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Yes, you may defer your race registration for a fee of $15. This deferment is good for one year. To defer, sign into RunSignUp.com and click on the Manage Registration link and navigate to the Defer Registration tab.
How do you handle registration transfers?
You can transfer your race to another runner within the same event (i.e. 5K to a 5K or Team Relay member to a new Team Relay member). Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to transfer your registration.
What is your refund policy?
Sorry, but we do NOT allow refunds for this race.
Can I register more than one person at the same time?
Yes, when you get to the payment screen during registration, there is a button at the bottom that says 'ADD ANOTHER REGISTRANT'. Click that and start your next registration. You can pay for all registrations at once.
How many runners can I have on a Relay team?
The maximum number of runners on a relay team is 5. To be eligible for time-based awards, relay teams must have 1 female runner on the team.
When do I pick up my race premium?
You will pickup your race premium AFTER the race at the post-race tailgate party.
Will I receive a finisher's medal?
Finisher medals will be given to runners who complete the 5K, Team Relay or Virtual Run.
Are there water stops on course?
Yes, there will be at least 1 water station on course with water and Gatorade or nuun product.
Where do I get my bib before the race?
We will have several bib pickup opportunities the week of the race. Dates, times and locations will be posted here once confirmed. If you cannot attend a bib pickup, we will have a pickup available on race day. You can also have a friends pickup your bib for you at one of our satellite pickups.
Do you mail out bibs prior to the race?
Sorry, but we do not mail out bibs.
What is not allowed on course during the run?
The following items are NOT allowed on the race course:
Can I run with headphones or my cell phone?
Yes, these items are permitted on the race course.
Are age groups awards available?
We will award the Top 3 Overall Male & Female finishers of the Individual 5K. Also, the Top Team Relay team will be given awards.
Will the event be timed?
Yes, the 5K and the Team Relay will be officially timed and results will be posted on this website. The 1 Mile Walk is an untimed event.
What organization am I fundraising for?
The Alumni Challenge beneficiary is The V Foundation for Cancer Research. Individual and team runners will be encouraged to fundraise for the foundation. 100% of runner-raised money will go directly to the V Foundation. The Alumni Challenge will also donate a percentage of proceeds to the foundation.
Do I need to fundraise?
Fundraising is NOT mandatory but it its highlyencouraged.
How to do I get people to donate to me or the event?
Once you register you will create a individual or team fundraising page with a personal link. You can send that link out to your family, friends and contacts to ask for a donation. Donors will donate directly to your site online and you do not have to collect any money from people. Donors can lookup fundraisers here.
Are there any incentives to fundraise?
Yes, we are working with our partners to create some truly memorable experiences for our fundraisers. You will be able to earn incentives based on your fundraising level.
Where do I park at National Harbor?
National Harbor has various street parking and garages available. Plenty are close to the Southpointe area where our race is held. National Harbor does charge a fee for parking.
How do I get there?
Directions to National Harbor can be found on the Travel page of this site.
Are there places to stay nearby?
Absolutely! National Harbor has many hotel properties on-site. You can see them and book directly here.