Frequently Asked Questions

Can I pick up my packet race morning?

Yes but there is a $20 fee for the full and half marathons. Please read our explanation and sign up for this option HERE.

This option is not available after Thursday, September 4th.

Where is packet pick up?

You can view packet pick up information at http://www.venturamarathon.com/the-weekend/packet-pick-up

Can a friend/family member pick up my packet?

Yes. The runner will need to fill out and sign our Waiver/Packet Pick-Up Release form and friend/family member will need to bring the form and a copy of the persons photo id.

Will this be a Boston Qualifier?

Yes it will be. We are USATF certified (Certification # CA13086RS)

Can I get a refund?

No we do not offer refunds. We do however allow event transfers to someone else as well as transferring to next year up until September 3rd for free. After September 3rd there will be a $20 charge. Please do not wait until the last minute. To transfer your entry to someone please go to http://www.venturamarathon.com/registration/transfer-to-new-participant. To transfer to next year please visit http://www.venturamarathon.com/registration/entry-deferral

Can I switch events?

Yes you can switch events up until September 3rd. After September 3rd you will be required to switch events at the Solutions table at packet pick up. If you move up in distance you will be required to pay the current difference in price. If you move down there will not be a charge, nor will any money be refunded. To switch events go to http://www.venturamarathon.com/registration/switch-events

Can I transfer to a friend?

Yes you can transfer to a friend (or to a non-friend) up until September 1st for free. After September 3rd there will be a $20 charge. Please do not wait until the last minute.

Can I transfer my entry to next year?

Yes you can transfer to next year up until September 2nd for free. After September 2nd and before September 7th there will be a $20 charge. After September 7th this is no longer an option. Please do not wait until the last minute. To transfer your entry to nextyear please visit http://www.venturamarathon.com/registration/entry-deferral

Are strollers or dogs allowed?

Unfortunately strollers/dogs are not permitted on the race course. Our insurance company prohibits these items. We love dogs and kids but increases the chance of injury for others.

Are headphones allowed?

EARPHONES /BUDS are strongly discouraged at RRCA sanctioned events. Their use presents a serious hazard to runners participating in street races where emergency vehicles enter the course and may not be heard by runners who are listening to music. Although VCHM is a trail run, it is remotely possible that runners may encounter emergency vehicles on the course. Likewise, runners may encounter other trail users in the form of hikers, mountain bikers, horses and riders, park rangers on ATVs, as well as wildlife, including rattlesnakes. The wearing of earphones/buds would make it difficult to impossible for you to hear an emergency vehicle approaching from behind… the shout of a biker… or a verbal warning of a snake ahead. It would be difficult to impossible to enforce a ban on earphones/ear buds at the Valley Crest Half Marathon however their use Is discouraged for the aforementioned reasons. If you choose to wear earphones/buds, you should be aware that this aforementioned reasons. If you choose to wear earphones/buds you should be aware that it will increase the burden of your liability should you be involved in an accident/altercation during the course of the race. If you do wear earphones/ear buds, we request that you consider only plugging in "one ear" so you may be more likely to hear what’s going on around you and that you please remove the earphones/buds entirely at the start line so you may hear the instructions given and remove them entirely as you approach the finish line so you may hear the instructions given.

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