Frequently-Asked Questions about the Triple Crown
What happens if it rains?
Will you cancel or postpone the event?
You will probably get wet. No.
I registered online, but now
I can't run the race. Can I get a refund?
No, but thank you for your charitable donation!
It all goes to the four homeless ministries we're
But I have a truly heart-wrenching excuse!
Can't I at least
apply this year's registration fee to next year's event?
Yes, if you volunteer at this year's
event you can use your registration to run next
year! Just show up before 7AM on race day and ask
the race director how you can help out.
We always need volunteers!
Is there an expo or pre-race pasta dinner?
No, not for this event.
You must be thinking of Stumpy's Marathon which
is held in September, the Saturday after Labor Day.
Celebrities invited for this year's Stumpy's
include Bill Rodgers, Lolo Jones, Meb Keflezighi and Rosie Ruiz!
Is there packet pickup the day before?
No, just collect your race number at the
registration table on race morning.
Preferably before your race goes off.
Do the marathoners and half-marathoners really
run through the creek?
Some people charge right through, and some people
get a refreshing dip in the water.
How deep is it?
Usually only knee-deep.
If you do get knocked over by the current and washed downstream,
you can climb out at Timothy's Restaurant, which has a good
Should I take my shoes off to cross the creek?
We recommend keeping your shoes on. There's no telling
what's in that creek.
Should I use regular running shoes or trail shoes?
The "Great Good Place" loop isn't even shown on the official
map of the park...why not?
There are things the government does not want you to know.
What if I'm running the Triple Crown, but don't finish the half
by 10AM, so I miss the start of the 10K? Am I disqualified?
You are the opposite of disqualified! As you approach
the finish line of the half, you will be doing two races at
the same time! What other event offers a thrill like that?
What if I get lost on the trails and wind up doing a lot of extra
No worries, we do not charge anything for extra miles.
How come you only award one medal per age group?
6 events (including TC individuals and teams) times
7 age categories times 2 genders equals 84
age group medals, plus 24 overall and masters winners.
If we went three deep in each age category, we'd be handing
out awards all morning like some camp for kids with self-esteem
When will the race results be posted?
I know you are all eager to verify your qualifying
times so you can register for Stumpy's Marathon!
It generally takes me
several days to get complete results for all our events
posted on the TC website (www.triplecrowntrailrun.org),
although it can take weeks longer when I get distracted
emails asking me when the results will be posted.
By special agreement with the Wilmington
News-Journal, I don't send them TC results,
and they don't publish any.