- If I do not have a military ID, how can I get onto JBLM?
A. You can receive a Special Event Pass for all of our races. Simply register by the Access Pass cut-off date noted on the race website. On race morning, proceed to the Visitor’s Center Parking Lot off of Exit 120, I-5. A representative will be on site to issue you your pass prior to proceeding to the gate.
- Will I receive a T-shirt?
A. All pre-registered participants are guaranteed a T-shirt. Note we cannot guarantee correct size if you register after the first cut-off date. Same day registrants are not guaranteed a T-shirt, and will be issued on a first come/first serve basis.
- What races are “timed” events and which are “fun runs”.
A. We will time the Half Marathon, Salmon Run and Triathlon. Age group awards will be presented accordingly. The Saint Patrick’s Run, Mud Run, Turkey Trot and Polar Skip and Dip are considered “fun runs”. Every participant will receive a special gift for participating. A timing clock will be at the finish line so that participants can see their finish time.
- What is an Access Pass?
An Access Pass is provided for those individuals from the civilian community who do not have any Department of Defense affiliation and therefore, don’t already have authorized access to Joint Base Lewis McChord.
In order to receive an ACCESS PASS you must confirm your need during the registration process. One of the required questions during registration will be in reference to the need for a pass. If you have problems with this during registration please email or phone 253 967-4768 for assistance.
- I’m having trouble registering, who can I call?
If you have problems with registration please email our office or phone 253 967-4768 for assistance.
Can walkers participate in the events?
Walkers are welcome on all of our 5K courses. Walkers are discouraged from participating in the 10K, 12K and Half marathon distances for safety reasons.
Can I bring my dog?
We cannot allow runners to participate with their dogs. They are considered a safety concern and can be a health issue for some participants.
Can I participate with a stroller or baby jogger?
Absolutely. We welcome those participating as a family. All we ask is that you start the event in the far back of the pack and yield to runners on the course.
How can I volunteer?
We welcome your participation as a volunteer! The event will need volunteers to staff the aid stations, work the registration, refreshments and offer support to the runners at the start and finish. To volunteer, please fill out the contact form, email or visit https://www.myarmyonesource.com and do a search for volunteer positions at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Intramural Sports section. Instructions for signup on the site are on
the VMIS Quick Start Guide. All volunteers must be registered through the website.
Where can I find race results?
After the race, results will be posted on our RESULTS page within a few days. Last year's results will remain on the results page another year for you to view.
Do I need to complete the course by a specific time?
Yes, some events will have a maximum time limit. Each event page will note any specific time limits.
Who can I contact if I have further questions?
Please email or call 253 967-4768 with any additional questions.
What prizes will be awarded and in what categories?
Age divisions and awards vary by event. Please see an individual event page (left margin) for award categories.
When and where will the award ceremony be held?
Awards are handed out as soon as possible at each event. Check the individual event page for a
schedule. We anticipate and expect individuals to be present to accept their award. AWARDS WILL NOT BE MAILED TO WINNERS
I had to leave before the awards ceremony. how can I get my award?
We anticipate and expect individuals to be present to accept their award. If you know you cannot stay, please ask another individual to accept on your behalf. In unique circumstances, you can make arrangements to pick it up in person at the Intramural Office after the event. AWARDS WILL NOT BE MAILED TO WINNERS.
See the contact form for our office address information.
Can I cgange my mind about which distance to run?
To maintain the integrity of the event, we prefer not to make changes to event registrations. However, changes can be accommodated at bib pickup IF REQUESTED AT THE TIME OF PICKUP. Individuals who decide to switch divisions without requesting the change in advance will be disqualified.
Can I transfer my registration to another runner?
No, your registration, racing bib and timing chip are non-transferable.
Where can I pick up my race packet?
All participants must pick up their packet in person at the registration desk for each event. Please bring your confirmation email/receipt and valid ID. Participants are responsible for confirming registration information such as GENDER and AGE as well as the correct DIVISION.
Can I pick up my packet before race day?
YES, you may pick up your packed between 5 and 7 PM the day prior to the race, at the Event Location. Packet pick up is also available race day and opens 90 minutes prior to the race start time.
Can someone else pick up my race packet on my behalf?
Yes, a registered individual may have another individual pick up their race packet. Identification is required to verify category entry fees. Individuals picking up on behalf of another must have the confirmation email /receipt and valid ID of the person they are picking up for.
When will registration open for the "xyz" event?
Registration is generally made available a minimum of 60 days prior to the event date. Some events may be posted and available sooner. Please check the JBLMmwr.com/raceswebsite or our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/JBLMRaces for each individual race you are interested in. You can also or phone 253 967-4768 for additional information.
Can I register as a part of a group?
Some events have team or relay team categories. Check the individual race information page for participation categories and award divisions.
How can I verify that I am officially registered?
Once your registration and payment transaction is complete, you will have the opportunity to print and save your receipt. We recommend that you both save it and print it out and bring with you on race day. You should also get a confirmation email. If you cannot print or save your receipt and you do not receive a confirmation email, please email or call us at