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FAQ

Below is a listing of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Noland Trail Marathon 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?

Sunday, October 17, 2021. 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 500 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?

COVID-19 cancellation: If the event is unable to be held due to gathering guidelines set by local government and health agencies, all race entries will be deferred to the 2021 event at no charge.

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’ ARRRtober Festival, and tasting glass are no longer available to you.

To defer your registration into the 2021 Noland Trail 50K event, 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 1, 2021. 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).

To defer your race entry please follow these steps below:
1. Visit Chronotrack Live
2. Log into your Chronotrack account. If you do not have one, you will need to create one so that you can manage your race(s)
3. Once logged in, you will see all of the races you are registered for. Beside each race there are two buttons, View Receipt and Change Race. CLICK Change Race.
4. You will be given two options, either defer your race, or change your race. If you want to remove yourself from the current year’s race, and defer your entry to the following year, select defer. Follow the prompts under this option to make the changes you desire.

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 1, 2021. 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’ ARRRtober 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 following these steps below. There is a $10 fee to do so, along with any applicable entry fee increase. All changes must be made by October 1, 2021.

1. Visit Chronotrack Live
2. Log into your Chronotrack account. If you do not have one, you will need to create one so that you can manage your race(s)
3. Once logged in, you will see all of the races you are registered for. Beside each race there are two buttons, View Receipt and Change Race. CLICK Change Race.
4. If you would like to change your current race selection to a different race, select change race. Follow the prompts under each of these options to make the changes you desire.

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 Point 2 Running Company on Saturday, October 16 from 10AM to 5PM. Point 2 Running Company is located in the Marketplace at Tech Center at 12080 Jefferson Ave #910, Newport News, VA 23606.

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.
Can I pump my jams on my personal listening device?
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?

Click here to sign up to volunteer!

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 five male/female finishers in the 50K. Overall awards will be give to the top male/female/mixed teams in the 50K Relay, divided into the following categories: 2-person, 3-person, 4-person, 5-person, & 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 ARRRtober 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?
More details will be provided in the runner information sent out a few weeks prior to the event date.
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 Saturday, April 10, between 10AM-5PM, 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 alcoholic is strictly prohibited.

FAQ

Below is a listing of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Noland Trail Marathon & Marathon 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?

Sunday, October 17, 2021. 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 1000 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?

COVID-19 cancellation: If the event is unable to be held due to gathering guidelines set by local government and health agencies, all race entries will be deferred to the 2021 event at no charge.

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’ ARRRtober Festival, and tasting glass are no longer available to you.

To defer your registration into the 2021 Noland Trail 50K event, 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 1, 2021. 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).

To defer your race entry please follow these steps below:
1. Visit Chronotrack Live
2. Log into your Chronotrack account. If you do not have one, you will need to create one so that you can manage your race(s)
3. Once logged in, you will see all of the races you are registered for. Beside each race there are two buttons, View Receipt and Change Race. CLICK Change Race.
4. You will be given two options, either defer your race, or change your race. If you want to remove yourself from the current year’s race, and defer your entry to the following year, select defer. Follow the prompts under this option to make the changes you desire.

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 1, 2021. 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’ ARRRtober 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 following these steps below. There is a $10 fee to do so, along with any applicable entry fee increase. All changes must be made by October 1, 2021.

1. Visit Chronotrack Live
2. Log into your Chronotrack account. If you do not have one, you will need to create one so that you can manage your race(s)
3. Once logged in, you will see all of the races you are registered for. Beside each race there are two buttons, View Receipt and Change Race. CLICK Change Race.
4. If you would like to change your current race selection to a different race, select change race. Follow the prompts under each of these options to make the changes you desire.

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 Point 2 Running Company on Saturday, October 16 from 10AM to 5PM. Point 2 Running Company is located in the Marketplace at Tech Center at 12080 Jefferson Ave #910, Newport News, VA 23606. Race day packet pick-up is also available.

If you are picking up a packet for another runner, you must fill out and bring this Authorization Form.

Where can I view the course map?
You can view the course map here.
Can I pump my jams on my personal listening device?
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?

Click here to sign up to volunteer!

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 five male/female finishers in the 50K. Overall awards will be give to the top male/female/mixed teams in the 50K Relay, divided into the following categories: 2-person, 3-person, 4-person, 5-person, & 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 ARRRtober 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?
More details will be provided in the runner information sent out a few weeks prior to the event date.
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 Saturday, April 10, between 10AM-5PM. Race staff will assist with determining the location.

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