Can someone pick up my packet or can I pick someone else’s packet up?

Yes. You CAN have someone else pick up your race packet for you (or vice versa). It is very common for team members or family members to pick up each others packets especially if they will be traveling to the race together. Packet pickup the morning of the race can be slightly chaotic so we appreciate when 1 person comes to the table to pick up multiple packets instead of a large group.

Can I register on the day of the race?

Yes. However you will pay a premium price and not be guaranteed any additional gifts (tshirt, City Pass, medallion, special annual bib).

When and where can we pick up our packets?

Packet pickup (City Passes, tshirts [if you received them] and bibs) will be at the Ruck on Thursday March 16th from 2pm until 7pm. Packet pickup (again for City Passes, tshirts and bibs) can be collected at the Will Call table in the Arts Center on River Street from 8am until race time on March 18th (race day).

After registering I realized I can not participate. Can I get a refund?

Generally we do not refund registration fees. Let us know what your circumstances are. We do not offer  refunds if you fail to show or if we need to cancel the race because of the weather. This information is in the waiver that you must agree to when registering for the race.

Can I watch the race from the course?

Yes please! Even better – help us out by volunteering! You can stand on the course and help make the event better for everyone!

Do you have a Schedule of Events?

March 16th
2:00pm to 7:00pm Packet pickup and day before registrations at the Ruck

March 18th
8:00am to 12:30pm Packet pickup and day-of registration at the Arts Center at 265 River Street.
9:00am to 2:00pm (every 30 minutes) – Magic Show!! – Arts Center of the Capital Region
9:00am to 2:00pm – Rock Climbing with the Army National Guard ­– Monument Square
10:00am to 2pm – Bagpipers roaming Monument Square
11:00am – Irish Dancers – Arts Center of the Capital Region
12:00pm – Costume Contest – Starting/Finish Line
12:30pm – Troy High Steppers – Stage
12:45pm – Irish Prayer – Starting/Finish Line
1:00pm – 5K Race Begins! – Monument Square
2:00pm to 5:00pm – City Crawl + Shuttle Operating – Throughout Downtown Troy

Are headphones, strollers or pets permitted?

Headphones are permitted. Strollers are ok but they need to start at the end of the runners group. We would prefer dogs do not attend.

What charity does the race benefit?

The Collar City Kilt Fest is a joint venture between GoToGuide.net (event organizers and promoters) and the Troy BID (Business Improvement District). The mission of the BID is:

The BID cultivates and advocates the economic growth of Downtown Troy by creating an inviting, dynamic, and sustainable community that celebrates the City’s history while building towards its future. The BID is dedicated to improving the quality of life within the District to further enhance and make our community a vibrant, attractive destination for visitors, businesses, residents, property owners, the daily workforce, and students.

Where can we park?

Download this map for public parking access.

Where is the course?

Check it out on MapMyRun.com.

I have a City Pass – where can I use it?

All of the City Pass locations are listed on this page. All of the businesses involved in giveaways and donations for prize tables etc. are also listed there.

I have another question you have not answered here!!

Feel free to contact us and we will do our best to answer it for you!