Last year, we asked Shelby a few questions that will help you get to know…
Will there be a health & fitness expo and packet pick-up? Yes. Saturday 10-6 at the Chancellor Hotel. (Late packet pick-up see below) Gear Check? Yes. Leave at the Little Guys Movers truck at the starting line, beginning at 6:15 am. Use the Race bag you have been provided by Academy.
Will the expo be taking late registrations? Yes. The price will go up however and shirts are not guaranteed, so register online if you can, or print off the entry form and mail in. You can register for the half-marathon, or 5K at the expo Saturday, and for the 5K Sunday morning from 5-6 am at the Chancellor Hotel in the 2nd floor Ballroom. SUNDAY MORNING REGISTRATION IS FOR 5K ONLY! All other racers must be registered by Saturday at 6 PM. The Marathon is ALMOST SOLD OUT!
Will I be allowed to change races at the Packet pick-up? YES! However, a $10 change fee will be charged after April 7. No refunds will be given but if upgrading you may pay the difference between registration fees. No changes will be made on race day!
Will there be late packet picket-up? Yes. You may pick up your packet until Sunday 5:00-6:30 am at the Chancellor Hotel in the 2nd floor Ballroom. However, we request that you pick up your packet at the expo on Saturday if you are able. Early Start? Yes, 6:00 am for Marathon only. Must register at the expo.
Will there be a Pasta Dinner & Speaker? Yes. With special guest- BILL RODGERS– 4-time winner of the Boston Marathon, author and all-around fun guy. Where? The Chancellor Hotel, Saturday night 6:00-7:30. Get your tickets, first come, first serve at the Hogeye info. booth outside of packet pick-up — $10 for runners, $15 for guests of runners, kids $5. Payment accepted at the info booth or at the door (if not sold out) in cash or check only.
Where should I park for the Expo and Race? Parking is limited. There will be no parking on the Fayetteville Square Sunday; however spots are on first come first serve basis on Saturday. There is a parking garage attached to the Chancellor Hotel, park on the top level for free, and the Town Center Parking garage will be available. Parking on Dickson Street is either reserved or metered. Metered Parking is available in the Dickson garage. ABSOLUTELY NO PARKING AT WILSON PARK. This is where the race will finish THIS YEAR. You may find a spot on Dickson St. and walk back to your car after the finish which is about 1/8 mile, or some shuttles will be available for Marathon & Half Marathon runners mostly, back to the Chancellor Hotel,and will be parked above the park on Louise.
Will there be shuttles from the finish line? Yes, but they will be reserved for marathon finishers with limited shuttles available for half marathon runners. All others will need to park on Dickson St. The WAC lot is available until 11:00, and should be used by 5K runners and all half marathoners who can walk back 1/8 of a mile.
Where is a good spot for my family members to watch me on the course? There are several places; however keep in mind the Fayetteville trails are closed to bicycles and other trail users for this one day. The Gordon Long Park, off Gregg, has a parking area and would be a good place to watch and cheer without getting on the race course. The Botanical Gardens is also a great place for marathon or relay team watchers to cheer runners
The finish line parking lot and streets will be available to foot traffic only. Spectators should not park in the street if it is on the course. Please help keep the course clear for runners.
Will there be Medical Personnel? Yes. There will be medical personnel at the relay exchange points, the half marathon turn around, and the finish line. There will be bicycle EMT’s traveling the course as well. There will be over 18 aid stations where medical personnel can be summoned.
If you have any serious allergies, (e.g. bee stings), or have medical conditions which could affect your treatment from medical personnel, you should carry this information with you during the race. You should also print any allergies or health conditions on the back of your race number with a permanent marker. These will be available at packet pick-up. Everyone should print their emergency contact person’s name and number on the back of their race bib in the upper corner, above the timing device. Emergencies can occur!
Will there be chip timing? Yes! Your timing device will be attached to the back of your bib.
Will there be aid stations on the course? Yes. Aid Stations will be approximately every mile, to 1.5 miles. All aid stations will have water & diluted Gatorade. Hogeye Mile sponsors will fill in between some water stations with drinks, fruit and FUN. Gel will be available beginning at mile 9. Free food and drinks will be served at the finish line in buffet style; however this will be tightly monitored for runners only.
Will there be portable potties on the course? Yes. Portable Toilets will be at the start and at miles 1.75, 3.5, 4.75, 5.5, 7.5, 8.5, 11.0 (relay exchange 2), 14.5, 19.0 (Relay exchange #3) 20.5, 23.0 (mile 10 for the half), and at the finish line area. There are also bathrooms at the Chancellor Hotel, Veterans Park and Lake Fayetteville Parks.
Will Headphones or ear buds be allowed on the course? Using headphones is strongly discouraged! If a runner chooses to use them, please use only one side so you will be aware of traffic. Use of headphones is at the runner’s own risk! Absolutely No baby strollers or dogs are allowed on the course!
Will there be course photos? Yes. Pictures will be taken throughout the course, at the finish line, awards tent, as well as the expo. These will be for purchase from Run Bike Swim Photos. www.runbikeswimphotos.com
Will there be an awards ceremony? Yes. Each race will have a short awards ceremony where overall winners are recognized. There will be an awards gazebo at Wilson Park. It will be in the Gazebo south of the finish line at Wilson Park. Other runners may pick up your awards with race bib.
Will finisher’s medals be given? Yes. Finisher medals will be given to all marathon, half marathon and relay finishers. Special gifts will be given to marathon and half marathon finishers.
RELAY RUNNERS SPECIFIC INFORMATION
Relay runners must all wear their bib number. Relay legs are between 5.5 and 8 miles each. Exchange points will be marked. Only the first runner is required to be at the start, and runners should exchange the ankle band timing device after crossing the timing mats in order to have an accurate finish time. Timing bands should be worn on the ankle or below the knee, otherwise the time will not register. Bands must be returned at the finish line or the team will be charged a $75.00 fee. No more than one Relay runner from the same team may cross the finish line. Disqualification will occur otherwise. If someone is dropping you off, they are not allowed to park on the course, OR AT THE FINISH LINE AREA. Please do not allow them to clog the race course, trails or relay exchanges, as all trails and some streets may be closed. Relay Shuttle buses will be provided by Ozark Regional Transit. They will be parked across from the Chancellor Hotel (East & Meadow) on Sunday morning beginning at 6:45 am. They will shuttle runners for the 2nd 3rd & 4th legs, & will return ALL relay runners to this point. They are available to transport runners to and from relay points. Please do not arrive for transport until you think it will be time for your exchange. Vans will be returning runners to the hotel & relay runners may catch a van to the finish line area but will have to walk back to their vehicles. Please don’t cross the race course on foot w/o looking.
To all Hogeye Participants: PLEASE THANK YOUR RACE VOLUNTEERS, POLICE OFFICERS & MEDICAL PERSONNEL FOR GIVING THEIR TIME TO HELP MAKE THIS EVENT A SAFE AND ENJOYABLE TIME FOR ALL. THANK YOU TO ALL SPONSORS. THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE HOGEYE MARATHON & RELAYS!
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