Frequently Asked Questions
What time does the race start?
Full Marathon: 6:00 am
Half Marathon: 6:30 am
5K: 7:15 am
*times may be subject to change
Where and when is the pre-race Expo and packet pick-up?
The Santa Rosa Marathon Expo is held at DeLoach Vineyards on Friday, August 22nd from 1p.m.-7p.m. and on Saturday, August 23rd from 10 a.m-7p.m. There will be no packet pickup or registration on race day for the Full or Half Marathon.
How do I know if I'm registered?
If you registered online, you’ll receive an email confirmation of your registration at the time you registered. Also, you must bring the confirmation e-mail with you to the Expo for packet pick-up.
Check web site for registration confirmation.
Who can pick up my packet for me?
If you cannot pick up your race packet, you may have a friend or family member pick it up for you (they will need to present a copy of your photo ID). You will need to fill out the waiver ahead of time and have your friend/family member bring it with them when they pick up your packet.
Can I transfer my Bib or receive a refund?
Race entries are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Are there race time limits?
All marathon and half marathon runners should only participate if they are confident that they can finish the race in six hours or less. Traffic control, race monitors, safety/health volunteers and race officials will vacate the course at 1:00pm. Anyone continuing to run the course will be doing so at their own risk.
Are there aid stations along the route?
Yes, aid stations are strategically positioned all along the full and half marathon, approximately every 2 miles.
Do you have special programs for elite runners?
If you are an elite runner, please email us at email@example.com.
Are there pacers for this year's marathon?
Yes! We’ll be holding a question/answer session for all participants as a part of the pre race Expo on Saturday, August 24th.
Are iPODs, iPhones and other personal listening devices permitted?
The use of Ipods or any other listening devices are highly discouraged for the safety concerns of other runner's, walkers, bicyclists and other pedestrian traffic using the trails.
Course marshals will be patrolling and monitoring the course for safety, health and addressing concerns.
Race Day Questions:Where do event volunteers report?Volunteers should check in at the location designated by their Marathon Volunteer coordinator or team captain. Volunteers working in the Start/Finish area should check in at the volunteer booth located at Juilliard Park.Is there a bag check area? Where is it located?Yes, bag check will be the finish line, located on the South side of Juilliard Park, off Juilliard. Bag check is an easy way to store items (like extra clothing) while you are out on the course. Your race packet, available at our expo, will contain everything you need! To check your gear, place your items in the race bag and attach the bag check label to your bag. Please do not bag check valuables such as your car keys, cell phone, or jewelry, as we cannot be responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged items.
Where is the Post-Race Festival ?The Post-Race Festival will take place at Juilliard Park. Pancakes start to be served at 7:30. The Beer and Wine Garden and live music begins at 9:00a.m. and is open to all participants, volunteers and their guests. Food will be available at a modest cost for race participant's guests.Are there showers or changing rooms at the Marathon?No.
Where can I get my Marathon post-race picture taken?Your pictures are taken on the course, at the finish line and at the Post Race Festival. Your photos will be on Captivating Sports 1 to 2 days after the race. Please, check their website at www.captivatingsportsphotos.net to view your photos.
How can my family find me after the race?
Post Race Festival at Julliard Park.
Can my time at the Santa Rosa Marathon qualify me for the Boston Marathon?
Yes, the Santa Rosa Marathon is a U.S. Track and Field sanctioned and certified course. The Boston Marathon accepts our runners, provided they qualify for their age group. Our results are sent to Boston. You need only apply.
When do I get my race results?
Disposable chip timing will be used. Results will be posted on the side of the timing van as soon as they become available and will be updated continually during the event. The final results are posted on our website. These are initially 99+% complete. We have a variety of corrections that occur within the first several days after the event.
Awards distribution begins at 10:30 a.m. with award announcements at 11:00 a.m. (announcing only the first 3 finishers in each age division). Note: The distribution of awards is subject to the finalization of finisher results. Therefore, all awards may not be available as of 11:30 a.m. Your patience will be greatly appreciated.
What If I forget to pick up my award, what do I do?
Awards need to be picked up on race day. If you happen not to pick up your award, please e-mail us and we’ll let you know the cost to have your award shipped.
Can I exchange my Race Jacket or shirt?
Race Jackets or shirt will not be exchanged for a different size than what you registered for until all the races are over on race day.
Are dogs allowed?No, pets are not allowed on the course at any time.
Are bikes allowed?No.
What if my Garmin, iPod, Smart device, is slightly more than the official race distance?On race day, if the distance shown on your devise is slightly more than the official race distance, it just means you weren’t cutting corners—quite literally. According to the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federation) course measurement guidelines (pg. 20), a road race course is defined by the shortest possible route a runner could take without being disqualified. After the race, if your device shows that you ran a little farther, this just accounts for extra steps you took to run around other participants, obstacles, hit a water stop, port-o-let or stayed to the middle or outside lane.What if my Garmin, iPod, Smart device, shows a slightly different time than the official race time?How accurate your Garmin can be is affected by trees, cloud cover, mountains nearby, etc. so go on your chip time when racing. The main reason your Garmin will register a different time from race time is due to auto pause or signal dropout. If you lose reception time will still move on but your moving time may differ. If you look at your data you will see 3 records of time – Time, Moving Time & Elapsed time. To sum up; if you are doing a race, it matters not what your Garmin says, your race time is as per the chip – in the same vein as the Umpire’s word is final.
Are strollers, baby carriers or baby backpacks allowed on the Half Marathon and Marathon course?No. Due to safety concerns, we cannot allow strollers or baby carries of any sort on the course.
Are strollers, baby carriers or baby backpacks allowed on 5K course?
Last Day to Make any Changes to registration: -July 31st 2014