Frequently Asked Questions
Can I wear headphones?
Yes, but we ask that you keep the volume down at a safe level so that you can hear other runners or instructions from event personnel. We also ask that you remove at least one ear bud when coming to aid stations, in a large crowd, or on more technical or difficult sections of the course. The important thing is paying attention to everyone's safety and maintaining basic race etiquette with other runners.
Can I register on the day of the race?
Yes you can! Race day registration will start at 6:00am and close at 8:00am.
How much does race registration cost?
Fees are $25 for individuals who register before March 31 and $30 for individuals who register on or after April 1. Public safety officers and military personnel receive a discounted fee of $20 before March 31 and $25 on or after April 1. Signing up in advance will guarantee a race T-shirt.
Will there be age group awards?
Yes, the age categories are:
12 and under| 13 - 19 | 19 - 29 | 30 - 39| 40 - 49 | 50 - 59 | 60 - 69 | 70 - 79| 80+
Those not receiving their age group medals on race day can still get their medal by mailing in a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Details are included with the pre-race and post-race e-mails.
Who are the overall winners?
In each race we will award the top three male and top three female runners. The winners will receive hand-made local pottery.
When/where do I pick up my bib and race packet?
If you registered by midnight on May 1st, your bib and T-shirt can be picked up at Greenway Lifecare Center in Boone on Friday, May 17th (2:00pm-8:00pm). Race morning pick-up will also be available. If you are picking up for someone else please bring their ID.
Will there be somewhere to leave my warm-up clothes?
Yes, there will be a sweat-check area and these will be checked in and watched over by a volunteer. Please do not leave valuables in your sweat bags, as we cannot be responsible for these items.
I am a very slow runner. Am I going to be out of place?
You won't be out of place at all. Our races are planned for participants of all abilities, including walkers/hikers.
Is there a time limit?
The race will start at 8:30 am and should be over no later than 11:00 am.
Is there anything I am not allowed to have during the race?
We ask that you do not bring your bicycles, roller blades, animals, or large personal belongings with you while you are running/walking the race.
Will the race be cancelled if it rains?
No! The race will be held, rain or shine.
Do you issue refunds?
We do NOT issue refunds. However, we WILL credit you with 50% or 75% of your entry toward a future race if you let us know in advance
At least 2 weeks: 75% credit
At least 72 hours: 50% credit
Can I host a cheer zone or water station?
Yes! Contact the race director Carol Cook at about hosting a cheer zone or water station.
For any further questions, e-mail us at
“When I first started running, I quit after 3 minutes. If it wasn’t for my friend that signed me up for my first race three months later I would never be where I am now!”
-Carol Jean Cook
Team Hunter’s Heroes