• Novant Health Oceanside Family Medicine Oktoberfest 15K & the Joyce Irish Pub 5K
    Novant Health Oceanside Family Medicine Oktoberfest 15K & the Joyce Irish Pub 5K
    • Date: Sunday, 23 September 2018
    • Time:

      8:00 am 15K Run & 5K Run (or walk) Start

FAQ

5K FAQ

Can I park at the ship?
How many water stops are on the course?
Are walkers allowed?
Are headphones allowed?
Are baby joggers allowed?
Is there race day Registration?
Is there Shuttle Bus service to the race?
What are the shirts like?
Can spectators ride the river taxi?
Is there Chip Timing for the 5K?

 

Can I park at the ship?

Yes, but parking is limited and is allowed only in designated parking spaces – period. Take the river taxi or buses if at all possible. If you park on the road or out of parking spaces we will have your vehicle towed at your expense or possible push it into the river if time is short. DO NOT PARK OUT OF DESIGNATED SPACES. The Battleship Access Road closes at 7:00 am, or if the parking lot is full you will be turned away no matter what time it is.

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How many water stops are on the course?

One water stop at approximately the 1.9-mile point.

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Are walkers allowed?
Yes, walkers are welcome but please lineup in the back of the pack at the start. On part of the course you will be facing runners coming at you on the out and back parts of the route. You MUST keep to the right and not walk more than two abreast. SAFETY: Remember that you will be on a public highway for part of the course. Use extreme Caution.

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Are headphones allowed?
Yes, but we strongly discourage the use of headphones although we do not prohibit them as such. This is a safety factor and YOU are responsible for your own safety. Be smart and use all your senses without any inpediment including headphones.

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Are baby joggers allowed?

No, baby joggers or racing chairs are not allowed. The course is not safe for any type of baby jogger or racing chair.

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Is there race day Registration?

Yes - AT THE BATTLESHIP from 6am until 7:30am - if the race is not closed out. Register inside the Auditorium. Take the ramp just to the right of the steps to the main entrance of the Memorial. Register inside the auditorium.Your Race Number must be worn on the front of your body in order to receive a time.

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Is there Shuttle Bus Service to the Race?

Yes, there are buses departing from in front of the Hilton Hotel and from the municipal parking deck on 2nd Street near Chestnut Street. You can also take the River Taxi from the dock in back of the Hilton Hotel on Water Street. The river taxi runs from 6:00 AM until 1:00 PM and is free. Fans and spectators can take race transportation ONLY after 8:00 am on race morning. The River Taxi and the Trolley buses are free to runners and to spectators.

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What are the shirts like? 

They are long sleeved Zorrel tech t-shirts. They are the same as the Half Marathon shirts and are excellent quality shirts.

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Can Spectators take the River Taxi?

Yes, but ONLY after 8:00 am. The river taxi and trolley buses have to get all the runners over to the Battleship before race start time and are dedicated to that task until 8:00 am.

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Is there Chip Timing for the 5K?

Yes, there is Jaguar bib chip timing for the 5K. Your timing chip is integral to your race number and does not have to be returned after the race. Your race number MUST be worn on the front of your body for you to receive a race time.

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