Are baby strollers allowed on course?

Yes, please start in the back of the pack and stay to the right, when out on course, so runners can safely pass.

Where does the race start?

The race starts at 8:30am on El Embarcadero between Lakeshore Ave and Grand Ave in front of the Lake Merritt Pergola.   

Can one person from a family/group/team pick up all packets?

Yes, no problem. Have your designated person meet us at one of our Packet Pickup Events to pick up shirts, bibs and timing chips.

Are bikes, hoverboards, scooters, skateboards, push bikes, unicycles or wagons allowed on course? 

No, due to safety concerns, only baby strollers/joggers and wheelchairs are allowed on the course. We ask those with baby strollers/joggers to stage toward the back of the start line chute and stay to the right to not impede faster participants. 

Can I walk the 5K course?

Yes, we just ask that you complete the course in one (1) hour or less, which is a 20 minute per mile pace. Roads will reopen at 9:30, so please be sure to check your pace to ensure a positive experience.

Where can I register for the 5K on race day? 

If space available, you can register for the 5K and Stomper’s Stomp near the start line in Eastshore Park @ Lake Merritt.

Where do I register for Stomper’s Stomp Kids Event on race morning? 

You can register your child starting at 7am at the Stomper’s Stomp tent. 

Where / when do we pick up our event shirts, timing chips & bibs? 

Please visit our Packet Pickup Event page. 

What is the Stomper’s Stomp?

Stomper’s Stomp Presented by the A’s is a kids fun run for 2-8 year olds. It’s starts on El Embarcadero between Lakeshore and Grand Ave at 9:45am. 2-3 year olds have an 80 yard course, 4-5 year olds have a 200 yard course and 6-8 year olds have a 300 yard course. 

Where do I park on race morning? 

With the holiday, all meters are free and there is quite a bit of street parking available along Lakeshore and Grand Ave. We strongly suggest carpooling and arriving early, so we’re able to close streets and start the race on time. 

Where are the restrooms?

Restrooms are located on the northeast corner of the Eastshore Park festival area (behind the jumpy houses), along with hand washing stations.

Where will official results be posted?

After the race, results will be posted on our results page @ OTT.RUN