FAQs

Q?What is the cost of the Race?
A.The cost for race is $25 until Saturday, March 29, 2014 and you will be guaranteed a t-shirt. Starting on Sunday, March 30, 2014, the fee increases to $35 and a t-shirt will be in limited supply,  so be sure to register early! Registration for students 18 and under is $15 at all times.
Q?How is the race being timed?
A.We have the state-of-the-art Chronotrack timing system in place for this race. Participants will wear a bib number with a timing chip already affixed.  As runners and walkers cross the start and finish line, they will run over a mat that contains a sensor that recognizes and records each runner and walker’s ‘chip time.’  Bib numbers must be attached to the FRONT of your shirt in order for them to accurately record your time.
Q?Do I have to worry about returning my timing chip at the end of the race?
A.No!  What is great about this new-and-improved timing system is that the chips themselves are disposable and you do not have to return them after the race!
Q?Where does the race start and finish?
A.The race will start and finish at the OCC World Headquarters, 14 Crossroads Court, Newburgh, NY 12550. Check the website for further course details.
Q?Can I walk in the OCC 5K?
A.Yes, walkers are welcome.
Q?Can I run or walk with my dog?
A.We please ask that you don’t bring your dog (or any animals) for their safety and for the safety of the runners/participants.
Q?Will there be a bag-check facility?
A.There is no bag check, so please plan accordingly.
Q?Where is the water stop?
A.There will be a water station at Fletcher and 17K. We will also have water available at the start and finish of the race.
Q?Will there be an awards ceremony?
A.Yes!  We will have an awards ceremony post-race honoring the top two male and female runners in each of the following age categories: 8 and under, 9 to 12, 13 to 15, 16 to 18, 19 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, 50 to 59, 60 to 69, 70 and over.
Q?Can I get a refund if I register but don’t run?
A.Unfortunately, there will be NO REFUNDS issued if you register but don’t run!  However, if you register and do not run, you may still pick up your race packet and shirt and join us in the fun!
Q?Is there a rain date?
A.No, the race will go off rain or shine, so be ready!
Q?Do you have a training plan you advise?
A.There are plenty of training plans on the Internet.  Here’ a link to one: http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml
Q?Will I be able to pick up my race packet in advance?
A.Unfortunately, due to circumstances out of our control, we will not be offering packet pick-up in advance of the race. We apologize for any inconvenience. We will open packet pick-up at 8:30am on race day. An email will be sent out to all registered participants, with the race waivers. If you’d like to print and sign them, and bring them with you, the process will be a bit quicker for you.
Q?Can I register on the morning of the race?
A.We will be offering day-of-registration for $35.00.  However, we cannot guarantee a race packet and t-shirt if you register day-of so make it a point to pre-register online at www.orangecountychoppers.com. Race day registration opens at 9:00am inside our retail store.