Based on runner feedback, we have put together a list of frequently asked questions and answers. Take a look through them as they may answer some of the questions you may have.
If you have a specific question not covered here, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll get back to you as quickly as we can!
1. How can I be sure that I receive the shirt size I want?
We do our best to order enough of each size to accommodate all size requests, however we can’t ‘guarantee’ all runners get exactly the size they prefer.
2. Are strollers or Bicycles allowed on course? What about dogs or headphones?
With the safety of our participants in mind, there will be no strollers or bicycles allowed on the course. Again for the safety of all, canine companions are not allowed and the use of headphones is strongly discouraged.
3. How Long Will the Course Be Supported? Is an Early Start Available?
The course will be officially open and supported from 8:00 AM until 1:30 PM. For the marathon , if you feel you may not complete the marathon course within 5 1/2 hours, the 7:00 AM start option is available.
4. What Services Are Available on the Course? Is there First Aid Available?
The course will be marked in metric at every kilometer. We will have water and an energy drink available on the course approximately every 3 kilometers. We will also have volunteers responsible for traffic control and directing participants at regular intervals. First aid will also be available on course.
5. Are there Washroom Facilities on Course?
Several washroom stops will be available along the Half Marathon and Marathon route(s). There are public washrooms along the trail portion and are marked on the route maps.
6. Are there Awards?
Award ceremonies will begin at approximately 10:30 for the 5K and 10K events, at 11:30 for the half and noon for the full marathon events. Award categories will include: Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers, male and female in all age categories. Finisher medals will be awarded in all events as runners complete their race. Click here for a break down of the categories.
7. What Weather Can I Expect?
Temperatures in late October generally fall between 6 degrees and minus 2 degrees Celsius, with an average of approximately 2 degrees. Historically, weather patterns indicate very little chance of snow. In the event of inclement weather, the events will proceed.
8. What is Chip Timing?
Chip timing service will be provided by Atlantic Chip Event Timing. Participants in all events will be chip timed. The timing device is a small lightweight device that will be part of your bib. Timed event results will be posted on the Atlantic Chip Timing website.
9. When is Kit Pick-up?
Kit pick up is available on Saturday, October 20th from 11 - 5pm and on race morning from 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM. You may have someone else pick up your kit for you. If you do this please ask the person picking up for you to make the volunteers aware.
10. How and When Can I Register?
Registration is available on line until 5PM Saturday, October 20th (unless sold out). Manual registration will be accepted on Saturday, during the race kit pick up (11 - 5 pm). ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED BUT THERE IS LIMITED REGISTRATION AT THE EXPO ON SATURDAY.
11. I am injured… can I get a refund after I have paid?
No, but you can either transfer your registration to another runner or we can defer your registration until next year. To transfer, simply go to the registration site that you used to register and select Transfer. Running Room confirmation emails also have a transfer option. To defer, go to the Race Roster registration site and register in the event "Defer to 2019". Deferrals are good for the following year only and cannot be transferred to another runner. There is an administration fee for both options.
12.Can I transfer my registration to another runner?
Yes. This can be done on both registration sites for a nominal administrative fee. To transfer, simply go to the registration site that you used to register and select “transfer”.
13. What Route surface should I expect along the course?
Full Marathon Route: The approximate breakdown of the surface is: 12km asphalt streets, 4km asphalt path, 26km unpaved trail (hard packed tailings). Half marathon: 8km asphalt road and trail, and 13km unpaved trail. 10K route - 10km of asphalt. 5K route - 5k of asphalt.
14. Are there any volunteering opportunities?
We have plenty of need for volunteers. Please email email@example.com to let us know if you can help. You will be given a complimentary volunteer t-shirt and have the chance to win many draw prizes.
15. Bag storage area?
We will have a bag storage area open on Sunday morning starting at 7:00am, where bags are tagged and secured.
Official Race Rules
No Race Day Registration
Please pick up your bib number and ChampionChip© during the Expo. The hours are Saturday, October 20th from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM. This is the last chance to register (unless we are sold out).
Race morning kit pick up is also available before the event from 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM.
IAAF Rules will be in place for this event. IAAF Rules »
We would like to highlight the following:
Rule 144.2.c Assistance is not allowed. Pacing in a race by persons not registered in that same race is prohibited.
Rule 146.2 Protests of results or conduct of an event shall be made within 30 minutes of the announcement of the results of that event to the Race Director.
(In the event of a discrepancy, the decision of an independent rules adjudicator will be final.)
The following are not permitted in the Legs for Literacy event:
Pets, skateboards, bicycles, rollerblades, baby joggers, any other types of vehicles or headphones. Please do not bring or carry any of these items.
These regulations are for your safety and the safety of the other participants in the race.
Bib Number Requirements:
All registered participants will receive a bib number that must be worn on race day. The bib must be visible and worn on the front outside of all clothing during the entire race. Please fill in emergency contact information on the back of the bib number with a pen or waterproof marker.
Do not forget your chip on race day, without a chip; you will not receive a time!
The chip is on your bib. Please do not bend the chip.
Do not cross the finish line more than once wearing your chip.
Race Weekend Tips
1. We are working with the City of Moncton and the Events Centre to develop a parking map for our event, which we will post to this website. Please plan to carpool and only park in the lots approved and shown on the map.
2. There will be porta potties near the start line and along the route. Expect line ups.
3. VERY IMPORTANT. The course will be very crowded. ALWAYS stay to the right keeping left side clear for passing or oncoming runners/walkers.
4. Position yourself at the start according to your time. Walkers at the back, etc. There will be signage.
5. NO strollers or pets allowed on the course.
6. Ear buds are STRONGLY discouraged.
7. Bibs must be on front and visible at all times. Do not bend the bib as the timing chip is on the back.
8. Pictures will be available from www.marathonphotos.com so smile when you see the photographers.
9. We will have a bag storage area open on Sunday morning starting at 7:00am, where bags are tagged and secured. Bring only what you need for after race.
10. Pick up your race info on Saturday October 20th at the Delta Beausejour 11am to 5pm or have a friend do it. Sunday October 21st pick up at race site 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM is available as a last resort.
11. Visit our Expo when you pick up your kit on Saturday, and check out our vendors and guest speakers.
12. 7:00 am start is available for Marathoners who need more than 5½ hours to complete the distance.
13. If you need to change your distance do it when you pick up your race kit. There will be a table set up for this purpose.
14. Check the results when posted. You may have won an award. 5k and 10k awards can be picked up after 10:30 am. Half at 11:30 am and full after 12:00 pm
15. Drink plenty of water and thank a volunteer - often.
16. Don’t forget to visit our recovery area after you cross the finish line. There will be food and water available as well as chocolate milk.
17. Massages are available in the recovery area.
18. Be prepared for all weather possibilities. You may wish to wear an extra layer to the start line. We will pick up discarded clothing and, if unclaimed, will donate to local charitable organizations.