FAQ & Policies

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How am I supposed to wear my race bib?

Wearing your race bib correctly is imperative to getting an accurate read and result on race day. Participants not wearing the bib correctly stand the chance of missing a read and not getting an official time. Bibs should not be worn between layers of clothing that may become wet from rain or sweat. Click here for instructions on how to properly wear your race bib.

What are the time limits for the races? Is the race walker friendly?

Walkers are welcome in all the races. Our 5K courses are open for 1 hour. Our 10K courses are open for 2 hours. Our 5 Mile courses are open for 1.5 hours. Our 10 Mile courses are open for 3 hours. Our 13.1 Mile courses are open for 3.5 hours.

Will I receive a refund if I cannot attend?

Fusion Racing does NOT process refunds for events.

Can I wear someone else’s bib who cannot make the race?

It is imperative that the registration data associated with your race number does in fact belong to you, the participant.
While wearing someone else’s bib may seem harmless to the parties perpetrating the unauthorized bib transfer, it does convey serious consequences to the organizers and participant field alike.

From race results to finishers’ awards being impacted as well as medical staff being able to correctly identify participants in need of treatment, it is imperative that the registration data associated with your race number does in fact belong to you, the participant.

Thus, if race organizers become aware that a runner has participated in one of our events with a bib that is not registered to that runner, both the runner and the person to whom the bib is registered will be prohibited from participating in subsequent Fusion Racing events for a minimum of two years.

Race Awards

Congrats on your award from the race! Sorry you were not able to stick around for the award ceremony.

We will drop your award off at Captain Blue Hen Comics located at 280 East Main Street, Newark, DE 19711 in Market East Plaza for you to pick up.

We will email you when your award is available for pick up. Please do not try to pick up your award before you are contacted as it will not be there yet.
*We are not able to mail awards.

Are winners chosen by chip time or gun time? What is the difference?

Overall winners (including Masters if applicable) are always scored by the gun time. Age group winners are scored by their chip time.
“Gun time” refers to the time it takes you to complete the race, from when the starting gun goes off at the beginning of the race to the moment you cross the finish line.
Chip time is another way of saying “net time”, or the actual amount of time it takes a runner/walker to go from the starting line of a race to the finish line.
If you think you are in contention for an overall award you should start the race as close to the starting line as possible.

Are baby joggers or strollers allowed during the race?

Strollers are always welcome at our races.  If it is a trail race please contact nic@fusionracetiming.com to make sure the course is safe for your child.

It is your responsibility to make sure your baby jogger does not impede other runners, and you must take extra precaution to ensure your safety, your child’s safety, and the safety of the runners around you.

We reserve the right to pull any participant from the race who is endangering other runners or themselves.

You do not have to register the person in the stroller.

Are pets permitted on the course?

For the safety of the participants and spectators, pets are not permitted in any of the Fusion Racing races.

Are headphones (iPods, mp3 players, etc) allowed during the race?

Headphones are allowed for any runner who is not competing for a cash prize (if a cash prize is associated with the race).

However, we do strongly encourage that participants abstain from using headphones during the race for safety of vehicle and pedestrian traffic.