Refund policy

 

What is the easiest way to get there?
Grand Junction is about 4 hours west of Denver on I-70 and 4 hours east of Salt Lake City, UT (using I-80, I-15 and I-70).  We are also served by a small regional airport with the following airlines flying into Grand Junction Regional (GJT): United, Delta, American, US Air, Allegiant.  The following rental car companies are located within the terminal: Enterprise, Avis/Budget, Hertz, Alamo and National.

 

Is there a host hotel?
There is no “host hotel”.  However, area hotels are contracted to provide a negotiated rate to participants: Hampton Inn & Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites and Springhill Suites.  Please see individual race pages for rates and contact information.


What is the elevation of Grand Junction?
Grand Junction sits comfortably at 4,593 feet above sea level. With mountains all around, the Grand Valley (as it’s known) is sheltered from severe winter weather and averages 242 days of sunshine!

 

What is the weather like in Grand Junction?

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Annual

Avg. Temp.

25.0

34.5

43.4

52.2

62.0

72.4

78.8

76.4

67.0

54.7

40.4

28.7

53.0

Avg. Max Temp.

35.5

45.4

55.6

65.8

76.0

87.7

93.6

90.5

81.1

67.7

51.4

38.7

65.8

Avg. Min Temp.

14.5

23.5

31.3

38.5

47.9

57.1

63.9

62.2

52.8

41.6

29.4

18.7

40.1

Days with Max Temp
of 90 F or Higher

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.0

14.0

24.0

20.0

4.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

64.0

Days with Min Temp Below Freezing

30.0

25.0

17.0

7.0

< 0.5

0.0

0.0

0.0

< 0.5

4.0

21.0

30.0

132

Source: www.climate-zone.com

 

Do you need volunteers?
Always!  We have need of volunteers in every position from course marshal to start line attendant to everything in between.  We have a great need for cyclists as well – to ensure course safety and to guide runners along the course.  If you’re interested, please contact us!  Volunteers receive: Food, Water, Camaraderie, undying appreciation and a discount on a future race!.

What if my plans change/I get injured/a family emergency arises?  Can I get a refund?
Please visit our Refund/Weather Policy page for information regarding Starunner Enterprises' refund policy.

 

What is the weather policy?
Please visit our Refund/Weather Policy page for information regarding Starunner Enterprises' weather policy.


I have other questions that aren’t listed here, who do I contact?
Please send all questions to info@starunnerenterprises.com.

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DreamCatcher Half
Moonlight Miles

Where is the DreamCatcher Half being held?
Grand Junction, Colorado. Race start and finish will be at the Botanical Gardens in Grand Junction. The course follows the Riverfront trail – through beautiful local parks, by the Botanical Gardens and with scenery that just can’t be beat.  Returning DreamCatcher Runners - please pay attention to the course change as indicated on the map found here.  USATF Certification required a slight change to the start/finish and turn around locations.

 

What is the course like?
The course is relatively flat, save for a hill just after mile 1.  The course follows a multi-use path with very minor traversing over gravel/dirt path.  The certified course map can be found here.

 

What is the easiest way to get there?
Grand Junction is about 4 hours west of Denver on I-70 and 4 hours east of Salt Lake City, UT (using I-80, I-15 and I-70).  We are also served by a small regional airport with the following airlines flying into Grand Junction Regional (GJT): United, Delta, American, US Air, Allegiant.  The following rental car companies are located within the terminal: Enterprise, Avis/Budget, Hertz, Alamo and National.

 

Is there a host hotel?
Yes.  Please see the Hotel Information Page.

 

What is the elevation of Grand Junction?
Grand Junction sits comfortably at 4,593 feet above sea level. With mountains all around, the Grand Valley (as it’s known) is sheltered from severe winter weather and averages 242 days of sunshine!

 

What is the weather like in Grand Junction?
Average Temperature in Grand Junction in March is 43 degrees with an average max temperature of 66 degrees and an average low temperature of 32 degrees.  At DreamCatcher 2016, the starting temperature at the 7:00 am start was 52 degrees and it warmed up to around 70 degrees by the finish.

 

Is there a time limit for the DreamCatcher Half?
Technically there is a 6 hour time limit.  However, if you make it to Mile 9 by 12:00, you will be allowed to finish.

 

Is the DreamCatcher Half chip-timed?
Yes!

 

What do I get for my registration fee?
Full course support (water, hydration, fuel, encouragement, porto-pots), race t-shirt, after-race celebration, SWAG bag and the most awesomest medal. On the course, Skratch Labs Hydration and water will be provided at all cheer stations and Honey Stinger Organic Energy Gels will be provided at Mile 6.

 

When is packet pick-up?
Packet pick up will be Friday, March 3, 2016 from 4 pm to 8 pm at Summit Canyon Mountaineering, 461 Main Street, Grand Junction, CO.  Packet delivery to the downtown hotels (Hampton Inn, SpringHill Suites and Fairfield Inn & Suites) will be offered for those arriving late Friday night.  Race day packet pick up will be available from 6:30 am to 7:45 am.

 

I have a friend who would like to register on race day, is that possible?
Yes, if we have space available in the race, they are more than welcome to register the day before at packet pick up or the morning of the race.  Keep in mind that the Procrastinator Registration Fee is higher and T-shirt is not guaranteed. 

 

I have a friend or family member that is traveling with me but will not be running, can they volunteer?
Yes!  We love volunteers and could not do the event without them!  New for 2016: Volunteer for 2 hours and receive 25% off any future Starunner Event; Volunteer for 4 hours and receive 50% off any future Starunner Event; Volunteer for 8 hours and receive a complimentary registration to any future Starunner Event!  This is transferable to ANYONE!

 

Are dogs and/or strollers allowed on the course?
Dogs are not allowed on the course (with the exception of service animals).  Strollers are allowed.  If you will be using a stroller, please position yourself toward the back of the pack at the start and be conscientious of other participants who might want to get around you.

 

Do you use a wave start?
DreamCatcher Half Marathon utilizes a reverse wave system with the longer expected finishes starting first and the faster expected finishes starting last.  You will be asked which start time you would like to participate in and we ask that you stick with that time.  Changes can be made by contacting us.  No changes to start time

will be allowed at packet pick up or on race day (this is a change from previous years).

 

What is the course like?
The course utilizes the Riverfront trail system along the Colorado River and are mainly cement/asphalt bike paths with an occassional forray into a packed dirt path.

 

I’ve never done a Half Marathon before, will I be allowed to finish?
Yes!  While there is a time limit of 6 hours, if you get to Mile 9 by noon, you will be allowed to finish.  If it takes you a little longer to get to Mile 9, aid station support may not be present but the finish line will remain opened until you cross it.

 

What kind of support will there be?
During the course: water, hydration (Skratch Labs), snacks and fuel (Honey Stinger Organic Energy Gels).  At the finish line: water, replenishment drink, fruit.  We will have options available at the finish line for our lactose intolerant friends.  Porto-pots will be strategically located along with cheer and encouragement stations.

 

Will there be pacers?
No.

 

Do you need volunteers?
Always!  We have need of volunteers in every position from course marshal to start line attendant to everything in between.  We have a great need for cyclists as well – to ensure course safety and to guide runners along the course.  If you’re interested, please contact us!

 

The discounts for Volunteer Time are as follows:

  • 2 hours = 25% off any future Starunner Enterprises Event
  • 4 hours = 50% off any future Starunner Enterprises Event
  • 6 hours = 75% off any future Starunner Enterprises Event
  • 8+ hours = 100% off any future Starunner Enterprises Event

This is transferable!

 

I volunteered last year, how do I get my discount code?
Please send us an email to: info@starunnerenterprises.com and indicate the event you volunteered at and your name.  We’ll get a code out to you so you can use your discount for registration.

 

Can I use my iPod or other personal music device on the course?
Yes.  We ask that you use just one ear bud so you can be aware of your surroundings.

 

Is the course certified?
Yes!  USATF Certificate #CO15018DCR.

 

Is there a maximum participant level?
Yes.  300 participants is our max.

 

What if my plans change/I get injured/a family emergency arises?  Can I get a refund? Can I transfer my registration to a friend or family member?

To produce a world class marathon, the DreamCatcher Half Marathon must coordinate our efforts and plan well in advance, making it difficult and costly to make changes after registration. Medals, bibs, shirts and other items are ordered months before the race and purchased according to the original information provided during registration. Many items are personalized to the individual and the race. As a result, and similar to other races in the industry, the DreamCatcher Half Marathon does not refund entry fees. In addition, certain release forms and emergency content are specific to the individual participant. Transferring such information would be a liability to the participant and the marathon. Due to annual changes, an entry fee into this year’s race does not transfer to next year’s event. This policy applies to individuals with injuries, unexpected business, family emergencies, etc. Additionally, the fee is nonrefundable if the event is canceled due to the threat of or acts of God, war, terrorism, disaster, earthquake, government regulation and/or for economic/financial reasons.  The DreamCatcher Half Marathon does not offer refunds, exchanges, rollovers or deferrals.

However, we have partnered with BIBSWITCH to provide registered runners an opportunity to legally transfer their registration to a friend or family member or sell it to another runner. Transfers from BIBSWITCH are the ONLY way to transfer your registration.  Please check out their website at BIBSWITCH to initiate the transfer process.  All transfers MUST BE completed by February 20, 2017.  For more information, check them out!

 

What is the weather policy?
The event may be canceled due to extreme weather that would cause safety concerns for participants and volunteers but generally will go on rain or shine.  Decisions about weather closure will be made and announced through the website, social media, email and phone contact.

 

What do I get for my registration?

All participants receive: Participant Shirt, timing, full course support including hydration and snacks, participant parking, finish line snacks, unique finisher's medal and the Finisher Celebration Cook Out.

 

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

For the half marathon, participants must be at least 13 with parental consent.  For the 10k, participants must be at least 6 with parental consent.  To enjoy the after race beer, participants must be at least 21 and valid ID must be presented at packet pick up and worn during the Cook Out.

 

When/Where is Packet Pick Up?

Packet pick up will be on October 7, 2017 at the event venue, Corn Lake, from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm.  You will get your participant t-shirt and bib and your ID will be verified and a wristband issued if you want to enjoy a beer after your race. Your bib will serve as your Celebration Cook Out ticket.  We will also verify that you have the required safety equipment - a safety vest and some sort of light (headlamp, knuckle lights, flashlight).

 

Can my friends or family join me for the Celebration Cook Out?

Yes!  At packet pick up you can purchase meal tickets for your friends and family for $5.00 each.

 

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Transportation is not provided to or from the event.  There is parking at Corn Lake and the parking fee is included in your registration (you'll be given a pass to display in your windshield). Friends and Family who come to support their runner will either need to have a Colorado State Parks permit or purchase a one-time use pass for $7.00 at the self-service station at Corn Lake. Park Rangers will be patrolling the area so please be sure to follow the parking permit requirement.

 

Parking

Please park only in designated spaces.  Corn Lake is a protected use facility and the vegetation that surrounds it is delicate. Park Rangers will be patrolling and will cite or tow any vehicle not parked appropriately.

 

I have friends and family who want to cheer me on, can they?

Absolutely!  If they arrive separately from you, they will have to purchase a Colorado State Parks one time use permit for $7.00 from the self-service station at Corn Lake. If they want cheer you along the course, the easiest access points are at the start/finish area, 30 Road and 29 Road.  If family or friends would like to join you at the Celebration Cook Out, they can purchase a Campfire Ticket for $5.00 each (includes meal, S'mores and drink).

We ask that your furry friends stay home. We can pack them up a doggie bag if you'd like!

 

What can/can't I bring to the event?

While we love our four-legged friends, they are not allowed at this event. Service animals are excepted. We recommend bringing lawn chairs for the Celebration Cook Out.  iPods are allowed as long as only one ear bud is used - with the dark and limited vision, it is important that you can hear others on the course as well as any directions that might be given by race staff or Park Rangers.

 

What hydration and fuel do you use?

Our hydration is by Skratch Labs and will be Orange and Pineapple flavors.  Fuel will be Honey Stinger Energy Gel. Water will be available at every station as well. There will also be fruit and snacks at each station.

 

Something has come up and I will not be able to participate. Can I transfer my bib to another runner?  Can I get a refund if I cannot participate and cannot find someone to transfer my bib to?

Yes.  Your registration can be transferred to another runner with a $20.00 transfer fee.  All transfers must be completed by September 15, 2017.  Requests received after that date will not be honored.  Moonlight Miles does not provide refunds in accordance with our Refund Policy.

 

Participant Limit/Guaranteed T-Shirt

There is a participant limit of 150 for both the 10k and the Half Marathon.  T-shirts are not guaranteed for registrations received after 1 September 2017.

 

What is the refund policy?

To produce a world-class event, Starunner Enterprises must coordinate our efforts and plan well in advance, making it difficult and costly to make changes after registration.  Many items are ordered months before the race and purchased according to the original information provided during registration.  As a result, and similar to other races in the industry, Starunner Enterprises does not refund entry fees nor do we defer to another race.  This policy applies to individuals with injuries, unexpected business, family emergencies, etc.  Additionally, the fee is nonrefundable if the event is canceled due to the threat or acts of God, weather, war, terrorism, disaster, earthquake, government regulation and/or for economic/financial reasons.  Starunner Enterprises does not offer refunds, exchanges, rolloevers, deferrals or transfers outside of the stated transfer period.

 

What is the weather policy?

The event may be canceled due to extreme weather that would cause safety concerns for participants, volunteers, observers and staff but generally will go on rain or shine.  Decisions about weather closure will be made and announced through the website, social media, email and phone and with consultation of local emergency services personnel.

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