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Geist Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Sat September 14, 2024 Fishers, IN 46037 US


16th 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. 


Q: What time will the race start? 

A: We will have a staggered start this year with the half marathon & 10k beginning first at 7:30 a.m. followed by the 5K at 7:45 a.m.

Q: Is there a corralled start?

A: Yes, corrals will be indicated on your race bib.

Q: What’s included with registration?

A: Race entry and timing chip, shirt (t-shirt for 5k, short-sleeve tech t-shirt for 10k, and long-sleeved tech t-shirt for half marathon), finisher medal, and access to the post-race party. All Participants will get 1 Drink Ticket on their bib. 

Q: What’s included with VIP Registration  

A: Additional perks including:

  • Reserved parking at the closest lot to the start/finish line
  • Signature quarter-zip exclusively for VIPs
  • Branded pint class to commemorate your race
  • An extra drink ticket for the post-race party where you can celebrate alongside family & friends (redeemable for alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages)
  • Access to the Recovery Zone post-race, including but not limited to massage, ice/heat, etc.
  • VIP Gear Check

Q: Are there water stops along the way?

A: Water stops and port-o-lets are available every 2-3 miles. The 5K course features 1 water stop.

Q: Where should I park on race day?

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
Fall Creek Junior High
Crosspoint Church
Grace Church Fishers

There is NO PARKING at Hamilton Southeastern High School, Kroger or Walgreens parking lots (enforced by Fishers Police). You can arrive well in advance for a preferred spot, or we suggest a drop-off plan with a non-participant at an open intersection nearby. You can also register for our VIP Perks which includes reserved parking at the closest available lot

Q: Are strollers or dogs permitted on the course?

A: Strollers are ONLY permitted on the 5K course. Dogs are NOT permitted on any course.

Q: Are refunds or deferrals available?

A: No refunds are available.

Q:  Is the course safe for kids?

A: We have course marshals, police, volunteers, and medical staff on the course at all times. We encourage parents to run with their kids, however if you are comfortable sending your child solo, we strongly advise planning a meet up point afterwards to reconnect. 

Q: What do the medals look like this year?

A: We will showcase the race medals and shirt designs when they are finalized! Stay tuned!

Q: Are race day pacers available?

A: Pacers will be provided for the Half Marathon race please stay tuned for updates on finishing times that will have a pacer available.  

Q: Is there a time cut off?

A: The cut off for the Half Marathon is 3:49 (17 minute per mile pace).

A: The cut off for the 10K is 2 hours (18 minute per mile pace).

A: The cut off for the 5K is 1 hours (20 minute per mile pace).

Q: When is packet pickup?

A: Packet pickup will be on Friday, September 13. Stay tuned for details!

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