FAQs

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Race Mandatory Read

Course Description:  Dirt Devil Racing utilizes some of the coolest trails available in San Diego.  Our races offer both single and double track trail, hills, lakes, canyons and scenic views.  See race page for maps and specific course descriptions.

Aid Stations:  Depending on distance Dirt Devil Racing provides aid stations in varying numbers.  Our 5K may have only one aid station while our Trail Half Marathons typically have 4-5 aid stations.  They are well stocked with water, electrolyte drink and energy gels.

No Littering!  Any racer caught littering anywhere on the course will be immediately disqualified.  DO NOT LITTER.  There are garbage bags at the aid stations.

Head Phones:  Are permitted….BUT, you must leave one ear free so that you can hear other runners approaching you from behind.  There is nothing worse than a trail snail blocking the trail because they are rocking to the Jonas Brothers.  If you can not follow this rule you will be disqualified and beaten profusely by all other racers   : )

Rattle Snakes.  There are rattle snakes in California.  Hopefully you will hear one before you see it!  That is their way of letting you know to take a wide berth.  YOU CAN’T HEAR IT IF YOU HAVE HEADPHONES ON!

Headphones:  If you must wear headphones to entertain yourself while running you can only wear it in one ear.  This will allow you to hear critters and runners behind you that would like to pass.  Yea I said it twice :)

Passing on the trail:  Yell!  ON YOUR LEFT!  When you want to pass.  The slower runner in front will move to their RIGHT allowing the runner behind to pass on their left.  If a runner is approaching you from the front move over slightly to your right so that both of you can pass without a collision.

Bibs:  Make sure your bib is 100% visible.  You must announce your number at the turnaround point/aid station to ensure your time.  Any runner that does not go all the way to the turnaround point will be disqualified from the race.  When crossing the finish line you are being video recorded to ensure proper timing.  Your time can only be properly recorded if your bib is visible in the front of your shirt or shorts.

Dropping:  If for some reason you decide to drop, injury, improper training etc please drop at an aid station and tell the aid station captain you are dropping.  This is the only way we know you did not simply walk of the course and go home.

Cut off time:  There is a 3.5 hour limit on Half Marathons and the Stairway to Heaven 15K. The stairway to Heaven Half Marathon has a 4 hour cut-off time. Other Dirt Devil Racing events do not currently have time limits.

Thank you for your participation!! Come to the Post Race Party: Dirt Devil Racing and all of our sponsor’s thank you for your participation in our races. We typically have a post race Awards Ceremony at the finish line area. This year we will try pizza, hand out awards, prizes, review pictures from the race, and chat about the next race to conquer. See the specific race page for details as each After Party and its details differ from race to race.

Race Mandatory Read

Packet Pick-up Times & Location

Packet pickups will be the morning of the race.  See specific race page for details

*Be sure to check the details on each race page for changes or other notes specific to a particular race.

***Make sure to have your photo ID ready or a picture of it on your smart phone in order to pick up your bib***********

MANDATORY Race Day Check-in: All race participants MUST check in on race morning. Race check in begins at 5:30am. Failure to check in prior to starting the race will result in automatic disqualification, meaning no time will be posted in the Race Results. Sounds harsh? … we know … but think of it this way; if you forget to print your airline boarding passes, or check-in with the gate agent, will your flight wait for you … or refund you if you miss it?! Nope. (Us neither.)

If I Can’t Run How Do I Get A Refund or Transfer My Bib?
Sorry no refunds are offered for any of these races … but good news!!  We now allow bib transfers up to 2 weeks in advance of the race.   Simply email DrRunco@sdri.net and copy the person who is getting the bib transfer.  They will then receive an email inviting them to sign up at a 100% discount.  This allows the racer to pay you directly or for you to gift them the race…..its up to you.  NO bib transfers will be allowed after the deadline.

(Side Note: Individual race prizes and the shirt size originally ordered will go to each race finisher. However, no Series Award Prizes will be given to a racer that does NOT personally run ALL 4 races in the series. Keep this in mind when doing a bib transfer if you have signed up to run a Series.)

 

Canceling: If you can no longer run the race and it is too late to receive a refund, you are encouraged to let the Race Director: Krista@SDRi.net know that you are canceling. This will “potentially” allow another Wait Listed racer the opportunity to run if there is enough lead time. Sure you don’t get your money back, because all the race expenses have already been paid out, including the schwag and goodies, porta-potties, permits, insurance, etc that we have purchased on your behalf … but it does net you some great “running karma” for your next successful race!! And who doesn’t need that, right?!!!

Wait List: Once the race is sold out …. (and it will) …. you can use our sign-up form to reserve your spot on each race’s Wait List.

This is the information that will be required to complete that process.

  • Once your completed info is received you will be wait listed in the order your ‘original’ email request was received.
  • Please do NOT send duplicate emails, unless it contains separate racer info.
  • Please be sure the EMAIL ADDRESS you use in your answers is one you can check 24/7.
  • All fields must be filled out in order for your Wait List to be entered in the system..
  • As cancellations come in, the next on the Wait List will be EMAILED and offered the chance to call SDRI and pay for the race.
  • Once payment is complete you are in. You will NOT be required to pick up your bib until race morning.

You will get a “Wait List Confirmed” email once you have successfully completed the process. Further instructions will follow.

To sign up for our Wait List, CLICK HERE

4 Responses to FAQs

  1. Charlotte Huff says:

    04/07/2013
    Dear Dirt Devil Racing:
    Do any of the Dirt Devil Races have a walking component?
    Sincerely,
    Charlotte.Huff@gmail.com

    • Dr. Runco says:

      Not specifically. The half marathons have a 3 hour cut-off. The shorter distance races have had some walkers as well

  2. anne says:

    does the grand slam 5k, 10k, 15k, and half have to be done in the same calendar year to qualify for the special shwag?

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