FAQs

General Questions

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We recommend you arrive early and carpool. Race location: Arlington Heights Sports Park * 9401 Cleveland Avenue, Riverside, CA 92503

  • Bethel Christian Center * 2425 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA 92503 (access church parking from Cleveland Avenue)
  • Hawthorne Elementary School * 2700 Irving Street, Riverside, CA 92503
  • Arlington High School * 2951 Jackson Street, Riverside, CA 92503
  • 6:30 am Full Marathon Start
  • 7:30 am Half Marathon Start
  • 8:30 am 5K Start
  • 9:30 am 1 Mile Kids Run Start

If you registered online, you’ll receive an email confirmation at the time of registration. You can also email: info@sparkswoodevents.com to confirm your registration.

If you cannot pick up your race packet, you may have a friend or family member pick it up for you if they have a copy of your photo I.D.

Race entries are non-refundable and non-transferable.

There will be a 6.5 hour time limit for the full marathon course. For all other events there will not be a time limit. As always do your best to finish in the most time-efficient manner.

Yes, medical and first aid stations are strategically positioned along the full and half marathon courses. Water stations and port-a-potties will be available approximately every two miles. There will also be an electrolyte replacement drink and oranges slices on course.

We do not offer an elite athlete program at this time.

Yes, we will have a pace team for the half marathon course. If you are interested in participating in the pace team, please email: info@sparkswoodevents.com

While we do not feel it is our place to take away your music, we ask that you keep it at a low enough volume so that it doesn’t impair your ability to hear what’s going on around you on the course.

Course marshals will be patrolling and monitoring the course to ensure participant safety, address any concerns, and answer any questions.

Race Day Questions

Volunteers should check in at the Volunteer Booth at Arlington Heights Sports Park then dispatched to the location designated by the Volunteer coordinator or team captain.

Unfortunately we do not offer a bag check. Please leave valuables in a locked vehicle or at home.

The post-race festival will take place at Arlington Heights Sports Park near the finish line. Festivities will begin at 8:00 a.m. and are open to all participants, volunteers, and their guests.

There are restrooms available inside Arlington Heights Sports Park.

No.

Results will be posted at the finishing area after the race and on this website. Official results will be posted online at the conclusion of the event.

All finishers receive a medal! There will be a trophy given to the top female and male finisher of the Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K.

All size exchanges must be done post race and are based on availability.

No, pets are not allowed on the course at any time.

No.

On race day, if the distance shown on your device is greater than the official race distance, it just means you weren’t cutting corners— quite literally. According to the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federation) course measurement guidelines (pg. 20), a road race course is defined by the shortest possible route a runner could take without being disqualified. After the race, if your device shows that you ran a little farther, this just accounts for extra steps you took to run around other participants, obstacles, hit a water stop, port-o-potty or stayed to the middle or outside lane.

How accurate your Garmin can be is affected by trees, cloud cover, mountains nearby, etc. so go on your chip time when racing. The main reason your Garmin will register a different time from race time is due to auto pause or signal dropout. If you lose reception time will still move on but your moving time may differ. If you look at your data you will see 3 records of time – Time, Moving Time & Elapsed time.

We do not recommend having strollers on the course due to safety concerns.

There are no refunds, exchanges, rollovers, deferrals or transfers.