Q. When can I register?
A. Online registration is currently available by clicking the corresponding registration link directly below the banner. Hope For The Warriors® highly discourages participants from registering on race day. If you choose to register on race day registration will open at 6:00 a.m. and will close promptly at 7:00 a.m. Expect to wait in line and know there is no guaranteed ability to process all runners who elect to register on race day to be processed in time for the start of the race. To guarantee a bib, goody bags and tee shirt, we highly encourage prior registration.
Q. Where should I stay?
A. We currently have several hotel partners and encourage you to view them on our Event Information Page.
Q. Can I pick up a packet for a friend?
A. Yes. You will have to sign for the packet that you pick up in case there is some miscommunication. If you pick up a race packet and your friend does not get that packet - they will not be issued a new packet (which includes race number and t-shirt).
Q. Who is eligible for the family or unit discount?
A. The discounted price is for military units only.
Q. Where do I pick up my t-shirt and packet?
A. We strongly encourage you to pick up your packet on Friday.
Thursday, May 16th - TEAM & UNIT CHALLENGE ONLY
Bldg 1340 (corner of Louis Rd and Cedar St) 1st Floor of barracks
Friday, May 17th
Jacksonville High School
Saturday, May 18th - EVENT DAY
Jacksonville High School
Q. I registered but would like to change events.
A. In order to qualify for an award in your age category or for overall, any change in your race choice must be made by Wednesday May 16th, 2012 to ensure the update can be made in the computer.
Q. Where should volunteers report?
A. Volunteers are asked to follow the directions on their confirmation email/letter. The Volunteer Sign-In Tent is located next to the registration tent. If you are a new volunteer, please go to the Volunteer Sign-In Tent. Volunteers will be given a volunteer t-shirt and directed to their volunteer location.
Q. Can I bring my dog, jogger, bike or skates to the Race?
A. For everyone's safety, inline skaters, bikes (excluding hand cycles) and pets (excluding service animals) are restricted from participating in this event. Joggers strollers are allowed on race course but must start from the back of the start line.
Q. Where are the rest rooms?
A. Inside Jacksonville High School Stadium there are bathrooms as well there will be port-a-potties inside the Jacksonville High School Stadium and along the half marathon and 5k/10k routes..
Q. What about first aid?
A. Paramedics are alerted and on a zoned response. In case of emergency, dial 911. Additionally, there will be a first aid tent at the race site. Additionally, if one is to need first aid along the route or become aware of another participant who may be in need, please advise water stop volunteers and or road guards who will all be able to dispatch emergency medical care.
Q. Where is the starting line? When should I get there?
A. All events will start inside the track at Jacksonville High School Stadium. Via the stadium announcement system runners will be advised to move to the start line for each of the races. Handcyclists for each event will begin before runners. The half marathon will begin first, then 10k, 5k with the one-mile starting last. A reminder email will be sent to each registered runner via the email provided the week of the race with event details and last minute reminders.
Q. When and where do wounded warriors line up for the Opening/Welcome Home Ceremonies?
A. Promptly at 6:45 a.m. at the Hope For The Warriors® tent.
Q. What can I do if I lost someone or something?
A. Lost family members and friends can be located by requesting an announcement at the Hope For The Warriors® tent. For items lost or found please bring to this area.
Q. Where can I get something to eat/drink?
A. Water will be available throughout the race courses and at the finish line. After the race, fruit and drinks are available at the Food Tent near the packet pickup area. Please respect that this area is for registered runners only.
Q. How do I know if I won an award/prize?
A. Awards will be announced and presented to the top three overall male and female for the half marathon, 10k and 5k. Awards will be announced and presented to the top three finishers in the wheelchair and handcycle categories. Awards will be announced to the top three male and female l in each age category and available for pick up at the awards table. Awards not picked up on race day will be available for pick up at the Hope For The Warriors® Resource Center aboard Camp Lejeune. Please check the results posting board to see if you are to receive an award to avoid congestion at the awards table.
Q. How do I know what my time is in this race?
A. On the back of every bib is a RFID (Radio Frequency ID) tag. This tag works with our timing system to provide you with the exact time of your run. In order to ensure accurate timing the running bib MUST be worn above the waist and securely attached with the four safety pins provided. As runners begin to finish, race results will be posted periodically at the results board which will be located next to the Hope For The Warriors® table. Results for all participants can be found on this website approximatly one hour after the closing ceremony.
For more information on chip timing please click here
For information on how to correctly wear your bib and timing chip please click here
Q. Where can I make a donation?
A. Donations can be made online at www.hopeforthewarriors.org/jacksonvillerun or by mail to:
Hope For The Warriors®
1335 Western Blvd., Ste. E
Jacksonville, NC 28546
Race Day donations will also be accepted at the registration table prior to the race.
Please make checks payable to Hope For The Warriors®.