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FAQs

That depends on the race!

Dirty Trail Races-

  • Sorry, there are no refunds for Dirty Trail Series races!
  • We’ll transfer your registration to another Dirty Trail Race for a $10 fee up until 10 days prior to the event.
  • Should the race be cancelled due to extreme weather, trail conditions, or due to circumstances beyond our control (you know, like a zombie apocalypse) entry fees will immediately be applied to the following year’s race. Entry fees will not be refunded.
  • We do not allow transfers of race registrations between participants.

Endurance Races, Duathlons, and Road Races-

  • Sorry, there are no refunds for Endurance, Duathlons, or Road races!
  • We’ll transfer 50% of your entry fee as credit toward another Western Reserve Racing event up until two weeks prior to the original event date.
  • Want to change distances? No problem. Just make sure we are notified before the race begins to ensure you are eligible for awards.
  • Should the race be cancelled due to extreme weather, trail conditions, or due to circumstances beyond our control (such as a sharknado) entry fees will immediately be applied to the following year’s race. Entry fees will not be refunded.
  • We do not allow transfers of race registrations between participants.

Burning River-

  • 100 and 50 Mile entrants may receive a 50% refund of entry fees up until May 31.
  • Want to change distances? No problem! If you registered for the 100M, you may opt for either 50M distance instead. Just make sure we are notified before the race begins to ensure you are eligible for awards.
  • Should the race be cancelled due to extreme weather, trail conditions, or due to circumstances beyond our control (such as an invasion of body snatchers) entry fees will immediately be applied to the following year’s race. Entry fees will not be refunded.
  • We do not allow transfers of race registrations between participants. So please, do not sell your bib.
  • We do offer event insurance during registration through a third party which can protect your registration fees in the case of injury.

Burning River 100 Relay-

  • Sorry, there are no refunds of entry fees for relay runners.
  • Need to transfer a member? We’ll process 2 transfers at no charge. There will be a $25 fee to process team member transfers after the 2nd transfer. Email info@westernreserveracing.com for transfer instructions.
  • Should the race be cancelled due to extreme weather, trail conditions, or due to circumstances beyond our control (Like dragons returning to the 7 Kingdoms by way of NEOhio) entry fees will immediately be applied to the following year’s race. Entry fees will not be refunded.

Easy.  Send an email to info@westernreserveracing.com and someone will be happy to help you.

  • We will allow dogs to run in races under 25k on the condition that they are kept on a non-retractable lead.
  • Participants running with their furry friends may be asked start the race in a separate wave, about 1-2 minutes behind the main start. This will not affect your time, we will subtract the difference between start times so that participants running with dogs are still able to remain competitive.
    The exception to the wave start will be our Muddy Paws race in July. This race is a fundraiser for the HSGA and is specifically designed to accommodate dogs.
  • Please Note- Dogs are not permitted at Camp Manatoc for Fools 50 & 25k, Leave No Trace Marathon & Half Marathon, Minnehaha 5 Milers, and the Tents & Trails Festival. Kindly leave your pooch at home for these races.

We’d prefer if you didn’t.

  • The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at all Western Reserve Racing events. To enjoy all that our races have to offer and for the safety of all participants, Western Reserve Racing encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of all of our events.
  • We allow participants to run with jogging strollers in the following road races:
    • Race for the Parks (Please note that the 10k involves trails and may not be suitable for many strollers)
    • Frosty5 and Mistletoe Mile
    • Happy 5k
  • Participants running with strollers should start in the back and may be asked to start the race in a separate wave, about 1-2 minutes behind the main start.  This will not affect your time, we will subtract the difference between start times so that participants running with strollers are still able to remain competitive.
  • We do not allow participants to run with jogging strollers in trail or endurance races.

Yes.

  • We follow the RRCA Fundamentals of Youth Running guidelines for youth running which state that it is healthy for children to participate in age-appropriate running events.  You can check out all ten developmental principles that guide training and racing for young distance runners on the RRCA website.
  • Western Reserve distance age limits:
    • 5k – Children 9 and older
    • 5 Miles – Children 12 and older
    • 10k to 25k – Children 15 and older
    • Marathon and above – Participants must be 18 or older

Unfortunately, no.

  • Swag will be available at packet pick up and on race day.  WRR is unable to deliver, ship, or arrange swag pick up after the completion of an event.

Yes.

  • Participants who sign up at least 10 days before the event are guaranteed the advertised swag in their chosen size.
  • Participants who sign up after early registration may be offered an alternative swag item based on availability and may receive swag by visiting the registration table after the event.

Maybe!

  • Swag size exchanges will take place based on availability. Please inquire at the registration table after the event.
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