Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I begin?
Want to Participate?
Just register here and join us!
You can now create and manage your own personal page, share your photos, goals and get sponsors.
Want to sponsor a participant? Click here for details.
If you have further questions, please Brandt Butze at (216)338-8793 or [email protected].
2. What are the Race Options and Schedules?
Packet Pickup/Kickoff Party: Saturday, June 10, 2-4 PM, VAD, Shaker Heights
Registration: Sunday, June 11, 8:15AM Van Aken District, Shaker Heights
National Anthem 9:20AM VAD, Performed by Jeanne Rose, Cleveland Orchestra
Remarks 9:25, VAD, Nathan Brannen, Jacob's coach, 3x Canadian National Olympic Member
5K Run: 9:30AM Starting/Finishing VAD, Shaker Heights
1 Mile Fun run/Walk: 9:45AM Starting/Finishing VAD, Shaker Heights
3. What Does Pledging to the Run Mean, exactly?
By committing to this event, and pledging to raise money for its success, you are helping raise invaluable funds for the Butze Foundation’s mission of providing scholarships and mentoring for students in need.
4. How can my sponsors submit payment?
Online contributions can be made by credit card on the runner's personalized page found on this website. Just make sure to tell your sponsors to select your name from the list of runners.
5. Is the Run only for Runners?
No! The Run is designed as a day of fun for everyone in Jacob’s memory. It will be a day filled with games, music, friends, family, and a lot of love!
6. Do You Run Alone or as a Team?
Either! Participants can run alone or create their own team.
7. I have never run a race. What are other options if I cannot run the 5K?
We have a 1 Mile Run/Walk as well. Bring a bike if you want. Ride a skateboard. Just come! Of course, winning prizes are only for runners/walkers.
8. Is parking available?
Parking is available in the parking garage at VAD. Additional parking is available at the VAD parking lot/garage and Thornton Park. Please do not park at Shaker Rocks.