Frequently Asked Questions

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When and where is packet pick up?

Packet pick up will begin on Friday, September 13, 11:00 - 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, September 14, 6:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.,  in the atrium of Raclin-Carmichael Hall of Harper Cancer Research Institute: 1234 N Notre Dame Ave, South Bend, IN 46617. 

When does the race start and are there prizes?

Race Start Times: 5K Run at 8:00 a.m. EST, 5K Walk at 8:05 a.m. EST


Awards:  Age Group awards, overall male and female, overall male and female masters. See Participant Information

Can I run with a baby jogger or other stroller?

Runners are not permitted to run with strollers. 5K walkers will be permitted to push strollers, using caution, to avoid runners and other walkers. Please no bikes or roller blades. 

Can I bring my dog?

For the safety of others and your pooch, no dogs allowed at the race.

What is the minimum age to participate?

With written permission from a parent or guardian, capable children 4 and older can participate.

If I want to run with my child do I have to pay?

Yes, everyone MUST be registered.

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Can I register on race day?

Yes, we offer registration from 6:45 a.m.-7:45 a.m. race day (timing subject to change).  An additional $10 fee will be charged for race day registration.  Cash or check only please!

What time does the race end?

Because it is a game day, the course will close at 9:35 a.m. and all participants and spectators must be finished or leave the course at this time. 

Do I get a t-shirt?

Yes, a nice tech shirt! But, Race t-shirts are only guaranteed to first 800 pre-registered runners. There will be a limited number of shirts in children's sizes. 

Can my friend pick up my packet?

Yes.

Do I get a finisher medal?

The top 3 finishers in each age group will be recognized, but there is not a finisher medal. See Participant Information

Is there a student discount?

Yes, college students receive a $10 discount. You must present a valid student ID at packet pick-up. 

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I can’t make it to the Game Day Chase, can I get a refund?

Absolutely no refunds for any reason. No refunds if the race is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances (e.g., weather).

Is there post race food?

Yes!  Thanks to our sponsors we will have a variety of food and water for you to enjoy.

Where can I see results?

See TH Timing and results will also be posted on our website.

Can I use an iPod or similar headset?

According to the RRCA we strongly discourage the use of electronic devices in a road race.  Please be aware of your surroundings, obey all traffic intersections, and listen for volunteers on the course.

What time does the course close?

Due to the football game, the course will close at 9:35 a.m. 

Can I get involved with the Race if I can’t run?

Absolutely!  We need dozens of volunteers to make the race happen.  There are spots to volunteer on your own or as part of a service group.  Everyone gets a t-shirt, other fun perks, and the glory  of being a volunteer hero! Please e-mail  gamedaychase@gmail.com  for more information.