Run with the Heroes 2020

Sun April 19, 2020 Directions
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1. What is in the packet and when is packet pick-up?

Packets include your race bib, finisher shirt, map of event, map of course, and the event agenda.  Please bring your photo ID. We encourage participants to pick up their packets on Saturday, April 18, 2020  to avoid long lines on race day.  It is also an opportunity to get acquainted with the event location. 

2. If I can't pick it up on April 6th when can I pick up my packet?

Late packet pick-up will open at 6:45 am on April 19th (race day). You will experience long lines on race day.  

3. Online registration closes at 11:59 pm on April 15, 2020.  Will I still get a shirt or cape?

After April 15, 2020 online registration will be closed, you must register by April 15, 2020 to guarantee a finisher shirt and cape for child. You can register at packet pick-up and on race day, but shirts and capes are NOT guaranteed.

4. If online registration closes at midnight on 4/15/2020. How do I sign-up? Is there LATE registration?

Yes. LATE registration will be open at packet pick-up. You will receive a cape not a shirt.   A waiver must be signed by all participants, and minors must have their parent or legal guardian present to sign the waiver (NO EXCEPTIONS). You may experience long lines. Thank you for your understanding. 

5. Are kids free?  

Yes. Registration for kids 13 and under is FREE with a registered adult.  All kids must be registered to participate and to receive their FREE cape. NO EXCEPTIONS. Sign up early to guarantee a cape as supplies are limited.

6. Can I participate in the 5k or Walk without registering for the event? 

No.  You must be registered. NO EXCEPTIONS. Waivers must be signed by all participants. Spectators are welcome at a designated "cheer spot" to take pictures. Please bring encouraging signs and warm smiles.  (horns, whistles, or cow bells are NOT allowed). This is a sensory friendly family event. 

7. I signed up for the Awareness Walk. What time does it start?

Walk participants will line up at 9:40 am. Volunteers will be present to direct you. Event announcements start at 9:50 am. The walk begins immediately after. This route is stroller and wheelchair friendly. Volunteers will direct you to Hotcakes for Heroes and post-race refreshments when you are finished.

8. I signed up for the 5k.  What time does it start?

The 5k participants will line up at 8:15 am. Volunteers with corral signs will be present to direct you. Event announcements start at 8:20 am. The 5k kicks off at 8:30 am.  Finishers will receive medals. Volunteers will direct you to Hotcakes for Heroes and post-race refreshments when you are finished. This is a fun run and not chip-timed.

9. What are the corrals for the 5k?

  • Corral A: Wheelchairs  
  • Corral B: Runners and walkers 
  • Corral C: Strollers

10. Can I bring a pet?

Animals are not allowed for the safety of all participants with the exception of registered service/therapy dogs. 

11. Can I dress up for the event?

Yes. Put on a cape, and dress up as your favorite superhero. This is a sensory friendly family event. No scary masks or adult costumes. Weapons, toy weapons, or cosplay items that look like weapons are NOT allowed. Heightened security will be present at our event for the safety and comfort of all the participants. 

12. I registered for the 5k and would like to join my family or friends in the Awareness Walk. Do I have to pay twice?

No. Your 5k race bib includes participation in the Awareness Walk if you want to join your family or friends. Your bib must be worn to be allowed to participate.

13. I can't pick up my packet, can someone else pick it up for me?

Yes. The registered participant must send an email to sreyes@valleychildrens.org Email must include:   Name of registrant, name of authorized person to pick-up packet, and a statement that you consent the pick-up. The person picking up the packet must bring a photo ID.  This process is in place to avoid confusion. 

14. How can I help out?

Interested sponsors, and booth vendors contact the race director sreyes@valleychildrens.org