Lake Murray FAQ2019-07-17T18:17:09-05:00

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you mean by a “cupless” race?2019-07-17T17:44:15-05:00

If you’ve run a road race, you have probably seen the streets littered with little paper or plastic cups. Imagine all of those cups on the trail–that would not be good for the environment or for any wildlife. Our goal is to leave the trails in the same shape as we found them.

One of the best ways to be environmentally responsible is to keep this race cupless. That means that each aid station will have plenty of water but you will need to carry your own hydration system. This might be handheld water bottles, fuel belt, or a vest. Another reason to use a hydration system is the space between aid stations. Because we use trails, we have a limited number of access points to put up aid stations.

If you are unsure of what to use, here is one article to help you get started on your research.

What happens if it rains (or snows)?2019-07-17T17:44:36-05:00

We still run. Positive attitudes are required!

If the weather risks the safety of our participants or volunteers, the race director will make the appropriate decision to keep both runners and volunteers safe. If the race must be canceled due to unforeseen events, no refunds will be given because all costs will already be incurred. This is clearly something that no one wants.

Can I change the race distance if I have already registered?2019-07-17T17:41:12-05:00

Sure–as long as that distance hasn’t filled up. If you are moving to a longer distance, you will need to pay the difference in registration. If you move to a shorter distance, you will not get that difference back.

I registered for the race but now I can’t run. Can I get a refund?2019-07-17T17:41:12-05:00

We understand that things come up. If you can no longer run the race, if you let us know more than one month in advance, you will receive 100% race credit for another Blaze Trails Running event. If you let us know between one month and two weeks prior to race day, you will receive 50% race credit towards another Blaze Trails Running event. We will not allow any refunds or transfers less than two weeks before race day.

Can I transfer my registration to someone else? Or, can I transfer my registration to another race or year?2019-07-17T17:41:13-05:00

We allow bib transfers up until the two weeks prior to the race. If you are interested in transferring your bib to a friend, please contact us immediately. It is very important for the safety of all runners that we have contact and medical information. If the shirt order has already been placed, your friend will need to accept the shirt size that you ordered. A $15 administration fee (plus transaction fee) will be charged to the person who is accepting the bib transfer.

If the transfer occurs after we have placed the shirt order, we won’t be able to change the shirt size. They will be given the shirt in the size that you ordered. We will do our best to accommodate.

Steps to follow:

  • The runner registered should send an email to, copying the person they want to transfer their bib to and giving written permission of the transfer. Please send from the email that was used in the registration.
  • The person accepting the bib will receive a code to register and pay the transfer fee. They must register within 48 hours of receiving the code.
  • We do not get involved in any other payment transactions between the two people.

We require transfers to be completed no later than March 8. This allows us to keep our focus on the race course and other important race details during the race week. If you contact us during race week, we will not reply and the transfer is not allowed. No exceptions.

We do not allow transfers to another race (Rockledge Rumble) or another year. The costs of the race are sunk and do not can transferred to another event.

*We will not allow transfers if we have sold out of the race and have a wait list. In that case, we will follow the posted refund policy and allow the next person on the wait list to register.

Can I exchange my shirt for a different size?2019-07-17T17:41:13-05:00

We definitely want you to have a shirt that you can wear. Shirts are ordered based on the sizes given during registration. If you would like to exchange for a different size, bring your clean shirt to the start/finish area after your race. We will exchange whenever possible after shirts have been distributed to all participants and volunteers.

Note–this year, we will be providing shirts in unisex sizes.

What if my race results appear to be wrong?2019-07-17T17:41:13-05:00

We work very closely with our timing company to make sure that results are accurate but sometimes errors still occur. If you believe there is an error, please contact Chris Barnwell, race director, as soon as possible. (

Where and when will race results be posted?2019-07-17T17:41:13-05:00

Official race results will be posted during the week following the race. We will also share the link to race results on our Facebook page before race day for your convenience.

Is my race time based on the gun time or chip time?2019-07-17T17:41:13-05:00

Although chips may be used in one of our races, your race time will be based on gun time. When we use chip timing it is only used track splits, finish times, and to keep track of the number of runners on the course.

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