T9 MERMAID RUN EAST BAY
5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Sirena18 mile,
New: Sirena18 mi 2 person RELAY 
Saturday, May 2nd 2020

Choose from the fan favorite Half Marathon, a Hi-Fiving 5k or the NEW Sirena18 Mile Relay. We've got something for everyone to smile about. Mermaids receive a stylish race shirt, finisher medal, necklace, and post race food.

RACE START TIMES

Sirena18 - 7:30 a.m.

Sirena 18 relay (leg 1) 7:30 a.m.
Half - 8:00 a.m.
10K - 8:30 a.m. 
5K - 9:00 a.m.
mermaid dash (ages 9-12) - 10:00 a.m.
mermaid dash (ages 6-8) - 10:05 a.m.

MERMAID DASH

The Mermaid Dash is a 1.5 mile dash for girls & boys ages 6 to 12.

Dashers receive a medal, necklace and post race food. Parents are

encouraged to let Mermaid Dashers run on their own. The Dash is

$15.00 online and $20.00 race day. Entry fee does not include a

race shirt

 

COURSE

5k [map]

10k [map]
half marathon [map]
sirena18 [map]

sirena 18 relay

leg one 7.5 miles [coming soon]

leg two 10.5 miles [coming soon]

RACE UPDATES
Updates are sent out the week of the event 
 
Race Update #2

 
 
ENTRY FEES

Before - 12/31/19
5K: $34
10K: $44
half marathon: $54
Sirena18: $64

Sirena18 2 Person RELAY:  $89 per team

1/1/20 - 1/31/20
5K: $39
10K: $49
half marathon: $59
Sirena18: $69

Sirena18 2 Person RELAY:  $99 per team

2/1/20 - 2/28/20
5K: $44
10K: $54
half marathon: $64
Sirena18: $74

Sirena18 2 Person RELAY:  $109 per team

3/1/20 - 3/31/20

5K: $49

10K: $59
half marathon: $69
Sirena18: $79

Sirena18 2 Person RELAY:  $119 per team

4/1/20 - 5/1/20 *online registration closes at 7:00pm

5K: $54

10K: $64
half marathon: $74
Sirena18: $84

Sirena 18 2 person relay:  $129 per team

Virtual Run

Before 1/1/20: $39

1/1/20 - 2/1/20: $44
2/1/20 - 4/26/20: $49 (
Must sign up by 4/26)

Packet Pickup & Race Day* (Cash/Check Only)

*If race sells out there will be NO race day registration

5K: $59

10K: $69

half marathon: $79

Sirena18: $89

Sirena18 2 Person RELAY: $114

19 & Under

5K: $29
10K: $39
Half: $49

70 & Over

5K, 10K, Half, Sirena: Free

DIRECTIONS

We suggest to arrive a minimum of 1 hour prior to your race. For specific directions please reference the Google Map for Quarry Lakes Regional Park, Fremont, CA

CREDIT POLICY

Can't attend one of our events? 
We will be happy to issue you a credit toward a future Mermaid Series event. To receive a credit, you must email us at info@mermaidseries.com a minimum of 10 days before the event date. We will email you back a confirmation along with the total amount of your future race credit. Please keep the confirmation email for your records. Credits are good through the following calendar year.  Credits are nontransferable.

 

The following credits will be issued: 

• Duathlon - Entry fee minus $10 processing fee
• Triathlons - Entry fee minus $10 processing fee
• Run - Entry fee minus $10 processing fee.

 
 
PACKET PICKUP​

PRE-RACE PACKET PICKUP:

 

4/30/20 - THURSDAY

When: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Where: Title Nine (location TBD) 

** Athletes must bring a photo ID in order to pick up their packet

5/1/20 - FRIDAY

When: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Title Nine (location TBD)
Athletes must bring a photo ID in order to pick up their packet

 

 

5/2/20 - SATURDAY (race morning) packet pickup
Where: Quarry Lakes Regional Park
When: 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Athletes must bring a photo ID in order to pick up their packet

**We recommend you arrive a minimum of one hour before your race 
Directions via Google Maps

 
FAQ

Packet pickup - Registration 


What do I need to bring to packet pick-up/registration?
Bring your PHOTO IDENTIFICATION (ID) or a copy of your ID in order to receive your packet. A valid driver’s license or a valid passport is best. Minors are not required to show a photo ID. 

 

Can I pick up my friend’s packet for them?
Yes! Bring a copy of their photo ID and we’ll give you their packet.  You may have a photo of your friend's photo ID on your phone.

 

Are we required to pick up our packets before race day?
No, but we strongly recommend that you do. This allows you to get ready for your race instead of waiting in a line on race day.

What time should we be there on race day?
Check-in opens at 6:00 a.m. We recommend you get there 60 minutes before your start time to park and get ready for the race. If you didn’t get your packet before race day, you may want to give yourself even more time.

How soon does one need to register for the event?
The earlier, the better. Mermaid events have sold out in the past. To guarantee your entry we recommend you sign up early. Plus, the prices increase as the event date gets closer.


If the event closes, will there be a waiting list?

No.  

 

If I cannot race, can I give someone else my race number?

No. Race entries are non-transferable.  

 

How do I know you received my entry?

You should have received an email confirmation from the registration system. If you can’t find it, you can email us at info@mermaidseries.com. We will verify your participation from our registration list.


Can I get a refund?

Unfortunately, there are no refunds. However, we do have an awesome cancelation policy. Email us at info@mermaidseries.com at least 10 days prior to the event and we’ll give you a credit toward a future race. The credit amount is your entry fee minus a $10 processing fee.

Run Course

 

How many miles is 5K? 10K? Half Marathon?
The 5K is 3.1 miles, the 10K is 6.2 miles, and the Half Marathon is 13.1 miles.  

What is the Sirena 18 mile 2 person relay?

The Sirena 18 mile 2 person relay is our newest sub-event.  We give the option for teams of two a chance to run the Sirena 18 mile course by

splitting up the distance into two parts.  The first leg is 7.5 miles and the second leg is 10.5 miles.  Both team members must be registered to run/walk.

 

Will you provide a shuttle to/from the transition point for Relay teammates?

We will provide a shuttle to/from the relay exchange point.  The team member who runs the second leg will be shuttled out to the exchange point.

The first team member will start with the Sirena 18 mile runners and will be shuttled back to the start line after she meets up with her team member at the exchange area.

I want to run back with my teammate who is running the second leg of the relay.  May I do so and not get on the shuttle?

Yes, you may run back with your teammate to the finish line.  We ask that you make sure you let the volunteer at the exchange tent know so that

we are not looking for you to shuttle back to the start line.

Is the course hilly?

The course is virtually flat, but most of the course is a dirt path, some of which is uneven and narrow. 


Is there is a time limit?

We do not have a time limit. We want to see all Mermaids cross the finish line.

Do you have aid stations? What kind of hydration/food is on the race course?

Yes, we have plenty of aid stations. Water, Ultima Replenisher electrolyte drink, and Luna bars are available at aid stations along the course.    

 

Can I run with a baby stroller?

Yes, you can run with a baby stroller, but the course is on a mostly dirt path, so the ride will be bumpy. If you choose to use a baby stroller, please start towards the back of the pack at the start line. 

Do you have prizes for winners?
Yes! We will have an awards ceremony at the expo. Awards are given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall female winners for each distance and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place female winners of each age group. You must be present at the awards ceremony to pick up your award.  Awards will not be mailed out. We do not offer awards for male categories.

What are the Age Groups?

Mermaid Age Groups are currently 10 and under, 11-14 15-17, 18-19, 20-24, 25-29, etc. Age groups from age 20 and over are separated by 5 year increments.  

Discounts


I belong to a club or organization. Do you offer group discounts?
Yes! Have your club president or representative email us at info@mermaidseries.com to get the discount code.

How many do I need in my group to be eligible for a group discount code?
6 or more.

 

Other

Are men allowed to compete in a Mermaid event?
Yes! Men can register and participate. However, since Mermaid is primarily a women’s event (about 97-98% of participants are women), men are not eligible for awards.


Do I have to wear my paper, race number?

Yes, you are required to run with your bib number. The bib is used for timing, identification, and race photos. 

I heard this event uses Chip Timing. What is Chip Timing?
Chip timing allows us to record your time using a computer and gives the most accurate results. Your timing chip is attached to your bib.

 
PHOTOS

Photos will be available approximately one to two weeks following the event.

2019 photos

2018 photos

2017 photos

2016 photos

2015 photos

2014 photos

2013 photos

2012 photos

Event photography by: Facchino Photography specializes in off-road event photography. Capturing athletes in their moment and allowing them flexibility in viewing and ordering convenience.

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