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Frequently Asked Questions

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When does race day registration open and where?

Registration opens at 8:00 am on the day of the race in the Rudy H. Brown Rural Development Centre on the Ridgetown campus. You will get your bib number as well as a technical T-shirt. There are change rooms and washrooms in the building where you can to put on your shirt for the race.

Where can I park?

There is plenty of parking right on the campus. The parking lot in front of the Rudy H. Brown Rural Development Centre is the first lot to be filled and the closest to the starting/finishing line. There is also a large parking lot on the west side of the residence and behind residence. There will be signs and parking attendants there to show you where to park. All parking lots are relatively close to the start/finish line.

Will there be water on the race course?

Yes there will be two water stations one at 2km mark, and one at 4km mark; as well as bottled water at the finish line along with nourishing snacks/refreshments.

Will we actually be running on sod?

Yes, there is a small part of the race route that is on sod. It will be well mowed and smooth in advance of race day. You will also be running on concrete, asphalt and gravel as the course is contained completely on the campus grounds.

Is this race chip timed? Can I walk and run the race, and listen to music on my phone?

Yes this race is chipped time by WRACE. You can walk or run or a combination of either; whatever suits you! You can listen to music; we just ask that you use earphones while doing so!

What happens if it rains?

As long as there is no lightning the race goes on. The Rudy H. Brown Rural Development Centre can safely hold all the runners if a weather delay occurs due to lightning.

With so many runners starting at same time are people in the back at a disadvantage?

No, your actual time does not start until you run over the starting line. That is the advantage of chip timing.

Does everyone get a medal and technical shirt?

The first 300 people registered will receive a Sod Buster medal. The first 300 registered will also receive a technical t-shirt.

Can my family, friends and neighbours come out to watch?

Yes, definitely! Tell them to bring noise makers to cheer you and the other participants on at the finish line. Having fans in the crowd adds excitement and motivation to the participants. There is a lot of positive energy from races like this, so come out and enjoy it! There will also be Tim Horton’s coffee and Timbits for those cheering on the participants.

What is the Barnyard Dash event?

It is a free, short, farm-themed activity with short relay obstacles for children 2-6 years old. It starts right after the race winners are announced at 10:30 AM. The first 100 registered youth are guaranteed a child’s sports pack for participating. It is not a race, but it is a fun activity for children, so please pre-register your children today on-line at Race Roster! It’s free!

Page reviewed 12/16/2015