Race FAQs

ABOUT THE RACE

When does the race begin?

The race will begin at 8:00am on Saturday, April 28, 2018


Where does the race begin?

It starts at the upper level of Edgewater Park and finishes at the lower level of Edgewater Park.


What is the distance of this race?

If you register for the 10 Mile event, it is a 10 mile race. If you register for the 5 Mile event, it is a 5 mile race.


When does race day registration begin?

There will be NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION OR PACKET PICK UP. During the registration process, you may select to have your packet mailed to your home for an additional $10 (deadline is April 1st). If you did not choose to have your packet mailed, you must pickup your packet at one of the pickup locations Tuesday, April 25 through Friday, April 27.


What happened to the combined time 5 mile race?

New this year we will be having the individual 5 mile race! Still bring your friends and run with them but do not worry about finding a partner. Sign up quickly because the individual 5 mile race has a cap of 400! 


 

REGISTRATION QUESTIONS

How can I register for this event?

-There are 3 ways to register

  • You can register online; the deadline for online registration is Thursday, April 20th at midnight
  • You can also register by mail. Mail-in registrations must be postmarked by Wednesday, April 25th. Send completed forms and checks, made out to “Hermes,” to:
    • Hermes Sports & Events
      2425 W 11th Street
      Suite 2
      Cleveland, OH 44113
  • Registration can also be completed in person at the packet pick up sites prior to race day
  • No race day registration or packet pickup

How much does it cost to participate in this event?

  • 10 Miler 
    • Through January 1 , 2017 – $40 *
    • January 2 – March 16 – $50 *
    • March 17 – April 13 – $60 *
    • April 14 – 27 (IF AVAILABLE) – $75 *

Is it safe to register online with my credit card?

Yes, Hermes Sports & Events has partnered with Active.com, who is a leader in online registration. Hermes uses Active.com for most races. It is safe and secure and they can guarantee that your information will be safe. There is a small processing fee when registering online

Is there a processing fee for registering online?

Yes, there is a 7% processing fee when registering online

If I’m registering with a family member, can I fill out one form?

No, we require individual entry forms for each participant to make sure we have all the information we need for that participant. We will NOT accept two names on one form

What’s the age requirement to register for this race?

There is no age requirement but by signing the race waiver (if under 18, by a parent/guardian), you admit to having properly trained for this race distance

Will you send me a confirmation?

All online registrations will receive confirmation via e-mail. For all other registrations, you may contact the office to verify your registration at 216-623-9933

I didn’t receive my confirmation e-mail, how can I make sure I’m registered?

Please call the Hermes office at 216-623-9933

What do I receive with my registration?

  • Men’s or Women’s cut tech t-shirt
  • A unique finisher medal
  • Water stops at miles 2, 4, 6, and 8
    • Mile 8 coincides with Mile 3 for the 5 Mile event which is where the 5 Mile water stop will be located
  • B-tag chip timing
  • Post race food and drinks
  • Results will include official 5 mile splits for the 10 Miler event
  • Virtual and physical goody bags
  • Free bag check

I can no longer participate in the race due to injury or scheduling conflict, what are my options?

  • Sorry, but all entries are non-refundable. Once we’ve received and processed your entry, you will not receive a refund, you may not give or sell your race number to other people, and entry fees are not transferable to the next year’s race or any other race
  • You are able to transfer your entry to another person for a fee of $10 which can be done online or at a packet pick up. There will be no transfers on race day

If I’m unable to attend and already registered, can I still get my shirt?

Yes, you can pick up your shirt at the packet pick up locations or at our office the following week – we do not mail shirts unless otherwise stated. Please call the Hermes office at 216-623-9933 ahead of time to let us know you are coming 

I noticed this event is part of the Road Race Series, do I have to be registered for that to participate?

No, this race is open to all interested participants. For more information regarding the Road Race Series, please visit the Road Race series page on our website

On my registration, I misspelled my name, age, I’ve recently moved, etc. How can I fix this?

You are able to self edit your registration until Friday, April 14th. Afterwards, please contact the Hermes office at 216-623-9933 or e-mail roadracing@hermescleveland.com


PACKET PICK UP INFORMATION

If I’m pre-registered, do I need to bring identification to packet pick up?

It is not required but it’s always a good idea to bring it.

Am I required to pick up my race bib and shirt at packet pick up?

Yes, if you did not choose to have your packet mailed to you, you must pick it up at one of the locations Tuesday, April 25 through Friday, April 26. There is no race day packet pickup.

Can someone else pick my race bib and shirt?

Yes, both can be picked up by/for family and friends. It’s always a good idea to bring your confirmation e-mail as well

Where can I pick up my race packet?

You can pick up your race packet at the following locations:

Have your packet mailed to you for only $10 (Deadline for this option is Sunday, April 1)!

If you do not get your packet mailed, you can pick up your race packet at the following locations:

WEDNESDAY, April 25th at the following Fleet Feet Locations:

Strongsville
13500 Pearl Rd
Strongsville, OH 44136
10am – 7pm

Pepper Pike
30679 Pinetree Road
Pepper Pike, OH 44124 
10am – 7pm

THURSDAY, April 26th at the following Fleet Feet Locations:

Westlake
26149 Detroit Road
Westlake, OH 44145
10am – 7pm

Northfield
114 East Aurora Road
Northfield, OH 44067
10am – 7pm

FRIDAY, April 27th 11am – 2 pm:

Edgewater Park- Lower Level (near finish line) 

PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION OR PACKET PICKUP !


RESULTS/AWARDS

How is this race timed?

This race is an officially timed event using the disposable B-tag timing system. Timing chips are attached directly to the back of your bib number and are to remain adhered for the duration of the event

Where can I see my results?

Results will be posted directly after the race on our website. Locate the race and click the ‘Results’ link or on the home page, go to the Race Results tab. You may need to refresh your browser to view

When will the results be posted?

Results will be posted online on the Hermes website by 12pm on race day

What do I do if my results are incorrect or missing?

After the results have been officially posted, please contact Patrick Yackmack at pyackmack@hermescleveland.com with any concerns.

Does this race provide any kind of awards?

  • Yes, in the 10 mile individual race we will have top three male and female winners as well as three deep male and female in the following age groups:
    • 15 & Under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & Over.
  • There will be a finisher medal for ALL participants who complete the race which are handed out as you cross the finish line
  • For age group/team awards, there is an awards table so you can pick up your award

I could not pick up my award on race day, how can I get my award?

  • Call the Hermes office (216-623-9933) and let them know if you’d like to do one of the following:
    • Pick up the award at the Hermes office located at:
      2425 W. 11th Street
      Suite 2
      Cleveland, OH 44113
    • Pick up your award at an upcoming Hermes race
    • Pick up the award from a Fleet Feet store (Westlake, Pepper Pike, Northfield, Strongsville)
  • We do NOT mail awards

COURSE QUESTIONS

Where can I park the morning of the race?

There are three lots at upper Edgewater (near the start) and one lot at the lower part of the park (near the finish). The lots fill quickly – we strongly encourage carpooling with friends for this event. There is also street parking available on Lake Avenue, Clifton Boulevard and Edgewater near the upper park entrance

We recommend that you park at Lower Level of Edgewater Park. There is plenty of parking there and it is near the finish line. 

How do I get to Edgewater Park?

Located off State Route 2

  • From I-90W, exit at West Blvd and turn left. West Blvd runs directly into Upper Edgewater Park where the Start Line is located
  • From W117th, travel north to Clifton Blvd, turn right to West Blvd and turn left. West Blvd runs directly into the park entrance
  • From I-71N, take State Route 2 Westbound, take 2nd Edgewater Park exit (stay in curve lane once you see the park or Lake Erie on your right) and make a right turn into the park

Do I have to run the race or can I walk instead?

You may walk the course. However, the police may ask you to move to the sidewalk if you do not finish the race within a certain time for the safety of everyone

How is the course? Does it have many hills?

The course is mainly flat. In regards to elevation, you start the race at 639 feet. The race peaks between miles 8 and 9 at 681 feet as you approach Battery Park. The race then finishes on a slight downhill at 572 feet

COURSE MAP

For how long will the course be opened?

The course will be open for 3 hours. The course will close on a continuous pace of 18 minute miles. If you can not maintain an 18 minute/mile pace, you will be asked to move to the sidewalk

Where is/are the water stop(s)?

Water stops will be located at mile markers 2, 4, 6, and 8. Mile 8 coincides with Mile 3 for the 5 Mile event which is where the 5 Mile water stop will be located

Are there restrooms (portos) along the course?

Portos will be at the start and finish as well as at Taft Elementary just past the 5 mile marker

Am I able to bring a stroller or my dog to the race?

Dogs and strollers are welcome, but please stay to the back of the start area for the safety of the runners

Where can spectators, friends, and family watch on the course? Can they be at the start or finish areas?

All are welcome at Edgewater Park to see the start and finish. You can be at the different mile markers and water stops as well. Please be cognizant of traffic and the participants as they run/walk. Please listen to police/security instruction as well. We recommend staying at Edgewater Park to see the finish as the participants wrap around the whole lower level for an exciting finish!

Can I wear headphones on the course?

Yes you can.


MISCELLANEOUS

Can I volunteer for the race?

E-mail pyackmack@hermescleveland.com if you are interested in volunteering for the race

Is there a bag check?

Yes, there will be a bag check at the start. At the finish, the items will be underneath the tent near the awards table.

Will race photos be available?

Yes! Stay tuned for photo website.


 

For more information, call (216) 623-9933 or email roadracing@hermescleveland.com