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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions are listed below.

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What is the cost to run?

Early Bird Registration

Until September 10

General Public: $30.00

Bradley Student: $20.00

Late Registration

September 11 - October 4

General Public: $35.00

Bradley Student: $25.00

Can I get a refund?

Sorry, but no refunds will be given under any circumstance. All sales are final.

How early should my friends and I arrive?

We suggest arriving 60-90 minutes before the run. This will give you plenty of time to park, stretch, hang out with your friends, and make your way to the start line. 

What do we get at the race?

For participating, you will get a great race course, Hilltop Trot t-shirt, and an After Bash with free food and prizes that you won't want to miss!

Is there a minimum age requirement?

The Hilltop Trot is open to all ages. Anyone under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian present.

What is the distance of this race?

The distance is 5 km (3.1 miles). There is also a 1 mile walking course!

Is the race timed?

Indeed! The race uses some of the most advanced, real-time technology provided by ShaZam Racing. You can view your time the moment you cross the finish line!

When is packet pick up?

Race Day, October 5th, 2019  8:00 am - 8:45 am

What do I need to bring to packet pick up?

Please bring your verification of registration and picture or school ID. Make sure to bring a great pair of running shoes, friends, and a positive attitude as well!

Can I pick up a packet for a friend?

Unfortunately, no. This is due to event liability and insurance requirements.

Where can I park?

Parking is FREE and available in the Markin Recreation Center parking lots and the Bradley University Main Street Parking Deck located at Main Street and Maplewood.

What happens if it rains?

As long as there is no lightning and it is deemed safe by race officials, the run is rain or shine!

Will there be anything to eat at the finish?

Yes! There will be snacks and refreshments at the Awards Ceremony and Raffle located back in Markin after the race!

How can I volunteer?

Please contact us! We'd love to have you as part of the team! Submit a Google Form here. Thanks so much!

Will there be aid and water stations on the course?

We will have water stations found throughout the course. We will also have a first aid and water station at the finish line. Don't forget about snacks and refreshments afterwards in Markin!

Do I need a ticket to the Post-Race Bash if I don't want to participate in the Hilltop Trot foot-race?

Yes, friends and family are all welcome! Extra raffle tickets can also be purchased at the event for prizes. However, everyone is encouraged to run or even WALK this year!

Can I bring my pet?

We love pets, and they are welcome to come to the race, but aren't allowed inside of the building. All service dogs are welcome!

What does this race benefit?

All proceeds are used to benefit Bradley University's Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2021. Each class gets the opportunity to attend the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting, which will take place in 2020. This national convention is a coming-together of both practicing physical therapists and physical therapy students across the country. It is an invaluable opportunity to experience as students as we begin our professional careers. We will be given the chance to meet our future colleagues as well as gain exposure to the challenges that lie within our profession and learn the most current best evidence-based practices.

ULTIMATELY, this benefits everyone, our patients, by providing the best care possible in the most efficient and effective manner. To view more information on the APTA, you can visit

How can I contact you?

You may contact us by submitting a CONTACT FORM HERE. We will do our best to get back to you as quickly as possible.

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