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Canal Run

Sat July 20, 2024 Hancock, MI 49930 US

Frequently Asked Questions

Runners on a Road in Hancock Michigan

Every year we hear from many participants with questions that range from pressing to minor, and we try to get ahead of it by having a digital Race Guide on our website that lays out all of the information we have. However, that’s not always enough. Below you’ll find our most frequently asked questions racers just need a quick answer to. 


How much time do I need to get to my race start?

The general rule of thumb here is that plan on it taking 45 minutes to get from where the shuttles leave to your start. We encourage all racers to get out to their race start at least a half hour before start. Ideally a bit earlier. It makes life much easier for everyone involved, including volunteers and other racers, if people are at their start line early. Visit the Race Guide for more information on when the shuttles leave.

Pro Tip: Please do your best to not be on the last bus for your race.


Can I park at my race start?

No. There is no shuttle service after the race, so if you leave a car parked at your start line you will not have a ride back to it. It’s also important to note that there is not enough room at any of the start lines to park. We encourage racers to use the shuttle service instead of being dropped off at race starts, this limits traffic on the race course. 


Can I bring a stroller/pet/bike?

Stroller: YES! All of our races are stroller friendly.
Pet/Bike: No. These items are not allowed.


Where is packet pick-up?

Our FRIDAY packet pickup is on the lawn of Quincy Green , which is located at 435 Quincy Street. It’s a great spot and has plenty of street parking available. Our SATURDAY packet pickup is at the Church of the Resurrection, which is located at 900 Quincy Street, 5 blocks from the finish line (also the Shuttle service location). 


Can someone else pickup my packet?



Can I still register for any of the races?

YES! Online registration is open until midnight Thursday, and you can register on Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. at Quincy Green.


Do I need to preregister for the Kid’s Dash?

We encourage you to register prior to the event, but there will also be day of registration at the race start beginning at 10 a.m. Try to show up at least 15 minutes prior to the event. 


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