Frequently Asked Questions

Where should I park for the Thrive Half Marathon?
Parking will be available at the Ski Beach Lot (North only), on Vacation Isle near Model Yacht Pond, and at the Crown Point Shores Parking Lots (approximately ½ mile walk).

Complimentary shuttles will be running between the Crown Point Shores lots and Ski Beach between 6:00am and 12:00pm.

There will be NO PARKING on the course portion near Model Yacht Pond.

For runners being dropped off, we recommend the corner Vacation Rd. and Ingraham St. for best access.

What is the course time limit?
The course will have a 4 hour time limit for the half marathon course and a 90 minute time limit for the 5K.

Can I transfer my bib to another person?
You may transfer your bib to another participant for a $15 transfer fee. Email [email protected] to complete this transfer.

Is there an age minimum for the 5k run?
7 years old. For younger participants, parents are encouraged to participate with their child in the Thrive Walk For Wishes.

What is the age limit for Thrive Half Marathon?
12 years old. Individuals ages 7-11 are encouraged to run the 5K or participate in Thrive Walk For Wishes.

Can I run in the 5K with a jogging stroller?
Yes, but strollers are strongly discouraged. For the safety of other runners and walkers, you will be asked to start in the very back of the race and remain with other runners and walkers who also have strollers.

Can my family and friends watch me cross the finish line?
Spectators are able to watch the finish anywhere along the finish line venue. The finish lines will be clearly visible once spectators enter the park.

Will there be a bag check?
We will have a bag check at the start line.

Is there a beer garden after the race?
In keeping with the Thrive brand, we will not be offering a beer garden after the race. Instead, enjoy healthy snacks and samples from some of our nutritious vendors!

How do I get the latest information on the Thrive Half Marathon?
Join the email newsletter or Like us on Facebook.

What are the Award divisions?
Awards are presented to the Top 3 finishers overall in both the Half Marathon and 5K in the Awards Ceremony. Age Division Award medals are awarded to the Top 3 finishers in both the Half Marathon and 5K according to each age group. **Age Division Awards are NOT presented in the Awards Ceremony. Age groups are as follows: 14 and Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+ age groups. Overall winners will be excluded from age group awards. Please pick-up age group awards at the conclusion of the race from 9:00am-11:00am at the expo awards table. **Age group awards will NOT be mailed post event.

Are there any options available for Elite Athletes?
Thrive Half Marathon welcomes elite athletes to our event. Athletes may be provided complimentary entry into the race on a case by case basis. To qualify for an elite entry, athletes should submit proof of recent finishing results via email. The following time standards are used as guidelines: Men 15:30 5K, 33:00 10K; Women 18:00 5K, 37:00 10K. Please e-mail [email protected].

What are my refund options for this race purchase?
All entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE, no exceptions. Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate. You may not give or sell your number to anyone else. You may transfer your entry to another person for $15. Contact us at [email protected] for instructions on how to transfer your registration to another runner.

How can I volunteer for Thrive?
Not a runner but still want to participate in the festivities? Make new friends, support your community, and have a great time! All volunteers receive light refreshments and a commemorative t-shirt. Email [email protected] if interested.

How do I become a vendor at the Thrive Half Marathon Finish Expo?
E-mail [email protected].

What is the race cancellation policy?

Weather, emergencies, or other issues of public safety may cause cancellation or postponement of the Event(s), outside of the control of event management. In the instance of an unforeseen event cancellation, a majority of event expenses have already incurred. Should such event cancellation or postponement occur, registered participants will have two options:

  1. Defer entry to future event date
  2. Donate event registration fees to official event charity

Specific protocol for allocating participant registration fees would be communicated to participants in the case of an event cancellation. Communication would specify participant response time within a limited time window following the cancellation to allow for adequate management action.

To ask other questions not answered here, please email [email protected].

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