Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the start/finish?

The NewBo Run will start and finish at the NewBo Market – 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA.

Where do I pick up my race packet?

Check out the race schedule for all the details.

How do I keep updated with the NewBo Run and pre-race training runs?

Like and follow us on Facebook to get all the latest info about the race, training runs, and post race party details. https://www.facebook.com/NewBoRun

I’m injured and cannot participate, will there be a refund?

Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds. While we understand that not all runners will be able to attend the race, your entry fee will keep the race going for many years.

Can I give my race number and timing chip to another runner?

Please do not transfer race numbers. Changing race numbers can create unintended awards and medical problems. Please contact us for any special situations.

Can I change my race distance?

You can change from the Half Marathon to the 10k. To do so, contact us or see a volunteer at packet pick-up the day before the race. Unfortunately, it would not be fair to others if you changed from the 10k to the Half Marathon.

How do I sign up?

There is no extra charge or fee to register online. It’s simple and easy. Sign-up here: newborun.com/registration

Is there a minimum age to register for the race?

Everyone is welcomed, young and old!

Are baby joggers or dogs allowed on the course?

We love babies and dogs. You may participate with your child or dog but please be considerate and start at the back. Even if you can run 7:00/miles with your jogger, it’s still good manners.

Are headphones allowed?

Rock on! You may participate with headphones but please be aware of others and your surroundings.

What will be offered at the water stations?

There are several water stations on half marathon course and a couple on the 10K course. The half marathon will also have a GU energy stop around the halfway point.

Railroad Crossing?

There are two railroad crossings with a low chance of train. The crossings are at miles 1 and 12 of the Half Marathon and miles 1 and 5 of the 10K. The Half Marathon also has a crossing near mile 10. We coordinate with the trains but unfortunately the train that crosses near Mile 10 cannot change their schedule for our race. If a train is present, all participants must stop and yield railroad signals. Safety first and we want you back at the post race party!

What is the post race party?

The best part of the race, right!?! After the race, all participants can refuel with local food like pretzel rolls, kolaches and breakfast burritos. There will also be water, Gatorade, and free beer to celebrate your accomplishment. The post race party is included with your entry fee, so stick around and enjoy the music, food and the NewBo Art Fest in the afternoon.

Will the race be cancelled or delayed?

The races may be delayed up to one hour due to severe weather decided by race officials. Severe weather is defined as either a thunderstorm warning, tornado watch, tornado warning or if lightning is present in the area. We’ll race rain or shine if the conditions are safe and no severe weather is present or predicted.

Is this a trail race or road race?

Both! The 10K is all paved with portions of the course on road and the other portions on the paved Prairie Park Fishery trail. The Half Marathon is mostly a paved course but also features 3 miles of the Sac and Fox Trail. The Sac and Fox Trail is crushed limestone and the oldest national recreation trail in Iowa. It’s also one of our favorite sections of the race.

Where is Parking?

Parking is free of charge around downtown Cedar Rapids and in the NewBo neighborhood on the weekends. Early birds get the best spots.

Medical Assistance?

If medical attention is required on the race course or at the finish line, medical staff is available to treat minor injuries and provide basic support. Insurance liabilities mandate that should a participant require and consent to an IV for fluid replacement or treatment of serious injuries, they must be transported to a local hospital at their own expense.