Faq

GENERAL INFORMATION

Q: Are there age restrictions for registering for a particular race distance?
Yes, runner must be 18 years old on September 24, 2017 to run the Marathon
QWho determines the age minimums for each race?
Age requirements are based on regulations by IMMDA– International Marathon Medical Directors Association. For further information and background, see: IMMDA Advisory Statement on Children and Marathoning.
QHow long do I have to complete the race?
The Marathon course will be open for 6 hours. There will be two checkpoints along the course that will require participants to meet at least a 14:00 minute/mile pace.  First check point is at 13 mile marker, the cut off time is 10:30 AM to reach this point. The Second check point is at 18 mile marker, the cut off time is 11:40 AM. Any participants that do not meet these requirements must board a sweep vehicle and will be dropped off at the finish line. Or you will be considered a pedestrian
Q: Do you offer refunds, transfers, deferrals, or registration changes?
We do not provide registration refunds, deferrals, or transfers from one person to another.
Q: How can I confirm my registration?
Click HERE to verify my registration
Q: Anything else I need to know?
Bib check – Be sure that your race bib is on the front of your shirt or singlet and visible and that the timing strip is securely fastened.
 Q: Once I register, can I make edits to my registration?
Yes, participants that completed their own registration form online are able to make edits up until 11:59 PM on September 11, 2016
Q: Do you provide discount accommodations for runners                                                                                                 Yes,  If you are from out of town and will need a hotel, our official hotel sponsor will be giving our registered runners and family a discount on race weekend from Friday until Sunday.
Q: What if I have questions about the event that aren’t answered on this site?
Send your question to info@binghamtonmarathon.com and we will be glad to help you.
Q:What is your cancellation policy?
Greater Binghamton Marathon does not offer refunds or deferments.
Port-a-Johns – There will be toilet facilities at the start/finish area as well as on the course near mile 6, 7, 13, 18, 21.5.
Timing Mats – Please avoid walking across the timing mats while waiting for the start of the race.
Safety First – For safety and insurance reasons, animals of any kind, children in conventional or jogging strollers, bikes, kettlebells, and in-line skates are not permitted on the course.
Headphones? – For safety reasons, organizers strongly recommend that you do not use headphones while racing. Injury due to headphone use is not covered under Road Runners Club of America insurance policies. There could be many distractions along the course, including spectators, animals, and scenery. Please help keep yourself and other runners safe by running without headphones.
Medical Aid – EMT crews and ambulances will be available, and medical tents at the start/finish area. If you become sick, extremely fatigued, or injured, race officials at the nearest hydration station can notify race officials who will alert EMTs. It is best if you do not leave the course; if you do, you must notify a race official and turn in your bib number. In addition, bicyclists will be on patrol to both assist you and seek help as needed. Transportation back to the start area will be available to anyone who decides not to complete the race.
Packet pick-up for runners from out of town – If you are from out of town we will allow you to pick up your packet from 6 – 7am on race day at the info tent. We want everyone that can pick up their packet to pick it up at the EXPO on the 17th to have less traffic the day of the race. EXPO packet pickup will be from 12-5:00 PM
**NOTE** THIS IS NOT A CLOSED COURSE

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