FAQs

General Questions

Are strollers allowed?
Yes you can run with a stroller but please start near the back and be mindful of other runners.
Can I run with a dog?
No. Dogs are not allowed on the course.
Is it OK to walk this race?
Yes you can certainly walk! Please situate yourself towards at the back of the pack to ensure clear passage for runners.
Can I change my shirt size?
You can still change your own t-shirt size until Friday night. Click here for instructions.
Where can I park?
Please see Saratoga Parking Map here. The Holiday Inn parking lot off of Lake street is a good choice if you arrive early. There are plenty of parking lots and sidestreets in and around Saratoga as well.
Did you remove the hill on the course?
Unfortunately, the hill at the 3.5 mile mark is still there.
Can I transfer my bib?
We can facilitate transfers on a case by case basis- please email us.
Can I get a refund?
Unfortunately we cannot offer refunds of entry fees.
When does the race start?
Race start is 9am for the 4 Mile. The kids run start is 10:50am
Can someone pick up my packet for me?
Yes. You can have someone pick up your packet
Are wheelchairs allows?
Yes, wheelchairs have a designated starting spot near the front on Broadway
Do kids get medals in the Sparkler Kids Run?
Yes!
Can I run with my child in the Sparkler Kids Run?
Yes!
When can I pickup my packet?
Please see the Event Schedule page

Team Questions

Question: How do I join a Team?
Answer: You can Join a team when you are registering online for the race

Question: How do I Join a team if I am already registered for the race.
Answer:
goto https://runsignup.com
Logon to your account
Click "Profile" page
Click "My Registered Races"
On the Firecracker4 line select "View/Edit Registration
On the left side click "Group/Team"
Click "Join existing group / team"

Question: How can I create a New Team?
Answer:
goto https://runsignup.com
Logon to your account
Click “Registered” if you are already registered
Check Firecracker 4 - Click Group / Team to the right.
Click on “Create New Group / Team”

Question: Can the team captain add runners to a team?
Answer:
Yes, goto https://runsignup.com
Logon to your account
Click "Profile" page
Click "My Groups/Teams"
Click on the Group / Team name
Click on Add member

Question: Can I be on more than one team?
Answer: Yes, You can be on one non-competitive team and one competitive team.
You cannot be on more than one non-competitive team or more than one competitive team.
“Run Your colors” in considered a non-competitive team.

Question: Can I be on a Non-competitive team?
Answer: Yes, Run-Your-Colors is a non competitive team, the scoring for Run-Your-Colors is based on the total number of registered runners on the Run-Your-Colors team. Finishing positions has no bearing on the Run-Your-Colors team scoring.

Question: Do you have awards for the winning teams?
Answer: Yes, click Awards & Rules on the left for details

Question: Can we submit a team picture for posting on the website. Answer: Yes, The winning team will be featured on our Home Page.

Question: Is it required that all team members have matching shirts or tops?
Answer: It is not required, but is highly recommended.

Question: Where do team tents get placed?
Answer: Team tents: For High School, Run Your Colors, etc., teams can meet in the North Lot behind the stage on Maple Ave. The USATF Team/Elite village tents will be in the Forno Bistro lot on Van Dam and Broadway.

Question: If our team wins are there any restrictions on where the $1000, $500 and $250 prize can go?
Answer: If your team wins you must select a 501 (c)(3) Not for profit organization as the recipient of the prize money.