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SHIPYARD OLD PORT HALF MARATHON & 5K FAQ

What happens if the race is cancelled? Can I update my registration info? Find the answers to all these questions and more on the Old Port Half Marathon and 5K FAQ page.

Be sure to read the entire Race Details page in addition to this FAQ to make sure you have all the necessary info about The Old Port Half!

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LIVE EVENT FAQS

Where can I check to see if I'm registered?

You can check online in your account!

Can I update my registration info?
All changes to your registration, besides the runner’s name, can be made free of charge. Simply log in to your Enmotive account to change it. Click here for instructions on accessing/creating your account.
Can I move down to the 5k or up to the half marathon?

Yes. You may switch from one race to another as long as the race that you’re switching to isn’t already sold out.

  • To do so, simply log into your account.
  • Once you’re logged in, you’ll see your upcoming race on the right-hand side of the screen. Click “View registration.”
  • You’ll see your current race distance under “Category.” Just click “Edit,” choose the distance you’d like to switch to.

You’ll be prompted to review the rest of your registration, and re-sign the waiver for the new distance. If you’re switching up to the half marathon, then you’ll be required to pay the difference in price. We don’t offer refunds for the difference in price when switching down to the 5k. Instructions on accessing/creating your Enmotive account.

Can I transfer my registration (bib) to another person?

To Transfer Your Registration to Another Runner:

  1. The original runner must log into their Enmotive account and scroll down to find their existing race registration under “Current and Upcoming Events.”
  2. Click the blue “Actions” button to the right of the race name, and then “Transfer Registration.”
  3. Enter the new runner’s email address to begin the transfer process.
  4. The new runner will then receive an email from Enmotive with a link to complete the transfer.
  5. After clicking the transfer link in the Enmotive email, scroll down to click the green “Accept transfer” button.
  6. Complete the registration process, and pay the $10 transfer fee.
  7. Once completed, the new runner will receive an email confirmation, and the original runner will receive an email confirming their registration has been cancelled.
  8. If the transaction is not completed by the new runner within 48 hours of the email sent, the transfer request is cancelled, and the registration will remain in the original runner’s name.
Can I transfer to one of your other races?

Yes! To transfer your entry to another Ventures Endurance event, simply follow these steps:

  • Log into your Enmotive account and scroll down to find your race registration under “Current and Upcoming Events.”
  • Click the blue “Actions” button to the right of the race name, and then “Defer to Another Event.”
  • Locate your desired event location in the dropdown menu, then click ‘Search.’
  • From there, click your desired race category, then follow the onscreen prompts. Once you complete payment, you’re all set and your new registration will appear in your account!

All event transfers incur a $10 fee plus the cost difference of the new race category you choose. If your new event category is cheaper than your current category, you will not be refunded the difference in cost.

Can I register on race day?
Yes. You can register for a race at packet pickup on Friday or Saturday.
What's your refund policy?
All sales are final. No refunds will be given, unless you are registered for a live race and the live race is cancelled by the event organizer due to COVID-19 or any of its variants (the “Pandemic”) and/or governmental restrictions put in place as a result of or in connection with the Pandemic which make the live race unfeasible or impractical to run, in which case refunds will be given in accordance with the policy outlined in the FAQ titled What happens if the event is cancelled?. A date or venue change is not a cancellation.
Can someone else pick up my packet for me?
Yes! If someone is picking up your packet, please ensure they have either your confirmation email or a picture of your photo ID (a picture on your phone works great!).
What time does the race start?

The half marathon starts at 7:00 AM and the 5K starts at 7:35 AM.

Is there an age limit?
Runners must be at least 16 years of age or older to run in the half marathon. There is no age limit for the 5k.
Where are the water stops?
There will be 7 water stops during the half marathon that provide water and Gatorade (Lemon/Lime): Mile 1.9, Mile 3.5, Mile 5, Mile 7, Mile 9.1, Mile 10.8, Mile 12.4. The 5K course will have one water stop at Mile 1.5.
Where are the portable restrooms?
Portable restrooms will be placed at 7 locations on the half marathon course: Mile 1.9, Mile 3.5, Mile 5, Mile 7, Mile 9.1, Mile 10.8, Mile 12.4. The 5K course will have one location with portable restrooms at Mile 1.5.
What are the cutoff times in the half marathon race?
All half marathon runners must reach the first cut-off point at Mile 8 within two hours after the race starts. All runners must reach the second cut-off point at Mile 12 within three hours after the race starts. All runners must complete the course within three hours and fifteen minutes after the race starts. This rule will be strictly enforced by our tail sweep. A shuttle back to the start area will be provided at each cutoff location.
Will there be pacers?
Yes. Pacers will be provided for the half marathon only in the following groups (hrs): 1:30, 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30, 2:40, 2:50, and 3:00.
Can I run with my dog or baby stroller?
Unfortunately, no. There will be too many runners to add dogs and strollers into the mix.
Can I walk?
Walkers are permitted in the 5K race only. No walkers permitted in the half marathon. All half marathon runners must reach the first cut-off point at Mile 8 within two hours after the race starts. All runners must reach the second cut-off point at Mile 12 within three hours after the race starts. This rule will be strictly enforced by our tail sweep. A shuttle back to the start area will be provided at each cutoff location.
Can I check my gear?
You may check your gear at a table located near the start chute. Clear plastic bags will be provided. Runners should write their bib number on the checked gear. The gear check is unsecured. All gear must be claimed by 12:00 PM.
What are the lodging options?
Find the lodging options! Check back frequently as these will update as the race gets closer.
How do I get my free race photgraphs?
We will have professional photographers on the course and at the finish line taking pictures. We will send notifications to all participants immediately after the event with instructions on how to access your free race photos.
What are the AWD (athletes with disabilities) guidelines and event rules?
Ventures Endurance happily welcomes all athletes to participate in our events. Athletes with Disabilities (AWD) include, but are not limited to the flowing athletes, Blade Runners, Visually Impaired Runners, Adaptive / Guided Runners, Pushed Athletes, Push Rim, Racing Chair and Hand Cycles. To participate as an AWD athlete you must notify the Race Director of your participation a minimum of 20 days in advance. This allows our staff to ensure the safety and security of each athlete on the course prepare the ES (early starters) corral for athletes. To ensure your spot and be approved as an AWD participant please contact awd@venturesendurance.com. Should there be a duo team, a coupon code may be provided for the pusher/coach by emailing awd@venturesendurance.com. See the Ventures Endurance Athletes with Disabilities Event Rules.
Who do I email for press inquiries?
Contact our team at pr@gannett.com!
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VIRTUAL EVENT FAQS

How do I access my Enmotive account?
Instructions on accessing/creating your Enmotive account are online.
Where should I run?
Anywhere you want! Want to do the trail with Fido, or enjoy the treadmill? You do the course that works for you.
When should I run?

Whenever you want (assuming it is safe to do so)! You find the time of day that works best for you and complete your distance! There’s no deadline to complete the virtual run. You’ll receive your swag pack this summer regardless of when you complete the run.

How can I track my time and distance?
Please read this article for recommendations on how you can accurately track your running.
When will I get my swag items?
Swag items will start shipping via USPS First Class Mail in mid-July and should be received within 2-3 business days once shipped. There’s no deadline to complete the virtual run. You’ll receive your swag pack this summer regardless of when you complete the run.
How do I submit my time and download my finisher's certificate?
If you’d like to download a finisher’s certificate with your results log into your EnMotive account. Please log into your personal account and find the event on the “Upcoming Races” page. Then click on Log Result and enter your time.
Who can I contact if I have any questions?
Please email us at info@oldporthalfmarathon.com. We anticipate a high email volume, so response times may be delayed. We will reply as soon as possible and appreciate your understanding.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

The answers to 99.9% of the questions we get asked every day are already on this awesome website, which means you’ll find an answer much quicker here than by emailing us and waiting a few days for a response! Of course, if you’ve read every word on this site and still can’t find the answer, shoot us an email and we’ll respond as soon as we can!

For customer service inquiries, contact our team at info@venturesendurance.com. For press inquiries, contact our team at pr@gannett.com!