AMAZING FAQ

March 10 – 12 | 2017 | Baton Rouge, LA
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Frequently asked questions will be posted here. As we get asked specifics for the OLOL AMAZING races information, we will respond and post them here.

These are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions at any race.

Got a question? Email us at info@amazinghalf.com


Q: What time does the Half Marathon, 10K & 5K start?

A: The 5K starts at 8:00 AM CST on Saturday, March 11th with the Kids’ Mini-Marathon to follow at 9:30am. The Amazing Half Marathon & 10K will start at 7:00am CST on Sunday, March 12th. All races start and finish in downtown Baton Rouge at North Blvd. Town Square.


Q: Is there a time limit?

A: Yes, the 10K has a 2 hour course limit and the half marathon has a 4 hour course limit.


Q: Where are the Aid Stations?

A: The Aid Stations are located approximately every 1.5 miles along the route and serve both water and electrolyte fluid replacement.


Q: Where should I park?

A: There is ample parking available downtown.  DO NOT PARK ON THE RACE COURSE – YOUR VEHICLE MAY BE TOWED.  Participants who plan to drive to the event should plan ahead and be familiar with the downtown parking.

Parking options downtown can be found here.


Q: What if I can’t finish the race?

A: There will be a sag wagon following the last participants of the race. Anyone who cannot finish, or cannot keep up with the 18 minute/mile minimum pace will be moved forward on the course or picked up from the course.


Q: What happens if it rains?

A: The race will happen rain or shine. If inclement weather is present race management may delay the start. If lighting is present we will delay until it is deemed safe to run by local authorities. Please check local weather prior to race morning to dress & prepare properly for whatever weather there may be.


Q: When does the race officially end?

A: 11:00 AM local time.


Q: Where can I check my gear during the race?

A: Gear check is provided on Sunday for all participants, and is located near the Starting Line.


Q: What are the different awards divisions?

A: Awards will be given in the half, 10K, & 5K to the overall Top 3 M/F, overall master winner (M/F 40+), overall grand master winner (M/F 50+), and the top three M/F of each age group. Overall Awards will be announced and presented during the post-race party. Age group awards may be retrieved from the registration tent post-race.

Age groups are as follows for the Amazing Half, 10K & 5K: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over.

Please note that Overall awards are based on Gun Time, all age group awards are based on chip/tag time, NOT gun time.


Q: Can someone else pick up my packet for me?

A: Yes. If someone is picking up your packet, please give the person who is picking up your packet a printed photocopy of your government issued ID.


Q: I have a friend who cannot participate in the event, can I take his/her place?

A: Each participant must have his/her own registration. In the event of an emergency, race official must have emergency contact information on hand, therefore you are NOT allowed to participate using another person’s registration. There are NO exceptions to this policy. We have a transfer option on the registration page in order to allow bib transfers with official records and waivers on the new runner. The original transaction code will be needed in order to transfer registration.


Q: Are strollers allowed?

A: Yes. The 5K, 10K, & Half Marathon will feature a stroller wave that starts approximately 5 minutes before the field starts. This will allow our Ainsley’s Angels runners & chairs, as well as parents pushing strollers, to get a clean start then move to the side as the open field of runners and walkers start the race.


Q: How do I switch races?

 A: Want to change from the Half to the 10K, or maybe upgrade your distance from the 10K to the Half? Runners will be able to log into the registration  site and make the change themselves. Moving to the 10K will only require a few clicks. Upgrading to the Amazing Half Marathon can be done simply by  paying the $20 difference in entry fee.
Should you experience difficulty or have questions, please contact our race krewe here.

 Q: How do I defer to next year? I’m injured and cannot run.
 A: Deferral is available through the registration page on this site. You will need your transaction code sent in the confirmation email that came following your registration. The deferral fee is $10.  Deferrals will be allowed up until March 1, 2017. All requests made after March 1, 2017 cannot be deferred due to the nature of rce preparations and fulfillments.

 Q: Where can I get a look at the AMAZING Medals?
 A: The 2017 AMAZING medals will be revealed closer to race date. Stay tuned to our social platforms for updates.

 Q. How far is the Kids’ Mini Marathon?
 A: The Kids’ Mini Marathon features a 1 mile and 1/2 mile run. These races provide even our youngest runners the chance to feel the exhilaration of crossing the finish line. Open to kids of all ages, parents can select the distance that best suits their child’s physical fitness. All kids will be issued the same Kids’ Mini Marathon race bibs regardless of distance chosen and receive the same finisher medal.

 Q. Where does all this AMAZING happen?
 A: The AMAZING Start and Finish is in Town Square in the 300 block of North Boulevard in downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Come join us in 2017 for a new family-friendly running weekend!
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