Triad GO FAR 5K & Fun Run CANCELLED

Sat May 2, 2020 Directions
Events

GO FAR 5K

9:00AM EDT - 10:15AM EDT

One-Mile Fun Run

8:15AM EDT - 8:30AM EDT
Triad GO FAR 5k & Fun Run Cancelled

After careful consideration and in compliance with state and federal guidelines regarding large gatherings and COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the spring Triad GO FAR 5K & Fun Run scheduled for May 2, 2020. The health and safety of our runners is our top priority. We are so sad to deliver this news but believe this course of action is in the best interest of the greater GO FAR community. Our intention is to issue a refund to all those who have registered via RunSignUp.com; please select an option below. Those who paid the registration fee directly to their GO FAR coach will receive additional instructions.

Please know we will keep you informed of future programs and events and appreciate your support of GO FAR.

Here Are Your Options:

Many of you have very generously offered to donate your registration fee as a way to support our nonprofit in the wake of this substantial financial hit. If you would like to donate your registration fee, please let us know by clicking the Donate My Registration Fee option. All donation receipts for tax-deductible donations will be sent by April 15, 2020.

If you prefer a refund, choose this option and we will work through RunSignUp to process your refund. Your registration amount, minus RunSignUp fees, should be credited to your account within two weeks. We appreciate your patience with this process and look forward to seeing you at the next GO FAR event!

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.gofarclub.org/.

Place
Piedmont Centre Business Park
4050 Piedmont Parkway
High Point, NC US 27265
Description

The Triad GO FAR 5K & One-Mile Fun Run is like no other! Kids from more than 50 schools and clubs across the Triad train for 8-10 weeks in preparation for this culminating event. They learn about positive character traits and healthy living, making changes that will last a lifetime. Then they gather at the GO FAR family event, created exclusively for children and their families, to encourage each other and celebrate their achievements! 

Participant Perks:

  • Scenic courses through Piedmont Parkway business park
  • Spirited cheer squads lining the course
  • High quality GO FAR cotton t-shirt
  • Unique GO FAR finishers medal for all runners
  • Plentiful course support
  • Free admission to the race day family festivities
  • Discounts off race day merchandise sales
Event Policies

The majority of our runners are children. The safety of our young runners is top priority.

  • Strollers are welcome but must line up at the back of the final wave to avoid congestion at the start line.
  • NO bikes, roller blades or skateboards
  • For safety purposes, only service animals are allowed at our events. A service animal is a working animal, not a pet. No pets permitted on the course or within the event area.
  • All runners (including parents and running buddies) must register in advance and wear assigned bib during the race. Any runner not wearing a bib will be asked to exit the race course.
Registration Fees

GO FAR 5K
Early Bird Registration Fee: $25, Dec 3 - March 28 
Online Registration Fee: $30, March 29 - April 28
Late Registration Fee: $40, April 29 - May 2
(Late registration will be available online until 8:30 am on race day. We cannot accept new registrations after that time.)

FUN RUN
Online Registration Fee: $15, Dec 3 - April 28
Late Registration Fee: $20, April 29 - May 2
(Late registration will be available online until 8:30 am on race day. We cannot accept new registrations after that time.)

NOTES: 

  • All runners must register in advance and wear assigned bib during the race. Parents of GO FAR club participants who want to join children on race day must register online. Any runner not wearing a bib will be asked to exit the race course.
  • A $2.50 processing fee is included in registration fees listed above.
  • T-shirt sizes are guaranteed only for runners who register before March 30.
  • Late registration is available online from April 29 - May 2. For details about late Packet Pick-up, see information below.
Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at
Registration Policies

Registration Fees are Non-Refundable.

Once we receive and accept your registration, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate. Before April 30, you may transfer your race registration to another runner. After April 30, registrations are non-transferable and non-refundable. No exceptions.

Registration Deadlines:

  • $5 Early Bird Discount available until March 28.
  • T-shirt sizes are guaranteed only to runners registered before March 28.
  • Space permitting, late registrations will be accepted online and in person at packet pick-up locations listed below.
  • Late registrations will be accepted until 8:30 am on race day. We cannot accept new registrations after that time.

Payment Method:

Credit card payment is required for all online registrations. Some GO FAR schools accept payment by check with paper registration. Please check with your GO FAR coach for information.

Race Changes:

Switching from the One-Mile Fun Run to the GO FAR 5K -  Online upgrade fee is $15 before April 28. After April 28, last-minute upgrade fee is $20 and must be processed in person at race day registration table. Upgrade fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. No exceptions.

Switching from the GO FAR 5K to One-Mile Fun Run - If you would like to switch from the 5K to One-Mile Fun Run, you do not need to make any changes. The difference in registration fees are non-refundable. Simply show up to the Fun Run start line on race morning.

Packet Pick-Up & Late Registration

GO FAR Runners:

Note to all kids who are training with a GO FAR club at school, YMCA, or similar program AND their families, friends, and school staff: If you register before April 17 and you indicate your school when you register, your coach will pick up your race kit (including t-shirt and race bib) for your convenience. Coaches typically give out race kits at a GO FAR club meeting one week before the race. If you register AFTER April 17, follow Community Runner instructions below to pick up your race kit.

Community Runners:

Race Kits will be available for pick-up (and if space is available, late registrations will be accepted) at either of the following locations:

Friday, May 1, 4:00 - 7:00 pm 
Omega Sports, 209 Eastchester Dr, High Point, NC 27262 

OR

Saturday, May 2, 7:00 - 8:30 am
Race Day Registration Table
Pre-paid packets must be picked up BEFORE 8:00 am on race day. Packets not claimed by then will be given to last-minute registrations.

T-shirts and swag are not guaranteed for late registrations or late pick-up.

Parking Information

RUNNER PARKING:

4050 Piedmont Parkway
High Point, NC 27265

** Be sure to arrive early! Traffic will be heavy. And roads will be blocked for race route from 7:45 until 10:30 am. **

NOTE:

GPS programs may suggest Wendover Avenue to Piedmont Parkway. Please avoid this route! Piedmont Parkway will be closed starting at 7:45 am for Fun Run, blocking access to parking. We recommend Greensboro residents use I-40 instead. If you do travel via Wendover Avenue, continue all the way to Premier Drive and turn right. Then turn right onto NC-68 N and right onto Piedmont Parkway.

GO FAR RUNNERS:

If you have been training with a school group, your coach will have a meeting spot in the COACHES’ LOT. Ask your coach for details about how to find your group and check-in times. (Most coaches require runners to arrive sometime between 7:15-8:15 am.) It is IMPORTANT TO ARRIVE EARLY. There will be a lot of traffic. Give yourself plenty of time to park and find your group in the Coaches’ Lot. After you check in with your coach, you will have time to enjoy GO FAR Family Festivities.

Directions

Piedmont Centre Business Park
4050 Piedmont Parkway
High Point, NC US 27265

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