Race Guidelines

  • Entry fees are non-refundable.
  • No-shows will not be mailed their race shirts or bags.
  • Runners must complete the course in one hour, walkers in one and a half hours.
  • We do not recommend usage of any audio equipment during the race.
  • Roller/in-line skates and skateboards are prohibited.
  • Dogs are allowed on leashes and owners must pick up after their dogs.
  • The decisions of the race committee are final in all matters.
  • Each participant must wear the provided bib with the number clearly shown on the front. No participant will be allowed to race without an official bib number.
  • Participants must abide by all instructions given from the race committee, race staff, volunteers, and medical personnel.
  • Runner etiquette: Line up based on how rapidly you plan to run or walk. If you’re slow, move to the back of the pack. Please heed directions by race staff.

    Walker etiquette: Runners will approach walkers quickly. Please be courteous; move over to the sides of the roads when runners approach to let them have the right of way and quickest way past.


Registration Info

Early bird registration for the Run/Walk is $25 until May 8, 2016. Read more.


Online Registration

Participants are invited to register online for the event. Online registration closes June 2 at 11:00 pm. Read more.


Route Map

The Great Bacon Run & Walk will kick off at the Town Center and follow a 5k (or 3.1 mile) route through an area bounded by Central, Cambridge, Helen and Beechwood streets. See the map.