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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the schedule of events on race day?
6:00am - Packet Pickup / Registration open*
6:30am – Gear Check opens
7:50am - Opening ceremonies
7:58am - Wheelchair / Hand cycle Start
8:00am – Packet Pickup / Registration close*
8:00am - Half Marathon Start
8:10am - 5K Start
9:30am – Half & 5k (Overall) and 5k Age-group awards may be picked up
10:30am – Half Age-Group awards may be picked up
10:30am - Kids Fun Run**
12:30pm – Gear Check closes

*If you do not pick up your packet at the expo or on race day, your packet is not guaranteed. Race shirts/medals will not be mailed after the race.
**The Kids Fun Run has been cancelled

Can I sign up for the race on race day?

Yes, race day sign up will be from 6:00 AM - 8:00 AM on the north side of Ross-Ade Stadium.

What time will the half-marathon and 5K start?

The half-marathon starts at 8:00 AM and the 5K starts at 8:10 AM.

When is the Kids Fun Run?

Due to lack of participation in previous years, we have decided to cancel the Kids Fun Run from future events. We apologize for the inconvenience.

What is the deadline for online registration?

Online registration will close at 8:00am on Friday, October 15. If you miss the online registration deadline, you may sign up at the Expo on Friday, October 15 from 12:00pm - 8:00pm, or on race morning, October 16, from 6:00am - 8:00am.

May I upgrade or downgrade my originally registered event?

Yes. If you would like to upgrade from the 5K event to the half-marathon or downgrade from the half-marathon to the 5K, please contact our Registration Coordinator at Jason@TuxBro.com. If you downgrade from the half-marathon to the 5K, you will NOT be refunded the price difference for the events. If you are upgrading from the 5K to the half-marathon, you will need to pay the upgrade difference. 

May I get a refund for my entry?

No, entry fees are non-refundable.

May I transfer my registration to another person?

You may transfer your entry to another participant. The new participant is responsible for paying a transfer fee ($10 through Oct. 14, and $15 on Oct. 15 & 16). If you would like to transfer your entry, e-mail Jason Springer atl Jason@TuxBro.com

Can someone else pick up my packet?

Yes, a friend or family member can pickup your packet for you.

Will there be a gear check?

Yes, Gear Check will be available starting at 6:30 AM on race morning. All gear must be picked up by 12:30 PM race day. We will have a limited number of bags available; it is recommended that you bring your own bag.  Any gear not picked up on race day will be taken to Tuxedo Brothers Headquarters.  Any gear not claimed by November 1 will be donated to a local charity.

THE PURDUE BOILERMAKER HALF-MARATHON & 5k IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOST OR STOLEN ITEMS.  PLEASE DO NOT CHECK ANYTHING OF SIGNIFICANT VALUE!

Are there pace requirements for the event?

An 18 minute (18:00) per mile pace is required for both the half-marathon and the 5K. The half-marathon course will close at 12:00 PM.  If you are unable to maintain the 18:00 per mile pace, you will be asked to move to the sidewalk and continue at your own risk, or board the SAG Wagon to be taken back to the finish line area.

Where can I park on race day?

Limited parking will be available at Ross-Ade Stadium. Participants may also park at the Northwestern Avenue Parking Garage, located at about .5 miles away at 504 Northwestern Ave.

Can I wear headphones during my run?

For safety purposes, we ask that headphones not be worn. It is important that you are able to hear any direction or instruction from volunteers, police and/or race personnel.

Can I bring my dog?

No, we do not allow participants to bring dogs. In addition, please do not bring skates, baby strollers or jogging strollers.

Is there a minimum age requirement for the half-marathon?

You must be at least 10 years old by October 16 to participate in the half-marathon event.

Who do I contact if I am an elite runner?

Send all elite inquiries to our Registration Coordinator Jason@TuxBro.com

Is there prize money for the top finishers?

Prize money* will be awarded to the top 3 male and female overall finishers of the half-marathon.
1st - $200
2nd - $100
3rd - $50

*Prize money amounts were updated on September 17

Will there be Age-group awards?

Age-group awards will be given in the following increments to the top 3 in both the half-marathon and 5K events:

12 and under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and above

Do finishers receive a medal?

Yes, all finishers in both the half-marathon and 5K will receive a finisher medal.

Will there be an award ceremony?

There will not be a formal awards ceremony. Awards will be given out at the Packet Pickup table on the north side of Ross-Ade Stadium. Awards must be picked up by 12:00 PM. AGE-GROUP AWARDS WILL NOT BE MAILED.

9:30am
- Half-Marathon Overall
- 5k Overall
- 5k Age-Group

10:30am

- Half-Marathon Age-Group

What time zone is West Lafayette?

For those of you traveling to West Lafayette from out of state, Indiana now observes Daylight Savings Time, and is in the Eastern Time Zone. The Purdue Boilermaker half-marathon will start at 8:00 AM EDT.

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