Race update on May 4, 2020
As you probably already know, the governor of New Hampshire outlined a plan on Friday for re-opening the state in phases, with bans on large gatherings expected to remain in place until Phase 4.
We thank the state for taking prudent measures to protect the public, but it is now clear that races, festivals, and other large gatherings won’t be allowed for the foreseeable future. So what now?
We can’t simply cancel the race and refund everyone because we’ve already spent most of the money on everything we needed to produce the race, from medals and swag to permits and planning. What little that remains is being used to keep the lights on for as long as we can.
But we still want you to get out and run, and we want you to get all of your swag, so we’re putting our remaining resources and efforts into converting the 2020 Great Bay Half to a virtual run.
A virtual run allows you to run whenever and wherever you want, be it a scenic run along an ocean boulevard, a challenging trek along mountain trails, or a safe and secure run on a living room treadmill. Everyone runs either a half or 5K, but you get to create your own ideal route wherever you live, choose a day with perfect weather to run it, and then submit your finish time online!
We’ll ship all of your swag items – premium hoodie (half), tech tee (5K), finisher’s medal (half), and bib – direct to your door beginning in mid June to the address on file in your EnMotive account, which you can check and, if necessary, update here.* Please make sure you’ve selected the right size by checking out the sizing guide here, then update your selection in your EnMotive account if necessary. If your package is returned back to our office because of an incorrect address, we won’t be able to reship it.
You don’t need to do anything further except get out there and run! Once you’ve completed your run, click here to log in to your EnMotive account. From there, find the event on the “Upcoming Races” page, click Log Result, enter your time, and download your official finisher’s certificate!
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to [email protected]. We anticipate a high email volume, so response times may be delayed but we’ll reply as soon as possible.
On behalf of the Loco Races team, we thank you for your understanding and support!
*Click here for instructions on accessing/creating your Enmotive account
What You Get
Unlike other races, your registration for The Great Bay Half Marathon & The Center for Orthopedics & Movement 5k includes a lot of awesome stuff! Check it out:
Premium Tech Hoodie
All half marathon runners will get a premium tech hoodie (no fleece lining) made from a heavyweight polyester/spandex fabric that’s stretchy and breathable, making them super comfortable whether you’re at the gym or lounging at home.
Premium Tech Tee
5K runners will get a premium tech tee featuring an innovative polyester honeycomb-weave fabric that’s breathable and slightly stretchy, making them great for running or working out.
Half marathoners also get a Great Bay Half commemorative medal!
CRAFT BEER & Free Pizza
As if all that wasn’t enough, runners 21+ get two delicious Smuttynose craft beers! Plus, all runners get free pizza after the race along with healthy Stonyfield yogurt, energizing granola bars and Hint flavored water!