Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Begin?
Want to Run/Walk? Go to the HOME page and click on Register to Run or Walk. Once you register, you will be able create & manage your own personal page, share your photos, goals & get sponsors.
Want to sponsor a runner/walker? Go to the HOME page and click on Sponsor a Runner or Sponsor the JCN 5K Care Run.
Want to help raise money for the Jewish Caring Network? Click here to download the Corporate and Business Sponsor's Packet to take to local businesses.
How do I receive a FREE Race Shirt?
Raise $100 or more by May 7th and you will receive a FREE Race Shirt!
How do I receive a FREE Race Sweatshirt?
Raise $360 or more by June 1st and you will receive a FREE JCN 5K Hoody Sweatshirt!
When Do I Get My Race Bag, Race Shirt & Bib Number?
Thursday, May 31st from 6:30-9:30 pm at Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion, will be packet pick up day. In your packet, will be your Race shirt, bib number, and general race day information.
Reminder: You will only receive a race shirt if you raise or donate $100 or more by May 7th.
Can I Pick Up My Race Packet Before Race Day?
Yes! We highly recommend you pick up your packet on the packet pick up day to avoid waiting in line on Sunday morning.
What is the Race Day Schedule?
What Does Pledging to the Run Mean, Exactly?
By committing to this event, and pledging to raise money for its success, you are helping the JCN raise invaluable funds to enhance the quality of life for children, teens, and adults diagnosed with a life-threatening, lifelong, or serious illness.
We wish you all the success possible. Train, set and achieve new goals, enjoy the race, and get all the sponsors you can, so when you cross that finish line, we will all be winners – you, the JCN, and all the people in our community that need your help!
Do I have to Raise Money in Addition to my Registration?
Additional donations are not required, but additional donations will help us help families diagnosed with a life-threatening, lifelong, or serious illness. Think of the Power of 10! If you ask 10 friends and family members to each donate at least $10 to your race efforts, you could raise $100 or more. That will make an impact! With your support, we can “Touch Lives & Make a Difference!”
How Can My Sponsors Submit Payment?
Online contributions can be made by credit card on the runner’s personalized page found on our website at: http://wizathon.com/jcn5krun-women. Just make sure to tell your sponsors to select your name from the list of runners.
Can My Sponsors Pay By Check?
Yes, your sponsors can choose to pay by check! Please make sure they include your name.
MAIL CHECKS TO:
Jewish Caring Network - 5K
122 Slade Ave., Ste. 100a
Baltimore, MD 21208
How long is a 5K Run? How Long Should it Take Me?
3.1 miles. It could take you anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour depending on if you are walking or running.
Is the JCN 5K Care Run only for Runners?
No! You can run, walk, stroll, or skip! The Run is designed as a day of fun and fitness for supporters, ages 7+. We look forward to it being a fun and exciting community gathering.
I Have Never Run a Race. Will I be Able to Finish?
Absolutely! It might take a little training and coaching, but many of our participants are first-timer runners/walkers. Whether you are a novice, signed up for our 5K run/walk, or a serious athlete, we will be here to inspire you every step of the way.
Can I Bring a Stroller?
Yes, single strollers are allowed for children 2 and under. For the safety of all participants, you will be required to start in the last row at the start line. Please be careful not to run into other participants with your stroller.
What About Roller Blades and Bicycles?
For the safety of all participants, roller blades and bicycles are not allowed on the Race course.
Can I Bring My Pet to the Race?
Sorry, there are no pets allowed.
How Will My Time be Recorded?
A timing chip will be attached to the back of your bib and you do not need to remove the chip from the bib. You must wear your bib on the front of your shirt to receive your official time.
Is There a Time Limit to Complete the JCN 5K Care Run?
The Finish Line will close 1.5 hours after the start of the Race.
Where Can I Find a Course Map for the JCN 5K Care Run?
Click Here for a course map of the JCN 5K Care Run.
What is the Difference Between Signing Up as a Team vs. an Individual Registration?
Signing up as a team is just a great way to have fun with friends while supporting a great cause TOGETHER!
What Happens if the Weather is Bad?
This event will occur rain or shine. We reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances.
Is There a Refund Policy?
Sorry, Race registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Please know that your registration fee and the funds you raised for the JCN 5K Care Run will forever change the lives of families facing a difficult medical journey.
Is Parking Available?
Free parking is available.
Where Do I Sign-Up to Volunteer?
Please email JCN5Kvolunteer@gmail.com to sign up as a volunteer.
We thank you for making a commitment to the JCN 5K Care Run. You have taken a great step!
Thank You for Your Support!