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Live Event FAQs

Where can I check to see if I'm registered?

You can check online.

How do I update my registration info?

All changes to your registration, besides the runner’s name, can be made free of charge. Simply log in to your Enmotive account to change it. Instructions on accessing/creating your account can be found here.

Can I move up or down a category?

Yes. You may switch from one race to another as long as the race that you’re switching to isn’t already sold out.

  1. To do so, simply log into your account (you may need to reset your password first).
  2. Once you’re logged in, you’ll see your upcoming race on the right-hand side of the screen.
  3. Click “View registration.” You’ll see your current race distance under “Category.”
  4. Just click “Edit,” choose the distance you’d like to switch to.
  5. You’ll be prompted to review the rest of your registration, and re-sign the waiver for the new distance.

If you’re switching up to the 10 Nautical Mile or 3 Nautical Mile, then you’ll be required to pay the difference in price. We don’t offer refunds for the difference in price when switching down to the 3 Nautical Mile or 1-Mile Fun Run. Instructions on accessing/creating your Enmotive account.

Can I transfer to another race?

Yes! To transfer your entry to another Ventures Endurance event, simply follow these steps:

  1. Log into your Enmotive account and scroll down to find your race registration under “Current and Upcoming Events.”
  2. Click the blue “Actions” button to the right of the race name, and then “Defer to Another Event.”
  3. Locate your desired event location in the dropdown menu, then click ‘Search.’
  4. From there, click your desired race category, then follow the onscreen prompts. Once you complete payment, you’re all set and your new registration will appear in your account!

All event transfers incur a $10 fee plus the cost difference of the new race category you choose. If your new event category is cheaper than your current category, you will not be refunded the difference in cost.

Can I switch distances?

Yes, you switch distances after you register. To change distances:

  • Login to your EnMotive account.
  • Once logged in, click Registrations on the black toolbar on the left.
  • Click the three dots in the upper right corner of your registration and select ‘View Registration’.
  • Click edit next to category and make your selection. You will not be refunded if going down in distances and you will be charged the difference if going up.

What is your refund policy?

All sales are final. No refunds will be given, unless you are registered for a live race and the live race is cancelled by the event organizer, in which case refunds will be given in accordance with the policy outlined in the FAQ titled “What happens if the event is cancelled?”.

A date or venue change is not a cancellation. Additionally, a refund will be given for any military personnel that receive orders and are unable to participate.

Can I register on race day?

If registration is not sold out, we will be taking onsite registrations up until the last shuttle leaves.

Can I add packet mailing after I register?

Yes, you can add packet mailing after you register up to 3 weeks prior to race day. To add packet mailing after you have registered:

  • Login to your EnMotive account.
  • Once logged in, click Registrations on the black toolbar on the left.
  • Click the three dots in the upper right corner of your registration and select ‘View Registration’ .
  • Scroll down and select Packet Mailing and add to your registration.

The deadline to add packet mailing is August 4, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

How long is the 3 NM and 10 NM?

The nautical mile (symbol M, NM or nmi) is a unit of length that is about one minute of arc of latitude measured along any meridian, or about one minute of arc of longitude at the equator.

By international agreement, it is 1,852 metres (approximately 6,076 feet). 1 NM is approximately 1.15 miles. The 3NM run will be approximately 3.45 miles, and the 10 NM run will be approximately 11.5 miles.

How do I convert Nautical Miles (NM) to Miles?

Convert Nautical Miles to Miles here.

When and where is packet pickup?

More information on packet pickup coming soon!

Can someone pick up my packet for me?

Yes! If someone is picking up your packet, please ensure they have either your confirmation email or a picture of your photo ID (a picture on your phone works great!).

Where do I park?

There is NO PARKING within the Fort Sheridan Reserve Center or Foss Park. All participants, spectators and volunteers will need to park at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science (RFUMS) Campus located at 3333 Greenbay Road, North Chicago, IL 60064. Parking is FREE.

Do I need to buy a shuttle pass?

No. Shuttle buses will begin running to Fort Sheridan at 5:00 AM with the last bus to Fort Sheridan leaving at 6:15 AM. Shuttle buses will run continuously between Foss Park and RFUMS from 5:00 AM through the end of the event.

Please give yourself extra time to board the bus to get to the proper starting line. It will take approximately 30 minutes to get to Fort Sheridan and 10 minutes to get to Foss Park.

Are strollers allowed?

Strollers will be allowed in the 3NM and the 1-Mile Fun Run. There are no strollers allowed in the 10NM.

Are service animals allowed?

Yes, we do allow service animals on course.

Can I wear a ruck sack for this race?

Ruck sacks \ backpacks of any kind are not allowed.

What can I run with?

Participants are allowed to run with hydration packs (such as Nathan or Camel Back) and/or fanny packs, but will not be allowed to participate with ruck sacks, backpacks, or selfie sticks.

Will there be pacers?

Yes, OnPace Team will once again be providing pacer for the following paces 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00 minutes per mile

Is there an age limit?

Runners must be at least 16 years of age or older to run in the 10 Nautical Mile. There is no age limit for the 3 Nautical Mile or 1-Mile Fun Run.

Can I check in my gear?

Participants will be able to check gear using a race-issued clear plastic bag ONLY, which will be distributed to runners at packet pick up.

Gear for the 10NM will be checked at Fort Sheridan and transported back to Foss Park for pick up at the post-race party. Gear check for the 3 NM and 1 Mile Fun Run will be located in Foss Park.

How do I get my free race photos?

We will have professional photographers on the course and at the finish line taking pictures. We will send notifications to all participants immediately after the event with instructions on how to access your free race photos.

What are the AWD (athletes with disabilities) guidelines and event rules?

Ventures Endurance happily welcomes all athletes to participate in our events. Athletes with Disabilities (AWD) include, but are not limited to the following athletes, Blade Runners, Visually Impaired Runners, Adaptive / Guided Runners, Pushed Athletes, Push Rim, Racing Chair and Hand Cycles.

To participate as an AWD athlete you must notify the Race Director of your participation a minimum of 20 days in advance. This allows our staff to ensure the safety and security of each athlete on the course prepare the ES (early starters) corral for athletes. To ensure your spot and be approved as an AWD participant please contact . Should there be a duo team, a coupon code may be provided for the pusher/coach by emailing

Ventures Endurance Athletes with Disabilities Event Rules.

Virtual Event FAQs

Where can I run/walk?

Anywhere! This is your virtual run, and we want you to complete it wherever and whenever you want between August 19 and October 28. Sidewalks, trails, and treadmills are all fair game. Want to make this a family run or walk with a stroller or your miniature schnauzer Sprinkles? Now’s the chance! Make the race you want.

What items are included with the Fort2Base Virtual Run?

The Fort2Base Virtual Run includes the swag, medal and virtual bib.

When do I need to complete my run?

You can complete your run anytime between August 19 and October 28. Once you complete your run, you can log your results online.

After that, you can download your Finisher’s Certificate, see how you rank on our active leaderboard, and upload photos to share with fellow participants. To receive a Finisher’s Certificate, your run must be completed and logged by October 28.

How do I track my distance and time?

For the Virtual Run, we accept results on the honor system, but the most accurate tracking is typically via a device with GPS tracking.

How do I log my results?

After you’ve completed your run, click the Log Result button on your Virtual Run registration to enter your time. Once you’ve entered your run time, click the Finisher Certificate button to download your personalized Finisher Certificate.

When will my packet ship?

Race packets for the virtual run will begin to ship within 1-2 weeks of the live event.

Do I need to submit results to get a medal?

No. Your medal will be mailed to you with your packet.

Do you ship internationally?

The Fort2Base Virtual Run is currently available only for addresses within the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii* unless you are a member of the military stationed overseas at an AFO/FPO address.

*Shipments to Alaska and Hawaii may incur an additional shipping fee.

Military service members serving overseas that do not have an AFO/FPO address please email

What do I do if my goodie bag doesn’t fit? Can I swap it?

We do not offer any size exchanges post packet shipment. All changes to sizes need to be made prior to confirming registration. We highly recommend that all participants take care to view the sizing chart to order the correct size.

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