I recently started running, so I'm new to the whole process of races. I read online that I could either pick up my packet a day before or at the race. When I got the to race, I asked for my number and was just handed a shirt, instructions about the race, and "a look". Considering I did really well and made roughly 10th place at my first race (my friend was counting the number of people coming through the finish line), I would have really liked to have my number, so my name could have been displayed in the results somewhere so my family up North could have seen this achievement! I may have the whole process wrong, so if it was something I could have done differently next time, someone please let me know!!