When and where can I pick up my race packet and t-shirt?
Race packets and official event gender specific technical t-shirts can be picked up on Saturday, March 18th from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. and on race day Sunday, March 19th from 6:15 A.M. to 7:30 A.M. at the Two Rivers High School cafetorium. Please note t-shirts are not guaranteed with race weekend registration!
What time does the race start?
The Aurora Health Care Two Rivers 10-Mile Run, 3-Person Relay. and 2-Mile Run/Walk will all start at 8:00 A.M.
What is the weather usually like on race day?
Average High: 45
Average Low: 28
* Please note that ample indoor space will be available prior to the race and that post-race food and refreshments, and awards ceremony will take place in the Two Rivers High School Cafetorium after the race.
Are there awards?
We provide quality, custom trophies and medals for all races! A detailed breakdown of overall and age group awards can be found by clicking on the Race Info page found under RACE INFORMATION tab. Ribbons are awarded to all 14-under finishers in the 2-Mile Run/Walk. Prize money is awarded to top 3 male and female overall finishers and to top male and female master’s finishers. Awards ceremony for 2-Mile Run/Walk starts at approximately 9:00 A.M., 10-Mile Run and Relay at 10:15 A.M. Please note that awards will not be mailed!
Are there post-race refreshments?
Yes, our post-race refreshments include chili, bagels, fruit, cookies, water, chocolate milk, and sports drink. Refreshments can be found in the Two Rivers High School Cafetorium immediately following the race. Results will be posted, and awards ceremony is held, in the same location.
Are walkers welcome?
YES! The Aurora Health Care Two Rivers 2-Mile Run/Walk is a community health and fitness option that allows a greater number of runners and walkers to be a part of this event! Our Aurora Health Care Two Rivers 10-Mile and 3-Person Relay will be reserved for runners only since our course will officially close at 10:45 A.M.
Where should I park?
The Two Rivers High School parking lots hold over 500 cars and overflow street parking will be available on the South side of Two Rivers High School if necessary. On race day morning, please enter Two Rivers High School campus via South entrance. This will help to eleviate conjestion at the North entrance where Two Rivers Police Department will be setting cones and closing a lane of traffic on Highway 42 as part of our course safety plan.
How would you describe the course?
The Aurora Health Care Two Rivers 10-Mile course is flat, fast, scenic, and USATF certified (#WI11035DM). The race starts in front of Two Rivers High School, proceeds on paved streets surrounding Point Beach State Forest, and includes a beautiful stretch through Neshotah Park and along the Lake Michigan shoreline, before returning to Two Rivers High School for the exciting finish. All Miles are accurately marked, splits will be given at 1 and 5 miles, and water/Gatorade stations will be available at 2, 4, 6, and 8 miles. The race is led by a lead vehicle. Excellent race for those training for a half or full marathon.
The Aurora Health Care Two Rivers 2-Mile course is a flat, fast, out-and-back course where runners/walkers will also start in front of Two Rivers High School, and proceed to our USATF certified 10-Mile first mile marker turn-around point, before returning to the Two Rivers High School for the exciting finish.
Will medical coverage be provided?
Yes, an Aurora Health Care physican and/or certified athletic trainer will be stationed at Two Rivers High School, Mile-8 water station, and at Port Sandy Bay and Neshotah Park exchange zones. A “SAG” vehicle will also be on the course to assist any runners.
Can I wear headphones?
We understand that many runners enjoy using headphones to aid in their running concentration. USATF regulations prohibit any prize money winners from wearing headphones! If you have a chance to win prize money, do not use headphones. Headphones are allowed to all other runners, but not recommended for safety purposes. Please stay alert!
Can I push a stroller?
Strollers are permitted in the 2-Mile Run/Walk only with restrictions. Strollers are not permitted in the 10-Mile or 3-Person Relay. All participants with strollers must start in the back of the pack to minimize tripping hazards. Competitive running with jog strollers is strongly discouraged and could jeapardize future access of stroller participants in this event.
Are dogs, skates, rollerblades, or bikes allowed?
No, strictly for safety reasons.
Who are the event benefactors and/or charity partners?
Event proceeds will benefit Two Rivers High School Athletic and Band Boosters.
Where can I stay in Two Rivers?
Where should I wear my timing chip?
Since your chip is attached to your bib, all you have to do is pin the bib to the front of your shirt or singlet.
Where are restrooms located?
Eight restrooms will be available inside Two Rivers High School. Portable restrooms will also be located at Neshotah Park and Port Sandy Bay relay exchange zones. Bathroom facilities will also be available inside Port Sandy Bay.
How long is the course open?
The Aurora Health Care Two Rivers 10-Mile course will be open for 2.75 hours from the start of the race at 8:00 A.M. to course closure at 10:45 A.M. at which point our course officials, volunteers, and traffic control officers will vacate the course.
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If I am injured, pregnant and/or no longer able to attend the race, can I get a refund?
Sorry, but entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. The only exception that will be made is for those who are on active military duty and are deployed for service. Submit a copy of deployment papers along with a mailing address to request the refund.