Race Day is  
   9.28.2019    
 

                            

                      

 
 
 
GENERAL FAQ
Where do the funds raised at Hoosiers Outrun Cancer go and what are they used for?
This year the funds will benefit The Bloomington Health Foundation Cancer Support Fund. This fund assists – at no charge – cancer patients in our community with needs beyond clinical care: massage therapy, art therapy, patient and family support groups, transportation assistance and more.


What are the Run/Walk distances offered?
Hoosiers Outrun Cancer 1 Mile Kid's Fun Run - for ages 14 and under. This race has a chip timed finish with a gun start that kicks off the action at 10:00am sharp. The starting line (along with all of the pre-race ceremonies) is right in front of the USS Indianapolis ships bow on the West side of IU Memorial stadium. The course is fast as it is almost entirely downhill. Adults are welcome to accompany younger children for the sake of fun and safety. Participation awards are handed out at the finish line by members of the IU Football Team. The 1 Mile course is almost 100% viewable from the North East corner of the IU Memorial Stadium White parking lot. ALL participants please wear their bibs on your chest at all times. To see the full course route MAP please click on the following link Course Info.

Hoosiers Outrun Cancer 1 Mile Family Fun Walk - this event is for ALL ages. The 1 Mile family walkers line up right behind the Kid's Run in the starting chute and also start at 10:00 sharp. The 5K Walk is NOT timed. The starting line (along with all of the pre-race ceremonies) is right in front of the USS Indianapolis ships bow on the West side of IU Memorial stadium. There is not an easier 1 Mile to walk anywhere in Bloomington as the course is almost entirely downhill. The 1 Mile course is almost 100% viewable from the North East corner of the IU Memorial Stadium White parking lot. ALL participants please wear their bibs on your chest at all times. To see the full course route MAP please click on the following link Course Info.

Hoosiers Outrun Cancer 5K Run - this is the event that started it all and is its namesake. The 5K Run is everyone. This race has a chip timed finish with a gun start at 10:20am sharp. The starting line (along with all of the pre-race ceremonies) is right in front of the USS Indianapolis ships bow on the West side of IU Memorial stadium. The course is a challenging run through the IU campus with a steep climb between miles 1 and 2 and then a fast last mile downhill all the way to the finish. The course record in its current configuration was set in 2015 and is held by Aaron Zollman at a blistering 15:55.5 (5:08 pace). ALL participants please wear their bibs on your chest at all times. To see the full course route MAP please click on the following link Course Info.

Hoosiers Outrun Cancer 5K Walk - this event is for ALL ages. The 5K walkers line up right behind the 5K Runners in the starting chute and also start at 10:20 sharp. The 5K Walk is NOT timed. The starting line (along with all of the pre-race ceremonies) is right in front of the USS Indianapolis ships bow on the West side of IU Memorial stadium. The course is a challenging walk through the IU campus with a steep climb between miles 1 and 2 and then an easy downhill all the way to the finish. ALL participants please wear their bibs on your chest at all times. To see the full course route MAP please click on the following link Course Info.

Hoosiers Outrun Cancer Spirit Runners - this event is for anyone who wants to be a part of the action but for any reason cannot actively participate. Sprit Runners support the event by registering like everyone else and are entitled to an event tee and Swag Bag like everyone else but are NOT issued a race number. So there is no excuse not to be part of Hoosiers Outrun Cancer this year!



Important dates and deadlines

Monday, September 10, 2018 – TECH Material event tee option expires
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 – EARLY registration ends at midnight
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 – DEADLINE for MAIL IN registration
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 – LATE registration begins – fee increases to $30
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 – DEADLINE for adding extra $10 event tees to your online registration
Thursday, September 20, 2018 – Team registration closes at midnight
Thursday, September 20, 2018 – DEADLINE for EARLY Team Packet Pickup request
Thursday, September 20, 2018 – DEADLINE for Team post race TAILGATE space reservation
Thursday, September 20, 2018 – DEADLINE for Sponsors Row space reservation
Monday, September 24, 2018 – ONLINE registration ends at midnight
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 – EARLY TEAM packet pickup @ HFI (11am-6pm)
Friday, September 28, 2018 – on-site late registration and EARLY packet pickup (IU Memorial Stadium)
Saturday, September 29, 2018 – RACE DAY

What is the event schedule?
Friday, September 28, 2018 (@ IU Memorial Stadium – 1001 East 17th Street):
11:00am-6:00pm - Packet Pick-Up & Late Registration

Saturday, September 29, 2018 (@ IU Memorial Stadium – 1001 East 17th Street):
7:30am-9:30am - Packet Pick-Up & Late Registration
9:15am - Cancer Survivors and Warriors gather at the stage
9:30am-9:50am - Opening Ceremony
9:50-10:00am - Final Instructions
10:00am - Start of the 1 Mile kid's Run and Family Fun Walk
10:20am - Start of the 5K Run
10:25am - Start of the 5K Walk
11:15am - Awards Ceremony

What are the prices for event registration?
Hoosiers Outrun Cancer - ALL ages - ALL categories
1/1/18 - 9/18/18 $25.00
After 9/18/18 $30.00

To avoid online registration processing fees, you may click here to view or download the mail in paper registration form. Mailed in registration forms MUST be received by us no later than Tuesday - 9/18/2018.

How is the climate in Bloomington during late September?
Typical September weather in Bloomington generally starts out cool in the morning with an average low temperature of around 60 degrees warming up to an average high temperature of 70 degrees by noon.

What roads will be closed?
17th street from Gate 6/N. Fess Ave. to N. Dunn street will be closed from about 10:10am until no later than 11:10am.
Dunn street from 17th street to the Indiana SR46 bypass will be closed from about 10:10am until no later than 10:45am.
Indiana Avenue from 17th street to 10th street will be closed from about 10:10am until no later than 11:10am.
East Cottage Grove Avenue from Indiana Avenue to Woodlawn Avenue will be closed from about 10:15am until no later than 11:20am.
Woodlawn Avenue from East Cottage Grove Avenue to 13th Street will be closed from about 10:20am until no later than 11:40am.
13th Street from Woodlawn Avenue to Fee Lane will be closed from about 10:20am until no later than 11:40am.
Fee Lane from 13th Street to East Law Lane will be closed from about 10:20am until no later than 11:50am.
East Law Lane from Fee Lane to Jordan Avenue will be closed from about 10:20am until no later than 11:50am.
Jordan Avenue from East Law Lane to 17th street will be closed from about 10:20am until no later than 11:50am.
17th street from Jordan Avenue to the Jordan extension will be closed from about 10:20am until no later than 11:55am.
Jordan extensionfrom 17th street to Fee Lane will be closed from about 10:20am until no later than 11:55am.
Fee Lane at the intersection of the Jordan extension will be closed from about 10:20am until no later than 12:15pm.

From this location onward the HOC 5K course is wholly contained inside the IU Athletics parking PURPLE lot.

To see the full course route MAP please click on the following link Course Info.

Do participants receive an "Custom Event tee Shirt?"
YES. All participants who register "EARLY" (prior to September 19th) are guaranteed a Long Sleeve Event Tee Shirt - race number and Swag Bag. Registrations after September 19th are NOT guaranteed an event tee so we can make sure that funds are not wasted on leftover tee shirts. We strongly recommend that everyone register as EARLY is possible.

What sizing are the Hoosiers Outrun Cancer event tees?"
All adult event tees (including the optional TECH tee) are UNISEX sizing.

Is there a Hoosiers Outrun Cancer TECH tee option?"
YES! - This is the first year that we have offered a (UNISEX sizing) 100% Poly or Poly blended TECH style event tee that is available during the registration process for an additional fee of $10. Please note that this option is only available thru September 10th and is only available with ONLINE registration. SORRY - the TECH tee option is not available with the "Survivor/Warrior (RED) tee option.

Are additional Hoosiers Outrun Cancer event tees available for purchase?"
YES! During the "Early" (prior to September 19th) ONLINE registration process additional event tees may be added to your registration for $10 each. IF AVAILABLE, additional tees may also be purchased in the LATE Registration area at packet pickup at Memorial Stadium on 9/28 and 9/29.

Are the races chip timed?
Yes. The Hoosiers Outrun Cancer Kid's 1 Mile Fun Run (14 and under) and the 5K Run are a GUN start (all times are the same) and a chip timed finish. The 1 Mile Family Fun Walk and the 5K Walk are NOT timed.

A results kiosk is available near the finish line so that you can retrieve you finish time before you leave. Later in the day on race day we will post the full results in OVERALL and AGE GROUP format via the RESULTS button at www.hoosiersoutruncancer.com .

Where should I stay?
Hoosiers Outrun Cancer is very often the same weekend as LOTUS Festival so a hotel room may be hard to find. We recommend that you shop for and reserve your accommodations as early as possible.

To learn more about options for your overnight stay check out Visit Bloomington

Who should I contact about being an "elite" runner?
There are no COMPED entries for Elite runners in the Hoosiers Outrun Cancer 5K Run


HOOSIERS OUTRUN CANCER TEAMS FAQ
What does it mean to be a Hoosiers Outrun Cancer TEAM?
Each year over 100 teams both large and small represent more than 3000 of the 5000 participants at Hoosiers Outrun Cancer. Many teams have peoples names, some have school names, some have a company name, and some just have crazy fun made up names. But no matter what the team name is the thing they have in common is they all have the same goal. That goal is to raise funds and awareness while showing their love and support for someone lost to Cancer, someone currently fighting Cancer (we refer to as Warriors), and to celebrate with all of those who are Cancer Survivors.

To get a team started all you need to do is have your Team Captain register themselves and your team's name by clicking on this link REGISTER AND CREATE YOUR TEAM NAME . After the team name is registered/created it will be added to the drop down list of team names as a choice for any subsequent registration

How do I register to join a team?
Anyone that wants to register and JOIN A TEAM can do so by going to www.hoosiersoutruncancer.org and clicking on the REGISTER NOW! button. This takes you to the registration page for the Hoosiers Outrun Cancer Run/Walk. From there choose the button called JOIN A TEAM. You can a take a shortcut to the "JOIN A TEAM" page by clicking on this link REGISTER AND JOIN A TEAM . You can register as many people as you like and make one payment .

I am a HOC Team Captain - can I login to see my team members?
Yes - As the team captain you have access to a team administration page which includes a list of all team members, their email addresses, tee shirt sizes etc. as well as an email tool that gives you the ability to send email messages to your whole team at once. Access to the team administration site is available by clicking this link TEAM CAPTAIN LOGIN

What is the Early TEAM packet pickup? 
EARLY Team Packet Pickup is a way that any team can pickup ALL of the tee shirts, race numbers, and Swag Bags the Wednesday (3 days) prior to Race Day. Over half of our Hoosiers Outrun Cancer teams take advantage of this EARLY pick up option. Please indicate to us your desire for the EARLY Team PPU option during your team creation/registration process by answering yes to the question "Would you like to be added to the EARLY TEAM Packet Pickup list?" If you are not sure yet if you want EARLY Team Packet Pickup during the team creation/registration process just answer NO and if you change your mind later, notify the HOC teams coordinator by email at HOC Teams Email no later than 9/20/18.

Note: By answering YES you are indicating to us that you or a designated representative will pick up your entire teams race numbers, event tees, and swag bags during the TEAM Packet Pickup on Wednesday, September 26th, 11am - 6pm at Harrell-Fish, Inc., 2010 Fountain Drive, Bloomington IN, 47404 and then distribute them to all of your team members prior to the race.

What is the TEAMs TAILGATE? 
In 2017 HOC began offering all teams the option of setting up a special area for your team members to gather and relax after their event. The "HOC teams post race tailgate area" is part of the IU Memorial Stadium parking "Purple lot" and is located close to the Finish line. Team tailgate spots are by reservation only and require that all vehicles and tailgate materials are in their designated spot no later than 8am race morning. If your team is interested please contact the HOC teams coordinator by email at HOC Teams Email no later than 9/20/18.


REGISTRATION FAQ
What is the deadline for online registration?
Online registration will close on Monday September 24th at midnight EST.

MAILED IN PAPER REGISTRATION forms MUST be received by us no later than Tuesday - September 18.

If you do not submit your registration by these deadlines, on site registration is available at Packet Pick-Up on Friday - September 28th from 11am to 6pm and on Race Day - Saturday - September 29th from 7:30am to 9:30am.

Are children under any certain age free?
We understand that it may be difficult for families to pay a registration fee every family member and we encourage everyone to consider this a family event and include everyone. Your registration fees include the event tee, swag bag, refreshments, and a race number bib (with timing chip for the timed events) therefore you must pay the registration fee for any member of your family to receive these items. However, you have the option during EARLY registration to purchase addition event tees for $10 if you want everyone to get a tee but the full registration fee is too much. (The extra event tee option for $10 is not guaranteed after EARLY registration ends on September 18th).

Children are welcome to participate free of charge with a parent or legal guardian who has registered and signed/accepted a paper or electronic waiver which states (among other things) the following:

I understand by the acceptance of this release of liability and assumption of risk waiver I am executing a legally binding agreement to participate in the Event which includes myself as well as any accompanying child under 18 years of age, any accompanying persons who may be incapacitated, or mentally challenged, registered or unregistered for this event, regardless of whether or not I am the parent/legal guardian (referred to as “Others accompanying me”).

What is a Spirit Runner?
A Spirit Runner is a registration category for everyone who wants to be a part of the action but for any reason cannot actively participate. A Spirit Runner is no different than any other participant when it comes to registration deadlines, pricing etc. They are also entitled to the event tee and the Swag Bag just like any other participant. Also just like every other participant they are responsible for retrieving these items during the regularly scheduled PPU times, having a friend or associate retrieve the items for them, or if they are on a team that has selected EARLY TEAM PPU then those items are kitted along with the rest of the team and they can then retrieve their items from their team captain. What they do not receive that makes them different is a race number/bib. Hoosiers Outrun Cancer does not ship any items. ALL items must be picked up by race day or they are forfeited and used for other purposes.

Can I mail in a paper registration and pay by check?
Sure, just click on MAILED IN PAPER REGISTRATION for a downloadable copy of the registration form. Paper registration forms MUST be received by us no later than Tuesday - September 18.

How can I confirm that I am registered?
Sure, just click on CONFIRM MY REGISTRATION.

Can I get my registration confirmation email resent?
Sure, just click on RESEND REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION EMAIL .

I registered and/or was charged twice, what should I do?
If you received two confirmations with two different confirmation numbers, then you have submitted two separate registrations. Please click on REG EMAIL to send a message to the Race Manager. Make sure to include you name, the confirmation numbers for both registrations and a phone number where we can reach you if we have further questions. We will contact you and confirm that your problem gets promptly resolved.

What if I accidentally entered incorrect information when I registered?
Hoosiers Outrun Cancer registration has set up an access tool that will allow you to edit certain registration fields. You can access this function via a link in your registration confirmation email. Look at your registration confirmation email and go to the bottom where you will find a section called EDIT YOUR REGISTRATION RECORD. If you click on that link it will take you to the webpage and automatically populate the necessary fields with information from your registration. Click the REQUEST ACCESS and follow the instructions. Please note that participant transfers and name changes may not be allowed. If you have questions about those types of changes or just need help please CLICK HERE to send a message to the Race Manager. Make sure to include you name, your confirmation number and a phone number where we can reach you if we have further questions. We will contact you and confirm that your problem gets promptly resolved.

If the corrections you need are not urgent, you may also make changes at Packet Pick-Up (Friday or Saturday) by visiting the "Help Desk".

May I change from one event to another?
Yes. There are several ways to accomplish this. The easiest way is to make your change request at Packet Pick-Up (Friday or Saturday) by visiting the "Help Desk". If your request is more urgent please CLICK HERE to send a message to the Race Manager. Make sure to include you name, your confirmation number and a phone number where we can reach you if we have further questions. We will contact you and confirm that your problem gets promptly resolved.

May I transfer my entry to someone else? 
No. Sorry - there are no transfers for this event.

I can't make it! May I get a refund for my entry?
No. Sorry - there are no refunds for this event.


PRE-RACE FAQ
Where should I park for EARLY Packet Pick-Up and LATE Registration on Friday?
Parking for EARLY Packet Pick-Up and LATE Registration on Friday 9/28 will be in the IU Athletics White lot which is on the West side of IU Memorial Stadium. Access to the White lot is easiest/best via gate 8 from Dunn Street. Click here to see the FRIDAY PARKING MAP.

THE WHITE LOT IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC PARKING ON RACE DAY. Race Day parking on Saturday 9/29 is in the IU Athletics Purple lot which is on the North side of IU Memorial Stadium. Access to the Purple lot is easiest via gate 10 and 11 from the IN SR46 bypass or via gate 9 off of Dunn Street. Click here to see the RACE DAY PARKING MAP.

Where should I park on Race Day?
Race Day parking on Saturday 9/29 is in the IU Athletics Purple lot which is on the North side of IU Memorial Stadium. Access to the Purple lot is easiest via gate 10 and 11 from the IN SR46 bypass or via gate 9 off of Dunn Street. Click here to see the RACE DAY PARKING MAP.

Can someone else pick up my packet?
Yes.

Can I register for the Run or Walk on Race Day?
Yes, you may register for any of the events on race day, from 7:30am-9:30am. Registration fees increase from $25 to $30 on September 19th. Event tees may not be avaialble on Race Day and are only guaranteed if you register ONLINE prior to 9/19

Can I wait and pick up my packet on Race Day?
Yes, you may pick up your packet on race day, from 7:30am-9:30am.

Is there a gear check?
No gear check. Parking is close enough to the start/finish area to use your (or a friend's) vehicle for gear check.Indiana University and Hoosiers Outrun Cancer are not responsible for any personal property while parked for the event.

Is there a Pasta Dinner or restaurant associated with the race?
No. we do not, but there are over 100 great restaurants in and around Bloomington that look forward to taking care of you the night before your big race.Check out VISIT Bloomington for help in finding a location to CARB up!

Can I bring my DOG?
Participants WILL NOT be allowed to participate in the Hoosiers Outrun Cancer with animals, bicycles, roller skates, or inline skates. We ask that participants who have a stroller/baby jogger stay to the rear of the group for the safety of everyone. We ask that ALL participants wear their bibs on your chest at all times.

Are strollers or baby joggers allowed?
Participants WILL NOT be allowed to participate in the Hoosiers Outrun Cancer with animals, bicycles, roller skates, or inline skates. We ask that participants who have a stroller/baby jogger stay to the rear of the group for the safety of everyone. We ask that ALL participants wear their bibs on your chest at all times.

What is NOT allowed in the race?
Participants WILL NOT be allowed to participate in the Hoosiers Outrun Cancer with animals, bicycles, roller skates, or inline skates. We ask that participants who have a stroller/baby jogger stay to the rear of the group for the safety of everyone. We ask that ALL participants wear their bibs on your chest at all times.

Are participants allowed to wear headsets during the run?
For safety purposes, we strongly recommend that people do not wear headsets so they can hear important information or an emergency vehicle along the course.


COURSE/RACE FAQ
Where will I find First AID and water stations on the course?
First AID and water is available at the 1 Mile and 2 Mile marks as well as the finish line. The finish line AID and water station will also have fresh fruit in addition to a bottle of water for every participant. To see the full course route MAP please click on the following link Course Info.

Where will I find toilet facilities on Race Day?
Restroom facilities are located inside the IU Memorial Stadium WEST side concourse. There are also some portable toilets in the Purple parking lot. Portable toilets are NOT supplied anywhere on the course.

Where is a good location to be a spectator and watch the race?
Besides the start and the finish line there are a couple other great spots to spectate. One is at the intersection of Woodlawn and 13th street and the other is at the intersection of Jordan Avenue and Law Lane on the hilltop. To see the full course route MAP please click on the following link Course Info .

Is there a time limit for each race?
No time limits. Since the 1 Mile Walk follows the Kid's 1 Mile Run and the 5K Walk follows the 5K Run there is no imposed time limit on either of the races.

Can I leave the course and come back?
Any participants who leaves the course in a timed division will be disqualified.

Are the courses certified?
The Hoosiers Outrun Cancer 1 Mile and 5K courses are not certified. Since this is primarily a charity event and these are fun runs we do our best to get the course length as close as possible.


POST-RACE FAQ
Do finishers receive a medal?
No. Since this event is a charity fundraiser and we do our best to keep expenses as low as possible we have not provided medals since the first Hoosiers Outrun Cancer in 1999.

Is their food or refreshments after the race?
Yes. Once you clear the MASTER RENTAL-PARTY CENTRAL Finish Line, all finishers should proceed to the post race rest and recovery area. There you will find the KROGER food tent where all finishers receive a bottle of Dasani water along with some fresh fruit options which are usually Apples and Banannas. In addition to the complimentary KROGER water and fruit there will be several food trucks available as well..

Will shower facilities be available after the race?
No. We do not provide access to any shower facilities

Are there AWARDS for the Overall or Age Goup winners?
YES, The awards are as follows.

All participants in the 1 Mile Kid's FUN RUN receive a participation award. Typically a ribbon or wrist band but what the kid's remember most is that they receive their award in the finsh chute from an IU Football player. The Hoosiers Outrun Cancer 5K Run awards are as follows:

The OVERALL Male and Female winners receive a TBD gift valued at $50 dollars and a free entry into the 2019 Hoosiers Outrun Cancer.

The OVERALL Male and Female winners who are a Cancer Survivor or Warrior receive a TBD gift valued at $50 dollars and a free entry into the 2019 Hoosiers Outrun Cancer.

The Male and Female winners of each Age Group receive a TBD gift valued at $25 dollars and a free entry into the 2019 Hoosiers Outrun Cancer. Age groups are: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.

Awards must be picked up at the event. No awards will be mailed, shipped, or delivered.

 



HOOSIERS OUTRUN CANCER - BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA SINCE 1999