FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Who can participate?
Anyone. If you're not participating, come support the runners/walkers that are!
2. Why are we doing this?
As an organization that is committed to caring for our community this is another great opportunity to come together, enjoy each other’s company and to help raise funds.
3. What does Give or Get Mean?
It means that you either commit to “Giving’ that amount yourself or ‘Getting’ it by requesting donations from Friends and Families to support your goal.
4. What does someone get for participating?
Bragging rights for starters. In addition, we will provide customized JFS 5k t-shirts, bibs, and finishing medals on the day of the event for all participants.
5. Can I donate to my friends 5k page?
We absolutely encourage friends supporting one another. However, keep in mind the credit for the donation will go to the person who set up the giving page (not to the donor). This way, all funds donated on his/her page will count to the amount they have raised. This also ensures that no gifts are double counted.
6. What happens if someone doesn't raise their minimum of $200?
When the participant registers for the race, they must pre-authorize a charge on their card. 2 weeks after the race, any balance below the $200 will be charged the card on file. For example, if someone raised $170, they will be charged on their card $30.
7.Can I finish a 5k?
If you're decent health, the answer is yes. One of the reasons the event is a 5k (3.2miles) is so that we can have the broadest participant base possible. That makes the event more fun and raises money for our mission.
8.Do I need run?
You can choose to walk OR run... whatever you prefer.
9.Is there a minimum amount of fundraising I need to do?
Yes. there is a low mandatory minimum fundraising level of $200. Most participants easily raise more and we know you can too. We provide you with the tools to make fundraising easy (your own web page, sample e-mail, social media integration, fundraising tips, etc) Don't worry we've got your back.
10.Are there any awards given at the event?
Yes. In addition to finisher medals for all whom finish, there are awards for the top three overall male and female finishers, as well as for the top three male and female finishers in each age group and the top three fundraisers in the entire event.
11.How much of the money raised goes to JFS?
12.Is the event safe?
The event is permitted, licensed and coordinated with municipal enforcement officials. As a precaution, there is always at least one ambulance and/or dedicated medical professionals on-site at the event.