Race Info – Frequently Asked Questions

Lift Bridge Road Race

Here is everything you need to know. If it’s not here, just ask us. We’ll get back to you as quickly as possible. Contact us at info@runstillwater.com.

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Registration

What are the entry fees for this race?

See the Race Pricing Schedule for current race pricing information.

Can I register for all this season's races at the same time?

Registration Details:

Interested in registering for more than one Run Stillwater event at the same time? The registration system lets you do just that. Watch for that option within the registration process.

Can I register more than one person in the same registration?

Only one person may register at a time because we need to ensure we have all the correct safety information and a separate waiver for each race participant.

How can I check if I'm registered?

All registrations are sent an email confirmation to the address provided during sign-up. If you have a Run Stillwater account or created one when you registered, you may also log in to see the races for which you are registered.

Please note the registration process also asks for the runner email address. Future communications about a race event will be sent to the runner email provided, which may be different than the primary email associated with a registration.

Why does my order say "Processing"?

“Processing” means your order is set and active. You’re ready for the event in the future. No worries; we’ve got you.

When will I get my bib number?

All registered participants will be sent an email Thursday before the race with your bib number and details about logistics, directions, etc. Watch for it and save info@runstillwater.com to help ensure it doesn’t end up in spam. If you do not receive it, you can look up your bib number at packet pickup. In the meantime, the race’s webpage will be updated as the race approaches. Check back often to find the information you may need HERE.

I have a conflict. How do I get my money back, or give someone my bib number?

Registration for all Run Stillwater races is nontransferable and nonrefundable.

What do runners receive?

Runners Receive:

  • Gender-specific, premium quality cotton blend shirt NOTE: Will Call and In-person registrants receive their race shirts after the event at packet pick-up (if your size is available) or in the mail following the event.
  • Collectible medals to all finishers – each year Run Stillwater medals fit together as a set to commemorate your season
  • Personalized race bibs up to 10 characters (Deadlines apply. See Race Pricing Schedule for details)
  • Timing by Mtec Results (Half, 10K, 5K) – a leader in race timing technologies and based in the Twin Cities
  • Participant tracking using the Mtec Results app. Track and easily share participant performance, see current and projected runner locations, view chip and gun times, get real-time results including overall and division place, and more
  • Bag drop at each start location with bags provided at the starts (clear, 15″ x 18″ with drawstring)
  • Pacers for half marathon runners
  • Staffed water stations to serve and cheer you on with water and Gatorade available (Most race-day support staff is provided as part of Run Stillwater’s Volunteer for Donation program. Learn more HERE.)
  • Restroom facilities at each start and at approximately two-mile intervals along the courses
  • Finish line recovery food and beverages – fruit, protein bars, salty snacks, Gatorade and bottled water
  • Selfie clock at the finish showing your name and time
  • Video finish accessible along with results at mtecresults.com
  • Free photos available to download on Mtec Results and the Run Stillwater Facebook page
  • Keepsake age group awards – personalized with name, date, time, distance and division – for top three finishers in each age group (based on 10-year increments) are mailed to winners after the event
  • A free finish-line beer or cold beverage at Lift Bridge Brewing! Redeemable at Lift Bridge Brewing Company tap rooms in Stillwater and New Richmond. Non-alcoholic options are available.

… and more

Course Details

Where can I find course maps?

Course Information:

Course maps are available on the Course Maps page.

Are the courses certified?

USA Track & Field (USATF) course certification numbers:
10 Mile: MN23016JHP
10K: MN23018JHP
5K : MN23017JHP

NOTE: Runners are responsible for knowing the course.

Race Weekend

When and where is packet pick-up?

Packet Pick-up: Lift Bridge Brewing Company, 1900 Tower Drive, Stillwater

June 28, 3:00 to 8:00 p.m.,
June 29, starting at 5:30 a.m.

NOTE: Runner-guests will receive an email in the days prior to the race with their bib number information. Remember this number. You will need it to pick up your packet.

Mail My Packet option: Register by the May 29 deadline and have the option of choosing to have your packet mailed to you in advance, including your shirt, bib and chip. (+$20).

Can I pick up someone else's packet?

Picking Up Someone Else’s Packet

You may pick up another runner’s packet. Pleases confirm that you have agreed to do this in advance so there is no confusion with volunteers at packet pick-up.

I paid to have my packet mailed. When can I expect it?

If you paid for the Mail-My-Packet option, you can expect your packet to arrive within two weeks of race day. See the Race Pricing Schedule for specific mailing date information.

How can I change my race distance?

Changing Your Distance

You may change your distance at packet pickup. For guests moving to a longer distance, you’ll just pay the difference. There’s no charge for moving to a shorter distance. First, pick up your packet as usual. Then bring it to the In-Person/Changes table to make the switch.

What if I'm a slow runner? May I walk the course?

Slow runners and walkers are welcome provided you maintain progress on the course and do not deviate from the course. Stopping is not allowed for any other reason except a medical condition, hydration and/or to use the restroom, and will mean disqualification from the race and the possibility that race support will no longer be available.

How does bag drop work?

We will have Bag Drop at the 10K start. Details are…

  • Bag drop will be available only for 10K and 5K runners
  • All Bag Drop items must be in a bag
  • Bags are provided at each start are clear and 15″ x 18″
  • Race bibs will have a tear-off tag with your bib number to be used for Bag Drop
  • Your race bib and Bag Drop tag must match to pick up your items
  • Bag Drop pick-up will be staffed at the finish area until 10:00 a.m.
  • Run Stillwater, Inc. is not responsible for lost or damaged items left in Bag Drop

Will there be pacers at the event?

Pacers for the 10 Mile race:

Pacers are provided by Midwest Pacers for the 10-mile distance to help runners reach their race day goals.

Where can I stay in Stillwater?

There are a number of hotels and restaurants within walking distance of the finish line. You may also check with Discover Stillwater for hospitality information around the area.

Where can I park?

Parking:

There is ample parking in the area surrounding the brewery. Check for updates on the race webpage as race day approaches.

When are the start times?

Start Times: (Subject to change – refer to Lift Bridge webpage for current information)

7:00 a.m. (staggered start times may apply) Last bus leaves for 10K and 5K start at 6:40

All remote start areas have portable restrooms, water and bag drop available.

Where will shuttles be for the 10K and 5K starts?

Shuttles to the starts will load on Northwestern Ave Drive for 10K and 5K runners. Marshals will be there to help. See the Lift Bridge webpage for shuttle start times and when the last bus will leave for Washington Park.

Can I get dropped off at the start?

We strongly discourage getting dropped off or driving to start areas. For the safety of runners and race staff, please use the shuttle. If you live in the area of the start, you’re welcome to walk, of course. See course maps for start locations.

What if there is bad weather?

Weather Considerations:

Runner safety is our number one priority. The race will occur rain or shine. We have direct contact with the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities and rely on their forecasts in making decisions concerning weather and race-day conditions.

Parameters for weather considerations include the following:

  • Electrical activity in the area
  • Hail
  • High winds
  • WetBulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) conditions – a scientific measurement provided by the National Weather Service of the body’s heat stress in direct sunlight, taking into account temperature, humidity, wind speed, sun angle and cloud cover, and based on U.S.A. Track and Field guidelines for running events:
    • WBGT less than 65 degrees Fahrenheit is Green Flag/No Warning to runners necessary
    • WBGT 65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit is Yellow Flag/Recommend participants at increased risk for heat collapse. Slow pace. Warn all entrants of increased risk of heat collapse
    • WBGT 73 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit is Red Flag/Recommend participants at increased risk for heat collapse withdraw from race, and other slow pace to match conditions
    • WBGT above 82 degrees is Black Flag/Cancel or recommend voluntary withdrawal

Course marshals and public safety officers are stationed throughout the courses to guide runners in good weather and bad.

What happens after the race? Is there an award ceremony?

Post Race Information:

After the race you’re welcome to hang at the brewery to enjoy your accomplishment, take pictures and relax. The brewery will be open and serving some celebratory suds (including some NA options.)

For the fastest access to race results, go to www.mtecresults.com

We will not hold an awards ceremony after the race. Top three finishers in each age category will receive personalized awards in the mail after the event.

More Race Information

May I run with my music, a stroller, my dog?

Safety and Rules of the Road:

  • For the safety of all runners and walkers, the following are NOT allowed on the course: Unregistered participants (including family, friends, or pacers); bicycles; in-line skates; or pets.
  • The following are allowed with prior approval from race staff: runner escorts for parasports athletes, adapted wheel chairs, jogging strollers, certified service animals.
  • Headphones and earbuds are permitted, but runners are strongly encouraged to use only one ear bud and turn the volume down so you are alert to traffic and able to follow instructions from race officials.
  • The race courses are not 100 percent closed to traffic so we ask that you be aware of your surroundings at all times.

How does Run Stillwater provide for adaptive athletes?

We welcome adaptive athletes at our events. All athletes, including escorts, must be registered in advance and where a bib number. The following are allowed with prior approval from race staff: runner escorts for parasports athletes, adapted wheel chairs with runner escorts, jogging strollers, certified service animals. Please contact us if you need more information using the Contact Us page.

What is the Run Stillwater, Inc. return and privacy policy?

Return/Refund and Privacy Policy

All Run Stillwater, Inc. races occur rain or shine. Fees are not refundable and race numbers and timing chips are not transferable to a different person than the individual to whom the bib number is assigned. Participants must agree to the terms and conditions of participation prior to entering payment information during the registration process. For details regarding the Run Stillwater, Inc. privacy policy, click HERE.