Frequently Asked Questions (and Clarifications about the Series!)
Water & Cups
CUP FREE FINISH
All 3W Races events maintain a cup free finish area. This means that water will be available for refilling your personal water bottles. You're always welcome to leave your LABELED water bottle at the finish line and it will be there when you return!
Biodegradable, cups will be used on the course, but no disposable cups will be available at the finish line. Thank you!
Dogs & Strollers
Dogs and Strollers are welcome at these events. Please keep your well behaved dog on a leash at all times. As some of the course locations encounter foot bridges or various surfaces, use caution when running with a stroller as there may be some slippery surfaces or erosion created potholes.
Pictures are available for FREE DOWNLOAD and links to the sites where they are posted are published on each individual race website. They are generally posted on the SAME DAY as the event!
Course Cut-Off Time
1/2 marathon course support and timing will be open for 3:30:00. Racers must average at least 16 minutes per mile to remain on the course and receive course support.
Refer to the Walkers FAQ regarding participating at a slower pace.
Shirts and Race Swag
The shirt is the same style, cut and logo design for all distances at one event. For example, in the fall when you're running the event in Westminster, 5k and Half Marathon participants will receive the SAME design of shirt.
On race day, you may visit the 3W Races table/tent in the expo to exchange shirt sizes or purchase additional shirts while supplies last.
Swag (shirts, medals, etc) will NOT be mailed to participants. All pick ups must be done in-person.
If the style of race shirts change from race to race can I change my shirt size for each event depending on the "cut" of the shirt?
Yes, send an email to email@example.com and make the requests at least 3 weeks before the event that you are switching your shirt size.
Packet Pick Up
Can't make it to advanced packet pick up? Send a friend, family member or teammate! We will allow others to pick up for you. Yes, there is same day pick up available starting 60-90 minutes before the first race starts. Avoid the lines; pick up early! It's not a secret...it makes race day run smoother for everyone when you pick up your gear in advance. That's why we give special raffle prizes and other cool stuff away to those who pick up early!!
If you can't make it to advanced packet pick up and have to miss out on the race we are unable to get you your packet. We try not to be wasteful; so all packets must be picked up. Unfortunately we cannot hold it for you to pick up or mail it to you after the race.
If you can't run for any reason, please feel free to still pick up your packet at advanced packet pick up or on race day.
Forgot if you're registered?
To look up the participant list for any race, click on the "REGISTER" button for that event. On the registration page you will find a blue tab labeled, "Find a Participant." Click there and you will be able to search the list of registered runners. This applies to runners who registered through our site. If you registered for a PACKAGE of events, your registration will not be imported into the solo event registration until about one week before the race date.
The race will not be postponed or cancelled due to weather unless something SEVERE is happening such as lightning storm, tornado or white-out conditions. If that is the case, announcements will be made on our Facebook page and on the race webpage in addition to racer email communication. 99.9% of the time, the race will go on as scheduled.
Managing Your Registration
Did you know you can easily manage your own RunSignUp profile and race registration?
To update your personal info (fix a typo in your name, change your email address, etc):
Did you accidentally delete your confirmation email with all the race details or need a receipt? No worries! You can send yourself a new one:
Refunds and Transfers
The packaged registrations for either the 5k or 13.1 packages are not transferable to another runner.
If you are injured or ill-trained, you may change your registration from the 13.1 distance to a shorter distance.
Registration is non-refundable.
Mix & Match 5ks and Half Marathons in the Packaged Registration
You may NOT mix and match any of the packaged registrations. The two options listed at registration for the package are the only two options available.
Package Registration Special Swag
What are my naming options to place on the custom Tech Tee that comes free with the package deal?
You can choose any phrase or name limited to 17 characters including spaces. No profanity or offensive language will be allowed. Refusal to print offensive language is at the sole discretion of the race organizer.
What if the shirt size I choose for the customized tech tee with the package doesn't fit?
You can purchase a new size at your cost. The shirt dimensions will be listed with a sizing chart, you are expected to read the chart before you place the order.
The shirts are highly customized with your name on it and you receive ONE free shirt with the package. Additional shirt requests for any reason can be made at an additional $25 charge to the participant.
The additional personalized shirt will be available for pick up during Advanced Packet Pick up for the first event (May-Erie).
They will also be available on Race Day morning at the ERIE event only. Any package swag not claimed by the end of the 5/22/2016 event will be available for pick up at the 3W Office in Westminster only.
Swag will NOT be mailed to participants. All pick ups must be done in-person.
Awards & Age Groups
Awards will be given to the top three men and women overall and in each age group for each distance. Must be present to claim awards/prizes.
Awards will NOT be mailed.
Age groups, Half Marathon & 5k:
18 and Under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Timing & Results
Top finishers are scored based on GUN TIME. Age group finishers are scored based on CHIP TIME.
Results can be found HERE for Erie, HERE for Westy and HERE for Longmont.
Walkers and joggers should always stay to the right, faster runners should pass on the left. Walkers, please keep your groups down to two abreast so that others may pass you.
If you will be walking and would like to start earlier than the official start time so that you can finish in time for the course cut off, please contact the race director in advance.
We will allow walkers to start up to 60 minutes in advance of the official half marathon start time. Please note that not all course marshals or water stations may be in place at that time.
Concrete with portions of hard packed, crushed gravel
Streets covered in asphalt and short portions of concrete trail in addition to crushed gravel trail.
Concrete with portions of hard packed, crushed gravel and some asphalt.