Run Course FAQ's
1. What's the surface like on the run course?
This is a cross-country run and the surface is quite varied. Please study the run course maps. Note where the course changes from asphalt to packed dirt, to field grass, to mowed grass, to sidewalk, etc. Due to the weather this time of the year, we may have to change the route inside the park due to standing water, mud or erosion along the Issaquah Creek Trail. The course will marked out the Friday afternoon before the event for you to run. We will also have a map at packet pickup for you view Friday afternoon.
2. Is there a maximum finish time the 5K Run?
No, but we have a target cutoff time of 10:30am. We have an official "Last Person" for the sprint triathlon that functions as a sweeper for the run course used in the 5k and 10k races as well.
3. Can I have my dog run with me on the run course?
No, thank you. For safety and competitive reasons, you may not have your dog with you on the run course.
4. Can I push my child in a stroller/baby jogger on the run course?
Yes, however, you may not block or impede the forward progress of other competitors with your the baby jogger either intentionally or accidentally. Also, keep in mind that this is a cross-country style course. It can get rather bumpy in many places and your child might not be too comfortable.
5. Where is the location and what is the content of the run aid stations?
There is one water station at about the halfway point on the 5K run. Only water is supplied at this station. If you are injured or unable to continue the run, you can ask a fellow participant (or a roving volunteer) to alert a Course Marshal who will call for transport and/or medical aid.