We will mark the course with marking tape, usually tied onto tree branches, and flags. Signs with arrows are also used wherever necessary.
According to our permit, runners cannot bring their dogs to run with them on the trails or stay with them at the start/finish for the Rockledge Rumble Trail Run.
If you are running the 15K, there is one aid station in exactly the half way point of your race. If you are running the 30K, you will have three aid stations. If you are running the 50K, you will have five aid stations. More detailed information can be found on our page titled “Aid Stations.”
Anyone running the 50K or 30K will be able to keep a drop bag at the Jackson Pavilion aid station which is located close to the start/finish. Be sure to review the aid station information carefully.
Your start time will be based on gun time. Chips are worn to help track splits, finish times, and to track runners on the course.
Our timing company will have tablets set up at the start/finish with times posted. We also try to share the link to the race results on Facebook ahead of time for your convenience.
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.
We allow transfers and it is important that you work with us to get your bib transferred correctly. It is extremely important that we have the new runner’s information, emergency contact information, and a signed waiver.
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.
We require transfers to be completed at least one week before race day. This allows us to focus on the race course and other important race details that are necessary to put on the best race possible for all runners.
We allow a refund if requested six weeks prior to the race date. Refunds granted will be 75% of the registration paid. Transaction fees are nonrefundable. A detailed refund policy is part of the registration process. Be sure to read that policy carefully.
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.
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 and the Rockledge Rumble has never been canceled in the 20+ year history of the race. We would like to keep that track record going.
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. If you are unsure of what to use, here is one article to help you get started on your research.
Another reason you need to carry a hydration system is the distance between aid stations. Our access to the trail is limited and the distance between aid stations is longer in a trail race than a typical road race.