Race FAQs


When does the race begin?

The 5K run starts at 5:00 p.m.

Where does the race begin?

The 5K run begins right on W. 6th Street.

When does race day registration begin?

Race day registration and packet pickup starts at 3:00pm right on West 6th Street.


How can I register for this event?

There are 3 ways to register

  • You can register online; the deadline for online registration is Friday, March 6 at noon. 
  • Registration can also be completed in person at the packet pickup sites.
  • RACE DAY REGISTRATION – Saturday, March 7th starting at 3:00pm on West 6th Street at the Velvet Dog

How much does it cost to participate in this event?

Early Registration Pricing (through Sunday, March 1)
5K Run $30

Monday, March 2 – Saturday, March 7
5K Run $40

Is it safe to register online with my credit card?

  • Yes, Hermes Sports & Events has partnered with some of the best online registration companies.  It is safe and secure and they can guarantee that your information will be safe.  There is an online processing fee when registering online.

Is there a processing fee for registering online?

  • Yes, there is a processing fee when registering online

If I’m registering with a family member, can I fill out one form?

  • No, we require individual entry forms for each participant to make sure we have all the information we need for that participant.  We will NOT accept two names on one form.

What’s the age requirement to register for this race?

  • No age requirement

Will you send me a confirmation?

  • All registrations will receive confirmation via e-mail.

I didn’t receive my confirmation e-mail, how can I make sure I’m registered?

  • Please call the Hermes office at 216-623-9933

What do I receive with my registration?

  • Custom designed long-sleeved hooded race shirt
  • 3 Part Finisher Medal that connects together to form a larger piece.  Receive final piece to complete the shamrock medal!
  • One shot of Jameson or one Coors Light
  • Post-race food & refreshments, music and specials at select W. 6th Street establishments
  • Discount coupons & giveaways
  • Costume Contest
  • B-tag timing results

I can no longer participate in the race (injury, scheduling conflict, etc.), what are the Hermes refund/transfer policies for the race?

  • All entries are non-refundable.  Once we’ve received and processed your entry, you will not receive a refund, you may not give or sell your race number to other people, and entry fees are not transferable to the next year’s race or any other race.
  • You are able to transfer your entry to another person for a fee of $10.  This can be done at any of the packet pick-ups prior to race day.  There will be no transfers on race day.
  • If you call or email about a refund, you will be directed back to this page

If I’m unable to attend and already registered, can I still get my shirt?

  • Yes, you can pick up your shirt at our office the following week – we do not mail shirts unless otherwise stated. We can also deliver your shirt to one of the local Fleet Feet locations.  Please call the office ahead of time to let us know your preference so we can make arrangements. 216-623-9933

On my registration, I misspelled my name, age, I’ve recently moved, etc.  How can I fix this?


If I’m pre-registered, do I need to bring identification to packet pick up?

  • It is not required but it’s always a good idea to bring it.

Can someone else pick up my race bib, kilt (while available) and shirt?

  • Yes, both can be picked up by/for family and friends.  It’s always a good idea to bring your confirmation e-mail.

Where can I pick up my race packet?


How is this race timed?

  • This race is an officially timed event using the disposable B-tag timing system.  Timing chips are attached directly to the back of your bib number and are to remain adhered for the duration of the event.

Where can I see my results?

  • Results will be posted directly after the race on our website.  Locate the race and click the ‘Results’ link or on the home page, go to the Race Results tab.  You may need to refresh your browser to view.

When will the results be posted?

  • You will be able to check results from the computer kiosks after you finish at the Results Tent. Official results will be posted online at www.hermescleveland.com immediately following the race on March 7th.

What do I do if my results are incorrect or missing?

I could not pick up my award on race day, how can I get my award?

  • You can pick up the awards for 30 days after the race at the Hermes office located at 2425 W. 11th Street, Suite #2 Cleveland, Ohio 44113
  • We do NOT mail awards


Where can I park the morning of the race?

Parking is available at area lots and adjacent streets. Click HERE for more information!

Do I have to run the race or can I walk instead?

  • You may walk the course, but the police may ask you to move to the sidewalk at some point in the race.

Can I wear headphones on the course?

  • Yes, you can.


Can I volunteer for the race?

Is there a bag check?

  • We will only be checking bags for our ROAD RACE SERIES members at the tent located on the north end of West 6th St. Please bring a bag that is clear or the inside is visible and it is marked with your name and general information. 

May I bring my dog to the race?

  • Dogs are welcome, but please stay to the back of the start area for the safety of the runners. You will not be able to bring your dog into any of the bars.

May I use a running stroller during the race?

  • Strollers are welcome, but please stay to the back of the start area for the safety of the runners.

Other Questions?

  • Please call the Hermes office at 216-623-9933 or email roadracing@hermescleveland.com
  • Questions asked on social media may not be answered right away.


For more information, call (216) 623-9933 or email roadracing@hermescleveland.com