FAQs

CAN I REGISTER BY MAIL?
No, all registrations must be completed online. However, walk up registrations will be available on race day until 7:30 am
CAN I REGISTER ON RACE DAY?
Yes, you can register on race day until 7:30 am however runner’s swag bag and/or runner’s shirts are on a first come first serve basis for race day registrations.
WHAT IS THE REFUND POLICY?
The Flopp'n Flounder adheres to standard running industry policy which dictate that registration fees are non-refundable. However, you may transfer your registration to another runner in the same or shorter run distance for a $10.00 fee. Click here and on the Flopping' Flounder, click  "Manage Registration" to transfer your registration. All transfers must be done before June 19, 2019 at 11:59 PM You may not transfer your number to another runner for any reason without notifying the Floppin' Flounder run on the link provided. You may defer your registration by completing a race deferral form. To defer your registration click here and on the Floppin' Flounder, "Manage Registration".
IS THERE A TIME LIMIT FOR THE RACE?
Yes, all runners must be cleared from Sullivan's Island within 1.5 hours of the start. Runners finishing after 1.5 hours may not receive an official time.
HOW MANY RUNNERS ARE EXPECTED?
We expect approximately 400 runners for 2019
ARE T-SHIRTS INCLUDED IN THE REGISTRATION FEE?
Yes, a short sleeve tech shirt will be available for the first 300 runners to register for the race or those that register before June 7,2019.
ARE AWARDS BASED ON GUN TIME OR CHIP TIME?
Overall awards are based on gun time and age group awards are based on chip time.
WHAT IF IT RAINS OR THERE IS A BAD WEATHER EVENT?
Both runs will take place rain or shine. There will be no weather-related refunds. The event can be cancelled if the Race Committee determines the course is unsafe due to poor weather conditions.
ARE WALKERS, STROLLERS OR DOGS ALLOWED?
Walkers and strollers are allowed in the 5k Both must start at the back and must be off the course in 1.5 Hours.
IS THE COURSE CERTIFIED?
Yes, the 5K course is USATF certified
WILL RACE PACKETS BE MAILED?
Race packets will not be mailed but can be picked up at packet pick-up. 
WHERE DO I PARK FOR THE RACES?
Parking will be provided along the street and in two fields near the start line.  Please be mindful of runners if leaving early.
WHAT IS THE COURSE ELEVATION?
The highest course elevation is no more that 5 feet. Both courses are well paved, flat and fast !
CAN I SIGN UP TO BE A VOLUNTEER?
Yes, you can volunteer and receive a free race shirt. Click here to volunteer.
IS THERE A POST RACE CEREMONY?
Yes, there will be a post-race awards ceremony at 9:45.
WHAT AWARDS WILL BE GIVEN
Awards for overall finishers, masters, grand masters and senior grand masters and age group awards from 14 and under to 80 and above in 5-year age groups.
CAN I PICK UP ANOTHER RUNNERS PACKET?
Yes.
CAN I DROP MY BAG OFF AT THE START /  PICK UP AFTER THE RACE?
Yes, you may drop your bag off at the Marina before the start and retrieve it after the race. Both races are out and back so bag pick-up will be at the same location as drop off.
IS THE FLOPPIN' FLOUNDER RUN FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES?
Yes, the race raises funds for the Sullivan's Island Fire Department and the Charleston Running Club.

 

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