Registration & Packet Pick Up Questions

How do I register?

You may register either online, in person at any of the packet pick up locations, or at race site on race day.

What is the easiest way to register?

Registering online is the easiest way to sign up.

Can I register at a packet pick up location?


Can I pick up a packet for a friend of family member?


Are credit cards accepted at packet pick ups?


Where do we pick up our packets?

See the schedule of events page on the website for details.

Am I guaranteed a race shirt?

All pre registered participants signed up at least 1 WEEK IN ADVANCE are guaranteed the race shirt size they requested during the registration process. Late sign ups are not guaranteed the shirt size of their choice, shirts will be given on a first come first serve basis. We will do our best to get everyone the shirt size they want.

What type of shirts are being given?

The 2019 shirts will be a long-sleeved soft cotton T-shirt.

Will I be able to change my shirt size?

You will not be able to exchange your shirt until after the race. We will have an area for shirt exchange after the race for those wishing to exchange their shirts. You will be given the shirt size you ordered during registration, sorry but no exceptions.

How can I get a race shirt if I do not want to participate?

You may register as a spirit runner to receive a race shirt. You do not have to compete if you do not wish to do so. You may pick up your shirt at any of the packet pick up locations.

What will we receive at packet pick up?

You will receive your race shirt, race number, timing tag, and race goody bag.

What type of timing is being used?

Start2Finish Event Timing will be timing the event. We will use our new, state of the art MyLaps Electronic Timing System. Your timing chip will be on the back of your racing number bib. Participants must wear their number on the FRONT of their outer most garment.


Where is the race located?

Shelby Farms Park

What time does the race start?

6:00am 50 mile

8:00am 50k

10:00am 50k Relay

Where is the race start?

Please see the course maps page of the website.

What if it is raining/snowing on race morning?

The race will happen rain, snow or shine.

When should I arrive?

Most runners plan to arrive at an event 1 hour prior to race start time. If you have not picked up your packet at a packet pick up, please arrive at least 1 hour in advance of race start. How long will it take to find a place to park?

Around 5-10 minutes. To avoid long lines please arrive early.

Where do I park?

All participants will park in the lots located North of Patriot Lake at Shelby Farms.

Are baby joggers/baby strollers allowed in the race?

No, due to the nature of this event, strollers are not permitted.

Are walkers allowed to participate?

Anyone can participant as long as you are able to finish in under the time cap.

What is the time limit?

The 50 mile course will close 12 hours after the start of the race which will be 6pm in the evening. The 50k course cut off is 10 hours or 6pm and the Relay is 8 hours or 6pm.

Are runners allowed to run with dogs?

Dogs are not allowed at the Big Buffalo 50

Can we participate as a relay team?


We only have 3 people on our relay team, can we compete?

Yes, you may compete with less that 5 team members, you will be scored against teams with 5 members.

When are the awards?

Relay awards at 3:00 pm; 50K awards at 4:00 pm; 50M awards at 5:00 pm.

What are the awards?

Please see the awards page on the website.

Will there be finisher medals?

Yes, finishers of the 50k and 50 mile will receive a custom finisher belt buckle. All 50k relayers will receive a finisher medal.

If you have any other questions, please contact Start2Finish Event Management @ 901-274-2202

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