The 25th Annual Baytown Bud Heat Wave 5 Mile Run

July 4th, 2014

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Frequently Asked Questions


Q. Where can I register?
A. Our Registration page has a link to register online, as well as a mail-in regsitration form for those who prefer.

Q. What is the cost to register, and does it change depending on when I do it?
A. The schedule for prices will be posted on our Registration page. Earlier is always cheaper!

Q. Where do I look for the race details?
A. Our Info page covers all the basics.

Q. I'm from out of town, can you recommend any hotels for overnight?
A. Here's a good selection of local places to stay: Baytown Hotel Guide

Q. When/where is packet pick-up?
A, Check out the Info page for details of where and when.

Q: What type of race shirt will I receive in my packet?
A: A technical shirt.

Q: Is there any participants or other medal for this race?
A: There are no medals for this race.

Q. Can I register at packet pick up? What about on race day? Do you accept credit cards at packet pick up and/or on race day?
A. Yes, yes and yes, but we can't guarantee shirt/goodies bag.

Q. Can I pick up my friend's packet?
A. Yes you can. You only need their name to do so.

Q. Is there race day packet pick-up?
A. Official packet pickup schedule when announced is on the Info page . We highly recommend packet pickup be completed on one of the designated days. However, we realize it may be impossible for a few people to pickup their packet at the official times. We will have limited packet pickup the morning of the race. You do not need to notify the Race Director if you need to pick up your packet on race day.

Q. Where does the race start?
A. Check out the Info page for those details.

Q. When does the race start?
A. Check out the Info page for those details.

Q. Where do I park?
A. There is ample parking at the starting point. Click here for the Parking Directions section of our Info page.

Q. Will there be some type of shuttle back to the park after the finish for those of us that participate alone and will need a ride back to their vehicle?
A. Start and finish are about 1/2 a mile apart. No shuttle, you can park close to the finish and walk to the start, or the other way around.

Q. Can I park at the finish, and walk to the start?
A. Parking is very limited at the finish, however, we think you can park on Main St. and other side streets as well - at your own risk! Make sure you don't park in a Tow Away Zone.

Q. Will there be a place to leave a drop bag for the race?
A. Yes. You can leave a drop bag before the race and pick it up after the race.

Q. I registered but now I can't make it, can I get a refund or defer my registration to next year?
A. There is NO RAINCHECK for this event. Your entry fee for this year's event CANNOT be transferred to next year's event, and there are NO REFUNDS, no exceptions. This policy stays in effect whether you are injured, have an unexpected business or family emergency, pregnancy, etc. There are NO exceptions. Seriously.

You CAN donate your entry to charity, and get a cash donation receipt. Just let us know!

Q. Okay, but can you mail my race packet to me or can I pickup my packet after the race, even though I'm not going to run?
A. No. All unclaimed race packets will be given to late registrants at the race.

Q. My mom would like to participate but would like to know if walkers are allowed?
A. Due to the distance of the course and the heat, we discourage all those that are slower and are not trained to be in the heat for extended periods of time. That said, I have seen walkers that can out perform runners all the time. So the answer is (it all depends on your mom's pace) if she is at a 13-15 min pace, I would say she will be fine, however, if she is at a 20 min pace, I would say maybe a shorter distance race for her would be better.

Q. Are baby joggers/strollers allowed?
A. Yes, please be aware and stay clear of other runners.

Q. Will there be Port-a-potties on the course?
A. Yes, every Aid Station will have Port-a-potties.

Q: Can I have my favorite pet/dog run with me?
A: No. The only exception is for service dogs for those who need them.

Q: Can I run with music/ear buds?
A: Please make sure they are turned down so you can hear instructions, particularly at start and finish.

Q. I'm running, can my spouse/family volunteer?
A. Yes, we can use all the help we can get. They can sign up for the volunteer schedule here.

Q. Will there be showers at the finish?
A. Yes, just as in the past.

Q. Will there be an after party, with food and drinks?
A. Definitely!

Q. Do I need to pay extra if my family/supporters attend the after party?
A. Definitely not!

Q. What beer will be served?
A. All depends on our sponsor! We think this year it will be Budweiser and Michelob Ultra.

Q. Will you run out of food?
A. No way!

Q. When will the race results be posted?
A. Usually the same day on our website, barring unforseen acts of providence.

Q. Why does all this seem strangely familiar?
A. We are Running Alliance Sport, visit our site to see the list of our races! Our motto is, For Runners, by Runners!

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