Where is Heathwood Hall located? 3000 South Beltline Boulevard at the intersection of Bluff and Heathwood Hall Road near I-77.
What does it cost to participate?
5K $25 before December 1, 2011
5K $30 after December 1 and onsite
Kids Fun Run $10
What is the schedule of events?
7:00 am Onsite Registration Opens
7:30 am Packet Pick-Up Opens
8:30 am Welcome/Announcements/Warm-Up
9:00 am 5K Starts
10:00 am”ish” Reindeer Fun Run Starts
10:30 am”ish” Awards Ceremony
*NOTE: The Kids Fun Run will begin immediately following the finish of the last runner. The Awards Ceremony will take place immediately following the Kids Fun Run.
Will there be awards given? YES! Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three overall male and female winners. In addition, prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age category for male and female. Kids who participate in the Reindeer Fun Run will also receive a special prize.
Where should I park? Heathwood has ample parking for all participants and spectators.
Will there be a place to store keys? YES! We will have a key valet for your convenience.
When is packet pickup? You may pick up your race packet the day of the event NOT BEFORE.
What time should I arrive? In order to have ample time to get parked, pick up your packet, warm up, etc. we recommend arriving by 8:00 am.
When will race results be posted? No later than Thursday, December 15 at 5:00pm
Will race photos be available for purchase online? YES! Photos will available for viewing and purchase within 10 days of the event.
Is this race benefitting a charity? YES! Harvest Hope Food Bank
Can we bring canned goods to donate? YES! Harvest Hope will have collection bins onsite.
What is there to do for spectators while family/friends are running? We will have vendors onsite selling goodies and passing out information along with performances by some of Heathwood’s most talented students. Refreshments including coffee, hot chocolate and breakfast items will be for sale as well.
Can I register and pay online with a credit card? YES! Online registration will be available until Friday, December 2 at 5:00pm. After that you must register onsite.
Is there a fee to register online? YES! $2
Can I mail in my registration and pay with a check? YES! Simply download the registration form, complete it and mail it along with payment to:
DECK THE HALL
141-F Pelham Dr, Suite 145
Columbia, SC 29209
Can I register onsite the day of the event? YES! You may register onsite and pay with cash or check but you will not be guaranteed a race shirt.
What do I get with my registration? A race bag with goodies from our sponsors, bib #, and race tshirt (if you registered before Friday, December 3)
What happens if I cannot participate after I have registered? You will be able to come by and pick up your race packet the week after the race. Unfortunately, there will be no refunds.
Who can participate? Anyone 10 and up is eligible to participate in the 5K. Minors must have a parent’s permission. Anyone 10 and younger is eligible to participate in the Reindeer Fun Run.
Can you choose to walk the trail instead of run? YES! Absolutely!
Are iPods or other MP3 players allowed? YES!
Are strollers allowed? YES! BUT… remember, this is a CROSS COUNTRY TRAIL with rough terrain (not paved) so only bring strollers that are suitable for that type of terrain.
Are dogs allowed? YES! As long as they are kept on a leash at ALL TIMES.
Are bikes allowed? NO – sorry. This is a run/walk, not a ride.
Are wheelchairs able to navigate the trail? No
Do I have to sign a release in order to participate? YES! Every runner/walker must have a signed release on file before they will be given a bib number and allowed to participate.