Big House 5K Frequently Asked Questions

1. Finishing in the Big House?
The 50-yard line of Michigan Stadium will serve as the official finish line for the 2014 Big House 5K. Get ready for a finish you'll never forget.
2. Can you serve beer at the finish?
University policy prohibits alcohol at the finish line.
3. Can I run with my dog?
No, unfortunately your dog cannot run with you.
4. Are strollers allowed?
Strollers or baby joggers are allowed, but please be aware that all individuals running / walking the course with a stroller will be asked to start behind all runners towards the back of the start line.
5. If I want to run the 5K with my child do I have to pay?
Yes, everyone in the race must be registered.
6. Do you offer refunds?
Unfortunately we cannot offer refunds.
7. Can I register on race day?
No, we do not offer race day registration. You can register online until midnight EDT, April 4. Your last time to register is at packet pickup on Saturday before race day. The cost to register that day (April 5) will be $48.

NOTE: All of the above is subject to availability as space is limited for the 5K and 1-Mile and accordingly, the registration will close when the limits are reached.
8. So when is packet pickup?
Saturday, April 5, from 1-7 p.m. and again from 6-8 a.m. on Sunday, April 6, at the main entrance to Crisler Center. Unfortunately there are no early pickups prior to Saturday.
9. Do you have an expo?
Unfortunately we will not be hosting an expo.
10. Can my friend pick up my packet?
Yes, please email bighouse5k@umich.edu who will be picking up your packet so we can make note of it in our system.
11. Do I get a shirt?
Yes, 5K participants receive a tech shirt!
12. Do I get a finisher medal?
If you finish the 5K or the 1-Mile, yes, you do get a finisher medal.

Big House 5K Medal
13. Do you have finisher photos?
Yes, smile as you cross that finish line! Runphotos LLC will be the vendor providing photography services and will email each participant with instructions as to how to access his/her photographs at runphotos.com in the days following the race. If you would like to "opt-out" this service, please email bighouse5k@umich.edu.
14. I clicked the wrong T-shirt size? Can you fix that?
Yes, just let us know your name, confirmation number, and the size you intended. Email changes to bighouse5k@umich.edu. Changes after March 1 will not be guaranteed.
15. Can I use an iPod or similar headset?
Sure, but please be careful. Make sure that you can hear all course and safety instructions from volunteers and police officers.
16. What if none of these questions are my question?
If you have any questions, please email bighouse5k@umich.edu. We'll answer you. Promise.
17. How are awards handled?
There will be Overall Male, Female, Masters and Grand Masters awards and they will be presented after the completion of the race. Age group results will be posted shortly after most participants have finished the race and Top 3 in the age group will receive a small award. Please check out the award giveaways here on the About page.
18. Can I walk this race?
Absolutely! We will need to have the roads opened back up by 10:30am so please keep that in mind when you set your pace.
19. Interested in volunteering?
Email us at bighouse5k@umich.edu. We will do our best to accomodate those that are interested but make no guarantees for available positions.
20. What about road closures?
The following road and/or lane closures are planned in the city of Ann Arbor on Sunday, April 6, from 6-11 a.m. Please plan your commute accordingly.
  • State Street from near the Stadium Bridge to North University
  • Monroe Street from State to Tappan
  • Tappan from Monroe Street to South University
  • South University from State to East University
  • East University from South University to Fletcher
  • North University from State Street to the Bus Shelters
  • Fletcher Street from North University to East Washington Street
  • Thayer from East Washington to North University
  • Hoover from State Street to Greene and Keech (finish line located in Michigan Stadium)
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