Fun Run FAQs
April 30, 2013

(Community Relations) -

Q. When does the race start?

A. Registration starts at 7 a.m. and the races start at 8 a.m.

Q. How much does the Fun Run cost?

A. It’s free.

Q. How much does a T-shirt cost?

A. They are free to the first 60 registrants. Registration forms are available at Boundary Community Hospital Outpatient Desk, Iron Mike’s, online at boundaryhospital.org, or by email, [email protected]

Q. Where do I go to check in? Where does the race begin and end?

A. The registration tables are at Boundary Community Clinic, which is directly across the street from the front door of Boundary Community Hospital. All the races start and end there.

Q. Do I need to sign-in the day of the race if I pre-register?

A. You will need to pick up your T-shirt, race number, and sign a Release of Liability Disclaimer. Look for the Pre-Registered sign at the registration table. It’s not advised to wait until the last few minutes.

Q. If I pre-register, but I am late, or I decide not to come, will you hold my T-shirt for me?

A. T-shirts not claimed before the race begins will be given to other runners, one per runner, as requested, up to 60 T-shirts.

Q. Can I get a different size T-shirt than the options shown?

A. They are available in XSmall, Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, 2XLarge, 3XLarge. The T-shirts are already printed, so when a size runs out, then that size is no longer available.

Q. What color is the T-Shirt, and is it short or long-sleeved?

A. They are a nice heavy cotton, short-sleeved, crew neck, white, T-shirt with a purple logo.

Q. Do the T-Shirts run small or large, or are they just right?

A. Only porridge for baby bear is just right.

Q. Do I need to register each member of my family separately?

A. Yes. Everyone must be registered and sign a Release of Liability Disclaimer.

Q. What is the youngest age of a runner allowed to race?

A. All ages can race. Parents or guardians must sign a Release of Liability Disclaimer for anyone under 13.

Q. Do I need to sign a Release of Liability Disclaimer for my children, even if I am pushing them in a stroller?

A. Not if they are in a stroller.

Q. Can I let my children go into the hospital alone while I run the race?

A. Children need to be under adult supervision while visiting the Health Fair. The Health Fair begins at 9 a.m.

Q. How will my race time be recorded?

A. You will want to bring a watch to time yourself.

Q. Are there prizes?

A. There will be a medal for the top three finishers in the 5K and in the 10K.

Q. Is it going to be cold?

A. See the next question.

Q. Is it going to be hot?

A. OGK (only God knows)

Q. Do I have to run the entire race?

A. No. Many people walk the course.

Q. Is the 10K course twice around the 5K, or is there another route for the 10K?

A. There is a new route for the 10K and other than crossing the bridge and back, there isn’t any repetition in the route.

Q. How old is the oldest runner?

A. Age is a frame of mind.

Q. Will there be water available on the course?

A. Yes.

Q. Are bicycles and strollers allowed?

A. Strollers are allowed; no bicycles please.

Q. Are all the runners fast?

A. Not all of them.

Q. What if it takes me a long time to finish the race?

A. You may want to choose one of the shorter routes.

Q. Is there a place to store my purse/wallet and valuables while I participate?

A. In your vehicle.

Q. Are there bathrooms on the course?

A. There are public restrooms at the hospital, but on the course, there are only trees—which we don’t recommend.

Q. Will there be traffic on the course?

A. Yes. The courses are on streets close to the hospital.

Q. Should I eat before the race?

A. If you are going to be on the course for three hours, you might want to eat.

Q. Are there hills on the course? Do they run uphill, or downhill?

A. Uphills run up, downhills run down. There are ups and downs on the course.

Q. Where do I park?

A. The employee parking lot is open for parking. It is located across from the front of the hospital and a little to the west. It is next to the race starting area.

Q. How far is 3K, 5K, and 10K in US Measurements?

A. 3K = 1.86 miles; 5K = 3.1 miles; 10K - 6.2 miles.

Q. Where are the routes?

A. There will be route maps on a large board by the registration tables. Our goal is to post them on this website before May 18…but no promises. Basically, they are on the north side of town, around the hospital and towards District 5 on Mission Road. The 10K includes running down the bridge and back again.



submitted by: Marcia Morman


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