FAQ

Can I Switch Race Distances?

Yes, but there are separate race numbers and timing chips for each distance. You can change distances in advance by e-mailing us at info@changeofpace.com. The deadline to switch divisions is November 1st. You can also do so through your runsignup account.

There are fee differences between some of the different races. If you need to “upgrade” your race division, you will need to pay an additional entry fee. However, if you “downgrade,” please be advised that there is no refund if you move from a longer distance to a shorter division.
Because the 20-mile and half-marathon have different starting times, you can’t change your mind after your race begins. Changing your mind after the race begins is considered a DNF. All entrants must wear the correct race number on the front of their body and timing chip for the race distance.

Do You Offer Race Day Registration?

Yes.  Plan on arriving a early to allow time to register.

I’m a comped runner through PAUSATF. How do I get the comp code? I can’t find it on your website.

You may request the code by e-mailing us at clarksburgcountryrun@gmail.com or our timing company at info@changeofpace.com. We do not give out this information over facebook or our website.

Speaking of coupon codes, do you offer any?

No. The prices posted are the prices everyone pays. The coupon code field is only uses for runners who are on the comp list from the Pacific Association of USA Track and Field, or in certain sponsorship situations.

Do you have “chip timing”?

Yes. We will be using disposable RFID chip timing. Each race bib will have timing chips affixed to the back of the bib. The chips remain on the bib, and there is nothing to put on your shoe. Simply wear your bib on the front of your body. All races except the kid’s fun runs are timed.

What Else do I Need to Know About the Courses?

  • For most of the long-distance courses, you will run/walk on the right side of the road (with traffic). The exceptions for the 20 mile are: On Jefferson Blvd. where all runners run on the left side of the road; And, on Waukeena Road north of Courtland Road (the levee) where you have full road access.
  • Please remember that 20 milers and half-marathoners start at different times but share the same roads so expect lots of passing. Please run/walk single file and stay towards the edge of the road to allow safer passing.
  • Though there will be signage and volunteers, ultimately, you are responsible for running the correct course–i.e. turning around at the right place for the half marathon or including the out-and-back section if doing the 20 mile.

Can Spectators See Runners on the Course?
Not easily. Clarksburg is a large race in a small, rural community. The entire course is on narrow two-lane roads past farms and wineries. The only places on the course that can accommodate spectators are: Clarksburg and Tule Roads, Central Ave and Tule Road, and Netherlands Road and Jefferson Blvd. Use Clarksburg Road and Jefferson Blvd. to access these locations. Be considerate of competitors and do not drive on the course. See course map.

What Happens at the Finish and After the Race?
There will be a digital clock at the finish with the time for each race distance. All long-distance race finishers will be presented a finish medal.

Enjoy a free hot lunch in the high school cafeteria.

If you checked sweats in the Sweat Check Area, don’t forget to pick-up.

What About Results and Awards?
Race results will be posted  near the finish area. There are age group awards three deep available for race-day pick-up (see details elsewhere on website). There is no awards ceremony. Once results are posted, pick-up your award outside the cafeteria. Age group awards are not mailed.  Please be advised that race results for the half marathon will not be posted as official until reviewed by the PA USATF officials and therefore, awards will not be dispersed until officials have reviewed the results and deemed them official. We appreciate your patience in the process.

Please review carefully additional race information on the race web site including additional race rules, course time limits, new course map, awards and prize money, and special race features.

I am pre-registered for the event but can no longer make it because I have to work / am injured / have a family emergency / my child has a soccer game / I’m going out of town / etc etc – can I have a refund?

We are sorry to hear that you cannot make it, whatever the reason. Best wishes to those nursing injuries – we hope that you have a speedy recovery. All entries are non-refundable and non-transferable; event happens rain or shine.

Do you allow baby joggers or strollers?

They are permitted in the 5K or 10K, but you must start in the back of the pack, for safety reasons.

Do you have pace group leaders for any of the divisions?

We do not have pace groups.

Are headphones allowed?

Headphones are not permitted in the half marathon as it is a Pacific Association USA Track and Field Championship and race officials will disqualify participants noted as wearing headphones in the half marathon. For the other divisions, you may opt to wear them, but please be advised that you should keep the volume at a level that allows you to hear vehicular traffic, emergency vehicles, other runners, course monitors and your environment around you. It is advised that you wear music in one ear only should you choose to wear earphones.