FAQs

 

QUESTIONS? CHECK HERE FIRST!

When is the 2017 race?

Sunday March 26, 2017!

Half Marathon & Relay @ 8:00 am- Grosse Ile Middle School

5K Run/Walk @8:15 am- Starts inside of Naval Station Hangar at GI Airport

Where do the races finish? They all finish at Grosse lle Middle School!

Where are the results form the 2017 Race? HERE!

Can you drive on Grosse Ile? Yes!

Grosse Ile is an island connected by two bridges. The north end bridge costs $2.50 to enter. The south end bridge is Free. Please note that because of trains and possible bridge openings your travel time could be delayed. Please plan to arrive on the island early to make sure you have ample time to prepare.

*Also please note that I-75 Southbound will be closed from I-96 to Northline Rd. We have posted a detour and insider tips on the Event Info page!

Where do I park for the half marathon or relay?

Best bet? Our door to door school bus shuttle! Park at the GI Township lots down by the airport and we will shuttle you right to GI Middle School! We will have tons of signs when you enter the island. Use 9801 Intrepid as a an address to find the lots. After your awesome race enjoy some homemade cookies, a banana and a bagel, then hop on a bus from the middle school back to your car. It’s that easy.

*The last shuttle from the airport parking lots to middle school is 7:30am. Half marathon and relay runners MUST be on a bus by then to make sure you get to the start or the relay shuttle!

Where do I park for the 5K Run/Walk?

The shuttle lots by the airport! Your start line is across the street (Groh Rd) and race day packet pickup & registration is at the GI Pilot House (9645 Groh Rd). After your awesome race enjoy some homemade cookies, a banana and a bagel, then hop on a bus from the middle school back to your car. Easy peezy.

What time do the shuttle start?

Shuttles will start at 6am from the township lots & GI Middle School and will run continuously until race time. Use 9801 Intrepid as a good address to plug in to get to the lots.

Shuttles will run until 12pm.

Who is keeping score?

Our friends from Everal Race Management will be timing the race. You will be wearing a B-Tag which is attached to your race bib, so you don’t have to mess with tangling a chip on your shoe.

Where does the race start?

The Half Marathon and relay Start at Grosse Ile Middle School

The 5K will start inside of the GI Naval Station Hangar. (9601 Groh Rd.)

Where do I finish?

All races finish at Grosse Ile Middle School

Is there Gear Check?

YES! Half Marathon- Grosse Ile Middle School gym.

Relay- 1st Leg Runners: Drop in Middle School gym in provided AQUA bags at Relay Gear Check Table. Pick up in tent at Relay Transition. 2nd Leg Runners: Drop in provided RED bags at tent in Relay Transition. Pick up in Middle School gym at Relay Gear Check Table.

5K- Drop your gear at the box truck at the Pilot House, then pick it up at same truck by the Finish Line!

On course drinks? Energy Gel? What am I looking at?

Our water stations are the best! GIHS teams and clubs will be serving H2O every 2 miles from 1.75-12, NUUNHydration (lemon/lime) at 4, 6, 8 & 10. CarbBOOM! Energy Gels will be at the Mile 4 aid station. Flavors: Grape Pomegranate, Banana Peach, Raspberry or Strawberry Kiwi.

Are there Age Group Awards?

Definitely, we hook you up! Half Marathon & 5K Overall, Masters and 3 Deep per age group. Overall Relay team award.

What am I going to fuel up on the night before the race?

Grosse Ile has many restaurants that will be ready for you! 

How am I going to fuel up after the race?

Post race bagels, bananas, famous homemade cookies and other treats will be available inside of the GIMS cafeteria.

Is the half marathon course USATF Certified?

Yes! 

Is there a time limit for the half marathon? Yes! There will be a 3 hour and 30 minute time limit for the half marathon. This breaks down to a 16 minute per mile pace. If you wish to continue beyond the limit, you will be on your own with no support provided by the race.

Can I push a stroller?

No. USATF rules/insurance does not cover strollers on the course, so they are not permitted.

Can I run with my dog, cat, pig, llama? Our course insurance does not cover animals, well, domestic animals. Give your pet a break for the day!

Can I wear headphones and listen to my Starship greatest hits album?

YES, you can wear headphones.YES, you can wear headphones. I know we've built this thing together, but I'd skip the Starship.

What if I drink too much water on the course?

There will be port-a-johns located around mile 1.75, 5, 8 & 10. Port-a-johns will also be TONS in the GIMS Parking lot and at the Start Line at GIMS

Where does my money go?

All proceeds from the race go to fund the mission of the Rock CF Foundation (www.letsrockcf.org)

I really waned to run the half but winter got the best of me. Can I switch races?

Yes, please email Emily@letsrockcf.org at least 7 days before the race.

I have CF, do I really get to run for FREE?

Yes! Email Emily@letsrockcf.org for more info!

Can I set up my own fundraising page to raise even more money to outrun cystic fibrosis?

Yes! You can do that right HERE!

Where can my friends, family, cheering crowd watch the race? 

There are awesome spectator areas at the Middle School. They’ll have views of Canada, Detroit, and, oh, you too!

Can I receive a refund if I cannot race due to an injury? 

We would be happy to defer your entry to next year's race! Email emily@letsrockcf.org to get set up!