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Q. I would like to run the 5K or 10K with my baby jogger. Is this permitted?
A. Yes, but, we ask you to start towards the back for safety.

Q. Can kids run / walk the 5K, or do they have to do one of the Kids races (1 mile, 1/2 mile, 1/4 mile, 200yd dash)?
A. Kids may participate in any event they and their parent feel is appropriate. We have lots of kids in the 5K and even some in the 10K. There are no age restrictions on the 5K or 10K races. The kids races (1 mile, 1/2 mile, 1/4 mile and Toddler 200 yd dash), however, are only for those who are 12 years or younger.

Q. Do you provide babysitting services while my husband and I participate in the 5K?
A. We regret that we cannot provide any child care services at the event due to insurance reasons.

Q. My 10 year old son wishes to run in both the 5K and in the Kids 1/2 Mile Fun Run. Which event do I register him for? Do I have to register him for both?
A. You need register your son only for the 5K event. He may run the Kids 1/2 Mile with the 5K bib number.

Q. Can I run the race with my dog?
A. Due to safety and insurance reasons, dogs are strictly prohibited from the course (except for seeing eye dogs). Please abide by this rule.

Q. My group wants to volunteer at the Turkey Trot. Who should I contact?
A. Please contact Jeannine Henderson by e-mail or by phone at (530) 757-2012 ext. 12. (E-mail is preferred)

Q. I registered for the Turkey Trot and now I realize I can’t attend that day because I am sick/have another activity/am going out of town/etc. Can I get a refund?
A. We have a no refund, no transfer, no credit policy similar to many running events, concerts and other large events in the area.

Q. Are walkers permitted in the 10K?
A. Definitely! Walkers are welcome in either the 5K or 10K events.

Q. I’m wondering if I’m registered for this event. Do you post a list of registered participants online?
A. We will post a list after October 1st.

Q. What is the time limit for the Half Marathon?
A. 4 hours.

Q. Do you have water stations on the course?
A. Yes – we have one on the 5K at approximately the halfway point, and three on the 10K. Six will be on the half marathon.

Q. Do you have portable toilets on the course?
A. Yes, one on the 10K and several on the half marathon.

Q. Does this event offer chip timing?
A. Yes, the 5K/10K/Half events will be ‘chip’ timed. Each race bib number will have timing chips affixed to the back of the race bib. The chips are to stay there (nothing to put on your shoe or return at the finish line). This will be read by a mat as they cross the start line and again at the finish line.

Q. What is a technical shirt?
A. A technical shirt is made of moisture wicking fabric (polyester), rather than cotton. It is designed to pull moisture away from your skin as you sweat.

Q. Are there field limits?
A. Yes: 1,500 for the Half, 2,500 for each the 5K and 10K, and 800 for the kids runs. Please register early.

Q. Is there a minimum or maximum age to participate?
A. For the Half Marathon the minimum age is 14 years old unless specific petition is made to participate. For the 5K/10K there is not, although all participants should be in condition to participate in the event. If you are unsure, seek advice from your doctor.
The maximum age for the Kids races is 12 years old.

Q. My son wants to do the kids run, but is worried about finishing last and not getting a prize. Suggestions?
A. Our kids runs are 100% non-competitive. We do not have a clock at the kids finish line and the first finisher gets the same recognition as the last finisher – an ‘11 finisher’s ribbon.

Q. My child is interested in participating in the 1/4 mile fun run. Would it be okay if I run alongside him/her during the race?
A. Yes – this is permitted with both the 1/4 mile and 200 yd distances. Due to space and safety, however, we do not encourage parents on the course in the 1 mile or 1/2 mile kid’s run. Parents who intend to run alongside their child in the kids fun run do not need to register (unless they wish to run/walk the 5K/10K).

Q: May I push a wheelchair or a stroller in the 5K Run/Walk?
A: Absolutely.

Q: Is there race day registration?
A: You bet (unless races are sold out). Cash, credit and check are accepted.

Q: Can I wear an ipod during the event?
A: For safety reasons, ipods & headphones are discouraged. Please see the Event Details page and read over the reasons in the “rules” section.

Q: May I have a friend pick up my bib at packet pick up?
A: Yes. If you are picking up bibs for people with more than two different last names, we suggest bringing the names on a piece of scratch paper. This makes it easier for the registration volunteers.

Q: Do you offer scholarships?
A: We have a limited number of full and partial scholarships available for kids under age 18. To apply, the parent should submit a letter in writing explaining the hardship and request. It may be submitted via e-mail or via US Mail to: A Change of Pace Foundation, 1260 Lake Blvd. #245, Davis, CA 95616. All requests must be submitted no later than November 10th.

Q: Who should I contact regarding having a vendor booth at the event?
A: Please contact Jeannine Henderson by e-mail for booth space.

Q: Are the courses certified?
A: Yes – the 5K, 10K and Half Marathon are USATF certified.

Q: My eight year old wants to run the 5K with me. Do they need to register? Is there a kids price?
A: All entrants regardless of age need to be registered to be on the race course, with the exception being children in strollers who are not physically running or walking the route. This is for both insurance purposes as well as fairness to other entrants. We do not have a kids/youth rate for the 5K; all participants (regardless of age) receive the same benefits (tshirt, timing, course closure and water stations, eligibility for awards) therefore, the price for all entrants in the division is the same.

Q: Can I run both the 5K and the 10K? Do I pay twice?
A: You can do this if you can finish the 5K in under 25 minutes. You pay once. See the specifics on how to run the unofficial 15K on the bottom of the Event Details page.

Q: Circumstances beyond my control will make it unable for me to attend. Could you please refund my entry fee?
A: All entries are non refundable. We will offer you to transfer to a friend if we receive the request, in writing (email only) by November 15.

Q: I’m registered for the half marathon but would like to switch to the 5K. Could you please make the adjustment and refund me the difference?
A: We would be happy to make these sort of division downgrades, however the difference in entry fee is non refundable and non transferable.

Q: I registered for the 10K, but I decided to run the 5K and see that I am listed as DQ in the results. Why?
A: You must run/walk the race for which you are registered, and start at the correct starting time, in order to receive a finish time and be eligible for inclusion in results. Failure to do so compromises accurate finish places of your fellow athletes. If you need to switch divisions, we are always happy to make that change in advance of the race. You can email us (through 11/18, Wednesday) to switch or do so at Packet Pick Up or at the Solutions line on race day.

Q: I’m trying to run a personal best at this event and was wondering if it would be OK if my husband runs with me during the event without registering?
A: We’d love to include your husband in the race, but in order to be running or walking on the course, he needs to be registered for the event.

Q: I participated in your Tour de FIT. Where do I pick up my stuff?
A: You can pick up your “bling” at the Tour de FIT tent at the race. Check our website prior to the Turkey Trot to ensure that our data matches what your participation level was this fall, to avoid any surprises. Remember, to be eligible for any Tour de FIT incentives, you have to register for the Tour. The link to sign up for Fall 2015 (Part Two) is

Q: What happened to the stroller division?
A: Due to adding the half marathon, combined with past low participation in the stroller race,  time constraints and course closure limitations restricted us from keeping that division. We regret any inconvenience and hope you’ll join us for the 5K or 10K race.

Still have a question not answered here? E-mail us or call (530) 757-2012.