The Great American Bacon Race


  • What is your refund or transfer policy?

    Refund/Deferment Policy – The Great American Bacon Race 5k

    Please read our Refund and Weather Policies in their entirety. If you have any questions, please email info@americanBaconRace.com  for clarification. No exceptions to this policy will be made.

    More than 30 days before the race (choice of):

    • Deferment to next year’s race (one year only).

    • Transfer registration to another individual

    • Refund; minus $5 to cover credit card fees and registration platform service fee

    Less than 30 days before race:

    • Deferment to next year’s race (one year only)

    14 days or less before race:


    To request a refund, deferment or transfer, please email the following information to  info@americanBaconRace.com 

    • Your full name

    • Race entered

    • Reason for refund or deferment

    • Daytime phone number (in case clarification is needed)

    • Email address

    If you request a refund or deferment, you will receive an email confirming the status of the request (providing an email address is on file). Please allow up to 10 days for your request to be processed.

    Switching Races: You can change races up until 14 days before the event, or until the event sells out.

    Note: Any active military unable to attend due to military duty may receive a full refund upon providing official documentation.

    Severe Weather Policy

    Weather forecasts are tracked before the race for heavy rain, thunder, lightning, high winds, etc. If there is a possibility of threatening weather, information will be posted on the GABR website and social media pages to alert participants of possible course changes/cancellations.

    On race day, if the weather is severe or forecasted to become severe during the duration of the event, the race start time can change, the race can be postponed or the event can be canceled. 

    No Refunds will be given if the event is canceled due to severe weather.


    Note: Any active military unable to attend due to military duty may receive a full refund upon providing official documentation.

  • Is this a timed event?

    Yes, we give all adult runners a timing chip attached to their bib. You MUST wear your bib to get timed results.

  • Do you have a kids race?

    You didn’t think we would exclude the kiddies did you? For shame.

    Visit the event page for details on kids races.

  • Do I have to eat the bacon?

    Absolutely not. Feel free to just join us for a great run and a fun after party.

  • Do you give out age group awards?

    Yes, we have age group awards. The top 3 male and female runners in each age group will win the coveted Golden Pig award.

  • Can I get my friend's packet at early pickup?

    Yes, you can pick up your friend’s packet. You will need a copy (or a cell phone pic) of their photo ID with you.

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