Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some commonly asked questions about our race on Saturday, July 31, as well as a 5K in general. If you have a questions you do not see answered here, contact us through the "Contact" form above and we'll get it answered and posted!
When and where is your race?
The Run4Hope 5K and 5-miler Run/Walk is set to begin at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, 7/31/21. The start and finish are located near the Willard Train Depot Museum at the Willard City Park, at 542 S. Main St on City Park Drive.
How do I sign up for the race?
Register online at https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Willard/Run4HopeWillard
How much does it cost to enter?
How far is a 5K race?
5K: 3.12 miles
How do I know if I'm ready to run a 5K?
If you can jog for 30 minutes, you can run a 5K. Even if you can't run for 30 minutes, many alternate running and walking to finish a 5K run. If you're not comfortable with running, we do have the option to also walk competitively! However, if you choose to participate in the 5K walk, you may not run for the duration of the event. So if you register for the run, you can alternate running and walking as needed. If you register for the walk, you will be disqualified from awards if you are found to be running at any point of the race, since it is technically a competition.
Are runners and walkers competing against each other?
There will not be separate running and walking categories this year, but both the 5K and 5-miler do allow for walkers to participate.
Will there be awards?
Awards will be given for the top overall male and female finishers of each race, as well as for the top 3 male and female finishers of each race in the following age group categories: Under 15, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+. We will evaluate registrations on April 16th and age group categories able to support at least 3 participants will be split into a 5-year age group. For example, if the Female 30-39 age group has 10 registered participants, it will be split into a 30-34 and 35-39 age groups if it would result in at least 3 participants in each new age group. This will be beneficial for both runners and walkers, so recruit your friends and family to register and participate!
Can I listen to music while I race?
We highly recommend not listening to music while you participate in the event. If you do choose to listen to music, please note that you may not have two earbuds in. You must leave one ear free to listen for any instructions or directions throughout the race course. It's a safety measure!
What do the proceeds from this event support?
100% of all proceeds directly support the Willard Hope Center.