Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in the registration fee?
A: A t-shirt and swag bag are included in your registration fee.
Do I have to sign a waiver to participate?
A: Yes, when registering online you will need to sign a waiver.
Can children enter?
A: Yes! All of our youth participants receive their choice (while supplies last) of their favorite superhero cape and mask at packet pick up. Children are encouraged to dress up as their favorite superhero, race and receive a complimentary medal at the awards ceremony.
Can I run with a walker/stroller?
A: Yes. Please stay behind runners and on sidewalks at all times.
When will the race end?
A: The race will end at approximately around 10:30 A.M. Due to time limitations with local law enforcement, certain areas of the course will close before 10:30am. All running at the time that the local police and course marshals have left the race course is at your own risk and we ask that you move to the sidewalks at that time.
Can I bring a dog to the race?
A: No, only service animals are allowed on the course. Dogs are welcomed in the post race celebration location.
Can a runner use headphones while running?
A: Headphones are discouraged. If you choose to wear headphones, please be aware of course marshal and police directions.
How far is a 3K and an 8K?
A: The 3K and 8K measure at about 1.84 and 4.97 miles respectively.
Are roads closed for the race?
A: There are no street closures or driving restrictions during our race. Residents have been informed about the race, and police will be directing traffic. Run inside the coned areas and follow course marshal directions.
I have not heard from the Volunteer Coordinator yet. What do I do?
A: Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I volunteer and run?
A: Yes, sign up for set-up or clean-up stations in order to volunteer and participate in the run on race day. To participate before the race, sign up for our outreach volunteer position!
CREATE A TEAM (REGISTRATION)
What if I can’t find my team?
A: The team captain has to create the team. If a captain has created a team, and you are unable to find your team during the registration process; please email email@example.com.
Is there a team size limit?
A: No, there is no team size limit. The only requirement is that a team be composed of 2 or more runners.
Are teams required to finish as one?
A: No, teams do not have to finish as one.
How do I register a team?
A: Click here to register. Follow the steps to register yourself in the 8K or 3K, and add participant(s) to a team. Select either to join an existing team, or create a new team. If you are creating a new team, you are designated team captain. Share this process and link with fellow team members.
Will the run be cancelled if weather conditions are poor?
A: The run will take place rain or shine.
Where do I go to collect my swag bag?
A: Packets, including t-shirts, bibs, timing B-Tags, and swag bags, will be available at the Fairfax CASA Office at 4103 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 200, Fairfax, VA 22030 during the following times:
- Thursday, April 23 from 3pm til’ 7pm
- Friday, April 24 from 12pm til’ 4pm
Please do not wait until race day, if you want to avoid the lines.
What post-race events can I participate in?
A: After the race has concluded, participants and volunteers are encouraged to stick around and enjoy the post-race celebration. Entertainment will include a D.J., photo booth, Kids Fun Zone, awards ceremony, raffle giveaways and much more! Refreshments will be provided.
Are there water and aid stations on the course?
A: Yes, water stations will be located throughout the course. EMT’s will be on bikes for emergencies.
Questions about registration? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.