RACE WEEKEND QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
1. Where can I see the route map?
There will be a large route map for the half and full marathon posted in the registration tent.
2. Can I have a copy of route map?
We plan to have copies of the half and full race routes available at the information desk on
a first come first serve basis.
3. How long is the bus ride to the start line?
About 20-25 minutes.
4. Where is the best place I can tell my family to meet me when I finish the race?
There is an additional tent next to the food tent where results will be posted.
It will be a reasonable place to meet up with runners.
5. Where is Lost and Found?
Lost and found articles are brought to the baggage tent during the half and full marathon.
After race day they are taken to the Runner's Den where they will be kept for 10 days following
the race. After that time, unless the Den has been contacted, items will be donated to charity.
All items tossed along the race route will be donated to charity.
6. Where is the baggage pick up?
The baggage tent is the Registration tent and is the tent that is furthest right facing the lake.
7. Where is the results board?
Results boards will be posted in the Eating Tent and between the finish line and the tents.
8. Who staffs the medical tent?
The medical tent is staffed by doctors, nurses, paramedics and other medically trained personnel.
9. How does the chip work? How do we know when it is activated?
The Chip is embedded into your race bib. It is activated by scanners in the mats. As you cross
the starting mat the chip is activated. When you cross the finish line the time is registered.
It is important that you do not cover your race bib with clothing.
10. Where is the medic tent?
The medic tent is right at the finish line. Runners injured on route will be taken by
St. John ambulance or another vehicle to the medic tent once their injury is identified by
our bike riders.
11. Where are the awards handed out?
Awards will be handed out on the stage in front of the eating tent.
12. Where can I eat food following the race?
The will be a food tent with food for runners only and a tent beside the food tent with
picnic tables where you will be able to eat, see the awards ceremony and find the results board.
13. Will there be food for spectators?
The food in the food tent is for runners only, however there will be food available for purchase
for the spectators. All of the food for spectators will be for sale by non profit organizations who
will use funds raised to provide service to our community.
14. Which charities does the Road2Hope Race Weekend support?
We support two major charities: The Joy and Hope of Haiti and CityKids Hamilton. All runners
are encouraged to raise funds to support these two charities. Links to their websites are on our
homepage. However we also provide opportunities for local non-profit organizations to raise funds
for their own charities by recruiting their own runners. These partners are also listed on our homepage.
15. Will I get the t-shirt size I want?
The most difficult task when organizing a race is ensuring that runners get the size of t-shirt they
want since t shirts are ordered many months before the race. We endeavour to get all runners an
appropriate size t-shirt on a first come first served basis. We suggest that those runners who collect
t-shirts or feel a real need for wearing their t-shirt ensure that they pick up their registration packages
early to avoid disappointment. We do not ask for the t-shirt size desired on our registration form
but attempt to provide for all.
16. When should I pick up my registration kit?
We recommend that runners pick up their registration kits as early as possible. To that end we are
open on Friday from 12noon to 6 pm and Saturday 8 am til 3 pm. Try to avoid picking up your race kit on
Sunday morning, though they can be picked up at 5:30 am.
17. How can I volunteer for the Road2Hope Race weekend?
This race requires hundreds of volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering there is a link on
our homepage or you can email Stephanie Newhouse firstname.lastname@example.org
18. How does the baggage check work?
You write your race number on the tag that is attached to your bag up at ArcelorMittal Dofasco Park
on race morning and hand it into the Baggage Check area. The bags are then transferred onto buses
and are taken to the Registration Tent at Confederation Park. The bags are sorted numerically and
you get the bag that has the tag matching your race number.
19. Who certifies the course?
The course is certified by a nationally recognized “course certifier” Bernie Conway. Once certified
the course is given an ID number. Certification allows the course to become a Boston Qualifier.
20. Can someone else pick up my race kit?
Yes, they can but you should send your email confirmation with them as proof of registration.