Registration FAQs


 

I want to run as an individual runner.  What do I do?  
When the Lottery opens on March 14th-March 21st, you can go to the online registration form. When you are asked "Do you want to register as an Individual Runner or a 6-Pack Team?", select "Individual Runner" and proceed with registration. You will get an email on March 22nd telling you if you've been accepted into the event. There is no fee to enter the lottery but if you get in, you will be directly to a payment form and charged the $60 race fee.
 

 

I want to run as a part of a team.  What do I do?

We strongly suggest that BEFORE you begin the on-line registration process, you gather a team of six runners all of whom are ready, willing, and able to run on May 22nd.  Then, you should identify a team leader from amongst the six team members.  The leader should then start the on-line registration process by going to the online registration form when the Lottery opens on March 14th.  

 

The on-line form will ask the leader "Do you want to register as an Individual Runner or a 6-Pack Team?".  The leader should select "6-Pack Team" and continue filling out the registration form with his/her personal information.  During that process, the leader will establish a "Group Name" for the team.  The leader will be given a "Group Number" that is unique to his/her team.  The leader should then communicate the Group Name and Group Number to the remaining five team members.  Each of the five should then go to the on-line registration form, select "Register as a 6-Pack Team", and fill in his/her personal information.  This can be done anytime during the one week Lottery registration window.  Make sure all 6 members register by March 21st at 12pm EST! Any group that does not have all 6 groups members registered by March 21st will not be considered. You will each get an email on March 22nd telling you if you've been accepted in the event. There is no fee to enter the 6-Pack Team lottery but if your team gets in, you will be directly to a payment form and charged the $60 race fee.

 

 

Do team members have to register simultaneously to be considered a 6-Pack Team?  

No.  The Team Leader must be the first member of the team to fill out the on-line registration form.  This can happen at any time during the one week registration window.  However, the remaining five members must complete their registration forms before the registration window closes on March 21st at 12pm.  We recommend leaders register as early as possible to give the remaining team members time to complete their own registration forms.

 

 

Is it more expensive to register as a member 6-Pack Team vs as an Individual?  

No.  The race fee for each runner is $60 whether they run individually or as a member of a 6-Pack Team.

 

 
Is the Team Leader of a 6-Pack Team responsible for the race fees for the other members of the team?
No.  If a team is selected by lottery to run in the Race, each member of the team will pay his/her race fee via his/her credit card.  If the team is NOT selected, no fees will be charged to any of the registrants.
 

 
If the lottery does not select my 6-Pack Team to be entered into the Race, is there still a chance I could run?  
Yes.  Every 6-Pack Team registrant can select to participate in the Individual Lottery if their team is rejected in the lottery.   This option is a part of the TEAM on-line registration form.  If you have selected the Individual Lottery option and your 6-Pack team is rejected by the lottery, your registration status will automatically shift from a 6-Pack Team registrant to Individual Lottery registrant.  If you have not selected the Individual Lottery Option, your personal information will be destroyed.
 

 

My team has fewer than six people.  What impact does this have on our registration?

6-Pack teams must have six registered runners by the end of the registration window in order to participate in the lottery.  Teams with fewer than six are invalid.  

 

 

How does the lottery work?  

The lottery will randomly select the field of runners.  The process is blind to the registration information of each registrant.

 

 

What are my chances of being selected to run?  

It is impossible to know the probability of being selected because, until the registration window closes, we will not know how many people register.  The more registrants, the lower the probability of being selected and vice versa.

 

 

Will my chances of being selected to run improve if I apply during the early part of the registration window?  

No.  All registrants face the same probability of getting a number provided they complete and submit the registration form during the one week registration window.

 

 

Will I have a better chance of getting a number if I form a team and enter as a 6-Pack registrant?  

We do not know the probability of either the Individual Lottery or the 6-Pack Lottery because the number of registrants is unknown until the one week registration window closes.

 

 

Can I register as an Individual and as a member of a 6-Pack Team?  

No.  You may only select one type of registration. You can enter the lottery for the 6-Pack Team and then choose to be entered into the individual lottery if your team is not selected. That is the only way to improve your odds.

 

 
I want to run as a member of a 6-Pack team.  Is there a way I can find teams looking for members?  

We do not have a mechanism to connect people with teams.  You could try posting on our Facebook Page. Don’t worry though, the 5-Miler is a very social event so even if you are not a member of a registered 6-pack team, you will be part of a friendly group of runners, beer lovers, and great people!

 

 

Can I cancel my race entry and get a refund?

No, we regret we do not offer refunds.

 

 
Can I transfer my race entry?  

We are sorry but we do not allow transfers.

 

 
If I am not selected in the lottery to run in the Race, what happens to my personal information?  

To protect the privacy of registrants, all personal information will be destroyed.