Race Day FAQ

Moffitt Cancer Center receives 100 percent of all Miles for Moffitt registration fees and donations, which goes directly to research. We thank our generous sponsors, who help underwrite the expenses associated with the race to make this possible.


Where can I find all of the information related to Race Day?

All the information you’ll need for this year’s Miles for Moffitt event — including course maps, parking, and more — is contained in a free, downloadable Event Guide you can print out at home. Download your event guide here (link).

Can I register on race day?

Yes, you may register on race day from 6 a.m. until 7 a.m. However, racers who register on race day will not receive a timing chip.


Where do I pick up my race packet?

Packet pickup is May 11 and May 12 at select times at multiple locations throughout the Tampa Bay area. The pre-race packet pickup schedule will be posted under the Race Day tab on the General Event Timeline, located here. You can also pick up your packet at the USF Sun Dome on race day. Look for the packet pickup signage.


Can I pick up someone else’s packet?

Yes. All you need is the name of each participant. You can pick up their packet(s) at the USF Sun Dome on race day. Look for the packet pickup signage. The pre-race packet pickup schedule will be posted under the Race Day tab on the General Event Timeline, located here.


Can I have my race packet sent to me?

No, we do not mail race packets.


What time should I get there on race day?

Participants are encouraged to arrive early — by 6:30 a.m. to avoid street closures along the race route. With more than 5,000 participants, expect traffic congestion along Fowler Avenue. We encourage arriving to the Sun Dome by way of 50th Street or Fletcher Avenue. A race parking map for alternate routes into the Sun Dome area will be provided along with course maps under the Race Day tab on our website.


What time does my race start?

Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the USF Sun Dome

6:00 AM Race Day registration opens
6:30 AM Street closures begin
7:00 AM Race Day registration closes
7:15 AM Welcome
7:30 AM 10K and Wheelchair races start
8:30 AM 5K start
8:45 AM One-miler | Fun run or walk start
9:30 AM Run with Raymond Kids Dash — Ages 8 and younger; 100 yards only
10:00 AM Overall winners announced and Survivor Tribute Ceremony

The above information is also located on the General Event Timeline, located here.


Where should I park?

The USF Sun Dome parking lot and other campus parking around the USF Library and Alumni Center all have easy access to the Race Village.


Where can I find the course map?

The course map is posted under the Race Day tab here.


Will there be transportation provided for runners?

No, you will be able to park close enough to the start line that you should not need any additional transportation before or after the race.


Where are the start and finish line?

The start and finish lines are located on Alumni Drive near Bull Run Drive.


Are jogging strollers allowed?

Due to our U.S. Track and Field insurance policy, jogging strollers are not permitted to run in the race. But we welcome all strollers to walk the 10K, 5K or one-mile course. We do ask that strollers line up near the back.


Can I use headphones while racing?

Headphones may be worn, but are discouraged to ensure the safety of all runners. If you choose to use headphones, please be respectful of the other participants and the race officials by keeping your volume to a minimum.


Will there be a bag check at the race?

We will not have a bag check on race day.


Can I bring my pet?

Sorry — no pets allowed in the Race Village or out on the race course.


What happens if it rains?

The race will happen, rain or shine. Race directors reserve the right to cancel in severe weather conditions. Check our website for updates.


Are drinks available on the course?

Water stations will be located throughout the race course. Refreshments will be available for the Miles for Moffitt participants only. Please be sure to have your race bib visible at all times.


What if I need to use the restroom during the race?

Portable toilets are available near where the race begins, along the course, and at the finish line.


What if I get hurt or cannot finish the race?

Safety is our main concern, so please use caution at all times. We will have volunteers throughout the course to assist runners that may need help during or after the race. There are also two first aid stations; one on course and one at the finish line.


Where is first aid?

First aid will be located by Moffitt Cancer Center on Magnolia Drive and at the finish line on Alumni Drive. All aid workers will be wearing bright red shirts. If you see someone in danger, please CALL 911 or contact an aid worker.


Will there be food and drinks available for participants prior to the race?

Yes, there will be food and drinks available for participants by the start line prior to the race. Please have your race bib visible.


Is food available at the finish line?

Yes, food and drinks are available for participants at the finish line as well as in the pavilion in our Race Village. Please have your race bib visible.


Where do I wear my race bib?

Race bibs should be pinned with two to four safety pins on the front of your shirt with the number visible.


How does race timing work?

Chip timing for the 10K, 5K, and wheelchair races will be provided by FITniche. If you do not have a chip, your time will not be recorded. You must pick up your chip and race number at packet pickup — not at the start line! Pin your race number/bib to the front of your shirt, plainly and visibly to race officials, drivers, photographers, and spectators. All participants must wear an official race number.


What is the difference between chip time and gun time?

Gun timing is the actual start time of the race. For your chip time, the chip on your race bib is able to register with mats at the start and finish of the race, and therefore gives you a time that reflects the true distance that you ran.


Where can I get my results after the race?

Race results will be available at kiosks in the Race Village and a link to your results will be emailed to you after the race. For result questions, you may respond to your results email or email the FITniche team directly at events@FITniche.com.


Where will I be able to see official race photos?

After the race, a link will be posted under the Race Day tab on our website.


Will there be pace teams?

Fit2Run will be our official pace team partner the day of the race. If you need a little extra motivation or want to achieve a specific timing goal, stick with a Fit2Run pace team leader during the race where you will be guided to reach your performance goals.


Does everyone running receive a medal?

We will be giving medals to all finishers of the 10K, 5K, one-miler, wheelchair races and Kids Dash.


When will the awards for the top finishers be given out?

We plan on presenting at 10 a.m. in the Race Village; however, this schedule is subject to change depending on the day’s schedule of activities.


My family/friend/colleague has come to watch me and he/she is looking for something to do while I run. Can they volunteer?

Of course! We have a ton of great opportunities to volunteer race week and on race day. They can register and choose a task here.


Who do I contact if I have a question or need help?

The Miles for Moffitt team is here to help! Please call or email us if you have any questions or concerns.