Frequently Asked Questions
*ALL ANSWERS ARE DEPENDENT ON THE PENDING COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS AT THE TIME OF THE RACE
Will the concession stands in Riverwalk Stadium be open for business to the general public?
Yes. If you are still hungry and need more food and drinks, you can purchase items from the concession stands. These stands will be open to the general public as well.
Do I have to pay for my food and beverages after the race?
All half marathon and 5K participants will have 3 stubs on their bib. 1 will be used to redeem the meal and the other 2 will be used to redeem beer. NO BIB STUBS… NO FOOD or BEER! On the field, we will have the typical after race grab and go refreshments (water, sports drinks and fruits). On the concourse, we will have a designated area for all registered half marathon and 5K participants to grab a delicious southern breakfastlunch meal. We are talking about scrambled eggs, turkey sausage, bacon, breakfast potatoes, biscuits and grits. So good your tongue will slap your eye out.
Where can I park?
Downtown is fIlled with plenty of parking. The meters will be turned OFF so you can park at the ones that do NOT have a sign. Parking decks are available and they are walking distance from the startfInish lines. Biscuits parking lots #1-#4 will be available up to 6:45am and you have to enter from Madison onto S. McDonough. Starting line will be on the corner of Tallapoosa Street and and Coosa Street.
Can a friend pick up my packet for me if I cannot attend the EXPO?
To have a packet pickup for 1500 people on race day takes a lot of resources such as space, equipment, and volunteers – all of which are needed for race day. Our responsibilities are to run a safe event, to have accurate results, and to exceed the racer’s expectations. We can best do that by having everyone pick up their bib/chip and race packet the day before, have our timing equipment check the accuracy of the database, and put our entire focus on the race on race day. If you are coming in from out of town and can’t get to Montgomery by 6 pm, we recommend you have someone pick up your packet for you and have them check your chip to ensure accuracy. All they need is a copy of your driver’s license. If you are unable to find someone to do that, contact Quinn Millington at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I pick up my participant packet and T-shirt on the day of the race?
There is NO race day packet pick-up.
All packets must be picked up at the Expo on Friday, 12 pm- 8 pm. If you are unable to pick up your packet at this time, you will need to have someone pick up the packet for you. If you are unable to do this, please contact the Race Director.
Packets that are not picked up on Friday will not be mailed or kept. If you do not pick up your packet at the expo, you will not get a packet.
Do I have to pick up my participant packet, and T-shirt at the EXPO?
Yes. All participants must pick up their event-issued bib number, timing device, and t-shirt at the EXPO. We do not mail out participant packets, bags or T-shirts that are not picked up at the EXPO; no exceptions. There is NO race day packet pick-up! Packets not picked up on Friday will not be mailed or kept. If you do not pick up your packet at the expo, you will not get a packet.
If I am a vendor interested in purchasing booth space at the EXPO, or if I am interested in promoting my race, product, charity, etc., in the participant bag, who should I contact?
Where and when is the EXPO and Packet Pick-Up?
The EXPO and packet pick-up will be held at the Riverwalk Biscuits Stadium on Friday, March 10th from 12p-6p for the EXPO and 12pm-8pm for packet pickup. EXPO ONLY Saturday during the races.
Are the courses pet and stroller friendly?
The 5K race and half marathon course is pet and stroller friendly. The person you are pushing and pet may bandit (run without paying) the race. However, we ask that you start at the back of the coral and you secure your baby and pet.
Are skates, skateboards, bikes or scooters of any kind allowed on the Montgomery Half & 5K?
No, if you are caught on the course with any of these, you will be directed off the course immediately.
How long is the course open?
Will the course be closed?
No. However, the Montgomery Police Department and our volunteers will be at major intersections to help control the flow of the runners.
How many water stations are on the course?
Water stations will be located at miles: 2, 4, 6, 9, 10 & 12. Each station will give out water and sports drink.
If nature calls, where do I go?
We will have porta potties at each water stop.
Will there be gels on course?
Yes. We will offer Huma Gels at mile 6.
Do I get a medal?
Yes. Half marathon and 5K FINISHERS will get a medal.
Can I switch races?
Switching from one event to another is only permitted 7 days prior to race day, or until the event into which you wish to switch is sold out, whichever comes first. You pay the difference in price between events if you are going longer. If you switch after medal, shirt and custom bib deadlines, you will not get the medal, shirt, and bib for the race you want to switch to.
Is there an age requirement to run the Montgomery Half & 5K?
You must be 17 or older on race day to run in the half marathon. If you are under 18 years of age, you must have a parent or legal guardian sign the waiver in order to participate. Open age for 5K.
Can I defer my entry to next year if I am unable to run this year?
No, participants cannot defer their entries to the next year in the event they are unable to run. Remember, this race benefits the Red Cross. Your entry fee will still be put to good use.
If I provide medical documentation of my injury or pregnancy, will you give me a refund?
No. Please refer to our official event rules and guidelines.
I am injured and/or cannot run the event. Can I get a refund, donate my entry or transfer my entry to someone else?
No. Per our official event rules and guidelines: sale, transfer, or duplication 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 cannot be deferred toward a future event.
How can I confIrm my registration after I sign up online or mail in my registration form?
Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email. Check your SPAM folder.
When is the Montgomery Half Marathon & 5K?
The 2023 Montgomery Half Marathon & 5K will be held Saturday, March 11, 2023.
Will there be an athena and clydesdale division?
Is there a time limit to complete the Half?
4 hour time limit for the half marathon (18:19 minute mile pace), For the half, we will record and publish times up to 4 hours and 5 minutes. After that time no runner will be counted as an official finisher of the race and the finish line timing equipment will be removed. 5-Mile mark: Anyone slower than 1 hour and 35 minutes 10-Mile mark: Anyone slower than 3 hours and 10 minutes If you do not reach these check points, you will be picked up. If you choose to continue, you will sign a waiver.
What time does the race start?
Half Marathon – 7:00 am; 5K – 7:15 am.
Are the races chipped time?
Yes. Runners will be chipped from start to finish. Gun start (Everybody will have the same start time) and chip finish.
Do I get an age group medal?
Yes. Only if you placed. You must be present to receive or your friend can collect it for you. Medals not claimed will be at Montgomery MultiSport. We will not mail medals to you. This page lists the age groups!