F.A.Q.

  • What if I can’t run on race day?

    You can defer your 2019 race entry fee for 1-year at 50% of the next year’s registration fee paid. Contact the Race Director to set this up. You must request this by April 19th, 2019.

  • What if I can’t make the Expo on Friday or Saturday?

    There will be Packet Pick-Up on Race Day at NYSEG Stadium beginning at 6:00 a.m. for the Half Marathon and 8:00 a.m. for the 5K. Race Day Packet Pick-Up will include your bib, timing device and shirt only.

  • What if I can’t remember if I registered?

    To confirm or change your entry, login to manage your registrations.

  • What are the age requirements for each race?
    • Half Marathon – 13 years and older
    • Half Marathon Relay – 13 years and older
    • 5K – 6 years and older
    • Kids Fun Run – 10 years and under
  • Are walkers allowed?

    You can walk in either event, but walkers MUST adhere to sidewalks wherever available. It is also important that walkers line up at the back of the pack at the start. DO NOT START NEAR THE FRONT TOWARD THE STARTING LINE, because you will be blocking people who are planning to run and will need to get around you. Best practice for runners or walkers is to line up near other people who are going to be going your expected pace, and for walkers this usually means toward the end of the group. Please note also that the course closes for both races at 11:00 a.m. We cannot guarantee that your time will be recorded if you finish after 11:00 a.m. At that time, all road marshals and safety crews will leave the course.

  • Can I wear headphones?

    If you wear headphones while you are running, you are competing in violation of race policies. We will not disqualify you, but when you sign the waiver to compete, you acknowledge that you are doing this at your own risk. We strongly discourage the wearing of headphones during the Bridge Run. There are areas of the course where runners need to be aware of their surroundings and able to hear directions from road marshals.

  • Can I run with a stroller or dog?

    No. Strollers as well as animals are prohibited from the race course and if you run with a dog, you will be asked to leave the course.

  • What all is included with the Bridge Run registration and event?

    Half Marathon registration includes: Long Sleeve Tech Shirt and Commemorative Finishers Medal. 5K: Tech Shirt. 2-Person Half Marathon Relay: Shirt for both participants. All Races: entry to the Finish Line Cool Down party. There are a number of events leading up to and during the race weekend. This includes a training program provided by Synergy Fitness. Our Packet Pick-Up and Race Expo sponsored by World Wide Sport Supply is on Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th. Finally THE COOL DOWN, presented by Hue, offers great entertainment, drink and food specials at the finish line and around downtown Binghamton after the race is concluded. For more information read all the details in the Total Race Experience section on the home page.

  • What are the registration deadlines?

    Price increases on 12/21/18, 2/1/19, 4/1/19. On-line registration closes on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 12:00 Noon ET.

  • What is the refund policy?

    Unfortunately, we are unable to offer a refund. If you cannot participate in this year's race, you can defer your race registration at 50% of the registration fee for the next year's event. The reduced registration will be applicable until the registration deadline for the next year's race. You will receive, via e-mail, a deferral code that can be used to register for the next year's race. You must complete this by April 19th, 2019.

  • When do I pick up my race packet?

    You can pick up your race packet on Friday, May 3, 2018 between 3:00 – 7:00 pm or Saturday, May 4, 2018 between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm at Worldwide Sport Supply, 2809 Old Vestal Road, Vestal. Race day packet pick-up is also available on race day at NYSEG Stadium (6:00 am for the Half Marathon and 8:00 am for the 5k).

  • Can I pick up someone else’s race packet?

    You may pick up someone else’s packet by providing a copy of that registrants photo-ID

  • Is my donation to the Charity Partner tax-deductible?

    Yes it is!

  • Can I transfer my bib to another person?

    Yes, if you can not run and you want to transfer your bib to another person, you can for a small fee. This is only available until April 1st.

  • Can I switch races after I have already registered?

    Yes. If you want to switch from 5K to Half or 2-Person Half Marathon Relay, you can do this online or by calling and paying the registration charge difference. If you want to switch from Half to 2-Person Half Marathon Relay or 5K, you can do this also but you will not be refunded the difference in fees.

  • Can you give me more info about the 2-person Half Marathon Relay?
    • MILEAGE – Runner 1 – 6.25 miles; Runner 2 – 6.85 miles (miles are estimated for each one)
    • START - Runner 1 starts with HM runners at 7:30 AM at NYSEG Stadium. Runner 2 waits for Runner 1 on South Washington Street Pedestrian Bridge.
    • EXCHANGE - Runner 1 wears the slap bracelet and transfers it to Runner 2 at the exchange point located on the Washington Street pedestrian bridge. **Relay runners stay to the left side of the cones; Full HM runners to the right**
    • PARKING/TRANSPORTATION - Runners will need to coordinate their own transportation to and from the exchange point. No shuttle service will be provided. Parking is available at DeMunn Funeral Home (36 Conklin Ave.), Lourdes Pain & Wellness Center (26 S. Washington St.), and Confluence Running (46 S. Washington St.).
    • FINISH - Runner 1 can meet Runner 2 at the finish line to cross together.
    • RESULTS - Results will be listed by Team Name.
    • PRIZES - Prizes will be given to the top all male, top all female, and top mixed team.