Frequently Asked Questions About The Great Bacon Run & Walk

1) What do I get for my entry fee?
Participants receive a short sleeve, technical race shirt, age group awards to the top three men and women finishers and overall finishers.

2) How can I sign up for events?
Online registration is now available at

3) What are the age limits for the races?
There are no age limits. We encourage participants of all ages to join us.

4) Are the race events walker friendly?
Yes, we will have plenty of participants that will walk. If you plan to walk the race, we do require that you line up at
the back of the race corral at the start so as not to impede the faster runners.

5) Where can I find the course map?
You can find the course map here.

6) Are there refunds if I cannot attend?

7) Are baby joggers, strollers, or dogs allowed on the walk?
lf you choose to run with a baby jogger or a dog, you must seed yourself in the back of all runners. It is your responsibility to make sure the baby jogger or dog does not impede other runners.

You must take extra precaution as to your safety, your child’s safety and the safety of the runners around you. We reserve the right to pull any person from the race who is endangering other runners or themselves.

Dogs must be on leashes and owners must clean up after them.

8) Are headphones (iPods, mp3 prayers, etc) allowed during the race?
Headphones are allowed for any runner however, we do recommend that runners use extreme caution when using headphones during the race event for safety reasons.

9) When is the last day to register online?
“Register online thru June 2, 2017.  Register in person at the Parks & Recreation Office (upstairs at the Garden City Ice Arena located at 200 Log Cabin) during business hours until June 2, 2017, or at the Farmers Market on race day (June 3).  Race day registration is from 8:00 am until 9:00 am.  Checks and cash only please.  Download the registration form.

10) When is packet pick up?
To be determined.

11) How will I receive my race packet?
You must pick your packet up. They will not be mailed.

12) Can someone pick up my race packet for me?

13) Can I register on race day?
Yes there is late registration only on race day morning from 8:30 am until 9:45 am. Checks or cash only, please.

14) Do you accept credit cards for registration on race day?
Checks or cash only, please.

15) What is the location of the race?
5805 Central in Garden City, near Kroger at Ford & Middlebelt.

16) Will there be water stations?
There will be one water station on the course, as well as water stations at the beginning and finish areas.

17) Will there be bathrooms/PortaJohns available?? Yes, at the start/finish area.

18) Where can we park for the races?
Public parking available at various lots located near Ford & Middlebelt.

19) Will there be chip timing?
Runners only need to wear race bib number on their shirt front.

20) What are the age group awards?
Age group awards: M/F, 3 deep, 5-year age group increments, from 14 yrs old & under to +75 yrs old, will be given out at the awards tent at finish-line area

lf you think you have won an award, please check at the awards tent. If you are unable to wait for the official results and pick up your award on race day, you may have a friend pick it up or pay to have it shipped.


Race Guidelines

In order to make the Great Bacon Run & Walk a safe and enjoyable event, please follow a few simple guidelines. Thanks for your help with this! Read more.


Online Registration

Participants are invited to register online for the event. Online registration closes June 1 at 11:00 pm. Read more.


Course 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.