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When is the Shoreline Classic and how do I register?
The Shoreline Classic is Sunday, September 15. Participants will receive a $5 discount with online registration or they may mail their entries if received by September 8. Registration for 5K and 15K will close on Sunday, September 8. Tot trot registration will be accepted on Race Day.
How much does it cost to register?
See entry form for cost information.
How many participants can register for the Shoreline Classic?
There are no participant limits for 2013 in either the 5K or 15K.
I am injured and/or cannot run the event (family commitment, work obligation, etc.). Can I get a refund, donate my entry or transfer my entry to someone else?
No. Per our official event rules and guidelines: Sale and/or transfer of race entry/bib is strictly prohibited and will result in the disqualification and/or banning of any individuals involved from future events. All entry fees are non-refundable, and may not be deferred toward a future event.
If I provide medical documentation of my injury or pregnancy, will you give me a refund?
No. Please see above.
Can I defer my entry to the next year if I am unable to run this year?
No, participants cannot defer their entries to the next year in the event that they cannot run.
How can I confirm my registration after I sign up online or mail in my registration form?
You can confirm your entry here www.signmeup.com/site/services/confirmation
How can I make a change of information to my registration (i.e. misspelling, address, e-mail, t-shirt size)?
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with "Change of Information" in the subject line and then indicate changes in the body of the email. Changes on shirt sizes after 9/1 will not be guaranteed.
I didn’t receive a confirmation e-mail after I registered. Can I get a new one?
If you tried to register online but did not receive a confirmation e-mail, then you need to do three things: 1) go here www.signmeup.com to confirm your registration 2) check your current credit card/bank statement to see if you were charged the registration fee; 3) check your spam and/or junk-mail folders to make sure the payment confirmation e-mail did not go into one of those. Please note that we cannot resend payment confirmation e-mails once they have already been sent.
I was sure that I registered, but my name is not showing up online and registration is now closed. What can I do?
All participant applications received are current. If you tried to register online but your credit card was not charged the registration fee, then your transaction was not successful. If you submitted your registration application through the mail, please review your check or credit card statement to verify acceptance. Notify email@example.com immediately if payment was accepted, but your name does not appear on our confirmation page.
Is the Shoreline Classic walker-friendly?
The Shoreline Classic is open to all participants who wish to register; however, the 15K course closes after 1 hour, 52 minutes (approx. 12 min/mile) and the 5k open for 1 hour, 05 minutes (approx 20 min/mile) . Participants wishing to complete the 9.3-mile event within that timeframe will need to maintain a 12-minute/mile pace and the 5K in 20 min/mile. After the time limits have been reached, the streets will be re-opened to vehicular traffic, participants still out on the race course will be asked to move to the sidewalks, and on-course support (Aid Stations) will close. The Shoreline Classic will do everything feasible to accommodate our participants but we are also working closely with the city of Decatur and residents living on the course.
Where can I find maps of the course or directions to the course?
Maps may be found here http://shorelineclassic.com/maps.php
What are the normal high/low temperatures in late September for Decatur?
Normal High: 79 Fahrenheit / 26 Celsius
Normal Low: 54 Fahrenheit / 12 Celsius
If the weather changes during the race, will there be alerts along the course?
Yes. We will monitor weather leading up to the race start and will notify our safety personnel during the race as needed. It is up to the participants to follow instructions of race personnel and/or seek shelter if instructed to do so.
Do I have to pick up my Participant Packet, Bag and T-Shirt at Friday Night Packet Pick-Up?
No – but it is strongly suggested due to the # of participants on race day. We do not mail out participant packets/bags or T-shirts.
Can I pick up my Participant Packet, Participant Bag and T-shirt on the day of the race?
What do I need to bring with me in order to pick up my Participant Packet and Bag?
My friend needs his/her photo ID and not my photo ID in order to pick up my packet?
Correct – your friend does not need YOUR photo ID but may be required to sign for you packet and show HIS/HER photo ID.
I cannot run the race. Will you mail my Participant Bag and T-shirt to me?
No. We are unable to mail out Participant Packets, Bags and T-shirts if they are not picked up. No exceptions.
Where can I find a course map?
Course Maps may be found at http://shorelineclassic.com/maps.php The 5K and 15k races are run along the shores of beautiful Lake Decatur in a colorful fall setting. The 5k race offers runners a fast course, while the 15k features rolling terrain.
How long is the course open?
The 15K course will be open for 1 hour, 52 minutes (approx. 12 min/mile) and the 5k open for 1 hour, 05 minutes (approx 20 min/mile) . Participants running slower than min/mile targets will not be guaranteed Aid Station or Medical support once the time limits have been reached. Participants still out on the race course will be asked to move onto the sidewalk as the streets will be re-opened to traffic, and Aid Stations will discontinue on-course support.
Participant chip or net times greater than the event time requirement may not be recognized as official. Times over limits may not be printed in the official results or recorded in media.
Can I run with an iPod/headphones?
The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at the Shoreline Classic. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, the Shoreline Classic encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of the Shoreline Classic.
Can I run with my GPS or other timing devices?
Yes, participants may wear their GPS watches and/or timing devices. However, these items do not count as "second timing devices" and will not be recognized by the event as official times or distances.
What is NOT allowed on the course?
The use of video devices, cell phones, computers, cameras or any similar devices by participants in the event is prohibited. The use of wheeled devices by participants or any other person authorized to be on the course shall be strictly limited to: (a) authorized and registered competitive wheelchair participants; and (b) authorized course marshals on bicycles. Baby joggers, baby strollers, skateboards, rollerblades, unauthorized bicycles or any other wheeled device will not be permitted. Baby Joggers/strollers permitted on 5K course only and participants will be required to start at the back of the race.
Do you have a Lost & Found in case I lose something at the race or on the race course?
Yes. If you are missing a personal item, please email firstname.lastname@example.org within 1 week following the race.
I live along the race course. Where can I find out about race day street closures?
Street Closure information will be available as we get closer to race day.