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Frequently asked questions
What happens if it rains, snows, or if the event is forced to be cancelled?
My 10 year old wants to run the 5K or 10K with our family. I was going to do the Kidz Pack for him so he could get a shirt, etc. - Do I also need to register/pay for him to run the 5K or 10K?
No, you do not need to pay for him to accompany you in the 5K or 10K. It is free for kids 10 and under with registered parent/guardian. That’s why we offer a Kids Pack, just in case kids 10 and under want a shirt and some freebies. The Kidz Pack is a great way for you to save money.
My 11 year old wants to run the 5K or 10K with our family. Do I need to register/pay for her to run the 5K or 10K?
Yes. Pretty simple answer, eh? I bet you weren't expecting that?
My 10 year old and 12 year old are registered to run the 5K, can they also participate in the Free Kidz Run?
I heard there is a slip'n slide finish line?
Ha! You'll just have to sign up and find out! Not to mention there are some other fun features throughout the courses! (No, you don't have to slide, it's optional and actually located just after the finish line.)
So, tell me about the infamous (er, famous) craw-fish boil?
No, you are not forced to eat any crawfish, however, we strongly recommend it! We special order live craw-fish from the Bayou, prepared and served fresh after the event. For those of you 21+, you may enjoy free local beer as well! The perfect summer combination in Nisswa!
May I pick up registration packets for others? Can others pick up my packet for me?
Yes... However, please be sure that you are in good communication with your friends, so that they know you are picking up for them!
What is your cancellation policy?
Not sure if you're registered? Need to reprint your tickets?
Are strollers and wagons allowed? How about animals?
Yes! Stollers are welcome. We ask that you keep all 4 legged friends off of the course. We hate saying no, but they are welcome on a leash at the finish area.
Is there a time limit on the run?
Is there a charity benefit for this run?
If I don't show up to the event, do I still get my shirt, bib, and stuff?
Yes and No. If you do not show up to the event or packet pickup to claim your belongings you will have 7 days after the event to reclaim them. You must contact us to do this. After 7 days, they will be forfeited.
What should I wear for the run?
We strongly encourage dressing to the occasion! (Independence Day that is!) Weather in July in Minnesota can do many things but snow. We recommend bringing a long sleeve shirt if the morning is chilly. You may also want to bring a hat or visor, sun screen, and a rain jacket in case we encounter rain.
Are there awards for the run?
The top overall 10K and 5K man and woman each receive $125 cash prizes. All runners will receive a great event shirt, free Beer, crawfish boil, and other great refreshments.
Is the event timed?
You may choose a 'chip-timed' option when registering at least 7 days prior to the event date.