Are there age minimums?

For a 10K, our general suggestion is a minimum of 12 years of age with at least 1 year of experience running. All registration under 18 requires a parent/guardian signature. For the 5K, our general suggestion is minimum of 6 years of age with at least 1 year of experience running. A request for an exception can be made to the race director at events@runningzone.com

Entry Confirmation

How do I know if I’m registered? I didn’t get a confirmation email. Am I signed up?

When registering you should have received a confirmation email. Sometimes system generated emails can be blocked depending on your email settings. Please add events@runningzone.com to your safe sender list and to your contacts to avoid emails from the race going to your SPAM folder. You can also confirm your entry by visiting: Race entry confirmation By clicking on the link and searching for your name.

Are runners allowed to wear iPods or Headsets?

The course is open to local traffic and residents so for safety reasons, we ask participants not to wear headphones. This is extremely important as volunteers may be trying to give you information, but you may not be able to hear them. If you must wear headphones, please be sure to have one out of your ears at all times.

Packet Pick-up

Can I pick up my packet race day?

Packet Pick up Schedule: Wednesday, November 25th at Running Zone: 3696 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32935 M-F 10-6:30pm.  Running Zone phone number (321) 751-8890.  You can also pick up your packet on race morning starting at 6:15 am at the race site at Front Street Civic Center.

Can someone else pick up my packet?

Yes! Someone else can pick up your packet as long as you have given them your permission.

Deferrals, Refunds and Transfers

We are racers and runners just like you and are sorry to hear of injuries, unexpected circumstances, and work schedule changes. We understand your request; however; there are no refunds, deferrals or transfers to other individuals.

Switching – Can I switch from the 5K to the 10K or vice versa? Do I need to tell someone? How can I switch?

If you wish to switch events, you can do so but will need to let us know prior to race day.  No switching on race day.  Just send an email to events@runningzone.com.

What if I signed up for the 10K and only run the first half of the 10K course?

Please let us know when you finish the 5K (a Running Zone staff member) and we can change you to a 5K finisher.

Time Limit

Is there a time limit on the course?

Yes, the course limit is 2 1/2 hours from the start: 10:00 am.

Is there a Virtual Race? Have you considered adding any kind of virtual event?

We have considered, but do not offer a virtual race.

Can I bring my dog to the race?

As per the City of Melbourne permit for this event, you are not allowed to bring domestic or wild animals in the event area.  This restriction does not apply to service animals.

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