Race Week is less than a week away, so now is a good time to review changes to race packet pick-up and walk-up registrations. In a nutshell, everything that used to happen under the tents in front of the hospital will happen at your home or office or on your mobile device (smart phone), and at ‘Race HQ’ , or the Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce office (118 Walnut St., beside’s Gold’s Gym).
Why the change in venues? Several reasons, first, another afternoon thunderstorm set in as I began typing this post. They’ve been pretty regular for the past few weeks and although the tents afford some protection, keeping dry during one of these storms would be challenging. Second, we’ve moved our entire registration process on-line this year. What you used to do on a clip board under the tents, you can now do in the comfort of your home or office, or while sipping a cup of coffee in the new ‘Martins’ cafe. Third, the registration tent has been renamed the ‘post-race refreshment tent’. Bagels, fruit and bottled water will be offered, a perfect post race snack before the awards ceremony. Just remember, you need to wear your race bib to get into the refreshment tent.
Look for big signs along Walnut St. and East Third St. alerting you to ‘Race HQ’. Race packet pick-up and walk-up registration is offered Thurs and Fri evenings from 5-8 PM. They will also be available Sat from 5:45 AM until 7:15 AM. Sat morning will be CHAOTIC, so please use it if you absolutely positively can’t stop by Thurs or Fri evening. Also, remember both races start a half hour earlier this year (Kid’s – 7:30 AM, 5K – 8 AM), so registration closes early as well; the Kid’s 1-Mile Fun Run at 7 AM and the 5K at 7:15 AM.
This is very important, regardless of when you pick up your race packet, PLEASE register on-line at home or office, or by mobile device (smart phone) – BEFORE picking up your race packet. Although registration kiosks will be available at ‘Race HQ’, resources will be limited. Also, remember on-line registrations require a credit card, cash and checks will not be accepted.