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Smuttynose Rockfest Half Marathon & 5K FAQ’s & Contact

Where is packet pickup? Where are the toilets? Find the answers to these questions and more below. Be sure to read the entire Race Details page in addition to this FAQ to make sure you have all the necessary info about The Smuttynose Rockfest Half Marathon & 5K!

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Live Event FAQs

Where can I check to see if I'm registered?

You can check online.

Can I transfer my registration (bib) to another person?

To Transfer Your Registration to Another Runner:

  1. The original runner must log into their Enmotive account and scroll down to find their existing race registration under “Current and Upcoming Events.”
  2. Click the blue “Actions” button to the right of the race name, and then “Transfer Registration.”
  3. Enter the new runner’s email address to begin the transfer process.
  4. The new runner will then receive an email from Enmotive with a link to complete the transfer.
  5. After clicking the transfer link in the Enmotive email, scroll down to click the green “Accept transfer” button.
  6. Complete the registration process, and pay the $10 transfer fee.
  7. Once completed, the new runner will receive an email confirmation, and the original runner will receive an email confirming their registration has been cancelled.

If the transaction is not completed by the new runner within 48 hours of the email sent, the transfer request is cancelled, and the registration will remain in the original runner’s name.

How do I update my registration info?

All changes to your registration, besides the runner’s name, can be made free of charge. Simply log in to your Enmotive account to change it. Instructions on accessing/creating your account.

Can I move up or down a category?

Yes, you may elect to drop down from the half marathon to the 5k. There will be no rebate or price difference. Please contact info@hamptonrockfest.com ASAP if you’d like to switch.

Can I register on race day?

In the unlikely event that the race isn’t sold out, you can still register online up until packet pickup ends on race day.

Where is packet pickup?

More information on packet pickup location coming soon. 

When is packet pickup?

Packet pickup will NOT be available on race day with the goal to ensure that the race goes off without a hitch. We want everyone to show up on race day with only one thing to do – run! But don’t worry—you’ll have two chances to pick up your bib before the race.

Friday, March 4th
2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Saturday, March 5th
1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Can someone else pick up my packet for me?

Yes! If someone is picking up your packet, please ensure they have either your confirmation email or a picture of your photo ID (a picture on your phone works great!).

Is there an age limit?

Runners must be at least 8 years of age or older to run the 5K, and 14 years of age or older to run the half marathon.

When do I line up for the start?

Half marathoners should plan to line up in the start corral by 7:45 a.m. while the 5K runners should line up in their corral by 8:30 a.m.

What are the course time limits?

The time limit for the 5K is 45 minutes. The Half Marathon course time limit is 3 hours & 15 minutes. This is about a 15 minute per mile pace.

We have strict rules from the State DOT and the towns about how long the course can be open. Participants found on mile 6 on the course at a slower rate than 15 minutes per mile will be asked to turn around and head back to the finish. They will still get a time and medal.

Will there be pacers for the half marathon?

Yes! Pacers will be provided and will be as follows (hrs): 1:30, 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30, 2:40, 2:50, and 3:00.

Can I run with headphones, a baby stroller, or my dog?

Because wearing headphones greatly reduces your ability to hear race marshals and car traffic, we strongly discourage their use on the course. Baby strollers or any other pushed equipment are not allowed*. Dogs are not allowed in the race, and are prohibited from going on the beach. *Wheelchairs and other disabled push strollers are allowed, but please contact us to let us know you are coming.

Where are the toilets and water stops?

TOILETS
There are State Park bathrooms near the Sea Shell Stage, North Beach bath house, and at Miles 4, 6.5, and 11. There will also be porta-potties at packet pickup and the Smuttynose Beer Garden.

WATER STOPS
Half: There will be water stops at Miles 2, 4, (+Gatorade) 6.5, 8.5 (+Gatorade), and 10.5.

5K: There will be one water stop at Mile 2.

Will there be a bag check?

Yes, There will be a bag check tent near the packet pickup area and you must return there to pick up your bag after the race. Articles of clothing that are left unclaimed after the race will be donated to a local homeless shelter. Loco Races is not liable for any losses or theft that may occur. Please be sure to pick up your bag by noon.

Will there be changing rooms?

There are no changing facilities available, so please show up ready to run.

Where is the best place for spectators to watch?

Since the course is closed to all auto traffic, we strongly suggest that spectators stay right in the beach area for the best viewing. If you watch the start at the intersection of C or D Street and Ashworth Avenue, it’s then a simple 1-minute walk to see the race again at Mile 1, Mile 4, and the finish.

Are spectator vehicles allowed on the course?

NO SPECTATOR VEHICLES ALLOWED ON OR NEAR THE COURSE
Due to large traffic issues our host towns have asked us to eliminate spectator vehicles on Hampton and North Hampton town roads. Our permit is based on your cooperation with this policy. Please do not jeopardize future races by attempting to drive on the course during the race. Areas along the course will be posted with no parking signs and you may be towed!

Are there awards for top finishers?

The half marathon will award prizes for the top 3 men and women finishers overall, and to the top 3 male and female in the following categories: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+. The 5K will award prizes to the top 3 men and women finishers overall, and to the top 3 male and female in the following categories: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+. All winners will be contacted within 2-3 business days after the race. There will not be an awards tent or ceremony at the event.

Where can I redeem my beer tickets?

Tickets can be redeemed at the following locations – The Beer Garden at the Sea Shell Stage, Boardwalk Café & Pub, and Sea Ketch.

What about GPS course measurements?

The half marathon course is certified and accurate according to USATF standards. However, your GPS measurement of the course is bound to be different and will most likely show the distance covered to be “long.” This is normal, and here’s a very technical explanation why: In GPS We Trust.

What are the AWD (athletes with disabilities) guidelines and event rules?

Ventures Endurance happily welcomes all athletes to participate in our events. Athletes with Disabilities (AWD) include, but are not limited to the flowing athletes, Blade Runners, Visually Impaired Runners, Adaptive / Guided Runners, Pushed Athletes, Push Rim, Racing Chair and Hand Cycles.

To participate as an AWD athlete you must notify the Race Director of your participation a minimum of 20 days in advance. This allows our staff to ensure the safety and security of each athlete on the course prepare the ES (early starters) corral for athletes. To ensure your spot and be approved as an AWD participant please contact awd@venturesendurance.com. Should there be a duo team, a coupon code may be provided for the pusher/coach by emailing awd@venturesendurance.com.

Ventures Endurance Athletes with Disabilities Event Rules.

Who should I email for press inquiries?

Contact our team at pr@gannett.com

Virtual Event FAQs

Where can I run/walk?

Anywhere! This is your virtual run, and we want you to complete it wherever and whenever you want between September 30 – November 24. Sidewalks, trails, and treadmills are all fair game. Want to make this a family run or walk with a stroller or your miniature schnauzer Sprinkles? Now’s the chance! Make the race you want.

What items are included with the Smuttynose Rockfest Half Marathon & 5K Virtual Run?

We’ll ship the same awesome goodie bag* right to you that includes swag and a finisher’s medal worthy of a rockstar. *The beer given to participants at the live event is not included in the virtual offering.

When do I need to complete my run?

You can complete your run anytime between September 30 – November 24. Once you complete your run, you can log your results online. After that, you can download your Finisher’s Certificate, see how you rank on our active leaderboard, and upload photos to share with fellow participants. To receive a Finisher’s Certificate, your run must be completed and logged by June 5th.

How do I track my distance and time?

For the Virtual Run, we accept results on the honor system, but the most accurate tracking is typically via a device with GPS tracking.

How do I log my results?

After you’ve completed your run, click the Log Result button on your Virtual Run registration to enter your time. Once you’ve entered your run time, click the Finisher Certificate button to download your personalized Finisher Certificate.

When will my packet ship?

Runner’s kits will begin shipping within 1-2 weeks following the live event. You’ll receive an email with tracking info as soon as your items leave our warehouse.

Do I need to submit results to get a medal?

No. Your medal will be mailed to you with your packet after you register!

Do you ship internationally?

The Smuttynose Rockfest Half Marathon, 5K, Virtual Run are currently available only for addresses within the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii*. *Shipments to Alaska and Hawaii will incur an additional shipping fee.

What do I do if my goodie bag doesn’t fit? Can I swap it?

We do not offer any size exchanges post packet shipment. All changes to sizes need to be made prior to confirming registration. We highly recommend that all participants take care to view the sizing chart to order the correct size.

Still Have Questions?

The answers to 99.9% of the questions we get asked every day are already on this awesome website, which means you’ll find an answer much quicker here than by emailing us and waiting a few days for a response! Of course, if you’ve read every word on this site and still can’t find the answer, shoot us an email and we’ll respond as soon as we can!

For customer service inquiries, contact our team at info@hamptonrockfest.com. For press inquiries, contact our team at pr@gannett.com!