Below is a list of commonly asked questions with answers:

Registration & Packet Pick Up Questions

How do I register?

You may register either online, at early packet pick up the day before the race, or on race day (*note, if you wait to register on race day, the price will be higher and we may not have the shirt size of your choice*).

What is the easiest way to register?

Registering online is the easiest way to sign up

Can I register at a packet pick up location?


Can I pick up a packet for a friend of family member?


Are credit cards accepted at packet pick ups?


When and where do we pick up our packets?

See Schedule of Events.

Should participants pick up their packets early?

YES, please plan to pick up your packet early.

Am I guaranteed a race shirt?

All pre registered participants registered by November 1, 2017 will get the shirt size requested. All sign ups later than November 1, 2017 are not guaranteed the shirt size of their choice, shirts will be given on a first come first serve basis. We will do our best to get everyone the shirt size they want.

What type of shirts are being given?

10 mile participants will receive a very cool hooded sweatshirt. 5k participants will receive a great cotton t shirt.

Will I be able to change my shirt size?

You will not be able to exchange your shirt until after the race. We will have an area for shirt exchange after the race for those wishing to exchange their shirts. You will be given the shirt size you ordered during registration, sorry but no exceptions.

How can I get a race shirt if I do not want to participate?

You may register as a participant to receive a race shirt and goody bag. You do not have to compete if you do not wish to do so. You may pick up your shirt and bag at the early packet pick up.

What will we receive at packet pick up?

You will receive your race shirt, race number w/ timing tag, and race goody bag.

What type of timing is being used?

Race Day Questions

Where is the race located?

The Pavilion, Batesville, MS

What time does the race start?

10 Miler-8:00am 5k-8:30am

Is there a time limit for the 10 miler?

Yes, the 10 mile course will close at 10:30am, which is 2.5 hours after the start of the race. (2.5 hours for a 10 miler is 15 minute pace per mile, which is a brisk walk.) This is a strict cut off time. Participants remaining on the course after 2.5 hours will not be allowed to finish, will not receive a finisher medal, and will not receive a posted time.

Where is the race start?

Downtown Batesville, MS

What if it is raining/snowing on race morning?

The race will happen rain, snow or shine

When should I arrive?

Most runners plan to arrive at an event 1 hour prior to race start time. If you have not picked up your packet at a packet pick up, please arrive at least 1 hour in advance of race start.

How long will it take to find a place to park?

Around 5-10 minutes. Please arrive early, the only parking is behind the start line. If you arrive 5 minutes before scheduled race start, you will more than likely miss the race. Plan to arrive early.

Where do I park?

In and around the Downtown Batesville Area

Are baby joggers/baby strollers allowed in the race?

Yes, please start towards the end of the pack

Are walkers allowed to participate?

Yes, please start towards the end of the pack

Are runners allowed to run with dogs?

Dogs are not allowed at the Gateway to the Delta 10 miler and 5k.

Can we participate as a relay team?

No, there will be no relay category this year.

When are the awards?

5k- 9:45am, 10 Miler- 10:00am

What are the award categories?

Please see the awards page on the website.

Will male and female categories be awarded prizes?

YES, both male and female categories will receive awards

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