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FAQs

Below is a listing of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Noland Trail 50K Weekend. If you see a question that you would like the answer to, simply click on the question and the answer will be revealed.

What is the date of the Noland 50K & Relay?

Saturday, November 5, 2022. The first wave of runners will start at 7:00 a.m.

Where is the race located?
The event will be held at the Noland Trail in the Mariners’ Museum Park in Newport News, VA.
How can I register?

Click here to register. Once registration reaches 650 total runners, registration will close.  There will be no race-day registration.

Only one runner per entry form. There will be NO entry fee refunds or transfers.

What are the entry fees?

Click here to view race pricing.

What is the Cancellation/Refund Policy for the event? Can I defer my registration to next year?

We will be following all gathering guidelines set by local government and health agencies.

Entry fees are non-refundable; race numbers and entries cannot be transferred to other persons. No exceptions. This means once we have received your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, and you may not give or sell your number or timing chip to anyone else. Anyone found participating with another person’s number will be disqualified and both people will be barred from future Noland Trail 50K events. Once you defer your registration, your bib, shirt, admission to the Mariners’ Museum Fall Festival, and tasting glass are no longer available to you.

To defer your registration, the cost is $45 per runner. Deferred entries may not be transferred to another person. Refunds will not be issued under any circumstances. All deferrals must be done by October 15, 2022. There will be no deferrals after this date. You may only defer an entry once (i.e., if you defer your 2018 entry to 2019, you will not be able to defer it in 2019 to 2020).

If you have any questions, please contact Flat-Out Events at 757-879-3279 or email us at raceteam@flatoutevents.com.

Can I transfer my registration to someone else?

Entry fees are non-refundable. If you would like to transfer your registration to another runner, the fee is $20 and transfers must be made by October 15, 2022. Once the fee is paid, you will be withdrawn from the race and a code to register another runner will be sent to you. Once you transfer your registration, your bib, shirt, admission to the Mariners’ Museum Fall Festival, and tasting glass are no longer available to you.

To transfer your registration, please contact us an email at raceteam@flatoutevents.com.

 

Once I'm registered, can I switch races?

If you are already signed up for one race and want to switch to the other (i.e., the 50K to the 50K relay), you may do so by signing into your RunSignup. There is a $20 fee to do so, along with any applicable entry fee increase. All changes must be made by October 15, 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact Flat-Out Events at 757-879-3279 or email us at raceteam@flatoutevents.com

Where can I park on race day?
Participants will park on The Mariners’ Museum and Park property. Participants should enter the property at the main entrance off of Avenue of the Arts. Event staff and volunteers will direct vehicles where to park.
How do I receive my race packet?

Packet pick-up will take place at Tortuga Field on Friday, November 4 from 10AM to 7PM.

If you are picking up a packet for another runner, you must fill out and bring this Packet Pick-Up Form. Race day packet pick-up will also be available.

Where can I view the course map?
You can view the course map here.
Are headphones allowed during the race?
We strongly discourage wearing headphones on the run. Given the narrow nature of the trail and the likelihood that people will frequently pass one another, awareness of your surroundings will be very important.
How can I volunteer for the event?

Sign up to be a volunteer here!

How will the event be timed and how does it work?

The event will be timed using MyLaps RFID bib tag technology. 50K participants will wear a traditional bib tag attached to the back of their bib. 50K Relay participants will share a removable tag on a velcro strap to track their overall team time as well as individual lap times. Results will be posted on-site as well as electronically.

Where are the Aid Stations locations on the course?
There will be two on-course aid stations located approximately at miles 1.5 and 3. Race organizers will manage aid stations to keep product ready and available, but stations will be self-serve for runners. Various fluids and snack-type foods will be provided at aid stations. More details will be provided in the runner information sent out a few weeks prior to the event date. For your convenience and use during the race, portable toilets will be available at every aid station.
What are the age group categories and awards?

All finishing participants will receive finisher medals. Overall awards will be given to top three male/female finishers in the 50K. Overall awards will be given to the top male/female/mixed teams in the 50K Relay, divided into the following categories: 2-3 person and 4-6 person teams.

Are baby strollers or pets allowed during the race?

Strollers, pets, bicycles, in-line skates, etc. are NOT permitted in the races. In addition, pets are NOT permitted inside Tortuga or the Mariners’ Museum Fall Festival.

Are there age restrictions on the races?

All runners must be at least 18 years old by race day to run the 50K individually. There are no age requirements for the 50K Relay option.

Will there be food or water at the finish line?

Yes, water and light snacks will be available at the finish line. Runners will also receive a food item from a food truck onsite.

Is there a Gear Check?

We encourage athletes to use team space, however there will be an area near the conclusion of each lap designated as Gear Check. Runners/Teams will be permitted to set up chairs and/or a 10×10 tent in the field space near the start/finish line. We ask that teams limit tents to one per team to ensure we have space for everyone. Tents must be staked in the ground. Teams/Individuals are encouraged to bring their tents to the event space Friday, November 4, between 10AM-7PM, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Race staff will assist with determining the location.

Can we bring our own alcoholic beverages into the Athlete Area?

Outside alcohol is strictly prohibited.

FAQs

Below is a listing of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Noland Trail 50K & Relay Weekend. If you see a question that you would like the answer to, simply click on the question and the answer will be revealed.

What is the date of the Noland Trail 50K & 50K Relay?

Saturday, November 5, 2022. The first wave of runners will start at 7:00 a.m.

Where is the race located?
The event will be held at the Noland Trail in the Mariners’ Museum Park in Newport News, VA.
How can I register?

Click here to register. Once registration reaches 650 total runners, registration will close. There will be no race-day registration.

Only one runner per entry form. There will be NO entry fee refunds or transfers.

What are the entry fees?

Click here to view race pricing.

What is the Cancellation/Refund Policy for the event? Can I defer my registration to next year?

We will be following all gathering guidelines set by local government and health agencies.

Entry fees are non-refundable; race numbers and entries cannot be transferred to other persons. No exceptions. This means once we have received your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, and you may not give or sell your number or timing chip to anyone else. Anyone found participating with another person’s number will be disqualified and both people will be barred from future Noland Trail 50K events. Once you defer your registration, your bib, shirt, admission to the Mariners’ Museum Fall Festival, and tasting glass are no longer available to you.

To defer your registration, the cost is $45 per runner. Deferred entries may not be transferred to another person. Refunds will not be issued under any circumstances. All deferrals must be done by October 15, 2022. There will be no deferrals after this date. You may only defer an entry once (i.e., if you defer your 2018 entry to 2019, you will not be able to defer it in 2019 to 2020).

If you have any questions, please contact Flat-Out Events at 757-879-3279 or email us at raceteam@flatoutevents.com.

Can I transfer my registration to another runner?

Entry fees are non-refundable. If you would like to transfer your registration to another runner, the fee is $20 and transfers must be made by October 15, 2022. Once the fee is paid, you will be withdrawn from the race and a code to register another runner will be sent to you. Once you transfer your registration, your bib, shirt, admission to the Mariners’ Museum Fall Festival, and tasting glass are no longer available to you.

To transfer your registration, please contact us an email at raceteam@flatoutevents.com.

 

Once I'm registered, can I switch races?

If you are already signed up for one race and want to switch to the other (i.e., the 50K to the 50K relay), you may do so by signing into your RunSignup. There is a $20 fee to do so, along with any applicable entry fee increase. All changes must be made by October 15, 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact Flat-Out Events at 757-879-3279 or email us at raceteam@flatoutevents.com

Where can I park on race day?
Participants will park on The Mariners’ Museum and Park property. Participants should enter the property at the main entrance off of Avenue of the Arts. Event staff and volunteers will direct vehicles where to park.
How do I receive my race packet?

Packet pick-up will take place at Tortuga Field on Friday, November 4 from 10AM to 7PM.

If you are picking up a packet for another runner, you must fill out and bring this Packet Pick-Up Form. Race day packet pick-up will also be available.

Where can I view the course map?
You can view the course map here.
Are headphones allowed during the race?
We strongly discourage wearing headphones on the run. Given the narrow nature of the trail and the likelihood that people will frequently pass one another, awareness of your surroundings will be very important.
How can I volunteer for the event?

Sign up to be a volunteer here!

How will the event be timed and how does it work?

The event will be timed using MyLaps RFID bib tag technology. Marathon and 50K participants will wear a traditional bib tag attached to the back of their bib. Relay participants will share a removable tag on a velcro strap to track their overall team time as well as individual lap times. Results will be posted on-site as well as electronically.

Where are the Aid Stations locations on the course?
There will be two on-course aid stations located approximately at miles 1.5 and 3. Race organizers will manage aid stations to keep product ready and available, but stations will be self-serve for runners. Various fluids and snack-type foods will be provided at aid stations. More details will be provided in the runner information sent out a few weeks prior to the event date. For your convenience and use during the race, portable toilets will be available at every aid station.
What are the age group categories and awards?

All finishing participants will receive finisher medals. Overall awards will be given to top three male/female finishers in the 50K. Overall awards will be given to the top male/female/mixed teams in the 50K Relay, divided into the following categories: 2-3 person and 4-6 person teams.

Are baby strollers or pets allowed during the race?

Strollers, pets, bicycles, in-line skates, etc. are NOT permitted in the races. In addition, pets are NOT permitted inside Tortuga or the Mariners’ Museum Fall Festival.

Are there age restrictions on the races?

All runners must be at least 18 years old by race day to run the 50K individually. There are no age requirements for the 50K Relay option.

Will there be food or water at the finish line?

Yes, water and light snacks will be available at the finish line. Runners will also receive a food item from a food truck onsite.

Is there a Gear Check?

We encourage athletes to use team space, however there will be an area near the conclusion of each lap designated as Gear Check. Runners/Teams will be permitted to set up chairs and/or a 10×10 tent in the field space near the start/finish line. We ask that teams limit tents to one per team to ensure we have space for everyone. Tents must be staked in the ground. Teams/Individuals are encouraged to bring their tents to the event space Friday, November 4, between 10AM-7PM. Race staff will assist with determining the location.

Can we bring our own alcoholic beverages into the Athlete Area?

Outside alcohol is strictly prohibited.

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