FAQ

If you can’t find an answer to your question below, contact us at events@4thdimensionracing.com

Registration

Where can I register?
Registration is online only and you can access the registration page here.

When does online registration close?
Pre-registration closes at 11:59pm on March 2nd.

I’m interested in volunteering, how do I get in touch?
We appreciate your interest in helping out! This event couldn’t happen without dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers! Please contact us and we’ll be in touch.

What happens if I am unable to participate in the event after I register?
Please see our policy for more information.

Can I register on event day?
Sorry, but there is no day of registration.

Packet Pickup

What’s included in the packet?
The packet will contain your bib, a timing chip (to be returned at the finish line), the event tech shirt, and product samples from sponsors.

When and where is packet pickup?
Please see here for more info.

What do I need to bring to packet pickup?
You’ll need to show a photo ID to pick up your packet, but you won’t need to bring your confirmation email because we’ll be able to look you up using the information in the ID.

Can I pick up my race packet on day of race?
Yes, you can also pick up your packet day of race at the start at Marymoor Park (see schedule), but we strongly encourage you to pick up your packet the Friday before the event to leave yourself more time to warm up and get ready on event day.

Can someone else pick up my packet?
Yes they can, but they need some information from you in order to do so. Please refer to “Packet Pickup” for information.

I’m coming from out of state – Can you mail me my packet?
Sorry, but we cannot mail you the packet because we will only receive the chips and bibs the day before from Rogue timing services. If you cannot pick up your packet the day before, you can also pick up your packet the morning of the race (see information here).

Timing & Results

Where and when will I see the results?
The results will be published at the finish line at the Timing Kiosk every 15-20 minutes as well as the same day on our website and Facebook page.

How is this race timed?
All events will be timed using RFID chip timing technology and the chip is read as you cross the start and finish line to calculate your actual race time. We opt to use reusable chips to minimize waste so please support this effort by returning the chip to our volunteers after you cross the finish line.

The Course

What is the course like?
This course goes along East Lake Sammamish and is flat and straight, perfect for a personal best time whether you’re running or walking. You can view the course map here.

How long is the course open?
The course is open for 4 hours counting from the time the race starts. Any participants still on the course after 4 hours will no longer be considered part of the race.

Are there aid stations and what’s provided?
Yes, there will be an aid station every 2-3 miles. All aid stations will provide water and nuun electrolyte drink. Some aid stations will also have Clif energy products. Please remember that the trails are for public use, and to “Leave No Trace Behind”. Bring all trash with you and only dispose of them at aid stations where we will have recycle/compost/trash bins set up.

Will there be porta-potties?
There will be bathrooms and porta-potties at the start, the finish and on the course. See “Course Map” for the locations of porta-potties.

Will there be mile markers?
Yes, there will be a mile marker for every mile on the course.

On Race Day

What time does the race start?
Please refer to race day schedule here.

Where is the Start?
Event parking, Check-In and Start are at Redmond Town Center, and there are shuttles waiting at the finish line at Lake Sammamish State Park to take you back to Redmond Town Center. See here for more information.

Do I have to pay for the shuttle?
Shuttles are free for race participants.

How often does the shuttle take off?
You can board the shuttles as soon as you finish and the shuttles will be heated. Don’t forget to pick up your bag at gear check if you checked in dry clothes in the morning and carry it on the shuttle with you. The shuttles will leave when full or every 15 minutes, which ever comes first.

What will the weather be like?
March in Washington averages a high of 56 degrees and a low of 41. Because the weather in the Pacific Northwest is famous for being unpredictable, always expect rain and dress in layers.

Is there a gear check?
Yes, you can stash your stuff in a numbered bag before the race where it will stay safe and dry while you run your heart out. We will transport the bag to the finish line where you can pick it up. Please make sure that your items all fit into a 20 inch by 20 inch bag and do not pack valuables in the bag as we cannot be responsible for the contents.

I see a lot of trash produced at events…any chance you recycle and compost at this race?
Thank you for asking! Sustainability is huge for us and we are proud to be one of the few events that support King County’s Zero Waste effort by doing both. We will provide bins with “Recycle” and “Compost” signs next to them at the Start, the Finish, and at all aid stations. Food scraps and food soiled papers are compostable and paper cups, papers, cans, glass containers and plastic bottles are recyclable. For more information on the recycling and composting, see King County’s excellent Zero Waste website.

Can I bring my dog or participate with my baby in a stroller/jogger?
For the safety of all participants, dogs and strollers/joggers are not allowed anywhere on the course.

Can I bring a pacer?
Because trail space is limited, to ensure that all racers have the best experience, pacers running without a bib are not allowed to minimize congestion. You are very welcome to run with a friend, but please have them register as well.

Finishers Medals & Awards

Where can I pick up my finisher medal?
Everyone that crosses the finish line will be given a commemorative finisher medal to celebrate their achievement. As you cross the finish line, please give the finish line volunteer your timing chip and they will hand you the medal.

What awards will be given out?
The top 3 men and women overall in each age group will be given an award. The age groups are 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and over.

What time is the awards ceremony?
The awards ceremony will be at the finish line and starts 2.5 hours after the race starts.

I’ve heard the race benefits Cascade Challenge. What is the Cascade Challenge?
Cascade Challenge is a wonderful non-profit organization dedicated to providing outdoor adventure opportunities to youth ages 14-20. They serve underprivileged kids in our communities by organizing camping trips and other fun events so kids can enjoy the outdoors and learn leadership skills at the same time. Cascade Challenge is always looking for enthusiastic volunteers and if you’re interested please contact them directly.