The Cannonball - Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k

Live: October 22-23, 2021 | Virtual: October 1-24, 2021 Greensboro, NC 27455 US Directions
FAQs

 

Can I register on race day?

Race day registration is available if participant cap has not been met.  

What can I expect on the course?

The Cannonball Marathon is one of the longest running endurance events in North Carolina. The addition of the Marathon in 2016 makes it the Triad’s “go to” race. We’re happy to offer the 2022 Marathon as a Boston Qualifier again this year. We have seen blazing fast times in previous years for the half, but don’t be fooled the course isn’t a walk in the park. The race is also perfect for the beginner runner because of the gorgeous scenery. The backdrop for the race is Country Park and the beautiful north Greensboro countryside.  Country Park, with the Greensboro Science Center next door, is a great place for the family to hang out listen to our live band while you run. The course is open to the general public; please be mindful of others who may not be running the event.

Back for a second year, the 5K will be offered on Friday!  Again, the opportunity to run the Double Barrel where you run the 5K Friday and the Half/Full Marathon on Saturday!  

Can I create/join a team?

We all know everything is better with friends. BONUS, teams that are 5 or more individuals (5K) each receive a $5 refund off their registration FEE! Teams of 10 or more get a reserved space to set up on race day for party in the park! Team "Captain" can create the team and ask others to join! Find your team name under the TEAMS tab.There are awards for overall and age group finishers in the 5K as well as a special award for the LARGEST TEAM!
 
 Wh
ere can I check in my gear?

Yes! We will keep your personal items safe while you race! Once you've finished your epic finish, show us your bib and pick up your gear!

Can I walk the event?

Yes, we love our walkers! All participants must meet the requirements of completing the half or full marathon in 7 hours or less (16 min./mile pace). If you can not finish within time limits, we can't guarantee course support—which is paramount for your safety. Aid stations, medical support, portable toilets, and road closures will become unavailable to participants. The local police and race organizers will ask you to reroute to a shorter version of the course, or move up onto the sidewalk where you will be required to obey regular traffic laws.

Where are the aid stations?

See Water/Aid station info under "Course Information" tab HERE

Who can direct me along the course?

We strive to ensure a safe and well marked course for all participants.  Course monitors and local law enforcement will be present at key intersections and turns.  However, course monitors are the only volunteers with course info.  Law enforcement WILL NOT have course info. 

What is a pacer? And do I have to pay to run with a pacer?

The role of a pacer is to support you in reaching your goal finish time by keeping to their assigned pace. Pace Groups are FREE. 

How do I know who the pacers are? How do I find the pacers?

Pacers available for the half and full marathon distances.  Pacers designated by an official pacer shirt, will wear shirts and hold pacer flags indicating race time. You can meet the pacers pre-race at (TBA) 30 minutes prior to the race or look for their signs at the start line.

What are the  pace groups for the half and full marathon? 

Half Marathon

1:45 (8:01 per mile)

2:00 (9:10 per mile)

2:15 (10:18 per mile)

2:30 (11:27 per mile)

2:45 (12:46 per mile)

3:00 (13:45 per mile)

 
Marathon

3:30 (8:01 per mile)

4:00 (9:10 per mile)

4:30 (10:18 per mile)

5:00 (11:27 per mile)

5:30 (12:46 per mile)

6 (13:45 per mile)

Are strollers allowed?

Unfortunately strollers are not allowed. The 5K will be an evening early event and sighting may be limited.Our half and full marathon course has limited space along the greenway. This is to ensure runner safety and comply with liability insurance policies.

What is your race day cancellation policy?

In the event the race should be canceled for reasons beyond the control of the Race Director or Race Committee (inclement weather or unsafe weather conditions; local, state or national emergency), refunds will not be made, but race packets, including race shirts, will be available at a location to be determined.

Can I run with my pet or use inline skates?

Sorry,  we do not allow pets, bicycles, inline skates or any means of transportation other than running, walking or wheelchairs.  Race Director reserves the right to reject any entry or to remove any participant from the race course without explanation.

How can I check to see if I am registered participant or on a team?

For individual participants, click "Race Information" tab, select "Track A Participant" and enter your name. For a team member, click "More" and select "Group/Teams".

What are my options if the event is postponed or cancelled?

Visit our website to review our "No Worries Guarantee" tab for more details.

 

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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