FAQ

Is prize money awarded for the Augusta University Half Marathon?

Yes! This year, the Augusta University Half Marathon will have a cash prize purse for the top finishers: 

1st place male/female Half Marathon - $500

2nd place male/female Half Marathon - $350

3rd place male/female Half Marathon - $200

1st place male/female 10K - 2021 registration and giftcard

1st place male/female 5K - 2021 registration and giftcard

Will age group awards be presented?

Overall male and female finishers in the half marathon,10K & 5K events will receive awards. Age group winner categories consisting of the top three male and female finishers in the HALF MARATHON event is as follows: 15 & Under, 16-19. 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & Over. 

Is there a wheelchair division?

Yes! There will be a wheelchair division for the Augusta University Half Marathon.

Will I receive a medal for finishing the race?

Augusta University Half Marathon, 10& & 5k finishers will receive a commemorative medal. 

Is water available on the course?

Yes, water and/or Gatorade stations are located approximately every two miles along the Augusta University Half Marathon, 10K & 5K course. 

Are there port-a-lets along the course?

Portable toilets will be located at each water station as well as at the start/finish line in the Augusta Common.

Is there a course time limit?

The Augusta University Half Marathon has a three and a half time limit. This time limit allows for a minimum 16 minutes/mile pace. Anyone who has not completed the race within the three and a half hour time limit will be responsible for their own safety and will be asked to move to the sidewalk.

Our staff will follow the last runner enforcing the pace of 16 minutes per mile pace and will assist runners as possible in keeping this pace.  However, any runner who has not reached mile 7, which is the Taylor Street entrance to Augusta University, by 9:30 a.m. will be required to stop the race and will be shuttled back to the start/finish line.  Runners who wish to continue will be required to relinquish their race number,  move to the sidewalk and continue at their own risk while following all pedestrian rules and regulations as streets will be open to regular vehicle traffic

The Augusta University 10K has a 2 hour time limit and the Augusta University 5K has a 1 hour time limit.

Is this race a qualifier for any other races?

Yes! The Augusta University Half Marathon, 10K & 5K is

an official qualifying event for the AJC Peachtree Road Race.

Is the course closed to traffic?

No, runners' lanes will be separated from traffic lanes by cones. Please stay inside the cones at all times. To ensure your safety, volunteers and police officers will monitor the course. 

What if I need to quit partway through the race?

If possible, try to make it to the nearest aid station for assistance. Otherwise, move to the right and look for a course volunteer to assist you. A "sag wagon" will sweep the course following the close of the half marathon to pick up any non-finishers. 

A shuttle will be stationed along the route and runners who have not reached a certain point by 10:00 a.m. will be required to stop the race and will be shuttled back to the start/finish line. Runners who wish to continue on the course will be required to relinquish their race number, move to the sidewalk and continue at their own risk. 

Are there any items that aren't allowed on the course?

For your safety and the safety of others, we do not allow the following items on the course: pets, any wheeled conveyance including baby strollers, inline skates, skateboards, bicycles, skateboards or scooters. The use of headphones and personal music devices is strongly discouraged.

Will there be a place where I can check my gear?

Gear check will be located at the Augusta Common on race morning. To check your gear, pick up a bag at the gear check table and mark your bib number on the outside. Items placed in bags other than the one received at gear check will not be accepted into the gear check area. Please do not leave valuable or irreplaceable items in your bag. The Augusta Sports Council is not responsible for lost or missing bags. Following the race, you may show your race bib to pick up your gear.

I can't make it to packet pick-up. How can I get my race number and shirt?

Pre-Race Packet Pick-Up/Registration will be on Friday, February 21 at the Julian Smith Casino (2200 Broad Street) from 11:00AM - 8:00PM.  Race day Packet Pick-up will only be available from 6AM-6:30AM at the Augusta Sports Council tent in the Augusta Common (836 Reynolds St.) .

 * We strongly recommend picking up packets Friday during EXPO hours. This will help you have a stress free race day and prevent long lines.
 * Packets can be picked up for friends or family members with a note of consent.

*Please note: Your first choice of shirt size may no longer be available during day-of packet pick-up.

Can I pick up my number the morning of the race?

Yes, you will be able to pick up your number from 6-6:30 am on race day, however your first choice of shirt size may no longer be available during day-of packet pick-up.

What is the registration deadline for

the Augusta University Half Marathon, 10K & 5K?

Advanced registration is open until Thursday,

February 20, 2020. On-site registration will only be

open during packet pick-up on Friday, February 21 

during the Expo. Registration will not be open on race day. 

Can I manage my registration?

Yes! Click here to manage every aspect of your registration.

I registered for the event, but I'm unable to run.

Can I get a refund?

We're sorry, but we are unable to offer refunds. As stated

on the application and instructions, race fees are not

refundable, nor can they betransferred or deferred. 

Will the race be timed?

Timing will be provided. Your timing chip will be attached to the race bib you receive at packet pick-up.

How can I find out my results from the race?

Unofficial results will be published online after the event. Click here to view the 2018 results.

Where can I find my photos from the race?

Photographs will be available on race day for download. More information coming soon!

Will there be a finish line party after the race?

Yes, please join the Augusta Sports Council and your fellow runners at the finish line area from 9:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. for music, food, and awards. 

The Augusta Sports Council is the local host organization for the Augusta University Half Marathon, 10K & 5K.

The Augusta University Half, 10K & 5K courses are USATF certified and are qualifiers for the AJC Peachtree Road Race!

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