Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some commonly asked questions about our race on Saturday, May 11th, as well as 5K/10K races 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 5K10K Run race is set to begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019. 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://www.run4Hope5K.com , or fill out and send in a paper registration form from the "Register" link above or from one of several local businesses.
How much does it cost to enter?
The 5K run and walk is $15 to enter, which increases to $20 if you sign up the day of the race.
How far is a 5K/10K race?
5K: 3.1 miles
10K: 6.2 miles
10K: 6.2 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.
Will there be awards?
Awards will be given for both the top overall male and female racers, as well as for the top three male and female racers in the following age group categories: Under 15, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+. The awards this year are custom railroad spike trophies!
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! If you're listening to music though, how can you hear people cheering you on throughout your race?
What do the proceeds from this event support?
100% of all proceeds directly support the Willard Hope Center.