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2020 Kona Run FAQs

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General Questions:

What do I get for my entry fee?

All participants in the Kona Run 8K and 5K events receive a Shirt, and the post-race food.  All 8K and 5K finishers receive a medal. Age group awards are presented for the 8K and 5K events for males and females in the top three places in the age groups 10-14 years, 15-19 years, 20-24 years, 25-29 years, 30-34 years, 35-39 years, 40-44 years, 45-49 years, 50-54 years, 55-59 years, 60-64 years, 65-69 years, 70-74 years and 75+ years.

How can I sign up for the events?

Online registration is now open on our website at: www.KonaRun.com/registration/

Or download the race entry form at the above mentioned link and mail it in.

IN-PERSON REGISTRATION & PACKET PICKUP

RACE DAY

Saturday, June 27th from 8:00 AM to 9:45 AM.

CASH OR CHECK ONLY.  Absolutely no refunds.

At Maybury State Park.  Park entrance off of Eight Mile Road for the Kona Run: 49601 Eight Mile Road, Northville, MI  48167 ( MAP )

Packet Pickup for B-Tag bib numbers, Shirts & new registrations are processed at this time.


What are the age limits for the races?

There are no age limits. We encourage participants of all ages to join us.

Is the race events walker friendly?

Yes, we will have plenty of participants that will walk. If you plan to walk the race, we do require that you line up at the back of the race corral so as not to impede the faster runners.

Where can I find the course maps?

View all course maps of the Kona Run 8K and  5k Run/Walk on our Race Info page at:

www.KonaRun.com/race-information/

Are there refunds if cannot attend? Can someone else run with my bib no?

NO REFUNDS; ONLY TRANSFERS ALLOWED TO ANOTHER PERSON BEFORE OUR ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES!

Are baby joggers or strollers or pet dogs allowed during the race?

If you choose to run with a baby jogger or a pet dog, you must seed yourself in the back of all runners. It is your responsibility to make sure the baby jogger or pet dog does not impede other runners as well as you must take extra precaution as to your safety, your child’s safety and the safety of the runners around you. We reserve the right to pull any person from the race who is endangering other runners or themselves.  All dogs MUST be kept on a SHORT leash.

Are headphones (iPods, mp3 players, etc) allowed during the race?

Headphones are allowed for any runner however, we do recommend that runners use extreme precaution when using headphones during the race event for safety reasons.

When is the last day to register?

The last day to register “online” is Thursday, June 25th by 11:00 pm EST.

IN-PERSON REGISTRATION & PACKET PICKUP

RACE DAY

Saturday, June 27th from 8:00 AM to 9:45 AM.

CASH OR CHECK ONLY.  Absolutely no refunds.

At Maybury State Park.  Park entrance off of Eight Mile Road for the Kona Run: 49601 Eight Mile Road, Northville, MI  48167 ( MAP )

Packet Pickup for B-Tag bib numbers, Shirts & new registrations are processed at this time.


Packet Pick Up:

How will I receive my race packet?

You must pick up your race packet before the event. We will not mail race packets.

IN-PERSON REGISTRATION & PACKET PICKUP

RACE DAY

Saturday, June 27th from 8:00 AM to 9:45 AM.

CASH OR CHECK ONLY.  Absolutely no refunds.

At Maybury State Park.  Park entrance off of Eight Mile Road for the Kona Run: 49601 Eight Mile Road, Northville, MI  48167 ( MAP )

Packet Pickup for B-Tag bib numbers, Shirts & new registrations are processed at this time.


Where can I park?

At Maybury State Park.  COME EARLY TO AVOID THE WAIT!

A parking/MI Recreation Passport is required for this event!  The Recreation Passport is your ticket to Michigan’s state parks and outdoor adventures!

  • The booth at the Park Entrance will be staffed. Please have cash ready if you do not have a Recreation Passport on your vehicle.
  • Michigan Residents: If you have not purchased the Recreation Passport when you renewed your plates, you can purchase a Recreation Passport at the booth for $16.
  • Out-of-State Visitors: You will be required to pay the daily permit fee of $9 when enter the park. Please have cash ready. Or, you may purchase an Annual Permit for $32.00.

Can someone else pick up my packet for me?

Yes.

Where is Maybury State Park and where is the entrance?

Park entrance is off of Eight Mile Road for the Kona Run: 49601 Eight Mile Road, Northville, MI  48167 ( MAP )

Race Information:

Can I register on race day?

At the Kona Race Registration Tent in Mulberry State Park

Park entrance isoff of Eight Mile Road for the Kona Run: 49601 Eight Mile Road, Northville, MI  48167 ( MAP )

Race day morning, June 27th, from 8:00 AM to 9:45 AM. CASH OR CHECK ONLY.  The pricing will be as follows:

8K Run – $47
5K Run/Walk – $45

Do you accept credit cards for registration race day?

No, cash or check only.

Will there be water stations?

Yes, there will be water stations about every 1.5 miles in the 8k, and at the halfway point of the 5k event. Also water is provided at the start & finish areas.

Will there be medical aid stations?

The Medical Aid station is located at start/finish line area and course marshals on all three courses have two-way radios for contact with public safety officials.

Will there be bathrooms/portable toilets available?

Portable toilets will be located at the start/finish line only.

Where can we park for the event and are there shuttle buses?

SHUTTLE BUS INFORMATION is still to be determined.

Parking will be in Maybury State Park.  COME EARLY TO AVOID THE WAIT!

A parking/MI Recreation Passport is required for this event!  The Recreation Passport is your ticket to Michigan’s state parks and outdoor adventures!

  • The booth at the Park Entrance will be staffed. Please have cash ready if you do not have a Recreation Passport on your vehicle.
  • Michigan Residents: If you have not purchased the Recreation Passport when you renewed your plates, you can purchase a Recreation Passport at the booth for $17.
  • Out-of-State Visitors: You will be required to pay the daily permit fee of $9 when enter the park. Please have cash ready. Or, you may purchase an Annual Permit for $34.00.

Where are start/finish lines and the event start times?

THE FINISH LINE SHUTS DOWN AT 11:45 A.M.  Start and Finish lines are in Maybury Park by the Kona Race Tent. The Kona Run 8K is at 9:30 am and the 5K at 9:45 am.

What times do the courses close?

THE FINISH LINE SHUTS DOWN AT 11:00 A.M.

B-Tag chip timing?

Runners will need to wear Race Bib on their front – shirt/ jacket/ pants – to be scored in the event (ChronoTrack B-tag is on the bib).

There is NO B-Tag timing for the Rainbow Half Mile.

Awards:

Age Group Awards?

Age group awards are presented for the 8K and 5K events for males and females in the top three places in the age groups 10-14 years, 15-19 years, 20-24 years, 25-29 years, 30-34 years, 35-39 years, 40-44 years, 45-49 years, 50-54 years, 55-59 years, 60-64 years, 65-69 years, 70-74 years and 75+ years.  Awards be given out at the Awards tent in Maybury State Park at 10:45 AM. If you think you have won an award, please check at the Awards tent. If you are unable to wait for the official results and pick up your award on race day, you may have a friend pick it up or pay to have it shipped.

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