Frequently Asked Questions
How do I volunteer?
Go here > tickets > individual > volunteer.
Can I pick up my friend's bib?
Yes, you can pick up a maximum of 5 bibs. You must bring your friend's Eventbrite ticket so we can scan their QR code (no exceptions, we will re-send QR codes before the first bib pick-up)
Can friends or family attend the party?
Sorry, due to space restrictions, the party is only for runners and volunteers. If you really want your friend/SO to be with you at the party, please have them sign up to volunteer on race day. All volunteers receive a hoodie and full access to the party.
Where should I park on race day?
1. Meter parking in Salem is free on Sundays. Try this first.
2. Waterfront garage is next door to Notch and close to the start/finish. This is your best option. Arrive early, it'll fill up.
3. Museum Place Garage (aka "Bridge St Lot" entrance on New Liberty St). Located 2 blocks from Notch, this garage has plenty of space. Park here if you can't find a spot near Notch.
What time does the race start?
The race starts at 10:00AM. Please line up in the starting area on Congress St (near the corner of Ward St) before 9:45AM.
Can I run with a running stroller or dog?
Yes! But you'll be asked to line up near the back.
Who does the race benefit?
The Salem YMCA.
Can my kids run?
Sorry, this is a 21+ adult event at a brewery. That being said, young kids in running strollers are welcome.
How will the race be timed?
The race will be chip timed by Granite State Race Services. There will be a timing mat at the start & finish and a third timing mat inside Forest River Park.
Is the course USATF certified?
Yes, the course is a USATF certified 10k [MA17006BK].
Will there be a water stop?
Yes! There will be water near mile #2 and water/sport drink near mile #4 (plus water at the finish line).
Will there be a bag check?
Yes! Bag check is located inside the Waterfront Garage [10 Congress St, next to Notch] Bring your own bag and leave your valuables home. All bags are subject to search by Salem Police. Please pick up your bag immediately after you finish running so our volunteers can enjoy the festivities!
How do I create a team?
salemroadrace.eventbrite.com > tickets > team > create team. After you create the team, tell the runners on your team to go here: salemroadrace.eventbrite.com > tickets > team > type team name > register.
How do I join/change teams?
Eventbrite.com/mytickets > select race ticket > join/change team
Can I get a refund?
Sorry, all race fees are non-refundable and non-exchangeable to other events. We do however allow you to transfer you entry to another person (see below).
How do I transfer or edit my registration?
Go here > select race ticket > edit > enter replacement runner's registration info (be sure to edit EVERY field including sex, date of birth, email address etc so the new runner is listed in the results properly) > check the box to send a confirmation to new runner > save.
Can you mail my hoodie?
All race swag items must be picked-up at bib pick-up.
How do you calculate the finish time for awards?
We use gun time for awards and net time for order of finish. If you think you can win the race, be sure to line up near the start.
How do you calculate the winning co-ed team's time?
We score the 1st Male, 1st Female plus next fastest M/F [using net times].