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Is there a bag drop?

There is a bag drop. Every year another Sandhills Race Series event that hosts our bag drop (usually Mardi Gras Miles). So look for that SRS tent at the starting line to store gear while your on the course.
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Is there gear for sale?

Yes, we have some pretty cool gear for sale each year. If you didn't order a shirt, we do sell them (until we sell out) at Packet pick-up, along with blankets, kids stuff, and commemorative gear.
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How many participants are there?

We're glad you asked! Here are our totals each year. This counts all paid participates (including no-shows). This does not include non-race activities such as the Blitzen Bash or those who come to the Kid Zone or to cheer on runners, volunteers, etc. We estimate that may be up to 1,000 more. There are a couple factors that impact registrations. The weather of course, but also the date of the ra...
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Where is packet pick-up? When is it?

We have packet pick-up on the Friday before the race (way better to come on Friday) and race morning. You can find details on our race day information page. You can also register at packet pickup if you haven't already.
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What’s the weather like on race day?

Great question. First off, we subscribe to the same weather cancellation policy as Santa. Luckily (knock on wood) it has never been close. It did snow one year (2010)--it was AWESOME. For the data nerds out there, here is what the weather has been each year, the first Saturday of December, in Aberdeen/Pinehurst/Southern Pines.   2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014...
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How do I add a pet or shirt?

It is easy (thank goodness).  Sign In to RunSignUp Go to your Profile Click My Registered Races Click Manage next to the registration that you are editing Click Add-On menu item Edit the quantity of the Add-On that you would like Click Continue  
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Can I transfer my registration to someone else?

You can, and please, please, please, please do that if you want to give your slot to someone else. Otherwise, it is a mess for us to figure out final results. NEVER give your bib to someone without oficially transferring first. Here are directions from RunSignUp. Sign In to RunSignUp Go to your Profile Click My Registered Races Click Manage Registration next to the registra...
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How do I change races?

Easy! Well, kinda easy. Here are the directions from RunSignUp--you can also switch at packet-pickup, but it is faster to do before-hand. Sign In to RunSignUp Go to your Profile Click My Registered Races Click Manage Registration next to the registration that you would like to transfer to another race Click the Transfer To Another Race menu item Find the race that you woul...
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Is it a closed course?

Yes! Fully closed courses are rare, and we want to give a big thank you to the Town of Aberdeen for taking such good care of the Reindeer Fun Run participants!
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Where do I park?

There is tons of parking in downtown Aberdeen, but please visit race day information for the latest. We encourage you to leave plenty of time in case you have to park across Hwy 15/501. There is a tunnel at Aberdeen Elementary to get across it safely.
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Is a shirt included in the race fee?

For the Egg Nog Jog, yes. For the 5k & 12k, they are a-la-carte and can be purchased when you register. We changed this a few year ago because, although we love our shirt, we know some runners have drawers full and would prefer to get something else. This change allowed us to lower the price of the race, and only charge for people who want shirts. Except for the Egg Nog Jog where we loose mone...
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Is there a tech-support phone number?

If you are having issues registering, please visit RunSignUp at https://runsignup.com/Contact-Us. They have great information there and a way to contact them if you can't find answers to technical issues. We have learned that 99% of registration issues can be alleviated with a newer web browser (some old browsers are just not very forgiving).
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Is there a lost and found?

Indeed. If you've lost a shoe, wallet, dog or kid, go to the Children's Building (to the left of Fellowship Hall). That's where we will bring anything and everything we find.
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Do strollers and pets have to start behind other runners?

We ask that you do. We understand that there are some super fast runners out there with strollers and pets, but we want those without to be able to get off without weaving through. Essentially, we just ask that if you run with a stroller or pet that you are courteous to other runners. 3:o)
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What time will I finish?

It all depends on your pace (minutes per mile). But, here are some rough calculations you can share with those who have come out to watch and cheer you on:  Pace Chart Race 12k 5k Egg Nog Jog Distance (miles)  7.66  3.10  0.50 9:00 AM 12k Start     9:15 AM       9:30 AM   5k Start&nb...
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Is there a training program?

Our Training Partner FirstHealth Fitness has created a special training program just for you. It's called Earn Your Antlers. You can learn more about it on our training page. Also, you should totally join FirstHealth--their places are awesome.
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I don’t care about the gear–can I walk/run without paying?

Of course the answer is no! Someone who runs a race without paying is called a Bandit. Here is an article in Runners World about Bandits. 100% of proceeds go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sandhills--do you really want to take money away from these great kids?. And, the gear is awesome.
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