Below you will find answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding the actual race(s) taking place in Colorado.
Q: Can my son run with me in the 5k? (10k or 10 Miler?)
A: If your son is in a stroller (see next question regarding strollers) or in your womb, the answer is yes. Otherwise, he can cheer you on!
Q: May I participate with my stroller?
A: Check the specific 'course info' page for the event in which you are running. It will tell you if the terrain and course are good to go for strollers.
Q: May I participate with my dog?
A: Check the specific 'course info' page for the event in which you are running. In most cases, well behaved, leashed dogs are welcome on the course as long as you start near the back of the back.
Q: Do you have pacers on the course?
Q: I would like to switch distances for this event. How can I do that and what is the fee?
A: You registered through a 3rd Party site, www.RunSignUp.com, and created a username and password at that time. Log in to RunSignUp.com to manage your registration. Look at the blue tabs that read "Transfer to Another Event" and walk through the steps there. 3W Races does not add any fees to do this. If there is a difference in what you paid when you registered and what the current fee is for the distance you want to run, RunSignUp will charge the difference and their small processing fee.
Q: I can't make it to advanced packet pick up. Can someone else pick up for me?
A: Yes, absolutely! Send a friend or family member to pick up your gear in advance.
Q: I'm a walker and will take longer than the course cut off time. Does this mean I can't participate in the fun event?
A: Walkers are welcome and we'll do everything we can to include you in our very fun day! Although the course may 'close' at a certain time to accommodate City or other requirements, we will start you earlier than the rest so that you can finish before the closure time. If this is the case for you, email us in advance!
Q: Is there any water or support on the course?
A: Absolutely. Please refer to the COURSE INFORMATION page for each event. On that page you'll find information about how many water stations we provide and where the toilets on the course are located!
At each water station, you'll find water, sports drink and energy gels (by request at early stations). The friendly volunteers at the aid stations will also have radio/phone access to the on-course EMT and finish line paramedics just in case you need more support than a cup of cold water!
Q: I picked up my shirt and now I'd like a different size. What can I do?
A: Bring your unworn shirt to the race. As soon as the race starts, we open 'shirt exchange' with any shirts that were unclaimed. You can trade out your unused shirt for a different size, as long as supplies last.
Q: How will this shirt fit me? Will it shrink?
A: The shirt is a women's cut, short-sleeved poly/cotton blend. The size chart from the manufacturer is listed below. Use the chart to determine your appropriate order size.
Q: Where can I find results from this event?
A: On each event page, there is a button near the top that reads, "RESULTS". Click there to be redirected to the link for results. This link is also sent to you in the post-event email from the race director.
Q: My time is not posted, not correctly posted, has my name spelled incorrectly, etc. How can I get my results adjusted?
A: Email us right away and we'll do what we can to make it right! Include your name, bib number, where you wore your bib, which distance you ran, what your estimated or self recorded time was and we'll research it with our timers right away.
Q: Where can I find pictures from this event?
A: On each event page, there is a button near the top that reads. 'PHOTOS'. Click there to be redirected to the photos which are FREE for you to download. This link is also sent to you in the post-event email from the race director.
Q: I think I placed in my age group, but I didn't stick around for awards. Will you mail my medal/prize to me?
A: You must be present to claim your award and we don't mail awards after the event. However, email us if this is the case, and we may be able to drop off your award at a partner business or nearby running store for you to pick up!
Q: I didn't pick up my packet and I didn't come to the race. Can I still get my packet after the event?
A: No - sorry. Any unclaimed swag is disassembled and returned, gifted, recycled or re-purposed immediately following each event date.
Q: I didn't get a timing chip for my shoe. What should I do?
A: No worries. The timing chip is adhered to the back of your race bib. You do not need to place anything on your shoe, nor do you need to return any chips to us.
Q: I can't run (because I am injured, left the country, haven't trained, am going to a party instead, just found out I've got the kids that weekend, forgot to check my calendar before registering, or I just don't want to do it.) Can I get a refund?
A. Sorry, no. However, you can "transfer" your registration to another participant using the management functions at www.RunSignUp.com. Race registration fees are non-refundable. If you already registered and will not be racing with us on race day, you are still welcome to pick up your packet (shirt, bib, goody bag) during advanced packet pick up.
If you want to transfer your registration to a different DATE of a 3W owned event, please email the race director. We will allow this when requested at least 72 hours BEFORE the start of the event. We will cancel your current registration and give you a promotional code for $15 less than what you actually paid after coupons/promotions which can be applied to another 3W Races Event date in the same calendar year.
Q: Will we run in poor weather conditions?
A: The race will not be postponed or cancelled due to weather unless something SEVERE is happening such as lightning storm, tornado or white-out conditions. If that is the case, announcements will be made on our Facebook page and on the race webpage in addition to racer email communication. Lightning may cause a delay. 99.9% of the time, the race will go on as scheduled.
Q: What's the procedure for awards and what are the age groups?
A: Awards will be given to the top 5 women overall in each race distance as well as the top three women in each age group.
10k and 10 Miler: 19 and Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
5k: 19 and Under, 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70+
Q: This is my first event. I have a lot of questions.
A: THAT IS AMAZING! We're so happy to have you join us. Did you know that 30% of racers at this event reported that it was their first time racing, too? Email the race director if you ever have a question that isn't answered here.
The other women participating next to you are some pretty remarkable ladies and we KNOW that they will be encouraging and supportive if you have questions on race day - just ask someone standing next to you! You may just make a new friend!
If you have a question that we should answer on this FAQ page, please email us INFO@ColoradoWomensClassic.com and we'll respond to your question and probably add it here! Thank you!