FAQs

Will I be able to pick up my race package on Friday afternoon?

Check our Facebook page Friday, June 2nd at 9am.  IF IT’S RAINING, we’ll be at École Notre-Dame des Vallées (132 Quigley Drive in Cochrane), If the weather cooperates, we’ll be at Footstock Festival Grounds (aka Cochrane Rodeo Grounds).
Race Package pickup is set for 4 – 7pm on Friday night. You won’t be able to pick up any earlier than that.

However, you can pick up your package on race day (Saturday for Saturday’s races, Sunday for the kids’ triathlon) – we will open race package pick-up at 6:00am at the Footstock Festival Grounds.

Where should we park our vehicles?
You will have to find street parking near the race. Please do not park in the No Frills parking lot.
You MUST provide your own transportation to retrieve your bikes from the Duathlon transition area. All Bikes MUST be picked up by 1:00 pm.

Are strollers allowed in the races?
Strollers are only allowed in the 5 km race. The other races (10km, Half-Marathon and Duathlon) do not allow strollers due to congestion on the race course.

Can I listen to music while I race?
NO!  For the safety of all participants, wearing iPods/headphones are not permitted.

A group of us from out of town are registered for races in the Footstock Race Weekend. Can we have one person pick up multiple race packages?
As long as you are comfortable with someone being responsible for your timing chip, then by all means have them pick up your package.

For race registration, what ages are considered “Youth”?
A Youth is anyone under the age of 18.

I’ve already registered but am not able to run. Can I get a refund or give my race bib to someone else?
You may change to another event or transfer your race bib to another racer but you must do that yourself on the Participant Dashboard (see your confirmation email). Changes must be completed by Tuesday, May 30th. Fees may apply.

I’m currently registered for the duathlon, but due to a recent injury will not be able to participate in this event. I should be ok to run the 5Km or 10Km or half marathon instead. Is there any way to transfer into one of the other races?
You may change to another event or transfer your race bib to another racer but you must do that yourself on the Participant Dashboard (see your confirmation email). Changes must be completed by Tuesday, May 30th. Fees may apply.

Is food provided for the volunteers? 
There are coffee and snacks provided to take with you on the course as well as a great pancake breakfast put on by the Lions Club (Saturday only). Breakfast starts at 9am with coffee available.

Is the pancake breakfast free?
Pancake breakfast is free for all registered runners. Runners friends and family can buy the breakfast for $6. All other food is strictly for the runners.