Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Sign-up Questions:

Transportation Questions:

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Sign-up

When's the last day to sign up?
You can sign up on-line until noon April 30; and in person at PaceSetter Athletic in Gibsons during regular store hours.
I didn't complete my entry. Can I finish signing up where I left off?
Yes! Follow these steps:
  1. Create an account or login here (must be same email used when signing up)
  2. Once logged in, if the “GETTING STARTED” window comes up just close it. Then make sure the “FILTER BY” is set to “Events Attending” and “Upcoming”.
  3. Click on “Manage” and “Edit Entries” to the left of the Fool's Run.
If you have any issues completing your entry contact for assistance.
I moved / got a new phone number since signing up. Can I update my info?
Yes! Follow these steps:
  1. Create an account or login here (must be same email used when signing up)
  2. Once logged in, if the “GETTING STARTED” window comes up just close it. Then make sure the “FILTER BY” is set to “Events Attending” and “Upcoming”.
  3. Click on “Manage” and “Edit Entries” to the left of the Fool's Run.
If you have any issues editing your entry contact for assistance.
If you need to make changes beyond what's available using this method, please contact us.
I got injured and I can't run. Can I let my friend run instead?
Yes, you can transfer your entry to another athlete at no charge.
Please see our entry policies section.
Can I walk the course?
Yes, it doesn't matter how long it takes you, in the time trial format.
I already entered and now I'd like to order a shirt or medal insert. How do I do that?
You can do this online on our extra purchases form.
Shirts can be ordered until sold out. Medal inserts can be ordered until May 7.
If shirts are still available, they can be purchased at PaceSetter during the month of April.
We only have 3 people on our relay team. Can we still run as a relay?
We'd prefer that teams consist of 2 or 4 people only, but if you absolutely can't find a fourth person to run on your team, one team member may run twice. You still must sign up as a 4-person team and pay the entry fee for each member. Note: a person may not run for more than one team.

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Transportation

How do I get back to the start after finishing? Where do I catch a bus?
It's up to you to make your own arrangements. Public transit is available from Sechelt to Gibsons and Langdale, and runs approx. every hour from Sechelt. Cost $2 pp.
Is there transportation from the ferry to the race start if I don't want to bring my car on the ferry?
Yes, you can use public transit.
How do we get to and from the relay exchange points?
Relay teams must make their own arrangements. A single vehicle per team is easiest.

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Runner Services

Is there a gear check? What does it cost?
Yes, you may check your bag for free at PaceSetter Athletic Footwear in Gibsons, and pick it up there after your run.
Are there aid stations on the course?
Not in the 2021 time trial format. Please carry your own hydration or have your vehicle driver provide it for you.
Are there showers and change facilities?
There are change cubicles in the (heated) washroom building at Davis Bay beach (about 150m past the finish line, next to the highway). You can get a shower back in Gibsons at the community centre, for $3. Bring your own towel, and your own lock if you want to use the lockers. Or you can use the bathroom at PaceSetter to get changed.

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Miscellaneous

How is this different from a virtual race?
A 'virtual race' is really just a training run that you pay for. It can be anywhere as long as it's the "correct" distance according to GPS which may or may not be accurate. On the other hand, a time trial is run on an actual race route. You know you're running the exact same distance and hills as everyone else, so your time is comparable. The only variable is weather.
Can I run it as a virtual race in another location?
The 2021 event is a Time Trial format. Of course you're free to run wherever you like but if it's not on our course, it won't be part of our event, and we won't be mailing out medals.
I can't participate in 2021. Can I still get my shirt?
Yes. If you don't live on the Sunshine Coast, we can mail your shirt to you upon request. (If your address has changed since you registered, be sure to let us know right away.) If you live on the Sunshine Coast, come to PaceSetter Athletic Footwear in Gibsons to pick up no later than May 7.
If you don't want your shirt, we'll buy it back from you.
Is there a Kids Run this year?
Maybe. It doesn't work with the time trial format in April, but if there's an opportunity to have the kids run in the summer, we'll create a stand-alone event.
Do you need volunteers for 2021?
No, but thanks for asking! Please keep us in mind for 2022.

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