If you have additional questions, please reach out. We will get back to you as soon as possible!

What type of support will runners have during the race?

We will have 6 water stops throughout the course, some of which will be offering Gatorade as well as water. We will also have an aid station at the beginning and end of the race, as well as one along the race that runners will pass twice during the race. All aid stations will be run by our sponsor Grand Itasca. Meds-1 Ambulance service will also be on hand for the event.

Will there be restrooms at the event?

Yes, we will have access to the restrooms at Portage Park, and will also provide portable bathrooms to accommodate additional runners. We will also have portable restrooms along the route as well.

Is the event dog friendly?

In order to accommodate as many runners as possible, we are not able to allow dogs to run either event.

Are strollers permitted during the event?

Strollers are not permitted during either the half marathon or 5K events

Where can I pick up my packet?

Packet pick up will be available the evening before the race at the Itasca County Family YMCA from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. If you are not able to pick up your packet the day before the race, you can also pick it up Saturday morning prior to the race.

Will there be any food or water at the end of the race?

Yes, our sponsor Super One Foods will be providing fresh fruit, as well as a variety of carbohydrate-based products to help all runners recover from the event. The food will be provided to 5k and half marathon and half marathon relay runners.

Time Limits 

  • Half Marathon = 3 hours and 30 minutes
  • 5K = 1 hour

Will there be pacers?

Yes, the half marathon will have pacers at the following times:

  • 1:40; 1:45; 1:50; 1:55; 2:00; 2:05; 2:10; 2:20; 2:30

Are cancellations allowed?

Cancellation of registrations is not allowed.  However, you can transfer your registration to another participant.  All transfers must be complete by 8/7/2020, one week prior to the race. Instructions on how to transfer your registration can be found at the following link:


Can I change which race I registered for? 

To help plan the best event possible for all runners, Running the Rapids does not allow participants to change their registration category (the race they signed up for) once registered.