How do I know if I'm actually registered?
To look up the participant list for any race, click on the "REGISTER" button for that event. On the registration page you will find a blue tab labeled, "Find a Participant." Click there and you will be able to search the list of registered runners.
If you didn't get a confirmation email, chances are that your email address was typed into the software erroneously.
Where can I find my time/results? What if something is incorrect in the results?
Click HERE for results. For any questions email info@406RaceSeries.com and we'll get you taken care of!
When do I rack my bike, and what if I'm a little late?
Bike racking opens at 5:45 AM on SUNDAY, race day. There is no pre-race racking on Saturday. Transition area for racking closes PROMPTLY at 7:15 AM. If your bike is not racked by that time, it looks like you'll be changing your event to the 406 5k Challenge Run Only. Of course, that race started at 7:30, so now you're late for it! Better make it to the transition area on time!!
Where can I get a bike pump/tune up on race weekend?
The Spoke Shop! 406-656-8342
May I run with my dog?
May I use headphones during the run? During the bike?
You absolutely MAY NOT use headphones the bike route. If you are using headphones, you will be disqualified from the event and removed from the course. (This is a safety issue, not an 'us being lame' issue. We like music; really, we do! Runners may use headphones.
Do I have to register for the entire weekend of events or can I do just one of the events?
There are 4 separate but related events going on over the weekend. On Saturday there is a Festival (open to all) and the Kid's Dash & Peddle (ages 3-10, MUST register). On Sunday there is the 406 5k Challenge (MUST register) and the Duathlon with 3 different distance options (MUST register). You may register for just one of the events or bring two friends to register for the relay team in the 406 Duathlon Challenge.
Will there be pacers on the run? May I bring my own pacer?
No. There will not be pacers on the run. No, you may not bring your own pacer to run with/around you.
May I run with a stroller?
Do I have to use a special race bike?
No - you are welcome to use a time trial bike, mountain bike, hybrid, fat tire (we don't recommend it!) or road bike.
May I exchange my shirt for a different size?
Available sizes are listed during online registration. Check with the registration team AFTER the event on Sunday to see if there are other shirts available for swapping. Additionally, you may EDIT your selected shirt size by MANAGING your GIVEAWAY option in RunSignUp's management of your registered event. Any changes are allowed up to 4 days in advance of the event.
May my fans give me support on the bike or the run?
They can cheer for you from a static location! NOONE can hand you anything on this course except for official aid station workers. No riding with you or pacing in a vehicle. (Racers that are caught doing this will be disqualified.
May I switch the event for which I'm registered?
Yes - use the RUNSIGNUP.COM 'transfer' feature to switch distances up to 3 days before the event. Any difference in registration fees at that time must be paid by the participant. Any surplus of fees in the event of downgrading your registration will NOT be refunded.
May I give my entry to someone else?
I don't think I can finish by 11:00 at the finish line closure time. May I start early?
NO, that's a great option for some events. This isn't one of them. Unfortunately, early start is not offered at this event. If you are concerned about the course cut off time, please register for a shorter distance event. (See "switch event" above.)
How will weather or other issues impact the event?
There will be NO rain date for the 406 Duathlon Challenge. In the case of inclement weather, management reserves the right to alter/modify the race/race course to address safety concerns. In the case of a Natural Disaster/Local Incident/Terrorist Act, there will be no refunds of race entry fees. Each athlete must accept any such risk of their entry fee. Monies for charitable organizations we support have already been pledged, and monies collected are used to develop and produce the event, including all race supplies, staffing, and administration. We pledge to make every effort to produce a fair, safe and exciting event. Any decision made to go forth with the race is based on the overall event/race course safety, and is made in concert with local risk management, police, fire & rescue, and medical personnel.
Can I get a refund/deferment?
Where should I stay when I'm in town?
Lodging and other transportation related information can be found on the LODGING PAGE page.
When can I pick up my packet? Can someone else pick up for me?
You can find information about packet pick up on our PACKET PICK UP page. Remember, If you are registered with a relay team, both of your packets will be picked up at the same time. We will not seperate them.
Why does my GPS watch read differently than the advertised course distances?
We measure each of our courses using both a Jones Counter (USATF standard) and a bicycle computer. When doing so, we cut each tangent as much as possible. When a GPS device pings back and forth to the satellite, it struggles with significant elevation shifts and multiple turns. So, it is likely that in a course with a lot of hills and or turns, your GPS may read SHORT of the actual distance. In a relatively flat course, oftentimes a GPS device will read LONG as you may have weaved around other runners or made wider turns than the shortest tangents.
How will I know where to go on the course?
Our course manager and team will have the course marked with directional signs at every possible intersection, even if you're just going straight ahead! Cones and signs will indicate all turns. Course officials/marshals will be present at crucial junctures. Please listen to any instruction they may give you! Course maps, interactive AND printable are found on the course information webpage! For the bike course it is YOUR responsibility to know the turn-around points and crucial turns to get you back to the finish line even though there will be signs and course marshals.
What kind of support is on the course?
The friendly kind. Also - there is whole page dedicated to course information - you'll find your answer there!
What is the course cut off?
We've got a whole page dedicated to course information - you'll find your answer there!
Do I have to wear a helmet on the bike course?
Absolutely, yes. Your helmet must be on your head and secured BEFORE leaving the transition area or you will be disqualified.
I left without picking up my AWARD! Will you mail it to me?
Congratulations to you if you placed in your age group! You have two options to claim your award. (Both options expire one week after the race date.)
A) Come in person to Q360 Health in Billings and pick it up! Email us to arrange.
B) Pay for shipping of your award. The fee is $20, payable by PayPal. Email us to arrange.
What is the course for the Kid's Dash & Pedal?
The course maps are located on the Kids Dash-n-Pedal page. There are two waves ages 3-5 and 5-10. The parent can choose which wave to place their 5 yr old.
I saw people taking pictures. Where can I find those race photos?