FAQ

Registration

How much does it cost to register?

There is a registration fee of $55, which includes a FOR GOOD wristband, bib, a recognition medal, and access to five mapped 5K courses on October 16-17, 2020.

You may purchase a 5x5K FOR GOOD T-shirt for an additional $20 if you wish.

If you register with code 3X5K, you can pay a registration fee of $33 for access to three mapped 5K courses on race day. It’s your choice which three of the five courses you do.

What do I get when I register?

When you register for the 5x5K FOR GOOD, we’ll mail you a FOR GOOD wristband, bib, a recognition medal and email a QR code which will serve as your event ticket. If you register with the option to fundraise, you will also get an online fundraising page where you can collect donations to support one of our charity partners. 

You choose when to go to each course within the 24-hour race period. When you arrive at each one, you’ll scan your QR code to receive a text with a link to your 5K route in RunGo with turn-by-turn directions. RunGo also integrates with Strava, where we will have a group for the day of the event where you can share your times for each 5K with other 5x5K FOR GOOD runners!   

Can I get a refund if I decide not to participate?

All registration fees and donations to the 5x5K FOR GOOD are non-refundable and non-transferable. If you experience any symptoms of COVID-19, including but not limited those listed here or are quarantined from COVID-19, please do not attend the event. We will provide a transfer to a future event or a refund of the registration fee.

We are committed to keeping everyone involved with the 5x5K safe and healthy and ask that all our participants do the same. Thank you for your understanding. 

What is the deadline to register?

If you register by midnight on Sunday, October 11, you will receive your event kit (wristband, bib, medal, optional T-shirt) in the mail before the event. If you register after October 11, we will still mail you your kit but we cannot guarantee that you'll receive it before race day. You can still participate, though! All you need is the QR code we will email you before event day.

How old do I have to be to register?

All 5x5K FOR GOOD participants must be at least 16 years of age on October 16, 2020. Participants less than 18 years of age at the time of the event must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also a registered event participant at all times the event.

Event Day

How does this event work?

Before the 5x5K day, we’ll email you a QR code which will serve as your event ticket, and the addresses of the five start line locations. You choose when to go to each course within the 24-hour race period, between 7:00 p.m. October 16 - 7:00 p.m. October 17. When you arrive at each course, you’ll scan your QR code to receive a text with that 5K route in RunGo, providing turn-by-turn directions. At the end of that 5K route, scan your QR code again to check out. Then head to the next 5K course. 

Where does the event take place?

The five 5K courses will be at Elitch Gardens, Carpenter Park, Clement Park, Utah Park, and Parker Arts Center.

What do I need to bring?

Please bring:

  • Your mobile device with your email receipt QR code
  • Earbuds
  • Face covering (mandatory)
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Headlamp
  • Light colored or reflective clothing for running in the dark

To keep the event contactless, we will not be providing food or drinks at any of the courses. There will be toilet facilities available.

What apps do I need to download?

At each 5K course, we will text you the link to the route in RunGo. You must have this app installed on your mobile device to view the route and receive turn-by-turn directions. RunGo integrates with Strava, if you'd like to track your runs there as well.

Can I walk the 5K?

Yes! This event is self-paced, so you may choose to walk or run.

What if I can’t complete all 5K courses in time?

No worries! Do as much as you are able or want to do - walk, run or skip a course altogether. The courses will close at 7:00 p.m. on October 17, however, so please do not continue on the courses after that time.

What if the weather is bad?

The 5x5K continues, rain or shine. If we determine that the safety of participants is in danger, we reserve the right to postpone or cancel the event.

When should I go to each 5K course?

You can choose which 5K course to go to and when, within the 24-hour period from 7:00 p.m. on October 16 to 7:00 p.m. on October 17, 2020. Some courses will close between 10:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m. due to local regulations, while others will be open for the entire 24-hour period.

We will have a staff member at each course to monitor social distancing. Each course is allowed a maximum of 125 participants on-site at any time. If you arrive at a course and it is at maximum capacity for participants (look for a red sign for "stop" or a green sign for "go"), you may be asked to wait in your car for a maximum of 20 minutes. When the sign is turned to green, you will know it is safe to return to the course starting line. Follow us on Twitter for course updates throughout the day.

What precautions do you have in place to keep me safe?

The 5x5K FOR GOOD is a completely contactless, app-guided event. There will be a staff member at each course in a face covering to scan participants in and out, and to help enforce social distancing. Each participant must wear a face covering and stay at least 6 feet away from all other participants unless they are members of your household.

No more than 125 participants will be allowed at any course site at any time, so if you arrive at a course and it is at capacity (look for a red sign for "stop" or a green sign for "go"), you will be asked to wait in your car for up to 20 minutes and we will text you when you may return to the course.

Is the 5x5K USATF certified?

No. Our courses are measured virtually, and may not meet USATF standards. This is a contactless, app-guided event, so we do not provide a timing chip or an official timing. We welcome you to time yourself using any of the activity tracking apps we use to present the course route and share your times in our Strava group.

Fundraising

What are the local charity partners I can support?

You can choose to support ZERO, NAMI, Susan G. Komen or Shatterproof with your participation. Register as a Do Gooder, then select which charity you would like to support. You will get a fundraising page and online tools you can use to raise money, but you are under no obligation or commitment. If you registered without a charity partner, but would like to support one, email us at [email protected] so we can get you set up to fundraise. If you’re a charity partner who would like more information, click here.

Online Dashboard

Do I get an online Dashboard to track my progress?

If you registered with the option to support one of our charity partners, you will get an online dashboard to track your fundraising progress and send emails or post on social to ask for support. If you register without the fundraising option, you do not have an online dashboard