Middle Finger 5K

Sat May 14 - Sun May 15, 2022 Geneva, NY 14456 US Directions
Frequently Asked Questions
We are happy and excited to offer an in-person event for 2022! We will still offer a virtual event for any of our friends that can't make it to Geneva on May 14, 2022. 
1.  What is the Middle Finger 5K?
A fun, family-friendly run/walk event created to bring awareness to Thrive To Survive a local non-profit that supports adults with cancer in Ontario, Seneca, Yates, Schuyler, & Wayne counties.  Check out www.thrivetosurvive.org for more information or to get more involved. 
2. Can I dress up?
Absolutely! We ENCOURAGE you to get CREATIVE; many participants dress in fun costumes or matching team t-shirts. You will be able to upload photos on this site and we welcome you to post them to our Facebook/Instagram page. Use #MF5k
3. You ask about survivorship. What do survivors receive?
All cancer survivors who select ‘yes’ to “I wish to be recognized as a survivor” during registration will receive a ribbon, perhaps a specially designed bib, and additional recognition. Additionally, survivors and their families and friends will be touched by the support offered by other survivors in our community.
4. Do I need to be a speedy runner for this race?
My goodness, no!  Although there will be some speedy athletes, this event is open to all fitness levels and you can register as a runner or walker.  You have this day!! 
5.  What is included in my registration?
Each registered participant will receive the 2022 Middle Finger 5K t-shirt and the great feeling of giving back to a local organization. You are also invited to the Check-in party the night before to taste local beers and wines while collecting your MF5K swag. A grab-and-go breakfast will be provided after the MF5K as a special way to finish the race.
All participants (who accurately input your email address) will receive information and updates regarding the MF5K and Thrive To Survive, and other pertinent information.
6.  Team Membership Discount:
Team members will receive a team member discount once the 4th team member registers for your team. The team discount is received at checkout once the 4th Team Member is registered. Team Members 1 - 3 will receive a $5 credit to the credit card used at the time of payment. Must be registered before April 1, 2022. Teams of 15 or more participants will have their team name on the back of the shirts.
7.  Can I change from an individual to a team?
If you would like to be added to a team, simply log back into RunSignUp using your User ID and password. From there you have the ability to change from Individual to Team. Team changes must be made before April 1, 2022. If you have additional questions please email jen@thrivetosurvive.com include your name and the name of the team you would like to join. 
8. Is the Middle Finger 5K a charity run? Where does the money go?
Yes!!  The MF5K is the biggest fundraiser Thrive To Survive has.  Your participation directly helps adults in our area and their families THRIVE through a difficult diagnosis of cancer.   100% of donations go directly to individuals in treatment for cancer and programming to support them in their journey. Want to run for free?  Fundraise $200 and we will refund your registration! 
9. Does the run really start at 6:00 am?  It can't, can it?
Yes, the event really starts at 6:00 am!  Metaphorically, we realize cancer has no clock, so while we GET to run at 6:00 am, many people will be heading for treatment or taking care of other needs within their diagnosis.  The other reason is that the sun is expected to rise at precisely 6:00 am...just in time for us to SEIZE THE DAY! 
10.  How will I get my coveted Middle Finger shirt?  
We plan a great Check-In Party for the night before (time, and location TBD). Any virtual participant will have their shirt mailed to them in May 2022.
11. Are the Middle Finger events timed?
12. Are there refunds?
We cannot issue refunds. The logistics of setting up and planning the event make it impossible.  In the event you are unable to attend or participate, know that your contribution will have an immediate positive impact to Thrive To Survive and the people we serve.
13. Can I transfer my registration to another person?
We understand life happens, and plans change.  You can transfer your registration to another person as long as it is done before April 1, 2022. The shirt size will not be able to be changed.
14. What if it rains (or snows, I mean we are in Upstate, NY)?
While beautiful weather is ideal, a little precipitation won't stop the MF5K.  We know that the weather doesn't stop cancer or treatments, so it can't stop us either!! Dress for the conditions, and know that participating in a little rain (or snow) just makes you a little more badass.
15. Can I register on the day of the race?
In years past we have sold out of registrations as early as 3 weeks ahead of the event. We may have day-of registrations, but we can't guarantee shirts or breakfasts to day-of registrations.  It is strongly suggested you register early to secure your spot and swag.
16. Where can I park on the day of the race?
Maps will be distributed of downtown Geneva parking lots. There is plenty of parking within a short walking distance to the race start and finish areas. 
17. What if I have a question that isn't addressed here?  
For any additional questions or information, please email Jen. jen@thrivetosurvive.org    If she doesn't have the answer, she will make something up confidently. 

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