Can I bring a stroller?
Strollers or baby joggers are only allowed in the 3 mile walk. These participants are required to line up in the back at the start. No strollers or baby joggers will be allowed in any of the running events.
What is chip timing?
The 5 mile, 2 mile, 1 mile and 1/3 mile runs will be chip timed. There will be an electronic chip on the back of your bib number which will automatically record finishing times for participants. Participants in these events will cross a timing mat on the ground at the finish line.
Do I have to wear my bib number?
Yes. All participants must be wearing a bib number on the front and outermost layer of clothing. Failure to do so will result in your finishing time not being recorded and could result in other participants' finishing times to be recorded incorrectly.
Why is there a tag at the bottom of my bib number?
The pull tag portion of your bib number will be collected at the finish line after you complete your event. Please do not remove the tag prior to finishing your race. Do not pin the tag to your clothes.
Can I use an MP3 player, iPod, etc., while I'm participating?
MP3 players and iPods are allowed but we ask that you keep volume levels to a reasonable level in order to hear instructions from race officials, law enforcement and course marshals.
Can I bring my dog to Lakeside Park?
Sorry, no dogs are allowed on any of the courses due to insurance and safety reasons or within Lakeside Park (city ordinance).
Do I have to register twice if I want to enter more than one race?
Participants who wish to enter both the 5 mile run and 2 mile run are required to have a separate bib number for each event and must register twice and pay for each. Another example would be a child who participates in the 3 mile walk and then runs in one of the kids events.
Why is there only one race for the 1 mile event for kids?
The 1 mile kids run is now chip timed. We have combined the 9 & under and 10-12 year old events to a single 12 & Under event which will start at 10 AM. The award structure will remain unchanged. Thanks to technology, we will still recognize an overall male and female in the 9 & under category and the 10-12 year old category. Age group awards will be the same; top 3 male and female in single year age categories starting at age 7 through age 12.
Other important course and finish line information:
Participants who are not registered are not allowed on any of the courses and may not cross the finish line. Registered participants are only allowed to cross the finish line one time. Please do not go back out onto the course to meet up with a friend and cross the finish line a second time. Bandits are not allowed. No dogs, bicycles, in-line skates, rollerblades or rickshaws are allowed on the courses or inside Lakeside Park at any time. Participants who fail to meet these guidelines will be disqualified and face being banned from future Walleye Run/Walk events.