DXA2 FAQs2018-11-14T23:17:46+00:00
Comerica Bank — Dexter-Ann Arbor Run Sponsor
Dexter-Ann Arbor Half Marathon

JUNE 2, 2019

0
0
0
0
Days
0
0
Hrs
0
0
Min
0
0
Sec

ANSWERS TO THE MOST COMMON QUESTIONS

DXA2 Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
Why does the half marathon start so late?2018-10-31T01:21:12+00:00

Amtrack! There is a train that is scheduled to leave Ann Arbor at 7:50am every Sunday morning. The train crosses the half marathon course at two points between Ann Arbor and Dexter. Sometimes the train has crossed in Dexter as late as 8:20am. The 8:30am start is as early as we can make it. If and when Amtrak changes the schedule, we will adjust accordingly.

Who gets an award and when?2018-10-31T01:00:15+00:00

Overall Male, Female and Masters are presented after the completion of each race (see schedule on website).

Age group results are posted on the wall of the Washtenaw County Court House, located on Main and Ann Street.
Results will be posted shortly after most participants have finished each race.  Updated postings will be made continuously.

Age group awards are handed out at the Awards Tent in the Liberty Title parking lot, located on Main across from the Washtenaw County Court House. Check the postings, and If you are 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in your age group, come to the tent to pick up your award.

Where will the medical personnel be located?2018-10-31T01:01:55+00:00

A staffed medical tent will be located on Main St. near the Washtenaw County Court House. In addition, first aid workers will be on the courses and downtown to assist anyone with a medical problem.

Where is the finish line?2018-11-15T20:18:46+00:00

The DXA2 finish line is located at the corner or W. Ann and N. Main in downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan

Where is bag drop located?2018-11-15T19:54:01+00:00

Bag drop off area for the 5K and the 10K is at the Ann Ashley parking structure, near the registration area.

For the Half Marathon, the drop off area will be near the start line in Dexter.

Small plastic bags are provided at the staging areas for each race. You may also use your own athletic bag. Your name and bib number must be clearly printed on the bag. Do not leave valuables, breakable items or car keys in the bags. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items/bags.

Pick up for all bags is also at the Ann Ashley parking structure. For more details see “Clothing Bag Protocol” in the “Rules of the Road” section of our site.

Where can I view the course maps?2018-11-15T19:49:53+00:00
Where can I park on race day?2018-10-31T00:13:45+00:00

There are numerous lots and parking decks in downtown Ann Arbor. You can view a map of the locations here. Race activity is located in the area of the Ann & Ashley Parking Deck.

Where can I board the shuttles to the start line?2018-10-31T01:24:16+00:00

There are shuttles to the half marathon start line in Dexter. (The 5K and 10K start in downtown Ann Arbor)

You can board the shuttles on Ashley, between Miller St. and W. Huron St. (near 120 W Huron St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104)

HALF MARATHON SHUTTLE SCHEDULE
6:45am to 7:15am (Half starts at 8:30am)

THERE ARE NO RETURN SHUTTLES AFTER THE EVENT

Where are the start lines located?2018-10-31T00:47:11+00:00

The Half Marathon starts at Creekside Intermediate School, 2615 Baker Drive, Dexter.

The 5K and 10K both start in downtown Ann Arbor on North Main St. near Kingsley.

If you arrange to be dropped off at the start, be sure to arrive at least 45 minutes early, due to crowds and expected traffic delays.

Where are porta-johns located?2018-10-31T01:07:19+00:00

Water, Gatorade and porta-johns are available in the downtown area for everyone, and near the start line of the half marathon. Water, Gatorade and porta-johns are provided along all race courses and at the finish area.

When should I arrive in downtown Ann Arbor of race morning?2018-10-31T00:15:55+00:00

We recommend that all participants plan to be downtown by 6:45am to find parking near the start/finish area. We strongly suggest that all half marathon participants be on a shuttle bus to the start in Dexter no later than 7:15am. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL GET TO DEXTER IN TIME FOR THE START IF YOU ARE NOT IN LINE FOR A BUS BY 7:15am. Shuttles will run until all half marathon participants get to Dexter, but the race will start promptly at 8:30am regardless of whether everyone has arrived. The start line will remain open until after the participants arrive on the final shuttle.

When does each race start?2018-10-31T01:08:27+00:00

10K – 7:50am
5K – 8:00am
Half Marathon – 8:30am

When and where is packet pickup?2018-11-15T19:48:42+00:00

Packet pickup is at the Expo. Race day packet pickup is available up to 30 minutes prior to the start of the race.

The Dexter-Ann Arbor Run Expo is open to the public. Vendors will be on hand with health and fitness products, official merchandise, and services to improve your running experience.

WHEN • RACE WEEKEND, SATURDAY
10:00am (Vendor Setup)
12:00pm to 5:00pm (Open to the Public)

WHERE
Skyline High School
2552 N. Maple
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

What is the typical weather on race day?2018-10-31T01:13:17+00:00

For the first week in June, the average temperature range is 55º to 73º, with clear skies and 75% humidity and a 5 mph breeze.

However, it is possible to have humidity approach 100%, a high temperature hit 95º, along with no wind. Obviously, we all hope for cool weather, but we will be prepared with extra water, cups, aid stations, ice and medical assistance as necessary.

If the heat index exceeds 75º, slow your race pace and hydrate more.

How do I volunteer and what do I get?2018-11-15T19:54:56+00:00

You can register to volunteer here. Volunteers perks include a custom event shirt.

We offer many opportunities to volunteer for this event. All of our tasks are outlined through our registration portal allowing you to choose what fits your skill set and availability timeframe.

How do I transfer my BIB, or defer my registration to another event?2018-11-15T19:43:53+00:00

To transfer your BIB to another person, go to the “Registration” table at the Expo.  The transfer must be for the same race in which you are registered.

Transferring of BIBs to another person is available through May 24th only. (View this How-to Video Here)

If you wish to transfer your registration from the upcoming event to the next year’s event due to unforeseen circumstances, the deadline for those transfers is also May 24th as well. (View this How-to Video Here)

There is a $10 charge to transfer.

How do I obtain a refund?2018-11-16T17:31:35+00:00

There are no refunds, you may transfer to another person, or another event.

How do I confirm my registration?2018-11-15T19:45:14+00:00

You can confirm your registration via your profile here on the event registration site.

How and where do I register for events?2018-10-31T00:08:15+00:00

Online registration is preferred and available up to midnight on June 1. Or print this registration form and mail it to the address listed by Friday, May 11. You may also register in person at the Expo if the race of your choice has not sold out.

Can someone else use my BIB without transferring it officially?2018-10-31T00:58:22+00:00

No. To maintain the integrity of the race results, all participants must be officially entered. You can transfer your BIB to someone else free of charge at the Expo on Saturday.

Can I wear headphones while running the race?2018-10-31T01:04:17+00:00

For your safety, and that of other runners, we strongly discourage using these devices during any race. They are allowed, but we urge you to be very cautious of those around you and all activity on the course.

Can I pickup someone’s BIB for them?2018-10-31T00:12:34+00:00

Yes. You will be required to show a copy or cell phone image of each persons’ photo ID that you wish to pickup, including yours. No exceptions.

Can I participate with a stroller?2018-10-31T01:02:44+00:00

Baby strollers are allowed only on the 5K course. Plan to start at the end of the pack of runners at the start line. Please take extra caution to insure the safety of other runners, yourself and your child.

Can I participate with a dog on a leash?2018-10-31T01:03:21+00:00

No. Pets are not allowed on the course.

Are there pacers?2018-10-31T01:23:37+00:00

Yes, there are pacers for the half marathon.Look for the pace-per-mile signs in the starting corrals. Pacers will be near those signs.

Are shirts unisex or fitted?2018-11-09T21:55:40+00:00

Tech shirts will be gender specific sizes. If you prefer a “unisex” fit, you may wish to select from the men’s sizes.

Are credit cards accepted at the Expo?2018-11-09T21:52:58+00:00

Credit cards may be used to register for the events. We cannot guarantee that all vendors will accept credit cards at the Expo.