The Decatur Shoreline Classic
St Mary's HSHS
29th Annual
A DRC Event
Frequently Asked Questions
Rules and Regulations

15K Monetary Awards Rules and Regulations
High School Donation Program Rules and Regulations
Race Waiver

The Shoreline Classic is Sunday, September 16th. Registration for 5K and 15K is open through Race Day. On Race Day, credit card only sign-ups and no shirt guarantees. Tot trot registration will be accepted on Race Day.

How much does it cost to register?
See cost information on the race registration page.

What are the Packet Pickup and Race times:
Packet Pick-up Schedule – Nelson Park, Pavilion 1
Friday night, Sept. 14 Packet Pickup: 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Sunday morning, Sept. 16 Packet Pickup:
15K - 6:15 to 7:15 AM (race starts at 7:30 AM)
5K - 6:15 to 7:45 AM (race starts at 8:00 AM)
Tot Trot - 6:15 to 9:00 AM (Trots start at 9:15/9:25 AM)

Can I confirm that I am registered for the race?
To confirm that you are registered click here. Even though your entry may show as confirmed for the race, bibs will show as 'Not assigned'. Bibs will be assigned at Packet Pick-up.

How many participants can register for the Shoreline Classic?
There are no participant limits for 2018 in either the 5K or 15K.

I am injured and/or cannot run the event (family commitment, work obligation, etc.). Can I get a refund, donate my entry or transfer my entry to someone else?
No. Per our official event rules and guidelines: Sale and/or transfer of race entry/bib is strictly prohibited and will result in the disqualification and/or banning of any individuals involved from future events. All entry fees are non-refundable, and may not be deferred toward a future event.

If I provide medical documentation of my injury or pregnancy, will you give me a refund?
No. Please see above.

Can I defer my entry to the next year if I am unable to run this year?
No, participants cannot defer their entries to the next year in the event that they cannot run.

How can I make a change of information to my registration (i.e. misspelling, address, e-mail, t-shirt size)?
E-mail with "Change of Information" in the subject line and then indicate changes in the body of the email. Changes on shirt sizes after 9/1 will not be guaranteed.

Is the Shoreline Classic walker-friendly?
The Shoreline Classic is open to all participants who wish to register; however, the 15K course closes after 1 hour, 52 minutes (approx. 12 min/mile) and the 5k open for 1 hour, 05 minutes (approx 20 min/mile) . Participants wishing to complete the 9.3-mile event within that time frame will need to maintain a 12-minute/mile pace and the 5K in 20 min/mile. After the time limits have been reached, the streets will be re-opened to vehicular traffic, participants still out on the race course will be asked to move to the sidewalks, and on-course support (Aid Stations) will close. The Shoreline Classic will do everything feasible to accommodate our participants but we are also working closely with the city of Decatur and residents living on the course.

Where can I find maps of the course or directions to the course?
Maps may be found here

What are the normal high/low temperatures in late September for Decatur?
Normal High: 79 Fahrenheit / 26 Celsius
Normal Low: 54 Fahrenheit / 12 Celsius

If the weather changes during the race, will there be alerts along the course?
Yes. We will monitor weather leading up to the race start and will notify our safety personnel during the race as needed. It is up to the participants to follow instructions of race personnel and/or seek shelter if instructed to do so.

Packet Pick-up
Do I have to pick up my Participant Packet, Bag and T-Shirt at Friday Night Packet Pick-Up?
No – but it is strongly suggested due to the # of participants on race day. We do not mail out participant packets/bags or T-shirts.

Can I pick up my Participant Packet, Participant Bag and T-shirt on the day of the race?

What do I need to bring with me in order to pick up my Participant Packet?
Photo ID.

My friend needs his/her photo ID and not my photo ID in order to pick up my packet?
Correct – your friend does not need YOUR photo ID but may be required to sign for you packet and show HIS/HER photo ID.

I cannot run the race. Will you mail my Participant Bag and T-shirt to me?
No. We are unable to mail out Participant Packets, Bags and T-shirts if they are not picked up. No exceptions.

Race Day parking: Free parking available around the former Paul's Puttin place, in Lower Pavilion parking lot, and along right side of street into Nelson Park. After lot is full - look for signs to Upper Pavilion parking (near swimming pool) at park entrance. We have increased the number of parking attendants to assist with smooth parking. ***Please allow an extra 30 minutes for parking due to race day numbers.

Where can I find a course map?
Course Maps may be found at Both the USATF Certified 5K and 15K races are run along the shores of beautiful Lake Decatur in a colorful fall setting. The 5k race offers runners a fast course, while the 15k features rolling terrain.

How long is the course open?
The 15K course will be open for 1 hour, 52 minutes (approx. 12 min/mile) and the 5k open for 1 hour, 05 minutes (approx 20 min/mile) . Participants running slower than min/mile targets will not be guaranteed Aid Station or Medical support once the time limits have been reached. Participants still out on the race course will be asked to move onto the sidewalk as the streets will be re-opened to traffic, and Aid Stations will discontinue on-course support.

Do you use Gun Time or Chip Time?
We use gun time for our overall winners of each race and then use chip times for age group award winners.

Participant chip or net times greater than the event time requirement may not be recognized as official. Times over limits may not be printed in the official results or recorded in media.

Can I run with an iPod/headphones?
The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at the Shoreline Classic. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, the Shoreline Classic encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of the Shoreline Classic.

Can I run with my GPS or other timing devices?
Yes, participants may wear their GPS watches and/or timing devices. However, these items do not count as "second timing devices" and will not be recognized by the event as official times or distances.

What is NOT allowed on the course?
The use of video devices, cell phones, computers, cameras or any similar devices by participants in the event is prohibited. The use of wheeled devices by participants or any other person authorized to be on the course shall be strictly limited to: (a) authorized and registered competitive wheelchair participants; and (b) authorized course marshals on bicycles. Baby joggers, baby strollers, skateboards, rollerblades, unauthorized bicycles or any other wheeled device will not be permitted. Baby Joggers/strollers permitted on 5K course only and participants will be required to start at the back of the race.

Do you have a Lost & Found in case I lose something at the race or on the race course?
Yes. If you are missing a personal item, please email within 1 week following the race.

I live along the race course. Where can I find out about race day street closures?
Street Closure information will be available as we get closer to race day.

I am interested in becoming a sponsor of the Shoreline Classic. What are the sponsor levels?
Presenting $10,000
Gold $2,500
Silver $1,500
Bronze $500