Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Are there any refunds?
A: Navy-Air Force Half Marathon and Navy 5-Miler has a no refund policy.
Q: Is there an age requirement for the Half marathon and/or the 5-mile race?
A: Yes. The minimum age to participate is 10 years old on race day for the Half Marathon and 5-mile races. We are not able to accept children younger than 10 years of age due to Navy MWR policy.
Q: Is there a minimum pace requirement?
A: Yes, the course has strict time limit rule. Half marathon participants must maintain a 15 minute per mile pace (3 hours and 15 minutes). 5-mile participants must maintain a 20 minute per mile pace (1 hour and 40 minutes).
Q: Is there a time limit to complete the race?
A: Yes, our permit requires all participants to cross the finish line by 10:45 a.m.
Q: I am having trouble registering for the race through Active.com.
A: Please visit the Active.com Help & Support page at http://activesupport.force.com/usersupport . You can also contact Active via email or online chat at http://activesupport.force.com/usersupport/UScontact.
Q: When does registration close?
A: Online registration will close at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018. Late registration will be accepted at the Runner's Expo and Packet Pick-up on September 14-15, 2018 until spots are filled.
Q: How do I find out if I am registered?
A: You can confirm your registration by logging into your MyEvents.active and search for the "2018 Navy-Air Force Half Marathon and Navy 5-Miler" event.
Q: Can I change my race from the Half marathon to the 5-miler?
A: Yes, to change your race from the Half marathon to 5-Miler, log into your MyEvents.active account. Search for the "2018 Navy-Air Force Half Marathon and Navy 5-Miler" and click on "Change Category". The deadline to make the change is September 13, 2018.
Q: Can I change my race from the 5-miler to the Half marathon?
A: Yes, to change your race from the 5-Miler to the Half marathon, log into your MyEvents.active account. Search for the "2018 Navy-Air Force Half Marathon and Navy 5-Miler" and click on "Change Category". There will be an additional fee to cover the difference between the 5-Miler and Half marathon registration fees. The deadline to make the change is September 13, 2018.
Q: I am no longer able to participate in the event, what are my options?
A: We are aware training injuries, family commitments and other unexpected situation pop-up in life. Below is a summary of your options if you can no longer participate in the event. For more information about how to make the change, fees, deadlines, contacts, etc., please visit our Policies page for details.
- Runner-to-Runner Transfer - Transfer your registration to another runner and receive a partial refund.
- Event Transfer/Deferral - Transfer (aka defer) your registration to the following year's event.
- Race Category Change - Change your race category from the Half marathon to the 5-Miler, or vice versa.
- Registration Protection Program - Navy-Air Force Half Marathon & 5-Miler has no involvement in the program. It is provided by a third party and must be purchased during registration. For more information visit the Active Support page and enter a key word search for "Registration Protection".
Q: Can I pick-up my packet and bib number on race day?
A: No. There will be no packet or bib pick-up available on race day. All runners must pick up their packet at the Runner's Expo and Packet Pick-up on September 14-15, 2018.
Q: What are the rules and regulations of the Ultimate Warrior Challenge?
A: To order an Ultimate Warrior Medal (UWM), runners must complete 3 races organized by one of the five military service branches between September 18, 2017 and September 16, 2018. The third, and last race, must be the Navy-Air Force Half Marathon or Navy 5-Miler. The medal will be mailed to you after the Navy-Air Force Half Marathon and Navy 5-Miler events.
Q: How do I purchase the UWM?
A: The Ultimate Warrior Medal (UWM) can be purchased during registration for the Half Marathon or 5-Miler. If you missed the opportunity during registration, you can login to your MyEvents.active account, click on "Purchase Merchandise" and place your order. The last day to place an order online is August 31, 2018. If extra UWMs remain, we will accept paper order forms with payment after race day based on the order that payments are received.
Q: Are strollers allowed on the course?
A: No, strollers are not allowed on the race course. Safety of all participants is our number one priority.
Q: What lodging options are available near the start?
A: The Navy-Air Force Half Marathon has room block agreements with a number of hotels near the start line of the events.
Q: Where do I park?
A: Paid street parking is available, but is limited around the Washington Monument. The closest parking garage is available at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, open 24 hours to the public. You can access the parking garage via ramps at 14th Street (north and south ramps) and 13 1/2 Street (off Pennsylvania Ave.) When parking in the Ronald Reagan Building, all vehicles are subject to security screening, please allow extra time for security checks, parking and walking to the start/finish line.
Don’t see an answer to your question? Please contact us at NavyAirForceHalfMarathon@gmail.com