Below is a list of commonly asked questions with answers:
Registration & Packet Pick Up Questions
How do I register? You may register either online, at early packet pick up the day before the race, or on race day at the registration booth.
What is the easiest way to register? Registering online is the easiest way to sign up
Can I register at the early packet pick up location? Yes
Can I pick up a packet for a friend of family member? Yes
Are credit cards accepted at packet pick up? Yes
When and where do we pick up our packets?
318 Howard St
Should participants pick up their packets early? YES, please plan to pick up your packet early.
Am I guaranteed a race shirt? All pre registered participants are guaranteed the race shirt size they requested during the registration process. Race Day and Packet Pick up sign ups are not guaranteed the shirt size of their choice, shirts will be given on a first come first serve basis. We will do our best to get everyone the shirt size they want.
What type of shirts are being given? The 2014 Viking Half Marathon participants shirts are white tech shirts. The 5k participants will receive white cotton shirts.
Will I be able to change my shirt size? You will not be able to exchange your shirt until after the race. We will have an area for shirt exchange after the race for those wishing to exchange their shirts. You will be given the shirt size you ordered during registration, sorry but no exceptions.
How can I get a race shirt if I do not want to participate? You may register as a participant to receive a race shirt. You do not have to compete if you do not wish to do so. You may pick up your shirt and bag at the early packet pick up.
What will we receive at packet pick up? You will receive your race shirt, race number w/ timing tag, and race goody bag.
What type of timing is being used? Start2Finish Event Timing will be timing the event. We will use our new, state of the art Jaguar Electronic Timing System. Your timing chip will be on the back of your racing number bib. Participants must where their number on the FRONT of their outer most garment. Participants must wear a race number bib to get an official time and be included in the results.
Race Day Questions
Where is the race located? The Viking Half Marathon will start and finish in the historic Cotton District Row of Greenwood, MS.
What time does the race start? Half Marathon will begin at 8:00am. The 5k will begin at 8:30am.
Is there a time limit for the half marathon? Yes, the half marathon course will close at 11:15am, which is 3 hours and 15 minutes after the start of the race. We want everyone to finish the race. We also have to keep in mind that we have a lot of streets closed and tying up a lot of resources. We will work with each participant remaining on the course after 11:15 to try to allow for a finish.
Where is the race start? The race will start on East Market Street in front of the Greenwood Courthouse.
What if it is raining/snowing on race morning? The race will happen rain, snow or shine
Where are the water stops? Water stops will be located approximately every mile. We encourage all runners to run with their own water as well.
When should I arrive? Most runners plan to arrive at an event 1 hour prior to race start time. If you have not picked up your packet at a packet pick up, please arrive at least 1 hour in advance of race start.
How long will it take to find a place to park? Around 5-10 minutes. Please arrive early, the only parking is behind the start line. If you arrive 5 minutes before scheduled race start, you will more than likely miss the race. Plan to arrive early.
Where do I park? Parking will be allowed in and around Downtown Greenwood.
Are baby joggers/baby strollers allowed in the race? Yes, please start towards the end of the pack.
Are walkers allowed to participate? Yes, please start towards the end of the pack
Are runners allowed to run with dogs? Dogs are NOT allowed at the Viking Half Marathon and 5k.
Can we participate as a relay team? No, relay teams are not allowed.
When are the awards? 5k- 9:15am, Half Marathon- 10:45am
What are the award categories? Please see the awards page on the website.
Will male and female categories be awarded prizes? YES, both male and female categories will receive awards
If you have any other questions, please contact Daniel Shaffer at email@example.com