Frequently asked questions

Will the race be timed?

Yes, the race is timed by Split Second Racing. You can view your results as soon as you cross the finish line here.

What do I get with registration?

All runners get a t-shirt, commemorative finisher's glass, chip timed results, a closed course at Sandy Hook National Park, and access to the after party.

What charity does the race benefit?

RUN THE HOOK is in support of Clean Ocean Action, a leading national and regional voice working to protect waterways using science, law, research, education, and citizen action.

Do I have to run?

No! Walkers are welcome for the 5K race. 10K is for runners only. All we ask is that you remain aware of passing runners to keep the course safe for everyone.

Where do I park?

Event parking is in Lots J, K, and I. It is about a 15 minute walk to the start/finish area. Consider it your warm up!

Where do I pick up my race bib and shirt in advance?

Roadrunner Sports in Shrewsbury, NJ on 5/11 from 3-6 PM. We'll be raffling off two pairs of shoes and offering discounts of 25% for VIPs and 10% for non-VIPs.

What if I can't make it on Saturday?

We will have bibs and shirts available on race day for those who cannot pick up in advance. Please check in at the Registration tent any time after 8:30 AM.

Can I have my race bib and shirt mailed to me?

No, we will not be mailing any items.

Can someone else pick up my shirt and bib for me?

Yes, as long as they have a copy of your confirmation email proving your purchase.

Can I start a team with my friends?

Yes, create a team during registration and invite your friends to join. This is also a great way to raise additional money for the charity. 100% of which will be donated when you raise money through our peer-to-peer fundraising platform, CrowdRise.

What if the weather is bad?

The show goes on! The race is rain or shine.

Can I run with a stroller?

Yes, we just ask that you start in the back of the pack and remain aware of passing runners to keep the course safe for everyone.

Can I run with my dog?

Dogs are not allowed on the course, but are more than welcome to come out and enjoy the day in Guardian Park.

I can’t make the race. Can I get a refund?

All race registrations are non-refundable, but you can transfer to someone else to run in your place.

What if my question isn't answered here?

Send an email to and we'll do our best to get you the information you need.