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Race Day FAQs

Harpoon 5-Miler presented by PUMA


What if I can't run on race day? Can I get a refund or transfer my registration to someone else?

Registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable. Please know that your race fee is going to The Angel Fund.


Can my friends and family join me at the finish line?

We love when friends and family join us on race day-- they are absolutely invited to come watch and cheer you on! We ask that spectators donate to your fundraising page or through the raffle to support their 'ticket'. We have a suggested donation of $20 to The Angel Fund. 


When is the rain date?

There is no rain date. The Harpoon 5-Miler is RAIN OR SHINE.


How should I get to the race? Where should I park?

Find out all about transportation and parking options here.


Is there a bag check at the race?

Yes! If you bring a bag with you on race day, you will have the option to drop your bag at our race day bag drop. (Free, but donations to The Angel Fund are encouraged)


Is there a minimum time I have to be able to run to participate?

The race is open to all runners; however, keep in mind that we begin to break down the race course around 11 AM, so we do not encourage walkers. 


Can I run with a stroller? 

The Harpoon 5-Miler is USA Track and Field sanctioned, so we have to play by their rules. That means strollers and jogging strollers are not permitted. You'll have to brave the 5 miles solo, without your little ones.

In the interest of space, strollers are also not permitted in the event space at the Brewery after the race. Your partners and little ones can join you to celebrate your success after the race-- you'll just need to leave the strollers in the car or at home.

You are welcome to join the virtual 5-Miler and run with a stroller on your own. 


Can I run with my dog?

The Harpoon 5-Miler is USA Track and Field sanctioned, which means that pets are not permitted to join us along the way. After the race, for safety and space restrictions, we do not allow dogs into the post-race event space at the Brewery.

But, you can run with your dog for the virtual race or if you want to plan ahead for our Harpoon Dogtoberfest in October where dogs are welcome!


I don't drink beer. Will other options be available?

Yes! There will be hard cider and hard tea available on race day.


Will there be any non-alcoholic drinks? 

We will have water and soft drinks for $2 are available at Customer Service for those who would like non-alcoholic alternatives. 



Any additional questions, please email


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