FAQ

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!

Yes! Simply click here to login to your account to edit any of your info. All changes to your registration, besides the runner’s name, can be made free of charge. No changes can be made after June 19th.

If you need to change the name on your registration (i.e. transfer your bib to another person), you’ll be charged a fee ($5 through May 26th, then $10 through June 19th. Be sure to change all of the info in the registration to the person who will be taking your entry. Transfers cannot be made after June 19th.

If you forgot your password or don’t have one, simply click the ‘I forgot my password’ button to reset your password.

If you need assistance, email us at [email protected]

Refunds
If you buy the Refund Protection for $10 when you register, you can get a full refund for any reason prior to the day of the race. Without the protection, you can get a refund of your entry cost minus the online processing fee and an $11 cancellation fee through April 28th, after which it jumps to $21 through May 26th. All refunds will be sent back to the credit card you used to register.

Deferrals
Alternatively, you can request a deferral to next year’s race for a 15% fee of your total registration cost, including any merchandise purchased.

All refund/deferral requests must be submitted by 11:59 PM on May 26th.

Click here to access the Refund/Deferral request form.

In the unlikely event that the race isn’t sold out, you can still register at packet pickup on Friday evening, or at the race. If you wait until race day, you’ll have to get there no later than 5 a.m. in order to complete the process before the 7 a.m. start.
Your name will be printed on the front, but ONLY if you register by May 23rd!
Unfortunately, no. There will be too many runners to add dogs and strollers into the mix.
Yes, however our permit with the city requires a strict cut-off time: You must reach Mile 4 by 8:00 a.m. or you’ll have to take the shuttle back to the Start/Finish.
Yes! Pacers help you achieve your personal goal by finishing the half marathon within a set period of of time. Volunteer pace group leaders will be stationed in the start corral holding signs with their assigned pace. They’ll be running “even effort,” which means they’ll run every mile at approximately the same pace. Due to varying conditions out on the course we can’t guarantee an exact finish time for each pace group. There are a total of 7 pace groups available:

1:30 (6:52/mi)
1:40 (7:38/mi)
1:50 (8:23/mi)
2:00 (9:09/mi)
2:10 (9:55/mi)
2:20 (10:41/mi)
2:30 (11:27/mi)

A qualified pace group leader is an experienced half marathoner who can run continually even splits, and when course conditions prevent this (i.e., on the two big hills), make up any lost time over the entirety of the race (not over one or two miles).

There are 7 pace groups available, with one pacer and one alternate per group: 1:30 (6:52/mi), 1:40 (7:38/mi), 1:50 (8:23/mi), 2:00 (9:09/mi), 2:10 (9:55/mi), 2:20 (10:41/mi), and 2:30 (11:27/mi). You must register and pay for the race before you can be considered.

To be considered, you must:
– Have completed at least 3 half marathons at your desired pace time or faster
– Be registered for the race
– Agree to write a race recap
– Wear a sports/GPS watch to ensure a consistent pace and total time goal

Pacers get the following perks:
– A full entry fee refund after you finish (50{195a67ab6902c8236174e1affbe626d2f7752493887c1e96e7152bf7a4e0eebc} refund for alternates)
– An official pacer shirt (pacers only)
– Carry the coveted Old Port ship pace sign (pacers only)
– Fun pacing runners to their goal finish time

Click here to apply!

Yes! We’ll have shirts, hats, and mugs for sale at our pre-race Expo.
No. Only online registration is available. With online registration the number of typo errors is reduced because we won’t make mistakes misreading someone’s handwriting or typing it back into the online database ourselves. Also, by eliminating paper entry forms we’re achieving our goal of reducing the amount of waste generated by the event.
Yes. We offer a free bag check service where you may place items in a clear 1-gallon Ziploc bag. You may also rent a locker now and it will be waiting for you when you arrive.

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!

[email protected]