FAQs

Race Info:

Location:

The virtual race can be completed anywhere in the world!

Time:

Races can be completed anytime between Thursday, November 24, at 12:00 AM through Sunday, November 27, at 11:59 PM.

How do I submit my virtual race time?

You will receive an email from our timing partners at Second Wind. That email will include a link to submit your time. Proof of time is required. Please take a photo of your run tracking device.

 

Registration Info:

When does registration close?

Registration is open from Friday, July 15, from 9:00 AM through Sunday, November 27, at 11:00 PM. Registration fees will increase as we get closer to race day so register today for savings! Group discounts are available until race day as well. Groups that register with four or more people will receive a discount for each runner. *Please see special pricing timeline for more information and full details.

What is included in my registration?

Registrants will receive a limited edition Gobble Wobble 5k T-Shirt.

Shirt info:

If I register to run the 5k, will I still get a bib?

Virtual runners will not receive a bib, however, certificates of completion can be downloaded from the Second Wind website. You will receive more information from our partners at Second Wind regarding these certificates.

Do I need to register my child?

Children under 5 do not need to register.

Can I get a refund?

No refunds are given.

When can I pick up my race packet?

Packet Pickup will begin on Thursday, November 17. Stay tuned for a pickup schedule. You can also pick up your packet on Race Day before the race begins.

What if I want to change my registration from virtual to one of the in-person options?

Please send us an email at gobblewobble@philaymca.org . We will process your transfer.

  

Fundraising Info:

Where does my donation go?

All proceeds from the YMCA Gobble Wobble 5K help support crucial YMCA programs and services to more than 250,000 people every year. With your participation we will be able to continue to provide financial assistance to thousands of members of our community to improve their mental and physical health and provide safe, trusted care for their children.

How do I create an individual fundraiser?

Follow the registration process. After you select your shirt size and membership status, you will see the Fundraising Page. Click the “Become a Fundraiser” button. Follow the prompts for your individual fundraiser info. You can personalize your fundraiser using the custom URL, photo, message heading, and message. 

How do I create a team fundraiser?

Follow the registration process. After you select your shirt size and membership status, you will see the Fundraising Page. Scroll down to the Team Fundraiser section. Click the toggle under “Create a Team Fundraiser” to “on”. Follow the prompts for team name and goal amount. You can use the Personal Message Heading and Personal Message fields to personalize your team’s info. 

How do I join a team fundraiser?

Follow the registration process. After you select your shirt size and membership status, you will see the Fundraising Page. To join a fundraising team, click the “Become a Fundraiser” button. You can skip the individual fundraiser section and scroll down to find the Team Fundraiser section. Use the dropdown menu to select your team name, or use the search feature to find more options.

How do I edit my fundraiser?

Using the main menu at the top of the page, click “Top Fundraisers”. Select the applicable fundraiser type (individual vs team) and use the search bar to find yourself or your group. Click on your profile photo (or defaulted letters). This will open your fundraiser page. Next to your fundraiser name, you will see the option to Manage. Use the dropdown menu here to select the next step. 

How do I share my fundraising page?

Using the main menu at the top of the page, click “Top Fundraisers”. Select the applicable fundraiser type (individual vs team) and use the search bar to find yourself or your group. Click on your profile photo (or defaulted letters). This will open your fundraiser page. Next to your fundraiser name, you will see the option to Manage. Select the dropdown for Links/Sharing. This will open a new page with your custom URL to share. You can copy this link to post on social media, emails, or other sites. You can use the icons to share to those sites as well.  

Are there fundraising awards?

Awards will be given to the top 3 fundraising teams as well as the top 3 individual fundraisers. Fundraising will end at 11:59 PM on Wednesday, November 23, 2022. Winners will be emailed with times to pick up prizes at the Y.  

  

Volunteer Info:

How do I sign up to volunteer?

If you’d like to volunteer at one of our in-person races, please visit our website here, click the link associated with your preferred course, and follow the instructions below.

Use the main menu at the top of the page and click on “Volunteer”. Click the “volunteer” option underneath “Race Volunteer”. Input your personal information. Read and agree to the waiver. Answer the questions related to volunteering. Confirm your information and submit. Our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch to confirm your volunteer role and add you to the team. Thanks for joining us! 

After I sign up, will someone contact me with more info?

Yes. Our Volunteer Coordinator will reach out to you directly to involve you in the next steps. 

What do I need to bring to my volunteer opportunity?

Dress warmly and bring your positive attitude! We’re going to have tons of fun. Our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch with you to confirm any other items that you may need to bring.  

Can I bring someone who did not sign up but would like to help?

We appreciate your enthusiasm! We invite you to stay in touch with our Volunteer Coordinator to ensure we are all working together! 

What are the age requirements for volunteering?

You must be 16 or older to join us as a volunteer. Volunteer opportunities vary by race site, weather, and number of interested volunteers. 

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