FAQ

How does a “Firefly Team” registration work compared with a solo runner?

Simply register as a unit (4 people or more) rather than as an individual. Pick a cool team name and you are good to go. You can allow others to join your team at a later date or set it to private. There is no “relay” component and team members can finish together as a unit or separately.

What is packet pick-up?

Packet pick-up is where all participants must “check in” and pick up their packet. Your packet includes your race bib with safety pins, timing chip(OPTIONAL), tech-tee, 2 LED light bands, and goodies from sponsors.

Can I pick up my friend’s packet?
Yes, but you will need one of the following two items:

1. A copy of the confirmation email. (Preferable)

2. A copy of the registrant’s ID.
*Race packets and materials must be picked up on-site. They will not be shipped to participants.

Can I walk the course?
Yes. Many people walk the 5K course in about an hour. If a 10K option is available for your city, this distance category is reserved for runners only.

Is there a time limit?
Yes, there is a 1.5 hour time limit to complete the course.

How will my finishing time be recorded?
This chip registers your time as you move across a special sensor mat at the start/finish line. This chip registers your time as you move across a special mat at the start/finish line.

Are strollers allowed?

Only if you decorate them ;)

Can I run with my dog?

Sorry, not a good idea. This is not only for the safety of participants but also for your dog. Although cute, you would not want your pet to turn into a pug or wiener dog if he or she didn’t start out that way.

What are the race age categories?

Categories: 10 and under, 11-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

 

What are the details for the costume contest?

Dress up in your most creative costume, illuminated or not! Running in your costume is not required. Stand near the stage when the contest begins. Along with the help of the crowd, either a panel of judges or the DJ will determine the winner. Only registered participants may compete and the race bib will be used to verify entry. Costume contest available only in select cities. 

Will the event be canceled if there is foul weather?

Firefly Run events will proceed unless the weather condition is extreme.

What if I can’t attend the race anymore?

Unfortunately, we cannot offer any refunds under any circumstance; this is due to the fact that we need to pre-order supplies in advance. You may transfer your registration or we may also offer to send you your packet for a small fee.

Where are the water stations, restrooms, parking and course map?

Water stations are located near start/finish line and mid-point. Frequently check your location’s page for the latest updates. There will be a link to download the site layout as the event date nears.

All other inquiries can be e-mailed to info@fireflyrun.com.

How can my company sponsor a group to participate in your race?

We can accept a one-time payment either by check or credit card and issue you however many vouchers you’d like to purchase to distribute to your office. They can then go on our website and register without needing any further payment information since the ticket has been paid for by your company.