We get a lot of questions about the Harpoon Octoberfest Race. Here is a list of some of the questions we answer the most, hope it helps!



Do you allow walkers?

This is a race, not a run/walk and due to course restrictions, we cannot allow participants to register with the intention of walking the whole course. Runners should plan to keep a 15 minute mile pace or faster. Course will close at 11:50am.  


I don't have a credit card. Can I send a check and a paper registration form?
Sorry, but we've gone completely digital and the only way to register in advance is on our website. Registration on the day of the event, if available, will be $45 and can be paid by check, cash or credit card.


Will there be registration on race day?

If we dont sell out online, YES, day-of registration costs $45. There will be a registration form you can download from the website and bring with you. Again, this is only an option if the race is not already sold out.

Can I register a team?

Yes!  A team can consist of 4 or more runners. More instructions can be found on the registration page


Is there a way to make an additional donation to the Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center?
Yes! Please help us raise even more money for patient services and cancer research. Heck, if you are feeling really ambitious, ask your friends and family to chip in too! 


Is fundraising required to participate in this race?

No, but we certainly encourage it! Fundraisers can create their own fundraising page here (link coming soon!). 


I registered but now I can’t run, can I get a refund?

Registration for the Harpoon Octoberfest Race is NON-REFUNDABLE. Please know your race fee is going to a great cause!


How do I become a Friend of Harpoon?

Become a Friend of Harpoon at www.friendofharpoon.com. If you become a Friend before you register for the race, you'll get a third beer ticket on race day!



Can I run with my dog? Are baby strollers/joggers allowed?
The Harpoon Octoberfest Race is USA Track and Field sanctioned, so we have to play by their rules. That means you'll have to brave the 3.6 miles solo-- no furry friends or little ones.
Do you allow walkers?

No. Due to the heavy traffic on the race course, we cannot keep the course open longer than necessary and are unable to accommodate walkers.  Thank you for respecting our community and the race rules!

What is the race day schedule?
Click here to view the race day schedule 
What should I bring with me on race day?
Please bring a photo ID. All runners must be over 21. After you have checked in and before the race you will need to go to the Wristband/ID Station inside the event space to get a wristband for the post-race party. If you do not have a wristband, you will not be served. Wristband + ticket = Beer.
How do I get my beer tickets on race day?

Your beer tickets and food ticket are attached to your bib #.  Tear them off when appropriate, but don’t lose them!

Where can I leave my bag during the race?
We will provide a bag corral area. It's a good place to store a small bag with a fresh t-shirt, but please do not leave your valuables.
Can my non-running friend/family member hang out at the post-race party with me?
Yes, your supporters can definitely join you for the post race party!

Can I pick up my bib and chip before the race?
Packet pickup opens at 9:00 AM on Race Day: Sunday, 10/8/17.


Is Parking Available?
Parking is available on site at the Harpoon Brewery, Windsor, VT. Note, our site is very busy with other businesses in Artisans Park and you may have to walk/run up to .3 miles from your car to the start/finish line.


When is the rain date? 
No rain date. The Harpoon Octoberfest Race is RAIN/SHINE.