FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I see if I'm registered?
I never received an email confirmation. What do i do?
Is there a cap on registration?
I am no longer able to compete in the race. Can I receive a refund?
Where and when is packet pick-up?
I am not able to make it to packet pick-up. What do I do?
Is there parking available?
Do I need to take the shuttle to the starting line?
Where do the races start and finish?
Will timing chips be used?
Is the Amica Marathon a Boston Marathon Qualifier?
I would like to switch races, can I do that?
Will medical and massage be available at the finish?
Are there time limits for the Amica Marathon and UnitedHealthcare Half Marathon?
Where are the best places to watch the race?
Are the races walker friendly?
Are there any discounts at hotels for participants?
Are iPods and other music devices allowed?
Can I push a stroller?
Can I run with my dog/animal?
Is there a place to leave my belongings at the start?
Where are the aid stations and what will they be providing?
Are the miles marked?
What kind of flavor energy drinks and refreshments will be provided?
I want to volunteer. Who do I contact?
Will I get an email with my results?
Who can use the shuttles?

 

Answers

How can I see if I'm registered?
Click [here] to see if you're registered. [Back to Top]

I never received an email confirmation. What do I do?
If you did not receive an email confirmation, you can confirm your registration [here] [Back to Top]

Is there a cap on registration?
Yes there is a cap of 5000 runners for the Amica Marathon and UnitedHealthcare Half Marathon combined.   [Back to Top]

I am no longer able to compete in the race. Can I receive a refund?
There are no refunds. You cannot transfer your registration to another person.[Back to Top]

Where and when is packet pickup?
Runners can pick up their race packets on Friday, Oct. 11, 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 12, 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. Location TBD. Race day packet pickup will be Sunday, Oct. 13, 5:45 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. at the Easton's Beach Rotunda, at the race start.

I am not able to make it to packet pick-up. What do I do?
If you cannot make it to packet pick-up, someone else can pick up your race packet at Registration, located at the Health and Wellness Expo. We will keep a list of those who have picked up for other people and their contact info. [Back to Top]

Is there parking available?
Parking is available for all participants. Parking opens at 5:30 a.m. PLEASE ARRIVE AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE! [Parking and Shuttle Information] [Back to Top]

Do I need to take the shuttle to the starting line?
There is no participant parking at Easton's Beach. [Parking and Shuttle Information] [Back to Top]

Where do the races start and finish?
Races start and finish at Easton's Beach. [Back to Top]

Will timing chips be used?
The new technology B-Tag system will be used for timing. For more information: [http://www.chronotrack.com/for-athletes/] If you use your own chip your time will not be recorded. [Back to Top]

Is the Amica Marathon a Boston Marathon qualifier?
Yes. The Amica Marathon is USATF sanctioned and certified. [Back to Top]

I would like to switch races. Can I do that?
Yes. Changes can be made up to 10 days prior to the race (Thursday, Oct 6). There is no refund for Amica Marathon participants who switch to the UnitedHealthcare Half Marathon. Runners who change from the UnitedHealthcare Half Marathon to the Amica Marathon must pay the difference, plus an additional $10. You must send your request via email to [help@amicamarathon.com] In your request, please provide your information and state what race you registered for and the race you want to switch to. [Back to Top]

Are there time limits for the Amica Marathon and UnitedHealthcare Half Marathon?
Yes. The time limit for the Amica Marathon is six hours. The time limit for the UnitedHealthcare Half Marathon is three and a half hours. [Back to Top]

Where are the best places to watch the race?
The best places to watch the race are at the race start and finish at Brenton Point, Sachuest Beach, and Easton's Beach. [Back to Top]

Are the races walker-friendly?
The half marathon is walker friendly as there is a three and a half hour time limit. The marathon has a six hour time limit, and then the course will close. [Back to Top]

Are there any discounts at hotels for participants?
Yes. Various hotels in the area are providing a discounted rate for participants. Visit [Travel] for more information on which hotels are offering a discounted rate. [Back to Top]

Are iPod’s and other music devices allowed?
Yes, per 2011 USATF rules headphones are allowed on course. [Back to Top]

Can I push a stroller?
No. USATF rules/insurance does not cover strollers on the course. Thus, strollers are not permitted. [Back to Top]

Can I run with my dog (animal)?
No. USATF rules/insurance does not cover animals. Thus, running with dogs or any other animals are not permitted.[Back to Top]

Is there a place to leave my belongings at the start?
Yes. There will be a gear bag check-in at the start/finish area. [Back to Top]

Where are the aid stations and what will they be providing?
The aid stations will be roughly every two miles starting at mile two. All aid stations will provide water. The aid stations at mile 6, 8.2, 9.5, 11.2, 13.2, 15, 17.5, 19.1, 20.5, 21.5, 22.5 and 24 will provide Gatorade. Food will be provided at miles 13.1, 17.5, 19.1, 20.5, 21.5, 22.5 and 24. Food will consist of bananas, candy and GU. There will also be athlete food, beverages and a beer garden at the finish line. Bathrooms will be available at all the aid stations. [Back to Top]

Are the miles marked?
Yes. Every mile will be marked by an a-frame sign, and there will be timing clocks every five miles. [Back to Top]

What kind and flavor of energy drinks and refreshments will be provided?
Assorted flavors of Gatorade will be available. [Back to Top]

I want to volunteer. Who do I contact?
If you would like to volunteer, please contact Jon White at [jwhite@eidentsports.com] [Back to Top]

Will I get an email with my results?
If you pre-register online and provide an email address, you will receive your results via email the day of the race. [Back to Top]

Who can use the shuttles?
Runners have first priority but spectators, families and friends are welcome to use the shuttles as well. Shuttles will run continuosly all day. [Back to Top]

Additional Questions

If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact us!

10 Dorrance St.
Suite 650
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 437-8881
Fax: (401) 437-6115
www.amicamarathon.com