Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to be a runner?
Well, kinda, yeah. We love walkers, bikers, Segwayers, Ellipti-goers and pogostickers but at the end of the day, this is a running tour. Can you take a walk break? Sure! Do you need to be Usain Bolt? No way.
What is the pace?
Comfortable, and dictated by participants. We don't expect to go any faster than a 10-minute mile (and can go slower). There will be multiple breaks for points of interest and we will leave no runner behind! The idea is to enjoy Cape Island in a new way, not to break any land speed records. If you are still feeling the butterflies, please message us and we can help assess whether this is the tour for you (spoiler alert - it is!).
What is the minimum age?
Although the tours are family friendly, they are designed more for the 13-and-up set. We want to be sure that younger participants are able to handle the distance and that the tour (generally an hour to an hour and a half) holds their interest. If, after reading this, you're still sure this activity is your kid's speed (ding!), contact us.
What weather will we run in and what would lead to a cancellation?
Coastal weather is notoriously unpredictable, so we won't just run on those picture perfect days (though we will be extra delighted to do so!). We'll also take to the streets in wind, rain, cold, heat, you name it. Unless, of course, what you name is thunder, lightening or super heavy precipitation, in which case, we're heading to Tommy's Folly for some coffee.
Speaking of, what is your cancellation/rescheduling policy?
We will wait as long as possible to make a judgement call on days when the weather is iffy, and we'll either call you or email you (depending on what contact information you provide). No news is good news! If we call the whole thing off, you may either reschedule or take a refund. But if you bail within 24 hours of the tour (insert sad face emoji) we can only reschedule.
Do I need a reservation?
What should I bring? Will there be water?
Bring as little as possible so you are not bogged down with personal items. You may want to carry a phone for photos, and guides will be able to store your keys. There may be water en route in the form of water fountains or water stops, but this will vary by tour, and guides will provide water at the end. If you are still concerned about having enough to drink, BYO.
What if I need to use the bathroom?
Some tours may have bathrooms on or near the tour route but this will not always be the case. If this is of special concern to you, contact us so we can talk toilets.
Do you have any specialized tours?
We plan to! Currently, we offer our core tours but we have plans, big plans. Stay tuned.
Do you sell gift certificates?
Heck yeah! Available in our online store.
Is sales tax applied to the tours?
Alas, the great state of New Jersey deems it mandatory, so yes, there is. Tours are $25 and tax is an additional $1.75.
Can I bring my dog?
Not on our regular tours, no. But you know those specialized tours we mentioned above? Dogs are very much a part of those plans.
Are jogging strollers allowed?
In most cases, no. We don't want to put you or your child at risk on narrow streets and shoulders. But we're open-minded... contact us directly if you want to sell us on your buggy.
Are tips allowed?
It's not at all expected but always appreciated (unless, that is, your tip is: "Do not eat the yellow snow." That one we already know).