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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Race?

The race is Saturday, May 2nd at 8:30 am.

Where is the Race?

The race is at St. John the Baptist.  12319 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20904

I don’t want to participate in the race, is there still a way that I can support SJB through this event?

Absolutely!  There are several ways that you can support the school with this event:

I don’t run, I don’t want to walk or I have volunteered to help. Can I send my child on the 1K obstacle course?

Yes! This year we have a buddy program that allows you to match up your little runner with a teenage volunteer for the fun run. Just deliver this form to the school office to sign them up. Additionally, we have over 20 course marshals that will be lining the course to make sure that all children stay inside the course and return safely into your arms at SJB.

I missed the online registration (it closes 4/30): can I still register?

Yes!  Registration will continue until the day of the race.  You can register the morning of the race 6:30 to 7:30, but we prefer that you go to packet pickup Thursday after school from 3 pm to 5 pm or Friday from 5pm to 7 pm.  Come have a burger at the t-ball Snack Shack and get registered!

Can people that do not go to SJB run or walk with me?

You bet!  Bring as many guests as possible.  Friends, neighbors, sports teammates, all welcome.  All must be registered in order to receive a T-Shirt.

I can’t make the race but would love to get a commemorative T-shirt.  Can I get one?

Sure! Just register for the race or make a donation of $10 or more and the shirt is yours.  Make it a $20 donation and you get a raffle ticket for great prizes.

Not sure I can run a 5K.  Can I do a walk and talk for the 5K instead of the 1 mile fun run?

Absolutely!  Although there will be serious runners, many are coming for the DJ, food, face painting, and music, not to mention a chance to win an iPod touch and other great raffle items!  The course is really a beautiful walk!

My class wants to win the pizza party at Dominic’s but I have a baseball/soccer/lacrosse game.  If I register or pledge, does it count in my class participation?

You bet!  We understand your team needs you.  Fill in your pledge card or collect pledges online by becoming a fundraiser and you could still win the Kindle Fire!  You don’t need to be present to win.

My family has other obligations that day, but would like to make a donation.  Is it too late?

It’s never too late to donate to a worthy cause like this.  Just make your tax-free donation by completing the pledge card or just send it to the office with a not and we will take care of the rest.  You can also donate online with just a few clicks!  Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Will this event take up the entire day?  We have lots to do on Saturday!

Not at all!  The race starts at 8:30 am sharp (registration at 6:30) and should be over by 9:30 am.  But, the fun will continue on the SJB lawn until 11.

What does the course look like?

You can see the course map by clicking here.

Can I bring my dog?

For safety reasons, we ask that you leave your dog at home for this event.