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If you can’t find an answer to your question below, contact us at events@lakewashingtonhalf.com

Parking

Parking is available at Juanita Beach Park but you will not be able to leave until after 11:30am. If you want to leave before 11:30, park across the street in the gravel lot or on surrounding streets (respect private property and do not park in restricted areas).

Registration

Where can I register?
Registration is online only. See Register for details.

When does online registration close?
Pre-registration closes at 8:00pm on November 2.

I’m interested in volunteering, how do I get in touch?
We appreciate your interest in helping out! This event couldn’t happen without dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers! Please contact us (volunteer@lakewashingtonhalf.com) and we’ll be in touch.

I lost my registration confirmation email, can I have one resent to me?
Yes, please email us at events@lakewashingtonhalf.com.

What happens if I am unable to participate in the event after I register?
Please see our Policy for more information.

Can I register on event day?
If the race has not sold out. There is a limit for each distance.

Packet Pickup

What’s included in the packet?
The packet will contain your bib, a timing chip (to be returned at the finish line), the event tech shirt, and product samples from sponsors.

When and where is packet pickup?
Please see Packet Pickup.

What do I need to bring to packet pickup?
Please see the Packet Pickup page for details.

Can I pick up my race packet on day of race?
Yes, you can also pick up your packet day of race at the start at the start (see Race Info), but we strongly encourage you to pick up your packet the Friday before the event to leave yourself more time to warm up and get ready on event day. Also, because of City of Kirkland restrictions, we will not have plastic swag bags on race day.

Can someone else pick up my packet?
Yes they can, but they need some information from you in order to do so. Please see the Packet Pickup page for details.

I’m coming from out of state – Can you mail me my packet?
Sorry, but we cannot mail you the packet because we will only receive the chips and bibs the day before from our timing service. If you cannot pick up your packet the day before, you can also pick up your packet the morning of the race.

Timing & Results

Where and when will I see the results?
The results will be published at the finish line and updated at the timing kiosk every 15-20 minutes. They will also be posted on our website and Facebook page.

How is this race timed?
All events will be timed using chip timing technology and the chip is read as you cross the start and finish line to calculate your actual race time.

The Course

What is the course like?
See Race Info.

How long is the course open?
The course is open for 4 hours counting from the time the race starts. Any participants still on the course after 4 hours will no longer be considered part of the race.

Are there aid stations and what’s provided?
Yes, there will be an aid station every 2-3 miles. All aid stations will provide water and nuun electrolyte drink. Some aid stations will also have Clif energy products. Please remember that the trails are for public use, and to “Leave No Trace Behind.” Bring all trash with you and only dispose of them at aid stations where we will have recycle/compost/trash bins set up.

Will there be porta-potties?
There will be bathrooms and porta-potties at the start, the finish and on the course. See Race Info for the locations of porta-potties.

Will there be mile markers?
Yes, there will be a mile marker for every mile on the course.

On Race Day

What time does the race start?
Please refer to race day schedule on our Race Info page.

Where is the Start?
See Race Info.

What will the weather be like?
November in Washington averages a high of 56 degrees and a low of 41. Because the weather in the Pacific Northwest is famous for being unpredictable, always expect rain and dress in layers.

Is there a gear check?
Yes, please bring a bag in which to stash your stuff before the race. We’ll keep it dry while you run your heart out. Due to City of Kirkland restrictions, we will not give out plastic bag, so please bring your own. We will provide tags for numbering. Please do not pack valuables in the bag as we cannot be responsible for the contents.

I see a lot of trash produced at events…any chance you recycle and compost at this race?
Thank you for asking! Sustainability is huge for us and we are proud to be one of the few events that support King County’s Zero Waste effort by doing both. We will provide bins with “Recycle” and “Compost” signs next to them at the Start, the Finish, and at all aid stations. Food scraps and food soiled papers are compostable and paper cups, papers, cans, glass containers and plastic bottles are recyclable. For more information on the recycling and composting, see King County’s excellent Zero Waste website.

Can I bring my dog or participate with my baby in a stroller/jogger?
For the safety of all participants, dogs and strollers/joggers are not allowed anywhere on the course.

Can I bring a pacer?
Sorry, but pacers running without a bib are not allowed. You are very welcome to run with a friend, but please have them register as well. We will provide pacers for specific mile times.

Finisher Medals & Awards

Where can I pick up my finisher medal?
Everyone that crosses the finish line will be given a commemorative finisher medal to celebrate their achievement.

What awards will be given out?
For the half marathon, the top 3 men and women overall and in each age group will be given an award. The age groups are 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and over. For the 5k, the top 3 overall men and women will receive an award.

What time is the awards ceremony?
The awards ceremony will be at the finish line and starts 2.5 hours after the race starts.