Frequently Asked Questions

1. Dogs allowed? Yes, dogs need to start at the back of the race, distanced a little from the crowd. They need to be kept on a short leash and keep a passing lane open on your left-hand side at all times. Please bring the means the clean up after them.

2. Strollers allowed? Yes, you may run or walk with a stroller. We ask that you leave a passing lane on your left. The course is a mix or road, gravel and a little grass so keep that in mind. 

3. Gear Check? No, you may store valuables in your car and parking is located close to the start and finish line. We do have limited space at the registration area if you just ask any volunteer there to store your bag, they can put it behind the table.

4. I have pre-registered now what? Come race day and head to the registration booth, where you will find your bib number waiting for you listed under your last name. We suggest arriving at least 1 hour prior to race time. The event day schedule is located here Schedule. For our larger events we will also offer an early packet pick up day before race day.

5. Chip timed? The race is chip timed and your bib will have the timing chip on the back. Please have your bib on the outer most garment to make sure it gets picked up by the chip reader. The bib is printed on paper and can be recycled. Results are live streamed and available on our results page.

6. Are there awards or medals? We do not have an official awards ceremony unless specified. We do offer finishers medals for purchase at the race. After you have completed your event just ask for your medal at the finish tent or the registration tent. 

7. Is there a time limit? For our regularly scheduled 5k, 10k and 15k events we start taking down the course starting from the beginning to the end after 2 hours. So as long as you are on your final lap before two hours you are good to go. For the 15k run this would be about 17-minute pace to be under the time limit. For our special event days such as the Half Marathon we keep the course open an extra 45 minutes so if you keep a 16-minute pace you will be ok. If you need more time, we have an early start option at each race. You can start the race 30 minutes early at any of our events. Just let us know at the start line tent and we will get you started.

8. Is the course USAFT certified? Our 5k loop is USATF certified and since our 10k and 15k runs use the 5k loop they are also certified. 

9. Can I change my distance? Yes, you can, email us or you can do it day of race and we will make the change. If you are changing to a more expensive event, you can pay the difference day of race at the registration booth. 

10. What does the run support? The Magnuson Series was started in 2009 by Bill Roe and Tahoma Doyon as a Club Northwest event to keep people active. After expenses have been paid we support other non-profits such as Earth Runs or our other featured charity of the month. Also check out all the other great work we do and other non-profits that we support here About Us.

11. Are headphones allowed? Headphones are not allowed near the start/finish area. Other areas of the course you may wear them but please be alert as the course is open to the public and the park has many other activities going on. 

12. Early Packet Pickup? Sometimes we offer a packet pickup option before race in addition to race day. The event description will have the details. We allow you to pickup friends or family's packet as well.

13. Is this event awesome? Yes, it is!