FAQ

When is the Race?
Saturday, October 29, 2016

What time does the race begin?
The Big Pumpkin 5K will begin promptly at 8:30AM.

When do I pick up my race number?

  • Friday, October 28 from 12pm – 7:00pm @ Road Runner Sport, (Merchants Walk Shopping Center), 1311 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta GA 30068 (Phone 678-279-7990)
  • Saturday, October 29 from 6:30am – 8:15am @ PT Solutions Therapy, (Sweet Apple Village), 12050 Etris Road, Suite E-150, Roswell GA 30075 (Phone 770-801-4647)

How do I know if I’m registered?
If you registered online at Active.com, you will receive an email confirmation. If you send your entry via mail, you cancelled check is your confirmation.

When is the last day to register?
We will have Race Day registration from 6:45-8:00am!

What time should I arrive on race day?
Participants should arrive by 7:00am.

Where do I park?
Lots at: Sweet Apple Village (for our early arrivals!). Sweet Apple Elementary School (12025 Etris Road, Roswell 30075) and North River Baptist Church (12090 Hardscrabble Road, Roswell 30075)

Will the race be cancelled if the weather is bad?
This is a rain or shine event. Dress accordingly.

How do I volunteer for the race?
Click here and follow instructions.

Where do I get my shirt?
Shirts will be distributed at the post race celebration at World Harvest Church (Race Host) for all 5K finishers. You will need to present your race number to receive your shirt.

Where do I check my results?
Top 20 M/F will be posted directly on this site (see Race Results link above) and full results will be posted on Zulu Racing’s website and active.com within 24-48 hours after the completion of the race.

What are the Award Category Groups?
The Big Pumpkin 5K Awards Top Overall Male and Female (3 deep), Top Overall Male and Female Masters (1 place only)

3 Deep in 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30 – 34, 35 – 39, 40 -44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 Over

The Big Pumpkin Run will be utilizing chip/mat start and chip finish for 2016. HOWEVER, the award categories will be based on the USATF sanctioned rules and regulations “First to Finish” Rule 245 that recognize gun start as the award time. So please if you are a runner who plans to place in an award category position yourself accordingly (meaning do not sit in the back of the crowd of 1,500 runners and then submit a complaint when your chip time was faster than an award winner.) We will not answer complaints such as that.

Please see rule for reference: Rule 245 (3) of 2009USATFRules.pdf:

The official time shall be the time elapsed between the start of the watches or timing devices resulting from an appropriate start signal and when the athlete reaching the finish line. The actual time elapsed between when an athlete reaching the starting line and finish line can be made known to the athlete, but will not be considered as official time.

Let’s keep running simple whenever possible. Thank You!

Other questions?
Click the Contact Us link above and follow the instructions.