The start line and start corrals are secure areas for participants only. The goal is to provide a smooth start, as well as a positive race experience with sufficient room to run/walk along the race course for all athletes.  Athletes should assemble in the start corral according to their pace, with the fastest athletes toward the front and the slower athletes toward the back.

First come, first served. 

Corral Half Time 5K Time
A Under 1:52:59 Under 22:59
General 1:53:00 and over 23:00 and over


  • To be placed in Corral A an athlete must have an official finish time from a race of equal or greater distance in the last 18 months that meets the qualifying standard.
  • Athletes should submit their proof (via active link to qualifying time) during registration.  If you do not have link available during registration CLICK HERE to email the active link to us.
  • Staff will NOT look up a time – even if you participated last year.
  • The deadline to be placed in Corral A is October 13. No exceptions. After the deadline, you will be placed in the general start.
  • Placement in Corral A is on a first come, first-served basis (it pays to register early) and is NOT automatic.

For new athletes, race weekend may seem overwhelming.  So many questions.  So little time.   If you are asking yourself “What is this corral thing?”  If that is your question, then you are not alone! Here is the scoop on how the start corrals work.

What the heck is a corral?
A corral is a group of athletes that are classified by their estimated finish time.

Why are we in corrals at the start of the race?
Grouping athletes by their estimated finish time allows each athlete to be surrounded by others who will be at that same pace. Corrals also space athletes out on the course so there is less crowding at aid stations, which will lead to a more enjoyable race experience for everyone.

How are corrals assigned?
Corrals are assigned by the estimated finish time an athlete submits when he/she registers. Corral A requires that an athlete prove that he/she can run the time required to be in the A Corral.  If no proof of time is available, the athlete will be placed in the general corral.

How many people are in a corral?
Typically, the number of corrals is determined by the number of participants in the race.  

Do the corrals all start at once or is the start staggered?
All at once.

Still have questions?  Please CLICK HERE to send an email.