FAQ

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Do you allow MP3 Players and music devices?

Yes!  We understand that runners of all skill levels enjoy music while they run.  While there will be cones to make the course in most areas, we do not have a closed course.  There will be times when you will be sharing some streets with cars. We ask you to be alert and be aware of your surroundings.

Can I run with a running stroller or with my dog?

Running strollers are allowed, unfortunately, pets are not.

Are there hotels within walking distance of the start/finish line?

No, the closest hotel is at least several miles away. You will need to drive to Slack School.  

Is there any entertainment at the Race for Success

We do provide live music, and booths for runners and spectators to peruse before or after the race.

What if I arrive late? Can I start and run the course anyway?

Since the first several miles of the course may not be well marked, we cannot guarantee your ability to stay on course and receive police protection if you arrive and start late. We would not recommend starting more than several minutes after the start time.

What happens if at some point of the course I decide I cannot finish?

We will have vehicles on the course to pick up those that feel they must quit. Although they will be roving the course, it will help if you look out for police or volunteers manning the course so they can radio your need for help.

Want to track where your friend or family is on the course?

You can download the free app “Find my Friends” through the app store.

Where should I park for the event?

Parking can be a challenge, so please allow time to park and walk to the starting line. Runners and spectators can park in the parking lot in front of Slack Elementary. If that is full, parking is also available at Burley Primary School located at 502 Joyce Lane.

Are there mile markers?

There will be mile markers at each mile in all races.

If I sign up for the half marathon and I later decide to switch and just run the 10k, is this possible?

You can switch to the shorter distances. However, there will be no refunds made allowing for the lesser fees of the shorter distances.  Changes can be made to your registration if you register online through Active.com

Where are the hydration stations located on the course?

Hydration stations are located every 1.5 miles along each course.  Each station will be stocked with Powerade provided by Lufkin Coca Cola, water and first aid kits.

When would be best to arrive?

Same day registration and packet pickup will be available starting at 7:00 am. Please arrive at least 45 minutes before your race start time for same day registration and packet pickup. Races start at 8:00 am for the half marathon, 8:10 am for the 10K and 8:20 am for the 5K. Runners are encouraged to arrive at least 20 minutes before their race kick off.

Is it possible to drive the course ahead of time?

Absolutely! Race maps are provided on the home page of RaceForSuccessLufkin.com.  Feel free to check out the course before race day.

Is there medical help available on the course?

Yes! We will stock each water station with medical supplies. All police and volunteers will have the ability to call for ambulance assistance if needed.

Will there be port-o-lets on the course?

Yes. Port-o-let locations to be announced.

What sports drink will you be serving and is it available at every water station?

Our sports drink is Powerade provided by Lufkin Coca-Cola and we will have it available at every water station.

What if I cannot attend and participate after entering?

There are no refunds. After the event, if you will email juniorachievement@consolidated.net, we will be happy to mail you your event shirt. You are also able to transfer your registration to another runner when you register through Active.com.

What types of running surfaces are on the course?

All courses are on paved streets entirely.

Where is Packet Pickup? 

Packet pickup will be at Premier Kia located at 1705 S 1st St, Lufkin, TX 75901. Packets are available for pickup from 11 am – 1 pm on Wednesday, October 25 and Thursday, October 26 or from 4 pm – 6 pm on Friday, October 27. Race Day packet pick up is available, but please arrive at least 45 minutes before your race start time. make address pop up in google maps

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