Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS THE DATE/TIME OF THE EVENT?
Memorial Day Veterans 10k & 5k – 7:00 a.m., May 29, 2017

WHERE CAN I FIND THE COURSE MAP?
The course map is located here: Race Course Page

DO YOU LIMIT THE NUMBER OF RUNNERS FOR THE LOCAL RACE?
The 2017 entry capacity for the Memorial Day Veterans 10k & 5k Race is 600 walkers/runners.
THIS RACE WILL SELLOUT!

DO YOU LIMIT THE NUMBER OF RUNNERS FOR THE VIRTUAL RACE?
The Memorial Day Veterans 10k & 5k Virtual Race is open to unlimited runners/walkers around the world. Be sure to sign up before the deadline – 11:59 pm., May 28, 2017!

CAN I HAVE CELL PHONES, FRIENDS, STROLLERS, OR DOGS ON THE COURSE?
You may run with your cell phone. Jog strollers are not allowed (hazard to other runners). Sorry, no dogs. Meet new friends in the race. Only registered runners/walkers with a valid race bib will be allowed on the course to compete.

HOW DOES THE VIRTUAL RACE WORK?
New for 2017 is the Memorial Day Veterans 10k & 5k Virtual Race for those who want to make a difference in the lives of our Veterans, but cannot participate in the live race on Memorial Day – or missed signing up for the live race because it sold out on April 22nd! Virtual walkers/runners can do their 10k or 5k the week of the race, but are NOT permitted on the live race course at 7:00 a.m., May 29, 2017 for SAFETY reasons. Once you complete your virtual race, post it on social media with the hashtag #memorialdayrace

WHEN DO VIRTUAL RUNNERS RECEIVE THEIR RACE PACKET?
Virtual walkers/runners receive a race packet in the mail with their size race shirt and awesome finisher’s medal before the Memorial Day Race if signed up by April 1st. Race packets will be mailed Monday, May 15th. Transit times vary depending upon location.

Virtual runners/walkers that sign up April 2nd through 11:59 pm, May 28th will receive a race packet with an awesome finisher’s medal and shirt from pre-ordered stock. This means that shirts are ordered April 1st and shirt sizes are sent out on a first come, first serve. If we have your size, you will get your size! If we do not have your size, we will send the next closest size.

WHERE DO I SEND MY SELFIES?
Post your selfies to our Facebook Page, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #MemorialDayRace or send us your selfies and we’ll post them online! Email to photos@memorialdayrace.org

I AM INJURED, PREGNANT, HAVE A FAMILY EMERGENCY OR UNEXPECTEDLY OUT OF TOWN, CAN I GET A REFUND?
No refunds. If you can’t run, you can still walk!  If you can’t walk or come, then know part of your registration fee will help support local Veterans.  So feel good about money well spent.

CAN I GIVE / SELL MY NUMBER TO ANOTHER RUNNER?
Contact registration@memorialdayrace.org to make official transfers. Transfers are free until May 1st. Transfers are $10 May 2nd – May 21st. After May 21st, no transfers allowed. You may not sell, give, or transfer your bib to another runner without contacting and officially transferring through registration. Any runner who runs with another athlete’s bib (and did not sign a waiver) will be automatically disqualified.

WHY HAVEN’T I RECEIVED AN EMAIL CONFIRMATION?
If you haven’t received your e-mail confirmation please email registration@memorialdayrace.org before May 28th.

WHERE DOES MY REGISTRATION FEE GO?
All race proceeds go to local Veterans in need. This year in 2017, we are building a home for a deserving Veteran in Charlotte County in partnership with Habitat for Humanity. All sponsorship support, runners/walkers and friends of the race are making this possible, so thank you!

PRIZES & AWARDS
Awards will be given to the top overall male and female finishers, and top three male and female finishers in each age group.

DO I GET A FINISHER’S MEDAL?
Each finisher of the Memorial Day Veterans 10k & 5k Race and Virtual Race receives a very cool finisher medal.

WHEN IS PACKET PICK-UP?
Day Before Race (Packet Pickup)
Time: 4:00 p.m. –  7:00 p.m.
Location: The Foot Landing | 117 Herald Court, Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Day of Race (Packet Pickup)
Time: 6:00 a.m.-6:50 a.m.
Location: Race Starting Area | Laishley Park | 100 Nesbit St., Punta Gorda, FL 33950

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME TO PICK UP MY PACKET?
Bring your photo id

CAN I AUTHORIZE ANOTHER PERSON TO PICK UP MY RACE PACKET?
A friend can pick-up your race bib and packet BUT ONLY if that person has your photo id or a copy of it.

WHERE CAN I PARK AT EARLY PACKET PICK-UP?
In the parking garage – it’s free.

WHERE CAN I PARK ON RACE DAY?
In the justice center parking lot.

WHAT IS NOT ALLOWED ON THE COURSE?
No grumpy people, no frowns. No dogs, no strollers, and no unregistered runners.

JOIN US FOR A FUN VIRTUAL 5K RUN ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 24TH
The Local Memorial Veterans 10k & 5k Race sold out a month early! The race course can safely handle 600 runners. To accommodate more local Charlotte County runners, The Foot Landing and the Memorial Day Veterans Race are teaming up to host a VIRTUAL Memorial Day Veterans 5k Run at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 24th in conjunction with the Pub Run. Runners are released at 6:30 pm. Come early for on-site registration for the Virtual run and receive a tech race shirt, awesome finisher’s medal and a customizable bib. Then post your picture with the hashtag#memorialdayrace
RSVP for the Virtual 5k Run on the Facebook Event

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