FAQ2017-02-20T14:35:09+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there Porta Potties on the course?2017-11-10T04:47:56+00:00

We have several porta potties stations at the start/finish line and one additional porta potty located at Murrell Aid station. Murrell aid station is almost exactly half way between the start/finish and the furthest point of the loop.

Why are headphones discouraged?2017-11-05T20:32:47+00:00

We are big music fans. But, when we put on the Rockledge Rumble Trail Run, we are not the only people on the trails. The northshore trails remain open to anyone that might want to run, hike or bike on those trails. For your safety, it is important that you hear other people coming up behind you.

 

What will be available at aid stations?2017-09-30T22:32:04+00:00

The aid stations will have all of the basics and more. Drinks will include water, Tailwind Endurance drink and sodas. Foods will include: bananas, oranges, salted potatoes, Oreos, M & M’s, gummy bears, potato chips, pretzels, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and more! We have fun adding other foods based on what we find in the store or what we believe people will want and need based on the temperatures.

Remember–this is a cupless race. Our amazing volunteers will fill and refill your hydration system.

How will the course be marked?2017-09-30T22:32:55+00:00

We will mark the course with marking tape, usually tied onto tree branches, and flags. Signs with arrows are also used wherever necessary.

May I run with my dog?2017-09-30T22:33:47+00:00

According to our permit, runners cannot bring their dogs to run with them on the trails or stay with them at the start/finish for the Rockledge Rumble Trail Run.

How many aid stations are there?2017-09-30T22:34:14+00:00

If you are running the 15K, there is one aid station in exactly the half way point of your race. If you are running the 30K, you will have three aid stations. If you are running the 50K, you will have five aid stations. More detailed information can be found on our page titled “Aid Stations.”

Can I have a drop bag?2018-04-15T16:15:58+00:00

Anyone running the 50K will be able to keep a drop bag at the Jackson Pavilion aid station which is located close to the start/finish. Be sure to review the aid station information carefully.

Will my race be based on gun time or chip time?2017-09-30T22:35:36+00:00

Your start time will be based on gun time. Chips are worn to help track splits, finish times, and to track runners on the course.

Where will race results be posted?2017-09-30T22:36:00+00:00

Our timing company will have tablets set up at the start/finish with times posted. We also try to share the link to the race results on Facebook ahead of time for your convenience.

Can I exchange my shirt for a different size?2017-09-30T22:36:33+00:00

We definitely want you to have a shirt that you can wear. Shirts are ordered based on the sizes given during registration. If you would like to exchange for a different size, bring your clean shirt to the start/finish area after your race. We will exchange whenever possible after shirts have been distributed to all participants and volunteers.

Can I transfer my registration?2019-10-31T17:26:41+00:00

Bib transfers to another runner are allowed up until the two weeks prior to the race only if the race has not sold out. If you are interested in transferring your bib to a friend, please contact us immediately. It is very important for the safety of all runners that we have the correct contact and medical information. If the shirt order has already been placed, your friend agrees to accept the shirt size that you ordered. A $15 administration fee (plus transaction fee) will be charged to the person who is accepting the bib transfer. We do not allow transfers if the event has sold out and have a waitlist. In that case, we will follow the posted refund policy and allow the next person on the wait list to register. We require transfers to be completed no later than two weeks prior to the race. This allows us to keep our focus on producing the event and other important race details during the race week. If you contact us in the last two weeks to ask for a transfer, we will not reply and the transfer is not allowed. No exceptions.

More details on the refund/transfer policy.

Refund and/or transfer requests must be made in writing by sending an email to info@blazetrails.com. Refunds are only processed as a credit to a future event.

I registered for the race but now I can’t run. Can I get a refund?2019-10-31T17:22:37+00:00

We understand that things come up. If you can no longer run the race, if you let us know more than one month in advance, you will receive 100% race credit for another Blaze Trails Running event. If you let us know between one month and two weeks prior to race day, you will receive 50% race credit towards another Blaze Trails Running event. We will not allow any refunds or transfers less than two weeks before race day. No exceptions.

Bib transfers to another runner are allowed up until the two weeks prior to the race only if the race has not sold out. If you are interested in transferring your bib to a friend, please contact us immediately. It is very important for the safety of all runners that we have the correct contact and medical information. If the shirt order has already been placed, your friend agrees to accept the shirt size that you ordered. A $15 administration fee (plus transaction fee) will be charged to the person who is accepting the bib transfer. We do not allow transfers if the event has sold out and have a waitlist. In that case, we will follow the posted refund policy and allow the next person on the wait list to register. We require transfers to be completed no later than two weeks prior to the race. This allows us to keep our focus on producing the event and other important race details during the race week. If you contact us in the last two weeks to ask for a transfer, we will not reply and the transfer is not allowed. No exceptions.

Refund and/or transfer requests must be made in writing by sending an email to info@blazetrails.com. Refunds are only processed as a credit to a future event.

I further understand that I am not entitled to a refund if the race director and/or race officials are forced to cancel the race due to any participant safety issue on the course that is out of the race organizer’s control. This may include, but is not limited to flooding, lightning or any other weather condition that makes the course unsafe for participants.

I have already registered. Can I change to a different distance?2018-05-07T03:12:50+00:00

We will allow you to change to a different distance is we have an opening in that distance. If that race is full, we can put you on a wait list to change to the new distance.

If you move to a longer distance, you will need to pay the difference in registration fees. If you move to a shorter distance, you will not be refunded the difference.

What happens if we have rain (or snow)?2017-09-30T22:38:23+00:00

We still run. Positive attitudes are required!

If the weather risks the safety of our participants or volunteers, the race director will make the appropriate decision to keep both runners and volunteers safe. If the race must be canceled due to unforeseen events, no refunds will be given because all costs will already be incurred. This is clearly something that no one wants and the Rockledge Rumble has never been canceled in the 20+ year history of the race. We would like to keep that track record going.

What do you mean by “cupless” race?2017-09-30T22:38:42+00:00

If you’ve run a road race, you have probably seen the streets littered with little paper or plastic cups. Imagine all of those cups on the trail–that would not be good for the environment or for any wildlife. Our goal is to leave the trails in the same shape as we found them.

One of the best ways to be environmentally responsible is to keep this race cupless. That means that each aid station will have plenty of water but you will need to carry your own hydration system. This might be handheld water bottles, fuel belt, or a vest. If you are unsure of what to use, here is one article to help you get started on your research.

Another reason you need to carry a hydration system is the distance between aid stations. Our access to the trail is limited and the distance between aid stations is longer in a trail race than a typical road race.