As Race Director of the Seashore Strider Events and owner/CEO of the Seashore Strider Event Production, Inc. I am pleased that since 1990 we have been producing quality, safe events for runners and walkers throughout the country to participate in here in Delaware. We have a small-town friendly atmosphere here in Lewes/Rehoboth Beach/Milton and we are proud to call our runners "The Seashore Strider Family." One of the reasons we have been so successful and have been able to donate thousands of dollars over the years to so many charities is because of runners respecting our rules and following our policies. Here is a look at our FAQ/Policy Page which will familiarize you on how we run our show. Keep in mind that when you produce events for so many different organizations, we have learned that everyone does things a bit different. For example, in some of our SPCA/Dog Friendly events we have had separate dog walks or lined up the dogs at the rear of the running pack. Think of the following as the Strider Foundation of our beautiful house here at the beach and just know that we build lots of different houses of all shapes, sizes and colors- however our foundation remains the same. Thank You! Race Director Tim Bamforth...Seashore Striders.
HOW DO I WEAR BY RACE BIB?
Wearing your race bib correctly is imperative to getting an accurate timing read on race day. Participants not wearing the bib correctly stand the chance of missing a read and not getting an official time. Bibs should not be worn between layers of clothing that may become wet from rain or sweat. Click the link below on how to wear your race bib properly. https://director.chronotrack.com/hc/en-us/articles/206195090-Bib-Instructions-for-Participants-English
WHAT ARE THE TIME LIMITS FOR STRIDER RACES? ARE THEY WALKER FRIENDLY?Walkers are welcome in all the SS races. Our 5K courses are open for 1 hour. Our 10K courses are open for 2:15 hours. Our 5 Mile courses are open for 1.5 hours. Our 10 Mile courses are open for 3 hours. Our 13.1 Mile courses are open for 3.5 hours. Not every SS event is a competitive walk event. Most of the SS events are 5k run/walk events.
WILL I RECEIVE A REFUND IF I CAN NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE RACE?
The Seashore Striders have a "No Refund" policy as permits, t-shirts, awards, & police are some of the expenses that have already been paid for well before the race. We are not in a position financially to process refunds, however we try to make some accomodation for the runner such as the following: 1. Defer the entry to the following year; 2. Transfer the entry to a future Seashore Strider "owned" event before the end of the current year of equal value; 3. Some participants elect to donate their entry fee to the race charity which we thank you for in advance.
ARE WINNERS CHOSEN BY CHIP TIME OR GUN TIME?
Overall winners (including Masters) are always scored by the gun time. Age group winners are scored by their chip time.
“Gun time” refers to the time it takes you to complete the race, from when the starting gun goes off at the beginning of the race to the moment you cross the finish line.
Chip time is another way of saying “net time”, or the actual amount of time it takes a runner/walker to go from the starting line of a race to the finish line.
If you think you are in contention for an overall award you should start the race as close to the starting line as possible.
ARE BABY JOGGERS OR STROLLERS ALLOWED DURING THE RACE?
If you choose to run with a baby jogger, you must seed yourself in the last corral–behind all other runners. The SS encourage all participants with a stroller to WALK or remain slower than 10 min/mile pace. It is your responsibility to make sure your baby jogger does not impede other runners, and you must take extra precaution to ensure your safety, your child’s safety, and the safety of the runners around you. We reserve the right to pull any participant from the race who is endangering other runners or themselves. The Seashore Striders follow the RRCA Guidelines for Safe Races and here is a great resource for you to review:
ARE PETS, BIKES, SKATEBOARDS, ETC... PERMITTED ON THE COURSE?
For the safety of the participants and spectators, pets of any kind are not permitted in any of the Seashore Strider races. Bikes/Skateboards are allowed to go from point to point, however bikes are not allowed to be alongside runners or pacing runners at any time during the race. The Seashore Striders follow the RRCA Guidelines for Safe Races and here is a great resource for you to review:
ARE HEADPHONES (IPOD, EAR BUDS, MPS....) ALLOWED DURING THE RACE?
The Seashore Striders strongly discourage the use of any type of headphones, ear buds, or any type of device that would impede the safety of the participant from hearing cars along the course. Most of the SS events take place on streets that are not totally closed to traffic so having an ear bud in would impede from hearing cars as you travel through intersections along the course. Many times during Seashore Strider events runners have turned down the volume or have only worn the device in one ear and not both. We realize that these devices are very popular and this is very tough to enforce, however, we do strongly encourage that participants abstain from using headphones during the race. The Seashore Striders follow the RRCA Guidelines for Safe Races and here is a great resource for you to review:
CAN I WEAR SOMEONE ELE'S BIB WHO CAN NOT MAKE THE RACE?
It is imperative that the registration data associated with your race number does in fact belong to you, the participant. While wearing someone else’s bib may seem harmless to the parties perpetrating the unauthorized bib transfer, it does convey serious consequences to the organizers and participant field alike. From race results to finishers’ awards being impacted as well as medical staff being able to correctly identify participants in need of treatment, it is imperative that the registration data associated with your race number does in fact belong to you, the participant. If you see the race director before the start, we can correct the data in the computer and get you taken care of...communication is the key!
Thus, if race organizers become aware that a runner has participated in one of our SS events with a bib that is not registered to that runner, both the runner and the person to whom the bib is registered will be prohibited from participating in subsequent Seashore Strider events for a minimum of two years.
WHAT IF WE MISS THE AWARD CEREMONY? DO YOU MAIL AWARDS, RACE PACKETS?
Congrats on your award from the race. Sorry you were not able to stick around for the award ceremony. You can pick up your award at The Rehoboth Beach Running Company located on Rehoboth Avenue after you make contact with the Race Director following the race. We do not mail awards or race packets that are not picked up.