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When does online registration close?
Mobile-online registration closes Saturday May 4th at 7:30am. There are no paper registration and no cash or check transactions. ALL runners must register through their own RunSignup account.
May I transfer events (i.e. 5K instead of 10K) if I’ve already registered?
Yes, you are able to transfer events for free. Including transferring to the virtual run. Transfers can be made to your registration by logging into your RunSignUp account. HERE are the transfer instructions.
May I transfer my bib number to someone else if I registered but can no longer participate?
Yes, we allow participant transfers. You are able to transfer your race entry to another individual for a $5 fee. Participant transfers can be made by logging into your RunSignUp account. HERE are the participant transfer instructions.
May I defer my 2024 registration to 2025? Sorry no, we are not allowing race deferrals this year.
How can I get a 2024 run shirt? In order to get all shirts printed in time for the run, the cutoff to order one with registration is April 15. There will be a limited number of extra shirts available for sale at our merchandise tent during the Race Village Expo.
Can I walk the race? Yes, walkers are welcome in both the 5K and 10K run/walk.
What time does the race start? The 5K and 10K run/walk begin at 8am. Mobile-online registration closes Saturday May 4th at 7:30am.
When and where is packet pick-up?
Packet Pick-Up is on Friday, May 3 from 4-7 PM in Race Village located at Kollen Park (240 Kollen Park Dr). Packet Pick-Up is available on race day morning at Kollen Park beginning at 7 AM. See Packet Pick Up for more details.
If I can’t make it to Packet Pick-Up on Friday night, may I pick up by bib earlier? May I have my bib mailed to me?
Sorry, we do not allow early pick up or mail out bibs. If you are unable to make it to Packet Pick-Up on Friday night, please come to Packet Pick-Up on race day morning at Kollen Park beginning at 7 AM. All virtual run bibs, medals and shirts will be mailed after Tulip Time Festival.
Will there be race day photos?
Yes! We do not hire a professional photography company though. We want you to have any photos you like for free and not have to worry about paying for them. All photographers are volunteers. There are thousands of photos uploaded into our RunSignUp photos page the week after the race. Also, you can upload your own photos there too. Please upload what you have and share with everyone! We encourage runners to take photos of their run and upload them to share on their social media. #ExperienceTulipTime #TulipTimeRun
Are strollers allowed on the race course?
The use of strollers in the Tulip Time Run is strongly discouraged as inclusion of strollers in races increases the potential for injury to race participants and children. Runners and walkers who choose to participate with a baby stroller/jogger must start at the back of the runners and walkers. The participant pushing the stroller accepts the responsibility for injury up to death of a child in a stroller. Bicycles, rollerblades and skateboards are NOT allowed on the course.
Are dogs allowed on the race course?
Absolutely NO dogs or pets are allowed to participate in the Tulip Time Run. We encourage our spectators to leave their dogs/pets at home too.
Are there any age restrictions for the races?
The Kids’ Fun Run is limited to those 8 & under. There is no age limit on the 5K and 10K races.
Are the courses USATF certified?
Our courses are not USATF certified – this means our courses might not be exactly 3.1 or 6.2 miles.
Where does the race start and end? 240 Kollen Park Dr, Holland, MI 49423
All races will start at the corner of 12th Street and Kollen Park Drive.
How is the event timed?
The Tulip Time Run will be scored by Ignite Your Event. The run will be chip-timed and the timing chip will be integrated into your bib. Please wear your bib on the front of your shirt during the entire race.
Is gear check provided?
Monitored gear check will be provided from 7 AM to 11 AM. Participants may keep their gear in their personal bag or in a Tulip Time branded bag (available on-site). Gear must be picked up by 11 AM on Saturday, May 4. Tulip Time will not be held responsible for any lost or stolen items. Participants are responsible for any clothing articles discarded along the course.
Is there a time limit for the race?
There is no time limit for the 5K or 10K but once the caboose reaches you, you must move to the sidewalks.
Are roads closed during the race?
No, roads are open to the public during the race. The Holland Police Department will be directing traffic at busy intersections.
What are the age divisions?
5K & 10K: 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
When and where will race results be posted?
Your race time will be emailed to you within seconds after crossing the finish line. They will also be HERE
Are there awards for the races?
Yes! Every runner gets a finisher medal. For the 5K, 10K prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers (male and female) in each age division. Gazelle Gift cards will also be awarded to the Overall 5K, 10K male and female and the Overall 5K, 10K masters male and female. All participants of the Kids’ Fun Run will receive a finisher ribbon.
Are there restrooms on-site?
There will be Porta-Johns near the start/finish of the race and throughout Kollen Park.
Are there water stations throughout the course? What do they include?
Yes, there are two water stations along the 5K course and four along the 10K course. All water stations include water and a minor first aid station.
Will there be post-race refreshments available?
Yes, post-race refreshments for participants will be available directly following the races. We will have water along with bananas, oranges and granola bars and other snacks.
Will there be medical assistance available?
There will be a medic tent located at the start/finish line, along with minor first aid throughout the course at water stations.
What is the temperature normally like on race day?
The temperature is normally cool and clear, 40-60 degrees. In case of severe weather and the event would need to be cancelled, we will post it on our website and social media outlets. If you registered online, you will receive and email from the race director.
Where do I park? Is there a fee?
We’ll admit, parking can be VERY chaotic. Unfortunately there are not many parking garages in the city of Holland so parking will be found in public lots available throughout downtown Holland and public street parking nearby Kollen Park. Kollen Park Drive and 12th Street will be closed to traffic. PLEASE give yourself ample time to find parking and be prepared to walk to the start/finish line.
Where can people spectate?
The course is open to the public, so spectators can be anywhere along the course. If you want to see runners near the finish line, we recommend lining up along 12th Street between Washington Blvd. and Van Raalte Ave. Please be considerate of the start/finish line area and stay out of the fenced/flagged area to allow runners plenty of room.
How can I volunteer?
It takes over 150 volunteers to put on the Tulip Time Run. If you would like to volunteer, register here or contact Kim Vandermolen at 616-396-4221 or firstname.lastname@example.org. There are group and individual opportunities available.
What is the race cancellation policy? If the in-person race gets cancelled refunds will not be available. All participants will have the option of transferring to the virtual run.
Additional Questions? Email Race Director Eddie Kline, email@example.com