FAQ

What do I need to pick up my packet?
You must show a picture ID (ie: driver’s license or passport) to pick up your packet. Packets will not be given out without proper identification.

Can I pick up someone else’s packet?
Yes, you can pick up someone else’s packet with a photocopy of a picture ID from them and your own photo ID (ie: their driver’s license or passport). Packets will not be given out without proper identification.

What are the lengths of the five Omaha Marathon distances?
The Friends and Family Mile, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon.

What are the age-group breakdowns?
HITS Running Festivals will break athletes into five-year age groups beginning with 20-24 and continuing in five-year increments. Youth ages are 8 & Under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16 and 17-19. Age will be determined as of race date.

Will I receive a finisher medal?
Yes. All athletes who complete their race will receive a cityscape medal.

What awards are given?
Overall awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in each distance. Age group awards will be given to the top three finishers of each five-year age group or special category. Note: Awards will not be given in the Friends & Family Mile.

Is there a limit to how many athletes can sign up?
Yes. Races will be capped according to the following:
Friends & Family Mile – 1,000 athletes
5K – 3,000 athletes
10k – 2,500 athletes
Half – 2,500 athletes
Marathon – 1,000 athletes

Is there a time limit for the Marathon and/or Half Marathon?
Yes – 6.5 hours for the Marathon and 3.5 hours for the Half Marathon.

Are there age requirements for the Half Marathon and Marathon?
Yes – athletes must be 14 to race the Half Marathon and 16 to race the Marathon.

Are strollers allowed in the race?
Strollers are welcome in the Friends & Family Mile and 5K only. Please be prepared to start in the last group of runners.

Is the Marathon a Boston Marathon Qualifier?
Yes.

What is the Refund/Withdrawal Policy?
Entry fees for all HITS Running Festival races are non-refundable and non-transferable. Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate in the event. Also, you will not be permitted to transfer to another HITS Running Festivals event, transfer to a future year, or give your entry to another athlete. We are, however, happy to mail your participant t-shirt to you in the event that you cannot participate. Please e-mail info@hitsendurance.com to make these arrangements within ten days after the event.

Can I change the distance I’m registered for after the fact?
Yes; however, if moving down in distance there will be no refund given for the longer distance registration rate. If you are moving up a distance, you will be required to pay the difference in the registration fee. All changes for distance registration must be made at least one week in advance of the event. Transfers to events that are sold out are not permitted.

Can I sign up the day of the event?
Yes. Registration is available at the expo and on race day up to 30 minutes prior to the start of the event. Online registration will close Friday, September 15 at 5pm CDT.

Expo & Race Day Registration Fees
Mile $25
5K $35
10K $75
Half $105
Full $140

How can I contact HITS Endurance?
For further inquiries please contact us by mail, phone or email:
Mail: HITS Endurance, 319 Main Street, Saugerties, NY 12477
Email: info@hitsendurance.com
Phone: 845-247-7275