Frequently Asked Questions
Is walking allowed in the marathon and marathon relay?
Yes, we encourage walkers to sign up for the half marathon with the course open for 4 hours. The Marathon is only open for 7 hours. We have walkers in the rear carrying balloons setting the pace. Please stay in front of them. As they pass aid stations the volunteers at that aid stations know it's time to tear down.
I've registered, but would like to change to a different distance. Can I do so?
Yes, all we way up to the Packet Pickup, but not on day of race. Contact us for more information!
How old do I need to be to sign up?
All participants must be 15 years old or older on race day to compete in the marathon.
Is my registration refundable?
Due to advanced ordering and preparation, we cannot refund your fees.
Can I transfer my registration to another race or person if I am unable to participate?
No. Entries and race numbers are non-transferable from one race to another or one person to another. The sale of a race number, allowing another person to wear your race number and/or running with somebody else’s race number is strictly prohibited.
What is the Military Discount?
The Military Discount is given to Active Military personnel and is not valid for their spouses or dependents. It is available for the marathon and half marathon.
Where and when is the Blooms to Brews Packet Pick-up Location?
The Packet Pickup is held at Horseshoe Lake Park, the same location as the race venue ( Click here for Directions) Saturday, from 12 to 6 p.m. Race Registration will also be available at this time.
We highly recommend picking up your packet on Saturday. However, if you cannot do so, packet pick-up on day of the race will be available beginning at 6am. Day of race registration will also be available at that time.
What do I need to pick up my race packet?
Please have a valid photo ID to pick up your race packet.
Can someone else pick up my packet for me at the expo?
Yes, but please have a copy of their I.D.
What happens if I cannot finish? Do I still get a finisher medal?
No, every participant must complete their distance to receive a finisher medal
Where is the best place for my friends or family to watch me run past?
Check out our spectator map here.
Are there pacers?
Yes, pacers are provided by Super Sabrina Pace Team.
Are headphones allowed on the course?
In accordance with the guidelines set by USATF and the Road Runner's Club of America, we are strongly recommending that you do not use iPods or other audio devices during the events. You will compromise your safety and that of others by wearing a headset. If wearing an iPod or other audio device results in you being unable to hear verbal instructions or commands, or approaching vehicles or course marshals on bicycles, you may be asked to relinquish the device and face disqualification. We ask that you take responsibility and use good judgement if you opt to wear an audio device. The right side of the road has participants, spectators and volunteers and safety is our first priority. We truly hope you'll opt to leave your headsets at home and instead let the incredible scenery and music we provide on the course serve as your motivation and inspiration.
Can I push a stroller or baby jogger in any of the events?
Baby stroller joggers will be allowed, but you must start at the back of all the participants. In-line skaters, bicyclists, as well as pets will be prohibited on the course in order to ensure the safety of all runners. Be aware that there is a 3/4 mile gravel dike on the half and marathon course.
Is there a clothing or bag check? Are Bags provided?
Yes there is a baggage check-in. We provide white bags, but you are responsible to write you bib number on it. You must show your bib number in order to receive you bag from baggage check-in.
What age groups are the awards offered and how deep? Do I need to be present to receive my award?
14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
You must me present to receive your award medal. We do not mail award medals out.
What is offered at each of the aid stations?
In addition to aid at the start and finish, there are 15 aid stations on the marathon course, approximately every two miles beginning at mile 1. Every aid station offers water and Gatorade. There will be medical personnel at the last 4 aid station and we have basic first aid kits at all aid stations. There are also porta potties at each aid station.
When is the 2019 Blooms to Brews Marathon?
Stay tuned for updates!