1. What happens if the event gets cancelled due to Covid-19?
We will be offering the choice of either an 80% refund or a rollover to our 2022 event.
Refunds for any other reason will not be issued.
2. What Covid Precautions will the race be taking for 2021?
At the time of writing this the Covid-19 situation in Alberta is extremely fluid and dynamic. By the time the race happens in September we almost surely will be in a different place than we find ourselves now.
We have bumped around all of the usual ideas, volunteers having to wear face masks, the race starting in waves to reduce the number of runners in a single group, no pre or post race gatherings inside the community center, self pickup medals/snacks post race, etc.
We can say for certain that we will follow all city and provincial health guidelines when it is time to race. If you have any specific questions please don’t hesitate to e-mail . Our goal is to keep our runners safe while providing as enjoyable and unencumbered experience as possible.
3. I’ve registered for this year’s race but now am not able to participate, can I transfer my bib to someone else?
A person running in your place with a different gender or a different age group can lead to errors in the results, and deny legitimate winners of their justly won prizes. Also, in the event of an accident or medical condition, wrong information may have serious consequences. If you are unable to run, you can transfer your bib up to the “cutoff date” posted on the Registration page after the race is sold out. If you unable to resell your bib or transfer it to someone else before the cutoff, you can still pickup your race shirt (if you registered prior to posted deadlines), at package pickup times posted on the Package Pick-up page. Note: there is no post-race shirt pick-up.
4. What kind of shirt will I get with my race package?
The race package includes a long-sleeved technical shirt.
5. How are the shirts sized?
Check our “Registration” page for measurements to determine your size. We do not have the ability to exchange your shirt if you order the wrong size.
6. Can I bring my baby jogger on the run with me?
Baby joggers are not permitted in the Harvest Half Marathon for insurance and safety reasons. If an accident were to occur between a runner and a baby jogger, neither party would be covered by our event liability insurance. The Harvest Half Marathon is a foot race. For safety and liability reasons the event is limited to registered runners only. Bicycles, hand cycles, skateboards, rollerblades, scooters, skates, pacing and running with dogs are strictly prohibited on the course. Non-compliance with these safety rules will result in disqualification.
7. Can my family members skateboard / rollerblade with me to give me support?
Bicycles, hand cycles, skateboards, rollerblades, scooters, skates, pacing and running with dogs are strictly prohibited on the course for insurance and safety reasons. If an accident were to occur between a runner and one of these devices, neither party would be covered by our event liability insurance. The Harvest Half Marathon is a foot race. For safety and liability reasons the event is limited to registered runners only. Non-compliance with these safety rules will result in disqualification.
8. Can I bring my iPOD? I like to run with music.
Portable music players such as iPods are not encouraged but are permitted at the Harvest Half Marathon. Please note our disclaimer with regard to these types of devices:
For your own safety and that of others, please keep your volume low enough so that you can hear the instructions of the volunteers, police and/or emergency vehicles along the route.
9. What time should I be there prior to the run?
The run starts at 7:45 a.m. sharp. Allow yourself enough time for parking, to get yourself oriented and use the facilities if necessary. It is suggested that you arrive at the race course no later than 7:00 a.m., earlier if you are picking up your package on race day.
10. I’m from out of town, do I have to come in on the package pick-up day to get my package?
Limited package pick-up (race number and timing chip) is available only to pre-registered, out-of-town entrants on race day inside the Mid Sun Community Centre from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. Look for the Race Package Pick-up sign.
Pick-up is not available to local residents on race day.
11. Where can I park on Race Day?
There is limited parking at the Mid-Sun Community Center for volunteers ONLY. Additional parking is available at the Midnapore School next door. Street parking is available on the right-hand side of Midlake Blvd. Please adhere to “No parking” signs and be mindful of residential parking restrictions.
12. Can I get another timing chip on race day if I forget mine at home?
No. There will be no chip exchanges or replacements made on race morning. No Chip = No Results
13. Will I be charged if I don’t return my chip?
You do not need to return your chip.