Geist Half Marathon & 5K

Sat September 16, 2023 Fishers, IN 46037 US
FAQ

15th Annual Geist Race Across The Reservoir FAQ
Thank you for your interest!  Please review the following FAQs and note we will continue to add relevant information here to assist in your race day planning. 


RACE INFO GENERAL

Q: When is the 2023 race?

A: Saturday, September 16, 2023 in Fishers, Indiana


Q: What distances are offered in this race?

A: A Half Marathon (13.1 miles) and 5K (3.1 miles)


Q:  Is this a walker friendly race?

A: The half marathon will have a 4-hour cut off, while the 5K will have an 80-minute cut off.  The 5K is a walker and family friendly race.  Strollers are permitted for the 5K race.  


Q: What is the race event schedule?

A: The race event schedule is slated below; 
Friday, September 15, 2023 Expo and Packet Pickup- 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM; Location to be announced soon.

Please Note: All packets MUST be picked up on Friday unless you paid for race day pickup. Unfortunately, we are unable to mail packets in advance for in-person participants.

Saturday, September 16, 2023 Race Day!  7:00 AM Start


Q: What should I know about the race course?

A: The 2023 Geist Half Marathon and 5K is a community race filled with nice views of Geist waterfront, laid-back neighborhoods and minor hills.  Please see the course description page for maps and elevation charts. Please note:  The course page currently reflects the 2022 course.  The 2023 course will closely mirror the 2022 course with some minor and exciting changes.  The updated course map will be posted in April. 

 


Q: Where do I park?

A: On race day there is NO parking at the start or finish areas!  Please arrive early to avoid congestion.  Free parking will be available in the following locations: Fall Creek Intermediate School, Fall Creek Elementary School, Hamilton Southeastern High School Student and Athletic Lots. There is NO parking at the Kroger or Walgreens parking lots (enforced by Fishers police). Visit the directions and parking page for additional information.

Q:  Will there be a gear check location?
A: Yes, gear check will be provided and is available at your own risk.  All information on gear check will be provided leading up to the race. Stay tuned! 


Q: What is the weather policy for race day?

A: We are a rain-or-shine event. Dangerous weather will be monitored and if necessary a race delay or cancellation may be called.  We will only cancel the event if race officials and local law enforcement agree it is unsafe to continue. We encourage you to sign up for SMS messaging during the registration process to have the most up to date information delivered to you in case of weather delays. Please review the Flag System to familiarize yourself with the weather protocol.  


Registration
Q: Is there a minimum age to participate? All ages are welcome for our 5K!  Runners age 12 and up may participate in the half marathon.  Note:  Children in strollers do not require registration for the 5K race. 

Q: When is the registration deadline?

 Registration is open until 5 PM on Friday, September 15 or until the event has reached maximum capacity. You must be able to go to the Expo and pick up your packet by 7 pm. You can still register in person at the expo between 5 – 7 PM.  Be sure to register early to secure your spot!

Q: Can I change my registration to a different distance? 

A:  You may change your registration distances until the 5 PM on Friday, September 15 or until the event has reached maximum capacity. You must be able to go to the Expo and pick up your packet by 7 PM. You can still register in person at the expo between 5 – 7 PM. 

To do so, please email info@visioneventmanagement.com.  Please note, there will be no refunds for registrations that move from the Half to the 5K distances.  Payment will be collected on the difference between the 5K and Half distances. 


Q: Am I able to cancel or transfer my registration? 
A: Unfortunately no, please be aware that ALL entries are non transferable and non refundable. 


Q:  Interested in a VIP experience? 
A: Great! Our event team is currently finalizing a refreshed VIP Experience. Look for updates early this Spring. 


Q: Can I defer my registration to 2024?

A:  The 2023 race is non-deferrable


Q: Is group registration or group discounts available?

A:  We highly encourage groups to participate in the event.  If you are interested in a group discount, please email info@visioneventmanagement.com.  


Expo & Packet Pickup 

Q: Can someone else pick up my race packet for me? 

A:  Yes!  You can pick-up a packet for a friend, just be sure to let your friend know that you are doing it prior to packet pick-up!

 

Q: Will registration be offered at the Expo?

A:  Yes!  Online registration will close at 5PM on Friday, September 15, 2023. You must be able to go to the Expo and pick up your packet by 7PM. You can still register in person at the expo between 5PM – 7PM if spots remain available.  


Race Results & Awards

Q: Will finisher medals be provided? 

A:  Absolutely!


Q: What awards will be offered?

A:  Awards will be given to the top 3 female and top 3 male runners. 


Q: Where do I get my results?

A:  All race results will be posted online. You will receive instructions on where and how to access your results. 

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