What is the event date? 

Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 19, 2020.


How/where do I register?

Online registration coming soon.


You may also register onsite during packet pickup Friday, December 18, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. or Saturday, December 19, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. at Carmel Racquet Club. (Packet Pickup location TBD)


How do I check if I’m registered?

Registration confirmation will be available after online registration opens.


Can someone else pick up my packet?

Yes, a friend or family member may pick up your packet on Friday at packet pickup, or on race morning. No ID or confirmation required.


How do I get the super cool stocking cap?

Super cool stocking hats will go to the first 1000 registrants. Hats not picked up during packet pick up will be available for purchase for $10 during the post-party inside the Carmel Racquet Club.

When 1000 people have registered, a note will be posted on the website and registration pages.


Are there donuts on the course?

YES!  Donuts will be on the course at miles 1 and 2.


Are there donuts at the finish?

YES! Donuts will be at the post-race party (along with hot chocolate, mimosas and beer).

Are there awards?

YES! The top 3 male and female overall will receive cash awards as well as some promo items.

The top finishers in each age group will receive a promo award and special gourmet donut, and the top 3 in each age group will receive a promotional award.

ALL finishers receive a limited-edition medal.

Awards for the RRCA Regional 5K Championship will also be presented.

Will there be water stops along the course, too?

Yes, water will be on the course at miles 1 and 2.

Can I run or walk with a stroller?

Yes, our course allows for strollers. For safety, please start at the back if you are running or walking with a stroller.

Can I run or walk with my pet?

Dogs are welcome on the course and in the expo area within Carmel Racquet Club but must remain on a leash measuring 4′ or shorter for safety reasons.


Can I register on race morning?

Yes, race day registration will be available. Registration will also be available during packet pick-up on Friday. Please note: Although we make every attempt to provide event shirts to all registered participants, shirts are not guaranteed for on-site registration.


Where are we running/walking?

Click here for the course map.


Where should I park?

Ample parking is available near the Carmel Racquet Club, ion public streets throughout the city of Carmel and around Merchant’s Square.

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