FAQ & Policies
How am I supposed to wear my race bib?
Wearing your race bib correctly is imperative to getting an accurate read 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 the link below on how to wear your race bib properly. https://director.chronotrack.com/hc/en-us/articles/206195090-Bib-Instructions-for-Participants-English
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.
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?
If you choose to run with a baby jogger, you must seed yourself in the last corral–behind all other runners. 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.
While you do not have to register the person in the stroller, please ask for a rider bib at packet pick up. There is not cost for a rider bib.
Why do I need a Rider Bib and what do I get with my Rider Bib?
For your continued safety, it’s important that race officials are aware of each person on the race course. In a medical situation, your emergency contact information will be obtained from your rider bib. Rider bibs give you access to the race course only. Riders do not receive any race swag, including but not limited to; race shirt, medal, finisher item, finisher food, etc. A rider is permitted to register, at the current registration rate, as a race participant instead of as a Rider if he/she wishes to enjoy all of the race benefits.
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.
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.
Congrats on your award from the race. Sorry you were not able to stick around for the award ceremony. You can pick up your award at the New Balance Store located at 1271 Churchmans Rd, Newark, DE 19713 near the Christiana Hospital. Your award will be there the Wednesday after the race and will be available for pick up for two weeks.
*We are not able to mail awards.