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2021 Dragons 5K FAQ
How do I receive my tickets to the Dragons game?
Participants will receive an email the week after the race (week of July 26) with instructions to redeem your tickets and select your date via email. The Dragons Box Office will mail your tickets or place the tickets at will call depending on timing of the game selected.
What is included in my registration fee?
All participants receive four (4) lawn tickets to a future Dragons game, a custom Dragons 5K t-shirt, Dragons hat, and a finisher’s medal. You can sign-up for this race until Saturday, July 17, 2021. This will guarantee you will receive your 5K t-shirt, medal, and Dragons hat. Otherwise, we are unable to guarantee all the items and desired t-shirt size.
When can I pick up my race packet?
There will be two timeframes that you can pick up your race packet at the Day Air Ballpark Plaza. Friday, July 23: 8am-6pm and Saturday, July 24 (race morning): 6AM – 7AM.
Can someone else pick up my packet?
Yes, you can pick-up another participant’s race packet for them. Please have your photo I.D. and their first and last name ready.
What about parking?
There is plenty of free parking around the stadium. Meters are not enforced on the weekend so find a side street close to Day Air Ballpark and park your vehicle.
Are there restrooms available?
Restrooms will be open inside the stadium. Please enter the stadium through the main gates.
Will water be provided?
• Water will be available on the plaza before the race at the City of Dayton Water Truck.
• During the race, there will be one water station set up on the course at the half-way point.
• Following the race, water will be passed out near the finish line. There will also be complimentary fruit for participants.
Where can I leave my personal items?
The Dragons are NOT responsible for participant’s personal items during the event. We strongly recommend that you leave valuables at home, in your car, or with a family member.
Can I take pictures?
Yes! If you plan to post on any social media, please tag @DragonsBaseball and use #Dragons5K. Official race photographers will also be around taking photos at various points of the event that will be uploaded to the RunSignUp event page the following week. Please be aware that any photographs and/or videos taken at the event can be used for Dragons marketing purposes.
What happens if there is bad weather?
This event will take place, rain, or shine.
However, in the event weather is severe and it’s unsafe to proceed with an in-person event, there is no back-up date…everyone will be participate virtually and can input their own time. You will still be able to pick-up your race swag bag at a later date that we will communicate – there just won’t be a timed race or prizes.
Can I walk?
Running and/or walking is welcome. However, we ask that you please maintain at least an 18:00 minute per mile pace (finishing in under two hours) because we need to re-open the streets that we close at the two-hour mark. If you are not able to keep this pace, please keep in mind you may be required to move onto the sidewalks when the roads re-open.
Can I use a stroller on the course?
Yes, strollers may be used during the race.
Am I allowed to bring my pet?
Due to the insurance constraints, pets are NOT permitted at the event. The one exception is a service dog that is clearly wearing a service vest.
How will I know my race results and if I won an award?
All participants for the in-person race will be electronically timed. Results will be provided to the Dragons following the completion of the race and winners for the various categories below will receive notification from the Dragons via email on Monday, July 26. Participants can view their finish time and place for the Dragons 5K online. Click here to view final results.
Who is the beneficiary of this event?
The Dragons 5K supports youth in the Miami Valley through the Dayton Dragons Foundation. The foundation in turn supports the Dragons MVP Program, provides Dragons game experiences to underprivileged youth, and supports other company community initiatives.
What if I have additional questions?
If you have additional questions that were not covered in the FAQ above, please contact Sydney Zengler @ [email protected]