Race Rules

Race packet pick up will take place on Friday and Saturday. Runners must show ID to pick up their race bibs. Note: To pick up a friend or family member’s race packet, a signed letter from the runner granting permission for pickup must be presented including the runner’s name, bib number, cell phone number, and the name of the individual picking up the bib.

Entry fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable under all circumstances, including, but not limited to, cancellation of the event or of your participation, or change in the date, nature, or format of the event. An event may be cancelled or changed due to severe weather or other factors that threaten the safety of participants, staff, or volunteers. Race bibs cannot be transferred to another participant. 2017 race entries may be deferred to a similar or upgraded race for our 2018 race event. To request this deferral, please contact us at info@dmseclassic.com. An entry may only be deferred one time, cannot be transferred to another participant, and must be requested prior to race weekend. The participant is responsible for paying a race deferral fee and any other processing fees which may apply.

Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate and you may not sell your race number to anyone else. If you attempt to give or sell your race number, you may be barred from future events.

Runners are eligible for awards only in the specific race for which they are registered.

Runners can request to officially switch races ahead of time, but must be registered in the race in which they win or place.

Runners who participate in races they are not registered for will be disqualified.

No-shows will not be mailed their race shirts, bibs, finisher medals, or any other race swag.
The half marathon course will be open for 3 hours and 30 minutes. Runners who are traveling with a clock time of 3 hours and 30 minutes or longer (16-minute miles) may be asked to move to the sidewalk.

The 5K course will be open for 1 hour (20-minute miles). Runners who are traveling with a clock time of 1 hour or longer will be asked to move to the sidewalk.

The 10K course will be open for 1 hour and 35 minutes. Runners traveling with a clock time longer than 1 hour and 35 minutes (15-minute miles) will be asked to move to the sidewalk.

No hand cycles (hand bikes, hand crank devices or other mechanically gear driven devices) are permitted on the courses. Athletes planning to complete in the wheelchair division must use push-rim wheelchairs on the courses. Athletes planning to compete in the wheelchair division should notify the race by sending an email to info@dmseclassic.com.

Duo wheelchairs (such as the Team Hoyt Blade) designed to push those who are mobility-impaired are allowed with prior approval. Please email us at info@dmseclassic.com before you register.

The following items are not permitted on the courses: strollers, jogging strollers, bikes, skateboards, roller skates, or inline skates. Unregistered runners, unauthorized vehicles, and runners with pets are also strictly prohibited from the courses. These restrictions are in place to insure runner safety and to comply with liability insurance requirements.

All 5K runners must be at least 8 years old and we ask that 5K runners between the ages of 8 and 13 years old be accompanied by a parent or guardian. You must be at least 13 years old to participate in the 10K and at least 16 years old to participate in the half marathon.

You must be in good health and physically prepared to run a half marathon, 5K, or 10K.

Race numbers are required in order to participate and must be worn on race day. The race bib must be visible and worn on the front of your body outside of all clothing during the entire race.

Your race bib has a timing chip attached to it. Please do not remove, fold, or otherwise alter this timing chip. Do not forget your bib on race day; without a bib, you will not receive a time.

Timing chips are one-time use and do not need to be turned in after the race. You may keep the chip that is attached to your bib as a souvenir of your race or dispose of it properly in any available waste receptacle.

Participants will be able to use listening devices during the running of the half marathon, 10K, and 5K, but they do so at their own risk. Runner safety is, and will continue to be, the priority for all of our events. To ensure a safe and enjoyable race for everyone, we ask that you please be mindful of the other participants and race personnel.

You MUST be aware of your surroundings at all times and this includes being able to hear any verbal warnings/instructions from police/course officials or the sound of any vehicles and other participants on the course. The abuse of portable headphone devices can result in disqualification. Abuse refers to being so distracted that you become a hazard to your fellow participants, spectators, course marshals, finish line officials, medical personnel, other race officials, police personnel or vehicle traffic.

All the decisions of the race organizers are final.

Fast Facts


  • 5K Race – 7am Sat., July 22, 2017
  • 10K Race – 8:30am Sat., July 22, 2017
  • Kid’s Runs – 10am Sat., July 22, 2017
  • Celebrity Mile – 11am Sat., July 22, 2017
  • Half Marathon – 7am Sun., July 23, 2017


  • Do the Hat Trick 5K + 10K + Half Marathon
  • Run the Five & Dime 5K + 10K