Stockade-athon FAQ's

Registration FAQ?s

I am pre-registered and can not run; can I pick up my packet?
Yes, please inform the registration volunteer you do not plan to run, so they can remove the race BIB from the packet.

Can I pick up a packet for a friend or family member?
Yes, you will be asked to sign a form with the runner's name, your name and contact information.

Can I give my BIB (number) to a friend if I can not run?
NO, BIB's are non-transferable. A runner wearing a BIB that is not theirs will be disqualified and their name and time will not be recorded in the results.

Do you use disposable chips?
YES, we use B'tags... and your chip is located on your Race BIB.

Can I register day of race?
NO. On-line registration closes on Tuesday Election Day prior to race weekend. Walk-up (Last Chance) registration is available Friday evening at the Schenectady YMCA from 4pm to 7pm. There is NO 15K race registration at packet pickup on race weekend.


Parking FAQ's

When should I arrive and where can I park?
See Directions Tab on website for updated parking information. The race start / finish location has been moved to downtown Schenectady beginning in 2014. Race participants should plan to arrive at least 1 hour prior to the 8:30am start time. Participants that did not attend "Early packet pickup" should plan to arrive 90 minutes prior to the start.


Baggage Check FAQ's

Can I leave a gym bag or backpack at the start or finish area?

No. For security reasons, race participants will be provided a clear backpack when they pick up their BIBS on race weekend. Baggage Check will be offered at the Schenectady YMCA just two city blocks from the start / finish of the race.

The YMCA and race organizers are not responsible for items that may be lost during baggage check. Baggage check is primarily for storing warm clothing to be retrieved immediately after the race. Discarded clothing left at the Veterans Park staging area after the race starts will be picked up by volunteers and donated to the city mission.

Valuables such as wallets/purses, jewelry, credit cards, iPhones, etc. should not be stored in these clear backpacks.