Here are some common questions about the Race

Participant FAQ

Who do I ask for help?

Any volunteer (in volunteer vest).

What do I do if I have a medical emergency?

Report it to the ER personnel.  There is a ER station at start/finish line, and every water station is manned by ER personnel.  In addition there are trained roving ER personnel on bikes.

Will there be food?

Yes.  You can purchase food coupons on site.

Will there be a parking shuttle?

Yes, look for shuttle pickup/drop off sign at event area.

Is there a fee to participate in the mela games?

Yes, $5 for unlimited fun.

Is there a course time limit to complete the race?

The course limit is 1 hour for the 5K race, 2 hours for 10K race, and 3½ hours for the ½ Marathon.

What is the race route?

See race map(s) on the Race Details page.

How will my race time be computed?

All race times will be computed by an embedded chip in the race bib, provided you finish Within the course time limit.  

How do I find my race time?

Race times will be posted on the Om Run website.  Please allow 24 hours.

Will I get a finisher certificate?

Yes, you will receive instructions after the event to print the finisher certificate.

What are the award categories?

5K and 10K Races:

  • 10 years and under, Male and Female
  • 11 to 14 years, Male and Female
  • 15 to 18, Male and Female
  • Over 18 years Adult, Male and Female

Half-Marathon (minimum 13 years age)

  • 13 to 18 years age Male and Female
  • Over 18 years Adult, Male and Female

 

Winners are selected on chip time only. To be eligible for an award, participants must start within 5 minutes of the start time, must be registered  and must have a valid BIB.

Race Do’s & Don’ts

DOs

  • Arrive at the starting line at least 30 minutes before race start
  • Carry water, electrolyte and/or food during the race for your convenience
  • Apply sunscreen before the race and hydrate before, during, and after the race.
  • Stay on the right side of the trail
  • Stay on the trail and follow volunteer instructions.
  • Please pick up after yourself, keep the trail clean.
  • Step on the timing mats, do not go around them.

DONTs

  • Do not lose your Bib.  No award without bib.
  • Do not run a different race than the one you registered for. This will disqualify you.
  • Do not use someone else’s bib.  This will disqualify you.
Are Strollers permitted?

Stroller-runners are requested to start after the front-runners have taken off.  This keeps the trails clear and safe.

How late can I start the Race?
No one can start a race after 10 minutes from the start of that race category.
Latest start for
Half marathon  8:10 AM
10K 8:40 AM
5K: 8:55 AM

Sponsor FAQ

What is the sponsor booth set up time?

8 AM

Where is the loading/unloading area?

Boat center parking lot.

What time is my raffle slot?

Check with sponsorship team.

Is there a sponsor parking area?

Yes, Boat center parking lot.

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For any other questions, please write us at omrun@cmsj.org