Can I pick up or have someone else pick up my Race Packet?
Yes. IF someone other than the registered race participant is picking up another person's packet the person picking up the packet must present a signed/dated copy of the race waiver 2019 Wet N Wild 5KEvent Release of Liability Waiver.pdf with a valid Drivers License number written next to the signature line so we have some way of verifying the person signing the waiver is the person acknowledging the liability.
Where can I pick up my packet?
Friday, Aug 9th 2PM-7PM
A Snail's Pace Running Shop
1040 E Imperial Hwy # F2, Brea, CA 92821
Saturday, Aug 10th (event morning) 6:15AM-7:45AM
Splash! La Mirada Aquatic Center GYM
13806 La Mirada Blvd, La Mirada, CA 90638
On race day you can pick up your packet at the race site in the gymnasium beginning at 6:15 AM.
When can I pick up my packet?
You can pick up your packet the morning of the race or at any pre-packet/late registration locations listed on the website prior to race day.
Can I register on race day?
YES. You can late register either from your cellphone on the way to the event or at the event starting at 6:15 AM
Is this a “fun run” or a competitive run/walk event?
It’s as serious or as fun as you want to make it. If you want a fast and flat pavement 5K course that you can PR (best time ever), you will be disappointed. However, if you want a challenging, scenic cross country course with a waist deep water finish, we guarantee that you’re going to get that and more!
Is there an age restriction?
Although there is no age restrictions, due to the nature of the course along with the water finish, all infants being pushed by participants must remain seated in strollers for the entire duration of the event, and all participants must meet the minimum height requirement of 42 inches.
Why a “wave” start and does it matter what wave I’m in?
To ensure maximum fun and less bottle-necking on the course, we will have wave starts. Don’t worry, your time will start when you cross the start line and end when you cross the finish line. It doesn’t matter what wave you’re in or how far back you are in the starting pack.
Is this race timed?
Yes. You will have a disposable chip attached to your bib. As long as you keep your bib on, you will have access to “real time” finish results.
What should I wear?
Wear your regular running/walking/swimming gear or a themed costume, it’s up to you. We just ask that you consider we are and wish to remain a “family friendly” event.
Can my pet join me?
LA County Parks prohibits animals (unless guide dogs) in the park and no animals will be allowed in any water features inside Splash! facility.
Do I have to know how to swim?
At the most, you will be in waist deep water. You can choose to walk it, run it, dog paddle it, butterfly stroke it, but knowing how to swim is not a requirement.
Can I sign up a team or join one?
YES. As long as you can get 8 or more folks together, you can register as a team. You can register your team on-line or by mail-in registration. If you choose to join a team after your initial registration, the most current registration pricing will apply.
What if I don’t want my shoes to get wet?
If getting your nice pair of running shoes wet in clean pool water is unthinkable, we will have plastic bags available at the water entry point. There you can stop and "bag" them, then “carry” them with you. Another option available is to skip the“lazy river” and take the “stay dry” walk instead . If you choose this route, you will get a finishing time, but will be disqualified from the “overall”, “age category”, and “TEAM” awards.
Where do I put my car keys, wedding ring, sunglasses, etc?
Parking this year is FREE and is extremely close to the start/finish area so our advice is to leave your valuables locked in your car. There will be a “gear check” area with a limited amount of rental lockers available the morning of the race on a “first come, first serve basis”. Locker rentals can be purchased in at the PACKET PICKUP/LATE REGISTRATION AREA LOCATED IN THE GYM.
Can I get a refund or transfer my registration to someone else if I can’t make it?
This is event is NON-REFUNDABLE. Registration transfers will be accepted during early and regular registration periods only.
Is this a “stroller friendly” course?
In years past… yes. This year not so much, unless you have the “all terrain” model and are up for pushing it over grass with some ups and downs. Toddlers and babies in strollers do not have to pay an entry fee, but MUST remain seated in the stroller at all times and participants MUST push the stroller (or make arrangements for them to be pushed by someone else) through the “stay dry” walk route.
Are there any showers available after the race?
YES, this year warm indoor showers are available for post race participants. They are located in the male/female locker rooms of the aquatic center.
Are there any awards or other STUFF?
Every participant receives a tech t-shirt and finisher medal. Award Medals will be given to male and female Overall and top 3 Age Group Category winners. There will be Trophy presentations to the top 5 overall TEAM winners (team placements are based on the top 5 finishing times from each team). TEAM participants are eligible for both team and individual recognition and teams do not have to cross the finish line together. The top 3 overall male and female finishers will receive A Snail's Pace Running Shop shoe gift certificate.
How do I get my race time?
At the time you register on-line, you can request instant results be sent to your cellphone. There will also be results posted at the Start/Finish line area and on our website following the race.