FAQs

Race starts at 9:00AM on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at the Portsmouth Middle School.

WHO DOES THIS EVENT BENEFIT?  The CelebratePink 5K Run & Walk - now in its 14th year - benefits MY BREAST CANCER SUPPORT, an independent NH 501C3 non-profit organization that provides financial and emotional support to breast cancer patients throughout the Greater Seacoast area of New Hampshire and Southern Maine.  LEARN MORE.

LOCATION / START TIME:  The CelebratePink 5K starts at the Portsmouth Middle School, 155 Parrott Avenue in downtown Portsmouth, NH.
Onsite, day-of registration opens at 7:30 AM.  The run/walk begins at 9:00 AM.

REGISTRATION:

Can I register by check? Yes! Download a paper registration form.

When do I have to register by in order to get a free t-shirt? If you register before August 8, 2022, you have the option to receive an event t-shirt.

How do I create or join a team? When you register, there is an option to select whether you are registering as an individual or if you would like to create/join a team.
If you decide to create/join a team AFTER you have registered, you can do so from your personal profile page.  

Can I register the morning of the 5K? Yes!  Registration will be available the morning of the 5K beginning at 7:30 AM at the Portsmouth Middle School.
We will have registration forms available or you can find one here:  Registration Form.

When can I pick up my packet/t-shirt?

  • DAY OF PICKUP:  Packet/t-shirt pick-up will be available the morning of the 5K beginning at 7:30 AM at the Portsmouth Middle School.
  • PRE-PICKUP:  Packet/t-shirt pick-up will also be available on SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 11AM - 1PM at the Portsmouth Middle School.

PARKING / ROAD CLOSURES:

Is parking available at the Portsmouth Middle School? Parking is not available at the Portsmouth Middle School, Portsmouth Library, Connie Bean Center or on Parrott Avenue (which will be closed for the 5K).

Where can I park? There are a number of parking options including a large lot on the corner of Parrott Avenue and Junkins Avenue as well as the lots at the City Hall on Junkins Avenue (as it will be closed). For a map of Portsmouth parking options CLICK HERE.

THE COURSE / THE BRIDGE:

Is this a chip-timed run/walk? Yes. We will have ChronoTrack disposable tags that are affixed to the back of each bib numbers. As runners/walkers pass over the starting line the time and bib number are instantly recorded enabling fast, accurate results, including live results displayed onsite and emails or text messages sent to runners shortly after they finish the race.

Is the course certified? Unfortunately the course cannot be certified because it is just shy of a 5K.

Can I run/walk with a stroller? Strollers are allowed, however we ask that you stay toward the back of the participants so you don't block their way.

What if the bridge goes up during the run/walk? As with past years we do everything we can to get over the bridge and back before it goes up to allow boat traffic through.  The start of the race may be adjusted by a couple of minutes to accommodate the bridge schedule (if need be). 

Also, it's very important that you run/walk on the sidewalks and bike path, and NOT down the middle of the bridge. We need to obey the NH DOT rules in order to continue to include the bridge as a part of our course.  See further below for our course with parking options.

FUNDRAISING:

Do I have to fundraise in order to be able to participate? No … it’s not mandatory to fundraise.  However, we rely heavily on the funds that participants do raise on our behalf as they help us to continue this very important mission of providing financial and emotional support to local breast cancer patients!

If I decide I’d like to fundraise, how do I go about doing that? Upon registering, a fundraising page will automatically be created for you.  Instructions for setting up your page will be sent to you via email.  You will be able to add a photo, update your fundraising goal, customize your message and more!

How can my friends and family sponsor me with a donation? Online contributions can be made by credit card on your personal fundraising page or HERE.  If they don’t have a link to your page they can select your name from the list of participants.  

What if they would prefer to donate by check? Checks can be made out and sent to My Breast Cancer Support, PO Box 1576, Portsmouth, NH 03802-1576.  Make sure they include a note with your name so we can manually add it to your fundraising page totals.

Can I collect donations and bring them with me the day of the run/walk? Yes!  When you arrive please visit the My Breast Cancer Support booth inside the school.

Do Registration fees count toward my fundraising goal?  No, registration fees support the cost of the event.

WEATHER / REFUNDS:

If the weather is bad can I receive a refund? No. Race registration fees are not refundable and the run/walk will take place regardless of the weather.

See below for our course map with parking options.

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