What happens if I cannot participate after I register?
If you cannot participate for any reason, you will have the option to use your registration fee as a donation to the Food Bank of South Jersey or have us roll the fee into next year’s registration for you.
What are the plans in case of inclement weather?
If lightning/thunder is in the area before the start of the event, we will delay the start until it is safe to begin, as long as we can without impacting traffic in town. If the event is ultimately cancelled, runners will be allowed to complete the race virtually, and all rules will apply. You may also use your registration fee as a donation to the Food Bank of South Jersey or have us roll the fee into next year’s registration for you.
What will be required to comply with public health regulations?
This event will comply with current COVID-19 guidelines set forth by the state of NJ for outdoor gatherings at the time of the event. You should stay home if you are sick.
When is Pre-Race Day Packet Pick Up?
We strongly encourage you to pick up your bib and swag bag on either Saturday, Sept. 3 between 10 am – 4 pm or Sunday, Sept. 4, between 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. at ShopRite of Medford, 208 Route 70 East. You may also register for the race at this time and pick up your swag bag after completing the on-line registration.
Where do I pick up my swag on Race Day?
If you did not pick up your bib and swag bag at the Pre-Race Day Packet Pick Up, look for the table for Pre-Registered Participants. You will be able to pick up your bib and swag bag there.
Can I register day-of-race?
Yes! However, all race-day registrations must be completed online only. There will be a QR code posted that can be scanned and will take you right to the registration site: The race-day registration fee is $35, payable with a credit card only. After registering, you can claim your bib on-site between 6:45 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. T-shirts and swag bags will be available on race day while supplies last.
What day is the cut off for T-shirt size to be guaranteed?
Register by Aug. 20 to guarantee a shirt in your selected size. There will be a limited supply of shirts ordered in popular sizes to try to accommodate participants who register after that date, but they will be distributed as supplies last.
Can I walk the 5k?
Yes! Walkers are welcome. We ask that walkers start at the back of your group wave to avoid congestion and allow runners to take off.
Can I bring my stroller, wheelchair, or dog?
Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome, and we ask that strollers start near the back of the line to allow runners to make their best times. No dogs are allowed for this event.
Will parking be available?
The parking lot at the Public Safety Building will be closed to cars so that we can use the area for race activities. Parking will be available at Freedom Park and at the Medical Building adjacent to the Public Safety Building. Click here.
How can I view the maps for the 1 mile and 5k course?
To view the course maps, click here
How is the race timed?
All Overall Awards will be scored on gun time.
• All Age Group and Team Awards will be scored on chip time.
• There is no need to jostle for position at the start of the 5K .
• The latest timing technology is provided by DQ Events with videos of your finish.
After the race, how will I learn my time?
If you signed up for results notification on Runsignup.com using your mobile number, you will receive your time via text, after crossing the finish line. The official results of your placement will not be available until all participants have completed the course. Results will be posted at RunSignup as soon as they are available.
Will there be food after the race?
Yes! We will have food and beverages after the race.
Will there be an awards ceremony after the race?
Yes, the awards ceremony and bib raffle will be held immediately following the race.
How does the Virtual Race option work?
A virtual race can be run (or walked) anytime and anywhere, even indoors on a treadmill. This option accommodates those who wish to participate but are unable to attend for whatever reason. This option has the benefits of time, date, and course flexibility, and allows participants to run however they prefer. Best of all, the virtual race option still contributes 100% of registration fees to the Food Bank of South Jersey!
To join the virtual race, simply register and choose the Virtual 5K or 1 Mile event button. Complete the distance anytime and anywhere. Instructions for recording your time can be found here, Our virtual 5k is based on the honor system, so you can track your time using any method you like.
What swag and awards are available for the Virtual Race?
Because of the flexibility and honor system of reporting, virtual race participants will not qualify for our event awards. But every participant, even the ones taking part virtually, will receive a T-shirt, swag bag, and finisher’s medal. You can pick up your shirt and swag bag before race day or we will mail them to you after Labor Day. If you need to pick it up prior to that, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who can I contact with any other questions?
If you have questions that are not answered on this website, please send that inquiry to email@example.com and our race director will get back to you.