF.

 

Where and when is the pre-race Expo and packet pick-up?

Packet Pick Up is available Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 9AM to 6PM

Packet Pick up, Expo and kids activities will be available at:

Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center
1700 Stadium Way, 
Los Angeles, CA 90012

All packets will be available under the registered runner’s last name. You do not need to know your bib number to pick up your packet.

 

Who can pick up my packet for me?

It is always best to pick up your own bib and race packet, however, a family member or friend can pick up for you. They will need to bring a note from you giving them permission to pick up your packet. Once packets leave our hands we are not able to replace them.

 

RACE DAY QUESTIONS

 

Where & when is the START for the Run To Remember?

The starting line for the Run To Remember is at The Grove. The Grove has ample parking in their parking structure. The Grove is located at the intersections of Beverly Blvd, 3rd Street, Fairfax and The Grove Drive. Both the 10k and the Half Marathon start at 7:00 am.

The Grove parking entrance is located off Fairfax between Beverly and 3rd. Many streets in the area will be closed starting prior to 5:00 am. Fairfax will remain open and there are several approaches to Fairfax that do not depend upon Beverly or 3rd Streets. The Grove Drive will be completely closed and not accessible on race morning. Consult with your preferred map app to plan your trip. The Grove will also have concierge services at the expo to answer any questions you may have. 

If you do not need to drive, we encourage you to use Uber or Lyft to get to the race. 
If using Uber or Lyft, the address for the Grove is 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA

The events start together at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 8, 2018.

Hotel Transit-
If you are staying at a hotel, your best option to travel to and from the race is using Uber or Lyft. 

Is the event rain or shine?
Yes! 

 

What aid is available on the course this year?

Located less than every 2 miles, 10 aid stations are on the half course that will feature water and an electrolyte drink.

 

Can I start the 10K course and then decide to run in to the finish on the 1/2 Marathon course?

No. Crashing the last few miles of the Half-Marathon Course is unfair to the runners who registered for the event. 

 

Are there pacers?

Yes, a local running club will be coordinating all the pacing responsibilities and will be holding a question/answer session for all running and walking participants as a part of the Expo Saturday.

 

What is your policy on corral assignments?

Corrals are used to provide a smooth and fast start for our Half Marathon and 10k events. The goal is to keep slower runners from lining up in front of faster runners. With a brief wait between corral starts there is space for runners to run into as they start the race. Accordingly, corrals line up is based by expected pace.  There will be Pace signs posted along the starting area. Line up closest to the pace you expect to run.

We have found the system described works as it has allowed for smooth starts, and gets all participants underway faster than if we did a mass lineup. The corrals will go one after another and your start time will not begin until you cross the starting line.

 

I cannot participate in the Event (injury, pregnancy, illness, work schedule, family emergency). Can I get a refund or deferral to next year?

Due to the upfront nature of event costs, we have a uniform policy of no refunds, or deferrals to a future year.  We know that plans change and unexpected things come up, but we feel it is most fair to apply a uniform policy to all, instead of an arbitrary line of who merits a refund and who doesn’t.  Thank you for your understanding. 

 

How long do the course and finish area stay open?

The city requires that we have a 4-hour maximum time for this race. This applies to both the Half Marathon and the 10k. For most walkers, this would give them plenty of time to participate in the 10k distance, which does take participants through Paramount Studios then back to The Grove. Walkers who attempt the Half Marathon, must be able to complete the full course within 4 hours. After which they would need to move to the side walk and travel as any other pedestrian out for a walk. Course benefits would be closed down by the 4-hour mark.

 

Where can I park on race day?

We strongly encourage people to arrive early for parking. The parking structure at The Grove will be open starting at 5:15 am. The Grove parking entrance is located off Fairfax between Beverly and 3rd. Many streets in the area will be closed starting prior to 4:00 am. Fairfax will remain open and there are several approaches to Fairfax that do not depend upon Beverly or 3rd Streets. The Grove Drive will be completely closed and not accessible on race morning. Consult with your preferred map app to plan your trip. The Grove will also have concierge services at the expo to answer any questions you may have. 

If you do not need to drive, we encourage you to use Uber or Lyft to get to the race. 

 

How do I raise money to benefit charities? Which charities do the Run To Remember endorse for fundraising efforts?

The Run To Remember encourages any participant to use the event to raise money for multiple causes. Click Here to see a list of the Official & Affiliate Charities we partner with.

 

Where do event volunteers report?

Volunteers should check in at the location designated by their team captain. Volunteers working in the Start/Finish area should check in at the volunteer sign at The Grove, in the park area. Signs will be posted.

 

Are there showers or changing rooms after the Marathon?

No.

 

Will there be results on the website?

Yes, a link to results will be on the home page of our website on event weekend. You can also look up results on the timing company’s website. Gemininext.com/results

 

Where do I get my finisher’s medal and Challenge Coin?

The Challenge Coin, which fits inside your finisher medal, will only be available for pick up when you pick up your bib packet. Be sure to pick up your coin at that time. After you cross the finish line, you will pass through the finisher’s area to receive your medal. Remember, re-admittance to the finish area is not permitted so be sure to not miss any of your goodies.

When do I get my race results?

Results are posted on our website. Our results are initially 99+% complete. We have a variety of corrections that occur within the first several weeks after the event. Note: Other locations and websites that post results may not be accurate! We are constantly updating our results!

When is the next Run To Remember?

Boston: May 27, 2018

Los Angeles: April 7, 2019

 

 Race Rules

  • You must be in good health and physically prepared to take on the challenge that you register
  • Race numbers are required to be worn on the front and visible at all times by each participant.
  • No coaches, bikes, in-line skates, skateboards, baby joggers or dogs will be allowed on the course.
  • Overall winners will not qualify for their age group category awards.

 

Baggage/Gear Check

Please note: DO NOT leave valuables, cash or jewelry in your gear bag. The event is not responsible for any lost items. Gear bags must be claimed before close of the Finish Line area on race day.

 

FIRST RESPONDER CHALLENGE

 

This applies to all Prize Money to be awarded.

Prize money is paid out to 501c3 Charity entities or other legal entities based upon the rules of each challenge. These entities must provide their Federal tax ID information prior to prize money being awarded. The Event will comply with all local, state and federal filing and withholding requirements on all monies and benefits provided to any winning participant or participating team. To receive payments prize money winners will be required to fill out certain forms and provide his or her social security number or other tax ID number. The Event will also file reporting forms such as 1099, and any state forms stating prize money payments. Prize Money winners must submit a completed W9 (Resident) or appropriate tax form before any payments will be made. At year end or the beginning of the following year, the Event will send appropriate IRS Forms 1099 and California Form 592-B stating any earnings from the Event for the preceding calendar year. Prize Money winners are responsible for filing all required tax filings and returns.

Prize money winners are responsible for properly filling out all tax forms and waivers required by the Event and the IRS or other government entity.

Participants and participating teams racing for prize money who are not United States citizens are required to obtain appropriate visa or other status required by the United States government to earn prize money in the United States.

 

AWD Rules

This event complies with Rules applicable to general participants competing in events for Athletes with Disabilities (AWD). These AWD rules, are intended for large-scale mass-participation events, to ensure the safety of all participants, to meet the requirements of local government permits, and to comply with applicable USA Track & Field (USATF), International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) regulations for participant performance records and event liability.

 

Wheeled Devices

The use of wheeled devices by participants or any other person authorized to be on the course is strictly limited to authorized and registered Wheelchair and Hand cycle.

Results & Timing

Wheelchair and Hand crank Division results are determined by gun time. Net times will not be used to determine ranking, results and awards in the Wheelchair and Hand crank Divisions.