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Women’s Running Series San Diego: Race Information

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Date/Time:

Date: 2/22/2014

Time: 6:30am

Location: NTC Park at Liberty Station
2455 Cushing Rd, San Diego, California 92106

Final Information

Course Time Limit:

The half marathon course is USTAF certified. All participants on the course during the race must be registered and wearing their race bib. Participants must maintain a 18 minute per mile or less pace. Half Marathon course must be completed within 4 hours. WALKERS ARE WELCOME!

Expo:

Date: 2/21/2014

Time: 10am- 7pm

Location: The Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier
1000 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

Average Temp:

Average High: 65 degrees
Average Low: 51 degrees

FAQs

 

PARTICIPANTS

CAN WALKERS PARTICIPATE?
DO I HAVE TO BE PART OF A TEAM TO PARTICIPATE?
CAN MEN PARTICIPATE?
ARE THERE ANY AGE REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE?
HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER?

REGISTRATION/ PACKET PICKUP/ EXPO

CAN I CHANGE MY MIND ABOUT WHICH DISTANCE TO RUN?
WHAT IF I REGISTER AND THEN BECOME INJURED OR AM UNABLE TO ATTEND THE RACE?
WHEN/WHERE CAN I PICK UP MY RACE PACKET?
I AM A TEAM CAPTAIN – WHERE CAN I VIEW MY TEAM’S INFO?
CAN SOMEONE ELSE PICK UP MY RACE PACKET ON MY BEHALF?
HOW CAN I MAKE CHANGES TO MY REGISTRATION?

THE RACE & COURSE

WHERE ARE THE AID STATIONS AND WHAT IS BEING SERVED?
WHERE CAN I FIND A COURSE MAP?
ARE MP3 PLAYERS AND/OR STROLLERS ALLOWED ON THE COURSE?
WHERE CAN I LEAVE MY GEAR WHILE I RACE?

PARKING

WILL THERE BE ANY SHUTTLES ON RACE DAY?
WHERE DO I PARK FOR THE EVENT?

AWARDS

WHAT PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED AND IN WHAT CATEGORIES?
AGE GROUPS
DO ALL RACERS RECEIVE A MEDAL OR CERTIFICATE?

POST-RACE INFORMATION

WHERE CAN I FIND RACE RESULTS?
WHO CAN I CONTACT IF I HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS?


PARTICIPANTS

CAN WALKERS PARTICIPATE?

Absolutely! The Women’s Running San Diego Half Marathon is for athletes of all speeds and sizes. Please note: Due to city road closure and traffic requirements, ALL participants MUST complete the half marathon within the 4 hour course time limit. To finish within the course time limit  you must maintain a pace of at least 18:00 minutes per mile (or faster).

DO I HAVE TO BE PART OF A TEAM TO PARTICIPATE?

There are two ways in which you can register for The Women’s Running Half Marathon: either as an individual or as a team member.  A Half Marathon team consists of at least 5 female participants, one of whom will also be designated as the captain. You will also need a team name. The captain registers herself first and establishes the team name (and password, if desired). Then, all other members will register themselves and chose the option to join that team. There are no registration discounts for teams. All members of the team run the full 13.1 Half Marathon course. Regardless of how many members on your team, everyone will be timed as individuals. The five fastest female times will be added together for the team score. If your team does not have at least 5 female finisher’s, you will not receive a team score. All team members are also eligible for individual awards. The team option is available in the Half Marathon distance only. Awards are given for the top 3 Fastest Teams and the Largest Team.

CAN MEN PARTICIPATE?

The Women’s Running San Diego Half Marathon is open to both men & women participants, however, age group and overall awards will be given to female participants only.  We suggest that men participate only  in support of a woman or a charity. If a male is interested in participating in this event to win, get an award, or PR we would be happy to suggest some other events in the local area that would be better suited for those goals.

ARE THERE ANY AGE REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE?
You must be 12 years old prior to race day to participate in the half marathon.

HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER?
Volunteers are vital to the success of the event and not only are WRS volunteers a super group of people, they get in on all the behind the scenes race day action! The event will need hundreds of volunteers to staff the aid stations, work the Expo and offer support to the runners at the start and finish. For more information, including job descriptions and shift times, please visit the volunteer page.

REGISTRATION/ PACKET PICKUP/ EXPO

CAN I CHANGE MY MIND ABOUT WHICH DISTANCE TO RUN?

Please contact customer service at wrssd@competitorgroup.com before January 14th in order to downgrade your registration. Please provide your request along with your first name, last name, new predicted finish time and mailing address that you registered with.

To upgrade from the 5K to the Half Marathon, simply email this request along with your first name, last name and mailing address registered with, and your new predicted finish time to Customer Service. The early upgrade fee is $10 plus the cost difference between the current Half Marathon fee and the fee that was paid at the time of the original registration. (processing fee is not used in calculating price difference).

After the deadline of January 14th you will need to pay an upgrade fee at the Expo. Please pick up your half marathon race number and proceed to the Solutions; table. You will be charged $10 plus the cost difference between the Half Marathon expo fee and the fee that was paid at the time of the original registration (processing fee is not used in calculating price difference).

WHAT IF I REGISTER AND THEN BECOME INJURED OR AM UNABLE TO ATTEND THE RACE?

Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE and entries are NON-TRANSFERABLE. Sorry, no exceptions. Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate. You may not give or sell your number to anyone else. You also may not transfer your application to the following year or another Competitor Group event.

If you registered and are unable to participate in the race, we will be happy to mail your participant T-shirt to you. Please fill out and submit the Cancellation/T-shirt Request Form. T-shirt Request Forms will be accepted up to 30 days after the event. Participant T-shirts will be mailed approximately 4-6 weeks after the event.

WHEN/WHERE CAN I PICK UP MY RACE PACKET?
Race packets will be available to pick up only at the Expo. The location to be announced soon.

CAN SOMEONE ELSE PICK UP MY RACE PACKET ON MY BEHALF?
Race participants must visit the Expo to pick up their race number, timing tag, T-Shirt, and goodie bag. These items cannot be mailed and will not be available for pick-up on race day. Family and friends will not be able to pick up your race number and timing tag for you. PHOTO ID AND CONFIRMATION SHEET ARE REQUIRED TO PICK UP YOUR RACE NUMBER AND TIMING TAG AT THE EXPO.

HOW CAN I MAKE CHANGES TO MY REGISTRATION?
To make revisions to your registration, please email wrssd@competitorgroup.com with your name, confirmation number and changes you would like made.

Don’t know if you are registered for the Women’s Running San Diego Half Marathon? Click Here to confirm.

THE RACE & COURSE

WHERE ARE THE AID STATIONS AND WHAT IS BEING SERVED?
Half Marathon Course Aid Stations:

There will be a minimum of 7 aid stations on the half marathon course.  Water and a sports drink will be served. There will also be a gel station between mile 7 and 8.

WHERE CAN I FIND A COURSE MAP?
The half marathon course begins at 6:30 AM at NTC Park in Liberty Station.

ARE MP3 PLAYERS AND/OR STROLLERS ALLOWED ON THE COURSE?
MP3 players with headphones/earbuds ARE allowed on the course. Our USATF insurance does not cover baby joggers/strollers, bicycles, inline skates or animals (except service dogs) on the course so for safety reasons they ARE NOT allowed.

WHERE CAN I LEAVE MY GEAR WHILE I RACE?
Before you enter your assigned corral, drop-off your pre-race/post-race clothing and belongings at the Gear Check. While you run, your gear will be held at Gear Check located east of Cushing Rd. Gear check will be open from 5:30am – 11:00am. Bags will be available at the gear check.

On race morning, please affix your gear check tag (attached to your race number) to your bag using the zip tie provided to you at Gear Check. Attach your gear tag to your gear bag before you leave it with the Gear Check crew. After the race, reclaim your checked bag at the same location that you dropped off your bag before the race. On race morning, Gear Check will be operating from 5:30am – 11:00am.

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 Festival on race day.

TRANSPORTATION/PARKING

WILL THERE BE ANY SHUTTLES ON RACE DAY?
There are no shuttles on race day. Check out the “Parking” information below.

WHERE DO I PARK FOR THE EVENT?
Parking is available only in specific lots in this residential and business development. We strongly encourage you to carpool. Specific parking lots shown below in parking map- please follow directional arrows to enter lots to avoid road closures. You may use your race bib for entrance into the lots.

Parking

AWARDS

WHAT PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED AND IN WHAT CATEGORIES?

Half Marathon

The Women’s Running Series will recognize and award the top three female runners to cross the finish line in the half marathon. These overall winners will be determined solely by the order in which they cross the finish line, as opposed to chip times. Therefore, female runners who would like to compete for the top three spots should plan to line-up as close to the starting line as possible. This is an open race and there will not be separate start times or a designated “elite” wave.

In addition to the first, second and third place winners in the Half Marathon only, the Women’s Running Series will recognize the top female finishers in each age group. Chip-time will be used to establish age group winners. An award ceremony will be held mid-morning on race day where all awards will be distributed. If you are unable to stay for the ceremony, awards will be mailed 4-6 weeks after the race.

AGE GROUPS:

  • 14 and Under (Half Marathon only)
  • 15-19
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70+

5K

The Women’s Running Series will recognize and award the top three female runners to cross the finish line in the 5k. These overall winners will be determined solely by the order in which they cross the finish line, as opposed to chip times. Therefore, female runners who would like to compete for the top three spots should plan to line-up as close to the starting line as possible. This is an open race and there will not be separate start times or a designated “elite” wave.

In addition, we will be recognizing the top three female participants completing their first ever 5k with awards.  An award ceremony will be held mid-morning on race day where all awards will be distributed. If you are unable to stay for the ceremony, awards will be mailed 4-6 weeks after the race.

Teams

Each race participant is timed individually; therefore, members of half marathon teams are eligible for team, overall, and age group awards.

Team times will be calculated by adding together the five fastest female times on each team. Awards will be given to the top three fastest teams and also to the largest team (team with the most registered members).

DO ALL RACERS RECEIVE A MEDAL OR CERTIFICATE?
Each finisher of the Women’s Running San Diego Half Marathon & 5k will receive a half marathon medal.

POST-RACE INFORMATION

WHERE CAN I FIND RACE RESULTS?
After the race, results will be posted at womensrunning.com by 7pm on race day

WHO CAN I CONTACT IF I HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS?
Please email wrssd@competitorgroup.com