Frequently Asked Questions

 If you don't find your answer here, please email us through our Contact Us Page or call us directly.  

Q:   What if I can't make it to Packet Pick up? 

A:    Come early on Race Day (we open at 6:15am) or have a friend or family member pick it up for you at Packet Pick up.   Just provide them a written consent with your confirmation number.


Q:   How much is parking?

A:  Parking is $5.  In the past there were attendants at the entrance but we are no longer able to offer curbside service. ALL parking passes will be distributed at Packet Pick up on Wed at Road Runner in Laguna Hills or Race Morning.  Please bring cash to make it easy if you didin't purchase one online during registration.  If you come race moning plan to arrive early to have time to return to you car to put pass visible on your dashboard.  


Q: Where is the Race at IVC?

A:  Start and FInish is held in the new lot in the NW corner near the Performing Arts Bld. Enter off either Jeffrey entrance or Irvine Center Drive BEFORE 7:30am. The SECOND entrance off Jeffrey will be the only entrance remaining open after 7:30 to enter and exit all morning.   Other entrances will close at 7:30 sharp for the race.  The Laser entrance off Barranca will be closed all morning.


Q:  What if I can't make it to the race?

A:  We do not offer refunds.  Our Charity Partners will greatly benefit from all registrations. 


Q:  How do the shirts run in size?

A:  The 5k shirt are dri fit technical tee's in men's sizes.  They are a little generous and you can order a youth size.   All Gobble Wobble shirts are cotton tshirts.   These are true to size.  


Q:    I have a child under 12 yrs old that wants to run the 5k.  Is that ok?

A:    Yes.  There is no age minimum for the 5k and the course limit is 2 hrs. 


Q:    Where should I start if I don't know what corral I should be in?

A:  If you're not a walker then pick the 11-12 min pace group and you can always move up once the race starts.  If your with friends in a group then start in the corral of your slowest member.


Q:  What if I got the wrong shirt size?

A:  You can only exchange your shirt after the race if we have any extra shirts remaining.  We can't order you a new one if we ran out of your size.


Q:  What if I can't stay for the Awards Ceremony and I won in my age division?

A.  We do not ship awards.  A friend or family member can accept it for you.


Q:   Can you mail me my packet?

A:  No, I'm sorry we don't offer that option yet.  Plan to come to packet pick up at Road Runner, or come early on race day or have a friend or family member pick up for you.


Q:  How early do I need to be there?

A:  If you attend packet pick up we suggest you arrive no later then 8:30.  If you're picking up your packet or registering race morning, you should arrive no later then 7am.  Time goes fast and youll meet new people while you mingle and get your race stuff situated.


Q:  Will there be Restroom facilities open?

A;  We will have plenty of porta potty facilities on site and limited campus facility reserved for handicap or special needs participants.


Q:   Can I bring my dog?

A:  Friendly dogs can come if they're on a short leash at all times.  No retractable leashes.  Please line up in the rear of the pack and bring any bags to p/ up after them.   You can register them under Gobble Wobble races if they want their own runner perks like medals and pie! 


Q:  Can I get a refund?

A:  No, I'm sorry there are no refunds or deferments.  Our charity partners thank you for your contribution and the race will go on rain or shine.  We apologize for any inconvenience.


Q:  Can my kid(s) join me on the 5k in stroller if they are only doing the kids race later?

A.  Yes.  They will only get their medal after the finish their race.  You can have them wait with friends and family in the expo area where the start and finsih takes place or bring them with you in strollers/ wagons. Please line up in the back of the pack w/ strollers and wagons.  


Q:  I'm running the 5k and pushing my kid(s) who are not entered in any kids race.  Do I need to register them?

A:  No.  Your kids in strollers do not need an entry but they will not get the shirt, medal or pie- but can share yours! 


Q:  How can I get more involved?

A:  We welcome all ideas and input!  We have a volunteer, sponsorship and race ambassador link for more opportunities available or reach us through our contact page!  We'd love to hear from you!






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