When and where is packet pickup?
NEW FOR 2019: Tuesday, November 26 and Wednesday, November 27 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Pivot Brewing, located at 1400 Delaware Avenue. Click here for a map and read our Race Information Page for more information.
Parking at Pivot is available to the right of the building in two lots, a paved lot and a second gravel lot. Please do not block the entrance to the gravel lot.
Can I pick up a packet for a friend or family member?
Yes. You will need his or her race number. We will have a list of race numbers on site. If you are picking up a number of packets, you may want to bring a bag to hold all the bibs, shirts, and socks (if applicable).
What is the Start/Finish location for the race?
November 28, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. The race start/finish will be near Barn 2 at the Keeneland Racecourse (4201 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY 40510). For a course map click here.
What is your cancellation or refund policy?
Our race benefits local charities. Therefore, we do not provide refunds for any reasons. No exception. If we have severe weather (thunder/lightning) we will work with local police to determine if we can wait out the storm and proceed with the race. But, again, if we have to cancel the race there will be no refunds.
Will I be charged any fees?
BGR does not collect any money other than your registration fee. The service we use to process registrations, RunSignUp, does charge a fee for the use of their service that gets paid to it. The fee is based on a sliding scale that changes depending on the total amount of your registration fees for that transaction. For example, if you total is over $50, the fee is 6%. If it is $30.01 – $50.00 then the fee is $3.00. If it is $10.01 – $30.00 then the fee is $2.50. So, you can save a couple of dollars if you register everyone in your group/family at the same time. You can see the table of fees by clicking here.
Can I bring a stroller or pet on the course?
While we do not encourage participation with strollers or dogs, we understand that Thanksgiving is a family holiday and that for some families, they cannot participate without bringing their stroller or dog. If that is the case, and you need to participate with a stroller or dog, you must purchase a $5 untimed bib for each stroller and each dog. You can purchase a bib during registration, at packet pick up, and on race day. Also, all participants with strollers and dogs MUST start in the designated area BEHIND all the runners and walkers and must be personally responsible for any strollers or dogs and not disrupt any other participant on the course. NO RETRACTABLE LEASHES ARE PERMITTED. If you do not follow these, or any other rules, or do not purchase a bib, you will be removed from the course.
Will there be an expo?
We hope to again have several booths at packet pick up this year.
Will you have race day packet pickup?
Yes, we will offer race day packet pickup at Keeneland Barn 2 starting at 7:30. However, arrive early to avoid lines and we strongly encourage you to take advantage of our two packet pickup days to avoid any delays caused by traffic or parking.
Do I have to register online?
We love technology and RunSignUp, it has let our race reach so many more people and benefit our charities! And as a run club, technology is helpful because we do not have a permanent location or staffing to take paper registrations easily. We do allow onsite registration at Packet Pick Up and on race day (if we have not sold out), but be aware that shirts will be very limited in availability (if available at all) at that time. We highly suggest early, online registration.
Can I exchange my shirt for another size?
This may be surprising, but we have to order our shirts before registration for the race even starts! So, we order shirts based on sizing from prior years’ races. We understand it can be frustrating if the size shirt you choose does not fit or if you do not get the size you requested. ***However, we cannot allow you to change the shirt size you requested until after the race.*** We will have all extra shirts on hand and you can try to exchange for a different size on site after the race.
What kind of race shirts are being provided?
We are offering both adult shirts and children’s shirts.
For the adults, the first 2,550 registrants will be offered premium long sleeve technical shirts in women’s and men’s specific cuts. The shirts will be the same upgraded fabric that we used in 2018!
We are again using Greenlayer as our shirt vendor, the same as for 2016, 2017, and 2018. In the sizing chart below, measurements are of the shirt:
Ladies, still having trouble picking a size? Here are a few of our club members wearing most of the sizes:
For the kids, we are providing soft poly long sleeve navy shirts sized as follows:
Youth S (6-8) || Youth M (10-12) || Youth L (14-16) || Youth XL (18-20)