FAQS AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Naval Support Activity Security along with other local,
state, federal law Enforcement agencies will conduct security
operations during the 10NM race events in an effort to provide
an enhanced level of safety to athletes, spectators,
Our 2023 race WILL NOT go through the secure (fenced) part of the base
However, all runners will need to be registered
and wearing their bib number on the FRONT of their shirts,
so that Security personnel can see them.
Absolutely no "bandits" will be permitted to run this race,
not even a military ID will gain you access to any part of the course
Unregistered runners, unauthorized vehicles, bicycles, skateboards, in-line or roller skates,
and all animals are strictly prohibited on the course to ensure runner safety.
RESTROOMS AND HAND WASHING STATIONS
ALL RESTROOM FACILITIES ARE OUTSIDE
Every aid station has porta-potties.
There are also porta-potties and hand washing stations near start/finish line.
Is there a time limit to complete the race?
Yes, everyone must complete the race in under 4 hours.
Is there a limit to the runner field?
Yes, the cap for runners is 1200. Approximately 1100 registrations available online.
100 spots available on site at the EXPO June 3.
The rest are held until we have accounted for TEAM VALOR and other veteran groups we are hoping will participate.
Does the race sell-out?
Our 2015 race sold out. However that didn't happen overnight.
We recommend that everyone register as early as possible to guarantee you have slot.
What is the online transfer program?
Start a new Transfer Now.
How can I confirm my registration?
Go to the searchable database and look for your name. If you are in the database, you are registered.
Can I defer my registration until next year?
No, Race registrations cannot be deferred.
Can I request refund? No
Race refunds will only be issued in the event that race is cancelled
Is there an age requirement for the race?
You must be at least 13 years old on race day.
Children 5-12 years old are welcome to participate in our 1NM Mini Miler fun run.
Are baby joggers or strollers allowed?
We want to give a special thanks to our men and women in uniform.
Those of you who are currently serving in the military,
please take advantage of our special rate and special refund policy.
Is there a Military rate? YESSSS!
As a thank you to our men and women in uniform we will be offering
active duty service members a $65 entry into race, no matter what the date
(as long as the race is not full). When registering, select active duty registration to receive the rate.
This is limited to anyone with an active duty ID.
If you are active duty you qualify.
Rate does not apply to reservists, dependents, veterans , or retirees.
Anyone using the active duty rate without a valid active duty military ID
will not be able to pick up their bib, will forfeit all fees and will be banned for life from our races.
You MUST show an active duty ID in order to pick up your bib.
If someone is picking up your packet, they must have a copy of your active duty ID.
In order to preserve the integrity of this special rate, we will not release an active duty rate bib without the proper ID.
What if I get new orders?
If any active duty service-member registers and subsequently receives orders
that prevent them from attending the race, including deployment, arrangements may
made for them to be issued a refund if request was made before before 12 May, 2023.
Please email us at email@example.com to make arrangements.
Registrations that use the military discount cannot be sold, or deferred.
Registrations made using active duty rate can only be transferred to another active duty person.
START LINE AND START CORRALS
The start line and start corrals are secure areas for participants only.
Start corrals are used to provide a smooth fast start for faster athletes,
as well as a positive race experience with sufficient room to run/walk along the race course.
The goal is to keep slower athletes from lining up in front of faster athletes.
Athletes should line up in the start corral that represents their expected finish time given at registration.
After you cross the finish line, it is important
that you continue moving forward - at least at a slow walk -
so that the finish area does not become bottle-necked with exhausted runners
standing around and trying to catch their breath.
Volunteers will be positioned just beyond finish line
to award each finisher our famous NAVY10NM finisher’s medals.
RUNNER RECOVERY/COOL DOWN AREA
Upon exiting the finish line area you will enter the runner recovery/cool down area (which is a secure area and off limits to the public), there you will be given a cool souvenir towel and offered fruit – bananas or oranges. More post race snacks will be found at the Post Race Party. Why? These snacks are meant to stabilize you until you feel like eating something a little more. Medical assistance will be available if needed. Once you exit this area you will NOT be allowed to re-enter.
All race bibs contain a personalized QR code for each participant. Scan the code to obtain your personalized results. Official results are based on the D-tag time. D-tag time is defined as the duration of the time from the moment a runner crosses the mats at the start until the moment the runner crosses the mats at the finish.
Please check results to validate your time, especially if you expect to be an award winner.
The top three scorers in each of 19 age groups and divisions will receive awards.
Anyone who is unable to stay and participate in the ceremony where winners are given opportunity to have Commanding Officer of Naval Support Activity present their award (commemorative coin) to them and pose for free souvenir photo to mark the occasion can submit request to have their award placed in the mail by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
POST RACE PARTY
The celebration begins at the start of the race and will continue until the last runner crosses the finish line. As runners make their way into the runner recovery/cool down area, the POST RACE PARTY AND EXPO will be where family and friends are waiting to re-unite with their athletes. This will take place inside N-82 GYM and feature music, food, drinks, merchandise and hundreds of athletes, family and friends celebrating their accomplishments and brandishing the best finisher's medal in the land!
Blair Ball photo team will also be on site to take souvenir photos against a special backdrop. You can download these souvenir photos for FREE (link will be provided at the time photo is taken.) Images will be accessible from a link on the homepage for approx. 30 days after the event. You can expect to see the images uploaded by Monday or Tuesday evening.
Naval Support Activity Security along with other local, state, federal law Enforcement agencies will conduct security operations during the 10NM race events in an effort to provide an enhanced level of safety to athletes, spectators, staff and volunteers.
Our 2023 race will not go through the secure part of the base. However, all runners will need to be registered and wearing their bib number on the FRONT of their shirts, so that Security personnel can see them.
Absolutely no "bandits" will be permitted to run this race, not even a military ID will gain you access to any portion of the course.
There is no gear check. Your personal items will need to be returned to your car or left with a friend or family member. DO NOT LEAVE ITEMS SUCH AS PURSES, BACKPACKS, TOTES, BAGS ETC... UNATTENDED AT ANYTIME.
LOST AND FOUND
The Will Call/Cashier booth also serves as Lost and Found. Item turned into Lost and Found not claimed by end of the event (approximately 11 a.m.) will be turned over to admin office when the facility is secured. If not claimed within five working days following the race, items will be discarded.
RACE BIB NUMBERS AND TIMING TAG
Please use four safety pins to affix the number to the front of your shirt. Your number must be visible at the start, finish and all points on the course. IMPORTANT: Your timing chip is affixed to the back of your bib. It is not to be removed for any reason. If your timing chip is not worn properly throughout the race, you will not receive an official time.
RESTROOMS AND HAND WASHING STATIONS
ALL RESTROOM FACILITIES ARE OUTSIDE
Every aid station has porta-potties. There are also port-potties and hand washing stations at start and finish lines.
AID STATIONS AND MEDICAL SUPPORT
ALL aid stations on the course will offer Gatorade and water. Note GU Energy Gels are included in race packet.
We urge medical caution by all runners, particularly first-timers. Do not go beyond your physical limit.
Runners should notify aid station personnel of any injured or ill runners requiring assistance. A runner who appears to be suffering from a life-threatening condition, such as heat stroke, may be examined by qualified member of medical support team to determine the seriousness of the problem. Runners unable to complete the race will be transported to Emergency Medical Unit near Start/Finish line. Once transportation is requested, it is important that runners not leave the scene by any other means so that their safety and whereabouts may be accounted for.
Emergency medical staff and vehicles are positioned near the start and finish line and mobile units will be on course.
Runners are advised to drink plenty of liquids during the run. Drink in small quantities early and often. Do not wait until you are thirsty. If you are drinking both water and some form of a fluid replacement drink, you should maintain a sensible balance to ensure proper electrolyte balance.
WHO BENEFITS FROM THE PROCEEDS?
This event is hosted by the Naval Support Activity Mid-South
Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) Program.
All proceeds benefit the Mid-South Military Community.
Our organization directly gives back to our sailors and their families by providing
quality of life enhancing programs and facilities for them while they are stationed here.
Essentially, the Navy community benefits from any proceeds from the event.
MWR Quality of Life programs support the 50,000+ members
of our local Navy Mid-South Military Family community.
MWR provides healthy and affordable fitness and recreation opportunities
at Naval Support Activity Mid-South in Millington TN.
The local MWR operates gymnasium and fitness center, free movie theater,
golf course, discount ticket office, gear rental center, youth recreation centers,
child care centers, food and beverage facilities, and more.
We are also able to offer opportunities such as waiving fees for TEAM VALOR and their care takers to participate in the event.