CAN I GET A REFUND?
No. Unfortunately we do not offer refunds under any circumstance. You can sell or give your registration to someone else. (See Question 3- Transfers) You may also transfer your registration to a different event in the same calendar year free of charge. This transfer must be done before the day of the original race you signed up for.
CAN I CHANGE MY WAVE TIME?
Yes, you may change your wave time. You may only switch into a wave time that still has open slots. To change your wave time, complete the wave change form. The deadline to change your wave is 6 days before the event. There will be a $5 fee to change your wave time. There will be a $10 wave change fee on the day of the event, and you may move into any wave time with an available slot, even if it was previously sold out.
CAN I TRANSFER MY REGISTRATION TO SOMEONE ELSE?
Yes, you may transfer you registration to another individual. To transfer your registration, complete the transfer form. The deadline to transfer your registration is 6 days before the event. There will be a $5 fee to transfer your registration. This fee can be paid by you or the person you are transferring to. There will be a $10 transfer fee on the day of the event.
IS THERE A COMPETITIVE WAVE? AND HOW DO I WIN MY AGE DIVISION OR THE OVERALL RACE CHAMPION TITLE AT A RACE?
To receive the distinction of the overall 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place champion you must run in the first waves/start time of the day and complete every obstacle. If you fail an obstacle, you must begin that obstacle again. Those competing for overall in the elite wave must wear a cloth belt which will be provided by Conquer The Gauntlet™ at the start line. You may attempt an obstacle as many times as you wish. However, if you cannot properly complete an obstacle, you must take your belt off and give it to the obstacle attendant. You are no longer eligible to win the overall award. You can still win your age division if you failed an obstacle and had to turn in your belt.
An awards ceremony for the overall male and female winners will take place between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.
You do not have to run in the elite wave to win your age division. You can run in any wave/start time and still win your age division. You must attempt every obstacle. You may not just go around.
“Attempt” – To make every effort at; try; strive to accomplish; undertake; seek to complete; put forth your best effort.
CAN MY FAMILY COME AND WATCH?
Yes, your family and friends are more than welcome to come and watch you race. There is a $5 spectating fee that will be charged at the entrance. Ages 12 and under are free. This will give them access to the entire course. Spectators will need to stay off the course trail and out of the way of runners. There is also a Kids Race available to anyone ages 5-11.
CAN I SKIP AN OBSTACLE IF I DON’T FEEL COMFORTABLE COMPLETING IT AND I AM NOT TRYING TO WIN MY AGE DIVISION OR OVERALL HONORS?
Yes, you may skip any obstacle that you don’t feel comfortable completing if you are not attempting to win your age division or an overall award. Push yourself. Be safe. Have fun.
IS THERE ANY SWIMMING?
Some courses will have water above your head. Please go around if you cannot swim.
WHAT IF I CAN’T COME ON RACE DAY?
You may transfer your registration to another runner online if the signup deadline has not passed. There is a $5 fee to do this. If the signup deadline has passed, you may transfer your registration on race day. There is a $10 fee to do this. You will need to send an email or signed note with the person running in your place.
You may also transfer your registration to a different event in the same calendar year free of charge. This transfer must be done before the day of the original race you were signed up for.
You should make sure you will be able to attend the event before purchasing your registration, just like you would for a concert or sporting event. There will be no refunds.
IS CONQUER THE GAUNTLET AN OCR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING RACE?
Yes, of the over 2,500 obstacle course races, mud runs, and 5k challenges, Conquer The Gauntlet is one of only 17 US races to be selected as an Obstacle Course Racing World Championship Qualifier! The top 15 male and top 15 females in each age division automatically qualify for the OCR World Championships.
WHERE DO I PUT MY KEYS, CELL PHONE, AND WALLET, ETC.?
There will be a bag check where we can store your belongings while you participate in the race. The cost for this is $3 and all proceeds go to charity.
WHAT KIND OF AWARD DO I GET FOR WINNING OR EVEN COMPLETING THE RACE?
The first place overall male and female Champions will be awarded the champion “Gauntlet” trophy, $300 cash, and one free registration to a Conquer The Gauntlet™ race to defend their title. The second place male and female overall will receive $200 cash, and the third place male and female overall will receive $100 cash.
The top male and female Conquerors in each division will receive a trophy.
All participants who Conquer the Gauntlet will receive a finishers t-shirt, water, and medal.
WHAT’S THE FOOD AND DRINK SITUATION?
We will have a food vendor at select races selling BBQ, burgers, or the like. We will also have ice cold water for sale at each race. Feel free to bring your own food and beverages, however, no alcohol please.
CAN WE SIGN-UP AS A TEAM?
Yes, we love when groups run together. To run as a group, have all of your members sign-up for the same wave time or complete the group registration form. You will be timed individually and not as a team.
We offer group discounts for groups of 6 or more.
WILL THERE BE PHOTOS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE FROM THE RACE?
Yes, there will be photographers placed throughout the course to take pictures of each individual runner. These pictures will be made available after the race for you to download free of charge. Keep in mind, these are action shots, so it’s possible they won’t catch the perfect picture of you, but that probably means you are having a blast on the course. We do not take the photographs. A third party is contracted to perform this service, and you must search for your own photos. You will need to contact them with any questions you have.
WHERE DO I FIND THE RESULTS AND WHAT IF I CAN’T FIND MY TIME?
The results will be posted as they come in throughout the day at the results tent. After the race, they will be posted on the DG Productions website www.dgroadracing.com as well as our Facebook page. If you can’t find your time, email our timing company at firstname.lastname@example.org. They will do everything they can to find your time for you. Keep in mind, we are trying to use an electronic chip to time you as conquer a brutal course of mud and obstacles. Your chip may break, it may come off, and it may even malfunction. There is nothing that we or anyone can do about this; this is just part of race timing and it happens at every race. If you are obsessed with knowing your time, wear a stop watch as a back-up. Remember, in the end, it is about completing the race, not who does it the fastest.
ARE THERE ANY PERKS FOR VOLUNTEERING?
Yes! If you decide to volunteer for a full day you may run the first or last wave of the day free of charge. Spaces are limited. To find out more details on volunteering just click here.