FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Q: Is registration available on the day of the race?
A: No. Registration is only available via our online registration site.
 
Q: How much is registration?
A: That depends on when you register!
 
EARLY REGISTRATION
Register for your route length on or before July 31, 2017 at midnight.
1/2 Barrel Route (13.1 miles): $60.00
1/6 Barrel Route (4.37 miles): $40.00
 
LATE REGISTRATION
Register for your route length from August 1 through October 2, 2017 at midnight.
1/2 Barrel Route (13.1 miles): $70.00
1/6 Barrel Route (4.37 miles): $50.00
 
FINAL REGISTRATION (Beer-nefaction)
Register for your route length from October 3 (10 am) through October 30, 2017.
1/2 Barrel Route (13.1 miles): $95.00
1/6 Barrel Route (4.37 miles): $70.00
 
Q: What is included in the registration fee?
A: All registration fees include a commemorative t-shirt, two drink tickets, and lasagna dinner at the end of the routes. Also, through registration fees, we are able to provide an accurately chip-timed event with stations offering water, Gatorade and restrooms along each route, as well as a fully stocked recovery tent at the finish line (among other things).
 
Q: How many participants are allowed?
A: Each of our courses has a participant capacity. A total of 1200 runners will be admitted to the 1/2 Barrel Route and 425 runners to the 1/6 Barrel Route. As soon as registration is open, 1100 of the 1/2 Barrel slots and 400 of the 1/6 Barrel slots can be purchased. These slots will be available through October 2 at midnight (or until they are filled), whichever comes first. The remaining 100 spaces for the 1/2 Barrel Route and 25 spaces for the 1/6 Barrel Route will not become available until October 3 at 10 am. Final registration will then close on October 30 at midnight (or as soon as all spaces are full).
 
Q: Can my child participate?
A: No. As of 2013, ALL participants must be 21 or older to compete in the event.
 
Q: If I am registered, can I push a stroller/walk my dog along the route?
A: No. Strollers, baby joggers and/or other wheeled equipment is not permitted for use by participants. No dogs are allowed on either course route.
 
Q: Is there a pace requirement for either race route?
A: Not exactly. There is no official pace minimum on either of our routes. However, the 1/2 Barrel Route will be open and manned by volunteers for 3 hours (meaning a pace average of approx. a 14-minute mile is anticipated from all participants). The 1/6 Barrel Route will be open and manned by volunteers for 1 hour (meaning a pace average of approximately a 14-minute mile is anticipated from all participants). Due to traffic control issues on our 1/6 Barrel Route, the "walking" category of this race was eliminated in 2016.
 
Q: Are runners allowed to wear iPods (or other audio devices) while running?
A: Yes. However, while iPods and other MP3 players are allowed, participants do so at their own risk. Both courses are planned along OPEN ROADS. Use of a personal audio device by participants is not recommended.
 
Q: If I sign up but cannot participate, can I get a refund?
A: No. Registration fees are non-refundable, for any reason. However, person-to-person transfers may be made (via our online registration website) until October 17 at 10 am. After that point, no person-to-person transfers will be allowed.
 
Q: Once registration is full, can I be added to a waiting list in case of cancelations?
A: No. As there are no refunds, we do not track cancelations. There is no waiting list.
 
Q: If I am registered for the 1/2 Barrel Route but am injured (or not feeling up to the distance for whatever reason), may I participate in the shorter, 1/6 Barrel Route?
A: Yes. However, there will be no refund of the difference in registration fees. Transfers from the 1/2 Barrel Route to the 1/6 Barrel Route can be made (via our online registration website) until October 17 at 10 am. After that time, distance drops are the only allowed change and can be made on race day at check-in. Registered participants wishing to drop their distance will need to check-in for the half and ask officials to make the change for them manually.
 
Q: Can I defer or transfer my slot to next year's race?
A: No. Registration fees are only good for the year in which they are purchased.
 
Q: If I cannot make it to the race, can my (husband/sister/friend/co-worker/etc.) run in my place?
A: No. Person-to-person transfers can only be made online (via our registration website) until October 17 at 10 am. After that point, no person-to-person transfers are allowed. Participants will be required to show a valid driver's license or other photo I.D. at check-in.
 
Q: Can my friend or spouse pick up my packet on my behalf?
A: No. All participants are required to check themselves in on race day and provide volunteers with a valid driver's license or other photo I.D. to pick up their packet. A copy of the online registration confirmation is no longer acceptable to check-in.
 
Q: If I cannot make it to the race, can I still pick up my t-shirt?
A: No. T-shirts of those that do not check-in on race day will be mailed to the address given at registration.
 
Q: Can I change my t-shirt size the day of the race?
A: No. T-shirts are ordered based upon participants' selections at registration. Shirt sizes may only be changed (via our online registration website) until October 17 at 10 am.
 
Q: I missed registration for this year's race. Can I be put on a mailing list for next year's event?
A: We do not have a mailing list per se... Please like our event's Facebook Page for pertinent information about the Tyranena Beer Run.
 
Q: So what exactly is Beer-nefaction? (Well, it's benefaction... but more beer-related.)
A: Once our event closes for Early and Late Registrations, a limited number of Beer-nefaction (or Final Registration) slots will be made available for those still wishing to enter the race. As the Tyranena Beer Run is, first and foremost, a fundraiser for local charities, fees from these last entries will go a long way to supporting important causes in our community.
 
Q: What are the benefits of Beer-nefaction?
A: Runners receive entry into a sold-out event and roughly 50% of their registration fee will go directly to the charities the event benefits (versus approximately 20% of other registration categories).
 
Q: How do I register for a Beer-nefaction slot?
A: As with our other registration categories, runners will need to register online via our registration website. When the spots become available, the registration link will become active.
 
Q: When does online registration close for Beer-nefaction slots?
A: Slots will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis and online registration will close once the Beer-nefaction slots are sold-out or on October 30, whichever comes first.