EVENT INTO & FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Here you can discover more about the Malibu Half Marathon & 5K event and prepare for the day of the race. We have prepared a list of 'EVENT INFO' and 'FAQs' that will answer most of your questions. Use the search bar to easily locate the answer you're looking for. 

Also, please make sure to review all the information in the Race Guide well before race day to prepare for your race weekend. The Race Guide contains everything you need to know about #RunMalibu. 

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EVENT INFO

START & FINISH LOCATION


Zuma Beach: 30050 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu 90265 CA For parking instructions and directions click here.




DATES & START TIMES


1/2K KIDS' FUN RUN: Saturday, November 13th, 2021 at 3:30 PM. 5K RUN/WALK: Saturday November 13th, 2021 at 8:00 AM. Runners need to take place at the start line at 7:30 AM. HALF MARATHON: Sunday November 14th, 2021 at 7:00 AM. Runners need to take place in the designated corrals based on predicted finish times at 6:30 AM. Look for the signs indicating the location of your corral. VIRTUAL EVENTS: Run from wherever you like, at whatever time is convenient between November 5th and 14th, 2021 and submit your results directly onto your RunSignUp.com profile.




WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CHARITY TICKET AND FUNDRAISING?


If you have purchased a charity bib or the Lounge access you are entitle to: Special Charity BIB

  • A dedicated desk for bib pick-up at the Expo
  • Access to the Charity/VIP Lounge featuring: Dedicated gear check, deluxe restrooms, post race massages & elevated legs, refreshments and catering, lounge seating and shade.
If you didn't purchase this option during registration dont worry. The Add-on option can be found by logging on to RunSignUp, navigating to Profile > Upcoming Events > Manage Registration > Click Add-On menu item located on the top of Race page. For help click here.




CHARITY ENTRY/BIB


A charity bib allows you to participate in the Half Marathon or the 5K (depending on your selection) and includes the following perks:

  • Special Charity BIB
  • Express check-in at Packet Pick-up on Nov 13
  • 2 Beer Tickets
  • Access to the Charity/VIP Lounge featuring: Dedicated gear check, deluxe restrooms, post race massages & elevated legs, refreshments and catering, lounge seating and shade.




CANCELLATION POLICY


In compliance with running industry policy, all entry fees are non-refundable. This policy applies to all registrants whether you are injured, have an unexpected family/business emergency, have a medical emergency, or anything else. If the course has to be changed or the race canceled due to an act of nature, there are no refunds or rollovers. There are NO exceptions. Due to the strenuous nature of training for a half marathon, we will allow deferrals for the half marathon only and if all of the rollover guidelines are met (see below). If the event is canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, you will be given the option to switch to a virtual race or a 100% deferment credit to be applied to a future event. If you decide to switch to a virtual event, we will provide a credit for any difference in pricing you might have paid that can be used for another virtual entry (get family or friends to tag along) or towards our future events.




DEFERRAL POLICY FOR THE HALF MARATHON


To defer/rollover your half marathon entry you must send your request by November 12, 2021. After this deadline notifications will not be valid. Rollovers are not automatic if you cancel or don't show up. Rollover entries are only valid for the following year’s event, i.e. 2018 for 2019. A $25 rollover fee applies before October 22 and a $50 fee applies until November 12. The defer option can be found by logging on to RunSignUp, navigating to Profile > Upcoming Events > Manage Registration > Defer Registration located on the top of the page. For help click here. We do not allow deferrals for the 5K, Kids' Run or for complimentary entries. Rollover entries are only valid for the Half Marathon if all guidelines are met and only for the following year’s event, i.e. 2019 to 2020.




PRIZES AND AGE DIVISION AWARDS


  • All Half Marathon and 5K Finishers will receive a Finisher's Medal.
  • Trophies are awarded for the top 3 Half Marathon & 5K overall winners.
  • Age Division awards are given to the top 3 Male and Female finishers for the Half Marathon and 5K in the following age categories: 19 & Under, 20 - 24, 25 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65 - 69, 70 - 74, 75 - 79, 80+
5K Award Ceremony: 9:00 AM Saturday, November 13 Half Marathon Award Ceremony: 9:00 AM Sunday, November 14 Please note, we do not offer prizes or Age Division awards to Virtual participants.




REGISTRATION SUPPORT


For registration questions or issues please visit RunSignUp Support by clicking here.




WAIVER


All participants are required to individually sign the Participation Waiver in order to take part in the Malibu Half Marathon & 5K. When you register online, by agreeing electronically, you acknowledge that you have both read and understood all text presented to you as part of the registration process. Click here to visit 'How to View or Sign the Race Waiver'. Thank you for your collaboration...




PARTICIPANT T-SHIRT & SIZING


Each Half Marathon and 5K participant will receive a gender specific technical t-shirt. For instructions on how to manage your selection click here. If you purchased the Bib by mail option, then you will collect the race shirt at a designated area directly on race day.




REGISTRATION PROTECTOR


The RunSignUp has partnered with Allianz Global Assistance (AGA) to provide participants with "Registration Insurance". If you have purchased event registration insurance for an event and have a question or claim please contact Allianz Global Assistance as follows:

  • To manage your policy or file a claim, please visit: www.eventregistrationprotection.com.
  • If you have questions regarding your insurance, please contact Allianz Global Assistance at 1-888-497-6987.




UNAUTHORIZED BIB SWITCHES


A bib is individually assigned to each participant. We therefore thank you for your collaboration ensuring that no bib is given or sold to another person. Race results and competitors’ awards can be impacted, and medical staff might not be able to identify a participant in need of treatment unless the person wearing the bib and taking part in the race is the same person listed in our database.




HAL FMARATHON BIB PICKUP (NO RACE DAY)


It is mandatory for everyone participating in the Half Marathon to pick up their race packet, t-shirt and bib at the Expo on Saturday, November 13th, 2021. T here is absolutely no race day packet pick-up. NO EXCEPTIONS sorry. If your schedule doesn’t allow you participate at the packet pick-up, you can either purchase the bib mailing option for $25 or delegate someone to pick it up on your behalf. In addition to picking up your Bibs, timing tags and race t-shirt, the Malibu Half Marathon & 5K Expo & Packet Pickup features merchandise for sale, demonstrations and information from a variety of merchants and vendors.




BIB BY MAIL


You can request to receive your BIB at your doorstep by opting for the Bib Mailing Option for an additional cost of $25. Additionally you will be able to collect your race packet and T-Shirt at a reserved area (you will find signage directing you) directly on race day from 5:00 am to 12:00 pm! Remember, there is absolutely NO RACE DAY PACKET PICK-UP FOR the Half Marathon, therefore if you haven't selected this option you are required to attend the Expo on Saturday or find someone to delegate it to. If you didn't purchase this option during registration dont worry. The Add-on option can be found by logging on to RunSignUp, navigating to Profile > Upcoming Events > Manage Registration > Click Add-On menu item located on the top of Race page. For help click here.

We close BIB mailing on October 10th, so be sure to sign up early! If you contact us after October 10th, we will not be able to mail out your packet. We mail bibs out two weeks prior to race day. So keep an eye out in your mail.




DELEGATING YOUR RACE PACKET PICK-UP


If you have delegated someone to collect your packet pick-up please ensure they provide: - A photocopy of your ID - Order number - You have signed the elettronic waiver Without all of the above they will NOT be able to pick-up the packet on your behalf. Click here to view or sign the waiver.




EDITING YOUR INFORMATION AFTER REGISTERING


Begin by logging into your account, and go to your “ Profile” page. On the “Profile” page, see Races under Upcoming Events. This shows a list of all Race(s) that are coming up. You are able to manage the registration for the Race by clicking "Manage Registration". Note: Participants may make purchases by clicking Add-ons from the top menu of the race page. Deadline to edit is October 28.




TRANSFER TO ANOTHER PERSON


You can transfer your registration to another participant until October 31st for an additional $25 processing fee. To transfer to another runner log on RunSignup and select Profile > Upcoming Events > Manage Registration > Transfer to Another Runner located on the top of the page. There are two types of 'participant to participant' transfers, "Gifts" and "Transfer Requests". " GIFTS", where the registrant gives their registration to another user, does not receive a refund, and the recipient is able to register for free. "TRANSFER REQUESTS", where the registrant offers their registration to another user, and upon that user's paid registration, the original registrant receives a refund. For more info click here.




PACERS


If you want to establish a personal time goal, you can achieve this by running with one of our professional pacers, who will help you stay on track without worrying about maintaining a specific time. Pacing by non-registered participants or those not starting at the starting line is prohibited. Pacers will be in the corrals at the start line with signs indicating their finish time.
Half marathon: 1:35, 1:45, 1:55, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30, 2:45 and 3:00.




WEATHER


Average Temperature: 56° - 68° F (13°C – 20°C ). Average Humidity: 30 - 50% Sunrise: 6:27 AM




RACE GUIDELINES/RESTRICTIONS


No pets, wheels or unregistered pacers. No selfie sticks or poles. The minimum age for the half marathon is 12; the minimum age for the 5k is 7. Youth runners need to be those respective ages on race day to be eligible to register and compete. Instituting minimum ages was a strong recommendation of our insurance carrier, which we arrange through the Road Runners Clubs of America (RRCA). The minimum ages were established from discussions with medical professionals and youth coaches with the intent to (1) keep young runners safe and healthy and (2) provide them with a positive experience that will encourage them to continue running. We understand that some young runners are able to satisfactorily complete the 13.1 and 3.1 mile courses. Many have in the past years. Nonetheless, we are inclined to follow the recommendations of the RRCA in this matter.




HEADPHONE USE


The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this race. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, we encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of race. We believe your race experience and those around you will be greatly enhanced by leaving the headphones at home or in the car. Running headphone-free allows opportunities to develop camaraderie with your fellow runners and to enjoy everything the race has to offer. Plus, volunteers and spectators will be on course cheering you on and providing directions to help get you to the finish line. Runner safety has always been, and will continue to be, a top priority for our event. Please be mindful of the other participants and respect the race personnel to ensure a safe and enjoyable race for everyone.




GEAR CHECK


We are excited as we prepare to go back to in-person running along the Malibu coastline, but in order to do so safely, may be required to implement new policies and logistical changes to reflect guidelines from the World Health Organization, City and State officials and medical personnel in ways not clearly outlined at the time you registered for the race. The changes could affect fundamental things such as the route, start time, gear check, aid stations, etc. Saturday: Gear/Bag Check will be available at the start / finish line area and inside of the lounge for the Charity/VIP runners between 5:00 am and 10:00 am. Sunday: Gear/Bag Check will be available at the start / finish line area and inside of the lounge for the Charity/VIP runners between 5:00 am and 12:00 pm. This event is committed to preserving Malibu’s natural environments and, in order to comply with the recent single-use plastic ban by the City, we won’t be providing plastic bags for Gear check. Please plan to use the bag provided with your race packet or bring your own. CLEARLY MARK your bag with your bib number (tags will be supplied by the event). Please do not place items of value in your gear bag as we cannot be held responsible for lost or broken items. Clothing found in unclaimed bags will be donated to charity.




TRANFERING TO ANOTHER EVENT/DISTANCE


Begin by logging into your account, and go to your “ Profile” page. On the “Profile” page, see Races under Upcoming Events. This shows a list of all Race(s) that are coming up. You are able to manage the registration for the Race by clicking "Manage Registration" --> "Transfer Event". Based on your selection you will be charged any price difference between the events, however if you are downgrading we will not issue a refund. Note: Deadline to edit is October 28.





FAQs

HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE SUCCESSFULLY REGISTERED?


When you register online, providing a valid email address, you will receive automatic confirmation of registration via email. If you fail to receive this, you can either contact us or bring your photo ID and proof of payment (cancelled check or credit card statement) to the Registration Desk during Packet pick-up hours hours.




WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM NOT ABLE TO FINISH WITHIN THE TIME LIMIT?


All participants are expected to be able to complete the 5K in 2 hours and the Half Marathon course in 4 hours, i.e. 18 minutes-per-mile. The time count begins after the start of the last wave of runners. Runners who are unable to maintain a 18-minute pace, although encouraged to complete the race, will be asked to remain out of previously-closed traffic lanes and will be asked to move to the side and obey regular traffic laws. The Highway will be reopened to traffic on a “rolling basis” determined by that pace. The Finish Line will stay open for runners and spectators until 12:00 PM.

Aid stations, official finishing times, commemorative medallions, and post-race refreshments will only be available to runners who maintain a 4:00 pace or below.




HOW CAN I PURCHASE THE BIB DELIVERY OPTION AFTER I'VE REGISTERED?


After registration, you can add or edit additional purchase items such as bib by mail or the Lounge access. If you didn't purchase this option during registration dont worry. The Add-on option can be found by logging on to RunSignUp, navigating to Profile > Upcoming Events > Manage Registration > Click Add- On menu item located on the top of Race page. For help click here.




HOW DO I CREATE OR JOIN A TEAM?


When you sign up for your race you can decide to create or join a team, both during and after registration. Follow the links below for stap-by-step instructions.




HOW MANY AID STATIONS ARE THERE ALONG THE COURSE? WHAT BEVERAGES WILL BE OFFERED?


Water stations, which will also offer Gatorade, will be located approximately every mile along the course. There will be first aid and medical support at the finish line.




WILL THERE BE MEDALS FOR EVERYONE WHO COMPLETES THE HALF MARATHON & 5K?


All runners who complete the Kids' Run, the Half Marathon or the 5K run will receive a beautiful commemorative medal as they cross the finish line.




HOW CAN I PURCHASE OFFICIAL RACE MERCHANDISE?


The official race merchandise is available at our online store, at the Expo and on Race Day.




WILL THERE BE ANY PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN DURING THE EVENT?


A professional company will be taking pictures along the course at the start/finish line. Make sure your bib number is pinned to the front of your clothing as this allows you to be identified. You will receive instructions on how to obtain them.




WHERE CAN SPECTATORS/FAMILY VIEW THE RACE?


Spectators are encouraged to gather at the start/finish line to cheer runners as they start and finish their race.




HOW SOON ARE RESULTS ANNOUNCED AND WHERE CAN I FIND THEM?


Results will be posted online right after the conclusion of the event.




WHEN SHOULD I PLAN TO ARRIVE TO ALLOW FOR PROPER ACCLIMATION?


This depends on the distance you travel. If coming from within California, then we suggest you arrive on Saturday in time to pick up your race bag and bib number. This will also give you the opportunity to check-out the course and enjoy the Health & Fitness Expo, as well as the many local attractions Malibu offers. Remember there is no packet pickup on Sunday. If you are coming from another state or country we suggest you arrive in town in time to adjust to any weather and time change differences.




CAN I PUSH MY CHILD IN A JOG STROLLER?


Strollers are allowed on both the 5K and the Half Marathon course. For the safety of everyone, we do kindly ask for all participants with strollers / joggers to place themselves at the end of the corral start.




WHAT WEATHER SHOULD I EXPECT? WHAT IF IT RAINS? I PUSH MY CHILD IN A JOG STROLLER?


Autumn is traditionally the best time of year for Malibu, but there is a possibility of rain. The weather may be hot if the sun is shining or it may be very foggy. The temperature at the start may be chilly, so dress warmly prior to the start of the race. Rain will not stop the race, which will be held as scheduled.




HOW CAN I UPDATE MY CORRAL / ESTIMATE TIME SELECTION?


Begin by logging into your account, and go to your “ Profile” page. On the “Profile” page, see Races under Upcoming Events. This shows a list of all Race(s) that are coming up. You are able to manage the registration for the Race by clicking "Manage Registration". From the Race Menu at the top of the page or at the left hand side menu, click Questions.




HOW CAN I RESEND THE CONFIRMATION EMAIL


You will always be able to resend the registration confirmation for any registrations associated with your Profile (including any sub-accounts of yours) by following these steps:

  1. Sign In to RunSignUp
  2. Go to your Profile
  3. See your events under Upcoming Events
  4. Click Resend Confirmation next to the registration that you would like to resend the confirmation email.
  5. Check the email listed in your Profile for your registration confirmation
For stap-by-step instructions click here.




HOW CAN I UPDATE MY PERSONAL INFO?


Begin by logging into your account, and go to your “ Profile” page. On the “Profile” page, see Races under Upcoming Events. This shows a list of all Race(s) that are coming up. You are able to manage the registration for the Race by clicking "Manage Registration". Note: Participants may make purchases by clicking Add-ons from the top menu of the race page. Deadline to edit is October 28.




HOW DO I CREATE A FUNDRAISER?


If you would like to associate your fundraiser with a new or existing fundraising team, then you will have the opportunity to create and/or join one during the registration process, after the registration process, or without registering for a race at all. DURING REGISTRATION: You will be guided thru this step and you will be able to create or join a fundraiser. AFTER REGISTRATION:

  1. Sign In to RunSignup
  2. Go to your Profile
  3. Click My Registered Races.
  4. Click Manage Registration
  5. Click Fundraiser in the Top Menu to begin
WITHOUT REGISTERING: Click here to start a fundraiser. For a step-by-step tutorial click here.




HOW DO I MANAGE MY FUNDRAISER?


If you have already created a fundraiser or team fundraiser during registration, you can make edits to your fundraiser if necessary.

  1. Sign In to RunSignup
  2. Go to your Profile
  3. Scroll down to your Fundraising section of your profile.
  4. Click Edit Fundraiser next to the fundraiser to Manage.
  5. Change your fundraiser name, goal, URL, message, or image from here.
On the “My Fundraisers” page, you can also click on “View Donations”, and this will allow you to see who has donated to your fundraiser. For a step-by-step tutorial click here.




HOW CAN I PURCHASE iTAB AFTER I'VE REGISTERED?


After registration, you can add or edit additional purchase items such as iTAB or bib by mail or the Lounge access. If you didn't purchase this option during registration dont worry. The Add-on option can be found by logging on to RunSignUp, navigating to Profile > Upcoming Events > Manage Registration > Click Add- On menu item located on the top of Race page. For help click here.




HOW CAN I PURCHASE THE VIP LOUNGE ACCESS AFTER I'VE REGISTERED?


After registration, you can add or edit additional purchase items such as bib by mail or the Lounge access. If you didn't purchase this option during registration dont worry. The Add-on option can be found by logging on to RunSignUp, navigating to Profile > Upcoming Events > Manage Registration > Click Add- On menu item located on the top of Race page. For help click here.




HOW CAN I UPDATE MY T-SHIRT SIZE?


You can update your T-Shirt selection after you've registered given what the inventory allows for at that given time. Simply log on to RunSignUp, navigate to Profile > Upcoming Events > Manage Registration > Click T-Shirt menu item located on the top of Race page. For help click here.




CAN I PARTICIPATE IN BOTH THE 5K AND HALF MARTHON?


Absolutely! We actually encourage that. In fact we have created the COMBO Challenge = RUN 2 RACES. GET 3 MEDALS!⁠⁠ if you sign up for the COMBO Challenge you get to participate in both the Malibu 5K and Half Marathon and receive 3 medals. Boom! If you want to upgrade to the Combo Challenge simply log into your account, and go to your “ Profile” page. You can manage your registration for the Race by clicking "Manage Registration" --> "Transfer Event" on the top menu.