Harborthon 5K FAQ

 


Can I pick up my bib before the event?

We wil be organizing a bib pick up at a to be determined location in Boston prior to the race. Any registrants who signed up after the pick up may claim their bibs at the Registration Tent on the day of the race.

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Who do I contact if I made an error registering or need my confirmation email re-sent?

Please email info@chvf.org as far in advance of race day as possible and we will be happy to assist you.  Otherwise, volutneers will be able to assist you at the docks.

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How do I get to Long Wharf/ Marina Bay?

Please visit our Transportation page for more information.

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How old must participants be to board ferries?

All attendees must be 18 years or older.  Unfortunately, the event is not suitable for children.

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What items are prohibited from the race course?

 As listed in the registration waiver, “no bicycles, skateboards, baby joggers, roller skates or blades, animals, radio headsets, iPods, iPhones and any other type of portable music devices are allowed in the event.”

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Do I need an ID?

If you would like to consume alcohol, a valid driver’s license will be required to confirm that you are 21+.

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Can I bring children to the event?

No. We would love to open the Harborthon up to families, but unfortunately, the nature of the event isn’t suitable for children.

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Will there be a bag check?

Yes. Volunteers will keep track of your belongings during the race.  Your bib number will correspond with your bag ticket.

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Do I need to bring cash?

This is up to you. All food and beverages (including beer) are included in the registration cost.  However, if you would like to make a donation, or participate some "extra" activities we have in the works, you will need cash.

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How long is the ferry ride?

The trip from Long Wharf/Marina Bay to Long Island takes between 15 to 20 minutes.

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What do I do if I miss my ferry?

Upon registering, you will be prompted to select a departure time to leave Long Wharf or Marina Bay.  If you do not make the boat that you have reserved a place on, you will be put on standby until there is room available on a following departure.

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Do I need to reserve a return ferry time?

No.  Returning ferries to Long Wharf and returning buses to Marina Bay are offered every 30 minutes beginning at 8:30pm on a first come, first served basis. Please visit the Transportation page for more information.

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Can I walk the 5K instead of running it?

Absolutely. Many participants choose to walk the course.

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Is the event rain or shine?

Yes.  However, in the event of dangerous weather, we will have an alternate event date.  We will contact you by email if any changes occur to the race date.

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