Frequently Asked Questions
When is the 2016 Knights of Columbus Run for the Heart?
The 4th Annual Run for the Heart will be held on Saturday, 23 January 2016.
How many participants will you accept?
The 2016 race field is limited to 200 participants.
Who can register?
Everybody who is 14 years of age or older by 23 January 2016.
Is a qualifying time required to participate?
A qualifying time is not necessary, however, all runners are required to maintain a 12-minute per mile pace. The PTC will stop timing runners at the 2-hour mark.
How do I register?
To register for the R4H by visiting https://www.raceit.com/Register/?event=27065.
How do I know that my registration went through when I signed up online?
Registered runners will receive an online registration confirmation after submitting the registration form. In addition, runners receive an email confirmation shortly after completing the process.
How can I check if I’m registered?
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org to see if you’re registered.
When will I receive my bib number?
Runners will receive their bib numbers at the Knights of Columbus hall on Friday, 22 January 2016 or at York High School on Saturday, 23 January 2016.
Can a bib be transferred to another runner? Can runners defer an entry to 2017?
No, there are no transfers or refunds for this race. Understand that this race has been postponed frequently due to weather before you register.
Do you take credit cards for registration at Packet Pickup on Friday and Saturday?
No, we only accept cash and checks for registration in person.
Where is Packet Pick-up?
Packet pickup will be at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 100 Columbus Drive, Newport News, VA 23606. Pickup hours are from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
What is required to bring to Packet Pick-up?
A photo ID is required.
What is in the race packet?
Runners receive a bib number, safety pins, and a participant shirt.
Can someone else pick up my race packet for the registered runner?
Runners are highly encouraged to pick up their own race materials and to verify information. However, if a participant can't attend the packet pick up, please have a friend or family member pick up the materials. The runner must pre-arrange the pickup by emailing email@example.com prior to sending an individual to pick up in place of the runner. Remember that you can register on race day.
Where is the start line?
The start line is shortly after the circle at Surrender Field at the National Colonial Park.
Where can we park for the race?
Park at York High School for the race. The address is 9300 George Washington Memorial Hwy, Grafton, VA 23692. Parking is prohibited at Surrender Field.
What is the start time?
The 10-Mile Run for the Heart will start at 10 a.m. for all participants. Runner time starts at the gun as there are no electronic timing devices in use.
How should runners line-up at the start line?
Runners should line up based on their expected finish time. There are no corrals, so please be courteous and use good judgment.
Can runners push a baby stroller, use a walking stick, roller blade, or take a dog on the course? If you choose to run with a baby jogger, you must seed yourself behind all other runners. It is your responsibility to make sure your baby jogger does not impede other runners, and you must take extra precaution to ensure your safety, your child’s safety, and the safety of the runners around you. We reserve the right to pull any participant from the race who is endangering other runners or themselves. The runner cannot cross the finish line with a stroller per PTC policy. You can briefly leave the stroller, cross the line, and then retrieve the stroller.
Are iPods or similar devices allowed?
Yes, but not advised to better ensure safety of runners.
ON THE COURSE
Where can I find a course map?
You can view the course at https://www.raceit.com/Register/?event=34755
Where are the water points?
Runners will enjoy a water stop at the “triangle” between the dog-leg and the French Encampment.
What will the weather be like in Yorktown during January?
Yorktown is known for its moderate climate. In January, you can expect an average high of 47 degrees and an average low of 30 degrees.
Will food and drinks be available to spectators? No. Spectators, please come prepared with a supply of food and beverages.
What type of medical support is available during the race?
The York County EMTs will be on call during the race.
What is the course time limit?
The course will be open for two hours from the starting gun.
What is the required minimum pace?
All runners must maintain a 12 minute-per-mile pace.
Can participants walk this race?
This is an option if the participant maintains a 12-minute per mile pace.
Will there be porta potties on the race course?
Unfortunately, no, there will be facilities available at York High School, but nothing on the course.
How do runners reunite with family members the race?
Spectators are welcome throughout the course, at the finish line, and at York High School following the race.
Is there a post-race party?
Post-race festivities occur York High School
Where can I find my results?
The link to the PTC results will be posted on Facebook and on our website shortly after completing the race.
AWARDS AND RECORDS
Where can results from previous Runs for the Heart be accessed?
Results from previous years are available from the Peninsula Track Club
What awards are presented at the Run for the Heart?
Awards will be given for the first five finishers male and female.
How do individuals sign up to volunteer?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.