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 contact Mike Splitt at 815-459-1773 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. What are the race options and schedules?
All runs will take place rain or shine:
5K Run/Walk: Staggered start times at 7:30am, 8:00 am and 8:30 am
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 Veterans who have given life and limb to protect our way of life.
We are dedicated to the Veterans of McHenry County and all proceeds raised from the Run will go to but not limited to, TLS Veterans and the VAC of McHenry County. With your support, we are changing lives in a positive way.
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, and all the Veterans in our community that need our help!
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. I am concerned that I might not be able to raise the required funds. Will I be able to do it?
Even if you've never raised money before, our materials and strategies will make it easy for you to solicit and collect sponsorships from friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, and others. Experience has shown that it is not only possible, but enjoyable, to set and reach your goals. Please refer to the sample letters found on your personal fundraising page center, that explains the programs the Run supports, and you will be surprised to see how quickly friends, family, and co-workers will respond to your request to help this wonderful cause. Just remember to make it personal as well, as you want them to know that they are sponsoring YOU and YOUR efforts! And, as many companies offer charitable donation matching programs, make sure to ask your sponsors to check with their employers, as it will help you meet your goal ever more quickly.
6. Is the Run only for Runners?
No not at all! We welcome runners and walkers of all levels. Many families have taken advantage of this opportunity to give back. This event attracts more than 400 participants from within McHenry County. Whether you are a dedicated runner or someone who just wants to support the Veterans we challenge you to participate in this event. It is the BEST 5K event of the FALL!!
7. Do You Run Alone or as a Team?
Either! Participants can run alone or create their own team to run through the course.
8. Is there a refund/exchange policy?
Yes. If a donation was made accidentally or for the wrong amount, simply make us aware of the issue and we will be happy to make any necessary refunds, changes or corrections. Race registration fees are not refundable. No refunds on registrations due to inclement weather or acts of god. No exchanges of registrations.
9. Is parking available?
Yes, parking will be available at Lippold Park.
10. Do all finishers get a medal?
No, only the top 3 participants in each age group receive a medal.