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Registration & Packet Pick Up Questions

How do I register?
You may register either online, in person at any of the packet pick up locations, or at the Gibson Guitar Factory on race day.
What is the easiest way to register?
Registering online is the easiest way to sign up
Can I register at a packet pick up location?
Yes
Can I pick up a packet for a friend of family member?
Yes
Are credit cards accepted at packet pick ups?
Yes
How early should I register if I want to pick up my packet at an advanced packet pick up?
You should register at least 24 hours in advance if you want to pick up your packet at an early packet pick up.
Where do we pick up our packets?
See the schedule of events page on the website for details.
Am I guaranteed a race shirt?
All registered participants prior to June 1, 2017 are guaranteed the race shirt size they requested during the registration process. Packet Pick up and Race Day sign ups are not guaranteed the shirt size of their choice, shirts will be given on a first come first serve basis. We will do our best to get everyone the shirt size they want.
What type of shirts are being given?
The 2017 Gibson Guitar 5k shirt will be a cotton shirt. These shirts fit like a normal cotton t-shirt. Please order accordingly.
Will I be able to change my shirt size?
You will not be able to exchange your shirt until after the race. We will have an area for shirt exchange after the race for those wishing to exchange their shirts. You will be given the shirt size you ordered during registration, sorry but no exceptions.
How can I get a race shirt if I do not want to participate?
You may sign up as a spirit runner for $15. Spirit runners will receive only a shirt.
What will we receive at packet pick up?
You will receive your race shirt, race goody bag (first 1,500 to pick up), and race number with timing chip.
What type of timing is being used?
Start2Finish Event Timing will be timing the event. We will use our new, state of the art MyLaps Electronic Timing System. Your timing chip will be on the back of your racing number bib. Participants must where their number on the FRONT of their outer most garment.

Race Day Questions

Where is the race located?
Gibson Guitar Factory
What time does the race start?
7:00pm
Where is the race start?
The race will start at 2nd and Beale St.
Can non participants go to the post race party?
Yes, the cost is $10 per person
What if it is raining on race day?
The race will happen rain or shine
When should I arrive?
Most runners plan to arrive at an event 1 hour prior to race start time. If you have not picked up your packet at a packet pick up, please arrive at least 1 hour in advance of race start.
How long will it take to find a place to park?
Around 5-10 minutes. Too avoid long lines please arrive early.
Where do I park?
Free parking will be available at the Pentecostal Temple COGIC parking lot on Linden between 4th and Turley. Paid parking is available at Peabody Place.
Are baby joggers/baby strollers allowed in the race?
Yes, please start towards the end of the pack
Are walkers allowed to participate?
Yes, please start towards the end of the pack
Are runners allowed to run with dogs?
Dogs are not allowed at the Gibson Guitar 5k
Can we participate as a relay team?
No, relay teams are not offered.
What are the parent/child categories?
Parents and children can compete against other parent/child teams. To compete in this special category, you must pre-register to compete in this category. Participants in this category will not be eligible for age group prizes, but will compete against other teams in their given team category. Both participants in this category will run the entire race. Each participant on the team will receive a timing number, race packet and race shirt. They will be scored based on their cumulative times. Teams with the lowest cumulative times win.
When are the awards?
8:30pm
What are the awards?
Please see the post race party & awards page on the website.

If you have any other questions, please contact Daniel @ 901-274-2202

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