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See our FAQ below!
1. When and where is the Jaimie Cox Memorial 5K Run/Walk?
Event date/time: Saturday, October 12th, 2019 at 10:30 AM.
Event location: Roscoe Middle School – Main Lot – 6121 Elevator Rd., Roscoe IL 61073
2. Do I have to be a Ninja, or a Super Athlete to participate?
No, The Jaimie Cox Memorial 5K Run/Walk is open to all shapes, sizes and ages. The only thing we ask is that you sign-up, show-up and put your feet to the trail. All participants should stay to the right to ensure runner safety as they return from the turn around and head for the finish line. We will have staff at the lead, rear and intersections to ensure a smooth and open course.
3. What are the registration costs?
The Jaimie Cox Memorial 5K Run/Walk and 2 mile walk registration is $30 for Adults - $15 for Children (12 and under). The Jaimie Cox Memorial VIRTUAL 5K Run/Walk is $30 for all ages.
4. What do I receive with my race registration?
The Jaimie Cox Memorial Run participants receive a custom race bib, Finisher’s medal, T-Shirt, and swag bag.
The Jaimie Cox Memorial VIRTUAL SUPPORTERS will receive the race T-shirt & Finisher’s medal.
5. Where do I get my T-shirt and bib?
We recommend participants take advantage of early packet pick-up. Packet pick up will be taking place Friday October 11th 2019. Location TBD.
6. Can I pick-up for a friend at the early packet pick-up?
Yes, all we ask is that you bring a copy of their email confirmation to show our staff. Digital is also accepted.
7. May I register for the race after online registration ends?
No day of event registrations will be accepted.
8. Do you offer refunds or T-shirt exchanges?
Run shirt exchanges are not allowed since shirts are ordered specifically based on each runner’s selection during registration. No refunds will be provided to include event cancellation due to inclement weather.
9. Do you offer registration discounts?
None at this time.
10. What is the course & how long is a 5k?
Both the 5K Course and 2 mile course will Start and Finish at Roscoe Middle School (RMS) parking lot. The out-and-back course runs west bound to the Stone Bridge Trail and then travels south on the Stone Bridge Trail. A course map can be found on our registration homepage. Keep in mind that the 2019 Jaimie Cox Memorial Run/Walk features a variety of running surfaces, including gravel.
A 5K is 3.1 miles or 16,368 feet. The "K" stands for kilometer. A kilometer is 0.62 of a mile, which makes a 5K race 3.1 miles long or 16368 feet long or 5000 meters long.
The 5000 meter is known as a popular track event, particularly in the Olympics. On a standard indoor track (200 meters), you would need to run 25 laps to run a 5K. On a standard outdoor track (400 meters), 12.5 laps would equal a 5K. Currently, Ethiopian runner Kenenisa Bekele holds both the world and Olympic record for the 5000 meter at 12:37:35 on an outdoor track and 12:49:60 on an indoor track.
11. What will happen on race morning?
Course Preparation (Route guidance sign placement, Water Station Set-up w/ trash receptacle, Route safety check).
Preparation of event grounds: Registration table set up, Placement of sound system, and start/finish chute
Day of race registration opens
Day of race registration closes
Course Closed – Removal of all route guidance signs, water stations, on-course trash receptacles
Clean up of event site
12. Does this event utilize chip timing?
The Jaimie Cox Memorial 5K Run/Walk will not be featuring an event timer.
13. Who are you raising money for?
The goal of this event is to provide monetary donation to The Jaimie Cox Memorial Fund. The Jaimie Cox Memorial Fund provides donations to various local organizations that serve populations Jaimie held close to his heart: Underprivileged children, veterans, and those pursuing higher education with little to no financial assistance.
14. Where should I park?
Parking will be provided in the Roscoe Middle School main parking lot. Additional parking will be available at Life Church, just northwest of the school. Registrants and guests are encouraged to car pool to save space since parking is limited. Parking is FREE.
15. Do you have a photographer for the event?
Yes, we will have three photographers on site, including a DRONE! All photographs will be accessible for participants after the event.
16. Do you allow walkers/strollers/skateboards/dogs?
Strollers and walkers are welcome at the race. If you will have a stroller or are walking the 5K, please line–up at the rear of the race start to minimize the injury potential of runners. Walkers will be started a few minutes after the runners and are required to stay to the right so as not to obstruct runners as they return from the turn around. Skateboards/scooters/rollerblades, pets, and any motorized mode of transportation are not allowed at the race. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
17. What are the age divisions?
Due to our 2018 event not featuring a timer, we will not be breaking down age divisions. We anticipate having a prize for the Top Overall Male and Top Overall Female finishers.
18. Will there be medical staff on scene?
Harlem Roscoe Fire Protection District EMS personnel will be on site. The event will also have a First Aid station staffed by certified volunteers.
19. Is there a gear check?
20. What do you offer, post-race?
Snacks and Water will be provided at the end of the race. All registered participants are encouraged to join us at the official post event benefit located at Louie’s Tap House beginning at 11AM.
21. What if I don’t want to run, but would like to make a donation?
Secure online donations can be made through our online registration page. If you would like to sponsor the event or help out, contact us at JaimieCoxMemorialPage@gmail.com
22. Is the course certified and where can I find a map?
Our course is not certified.
23. How do I give feedback after the race?
Good or bad, we want your feedback. We will offer an online feedback form that will be forwarded to you by email after the event for suggestions and comments.
24. What is the Virtual Supporter Event?
We are offering the Virtual Supporter option for those who wish to support our efforts but are either unable to make it to race day, or would rather not complete the course among the large crowd. If you register as a virtual supporter you will receive an event shirt and finishers medal.
25. Do you think I will need to carry a water bottle on the course?
Don’t bother! We will have a water station (you will pass it twice) set up on the course.
26. Where are the restrooms located?
Roscoe Middle School has graciously allowed us access to their rest rooms located just within the west end school entrance. This entrance is near the gymnasium and start/finish line of our course. There will be no restrooms on the course.