FAQ

2020 Founders Beer Run FAQ

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General Questions:

Refund Policy

Refund Policy: NO REFUNDS unless you have been double charged or accidentally signed up more than once.

Standard race policy states that, when emergency conditions such as weather, threats of terrorism or medical emergencies force cancellation of an event, refunds cannot be provided since moneys have been spent in preparation for Race Day.

What do I get for my entry fee?

All NON-VIRTUAL RUN participants in the Founders Beer Run will receive an awesome sport tech unisex t-shirt, finisher medal, and the post-race food buffet.   Age group awards are presented for the 5K event for males and females in the top three places in the age groups 10-14 years, 15-19 years, 20-24 years, 25-29 years, 30-34 years, 35-39 years, 40-44 years, 45-49 years, 50-54 years, 55-59 years, 60-64 years, 65-69 years, 70-74 years and 75+ years.

Drink tickets –  You are required to be at least 21 years of age and have your driver license ID & race bib ready to enter our secured beer/wine area.

How can I sign up for the events?

Online registration is now open on our website at: www.FoundersBeerRun.com/registration/

Or download the race entry form at the above mentioned link and mail it in.

Late Registration & Packet Pickup:

At the start line tent at Founders Brewery Taproom:
235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 MAPLINK
Saturday, September 12th from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM.
CASH OR CHECK ONLY.  Absolutely no refunds.


Are there entry limits for the race?

No.

What are the age limits for the races?

There are no age limits. We encourage participants of all ages to join us.

Is the race events walker friendly?

Yes, we will have plenty of participants that will walk. If you plan to walk the race, we do require that you line up at the back of the race corral so as not to impede the faster runners.

Where can I find the course maps?

View all course maps of the Founders Beer 5K Run/Walk at:

http://FoundersBeerRun.com/race-information/

Are there refunds if cannot attend? Can someone else run with my bib no?

NO REFUNDS; ONLY TRANSFERS ALLOWED TO ANOTHER PERSON BEFORE OUR ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES!

Are baby joggers or strollers or pet dogs allowed during the race?

If you choose to run with a baby jogger or a pet dog, you must seed yourself in the back of all runners. It is your responsibility to make sure the baby jogger or pet dog does not impede other runners as well as you must take extra precaution as to your safety, your child’s safety and the safety of the runners around you. We reserve the right to pull any person from the race who is endangering other runners or themselves.  All dogs MUST be kept on a SHORT leash.

Are headphones (iPods, mp3 players, etc) allowed during the race?

Headphones are allowed for any runner however, we do recommend that runners use extreme precaution when using headphones during the race event for safety reasons.

When is the last day to register?

The last day to register “online” is Thursday, September 10th by 11:00 pm EST.

Late Registration & Packet Pickup:

At the start line tent at Founders Brewery Taproom:
235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 MAPLINK
Saturday, September 12th from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM.
CASH OR CHECK ONLY.  Absolutely no refunds.


Packet Pick Up:

How will I receive my race packet?

You must pick up your race packet before the event. We will not mail race packets.

Late Registration & Packet Pickup:

At the start line tent at Founders Brewery Taproom:
235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 MAPLINK
Saturday, September 12th from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM.
CASH OR CHECK ONLY.  Absolutely no refunds.


Where can I park?

Details will come soon…

Can someone else pick up my packet for me?

Yes.

Where is the Start/Finish

At the start line tent at Founders Brewery Taproom:
235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 MAPLINK

Race Information:

How does the virtual run work?

NEW VIRTUAL RUN OPTIONS FOR 2020!  Avoid crowds and social gatherings!

~ Run or Walk where you wish on marked courses or your own course.
~ Cool Shirts, medals and other swag to be mailed to all virtual participants the week before the race date.

Can I register on race day?

At the start line tent at Founders Brewery Taproom:
235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 MAPLINK
Saturday, September 12th from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM.
CASH OR CHECK ONLY.  Absolutely no refunds.

Do you accept credit cards for registration race day?

No, cash or check only.

Will there be water stations?

Yes.  At at 1.5 Mile Mark & at Finish Line.

Will there be medical aid stations?

There will be EMS & First Aid at Finish Line.

Will there be bathrooms/portable toilets available?

There will be portable toilets at the Start/Finish area.

Where can we park for the event and are there shuttle buses?

There are NO shuttle buses.  Parking details will be posted soon…

Where are start/finish lines and the event start times?

THE FINISH LINE SHUTS DOWN AT 12:30 P.M.  Start and Finish lines are at the Founders Brewery Taproom.  The 5K starts at 11:00 am.

What times do the courses close?

THE FINISH LINE SHUTS DOWN AT 12:30 P.M.

B-Tag chip timing?

Runners will need to wear Race Bib on their front – shirt/ jacket/ pants – to be scored in the event (ChronoTrack B-tag is on the bib).

Awards:

Age Group Awards?

Age group awards are presented for the 5K event for males and females in the top three places in the age groups 10-14 years, 15-19 years, 20-24 years, 25-29 years, 30-34 years, 35-39 years, 40-44 years, 45-49 years, 50-54 years, 55-59 years, 60-64 years, 65-69 years, 70-74 years and 75+ years.  Awards will be given out at the Awards tent near the Start/Finish line at 12:15 PM. If you think you have won an award, please check at the Awards tent. If you are unable to wait for the official results and pick up your award on race day, you may have a friend pick it up or pay to have it shipped.