In the spirit of Star Wars, this will be a FUN opportunity to get out your lightsaber and practice your best Darth Vader impersonation, as well as dress up in your favorite holiday race outfit!
DID YOU KNOW? May 4th has become known as Star Wars Day, an unofficial holiday that gets its origin from a line of dialogue in the first movie released in George Lucas' space saga, "Star Wars: A New Hope." In that film, released in 1977, General Dodonna encourages the rebel fighters before they begin their assault on the Death Star, "Then man your ships! And may the Force be with you!" After that, the saying crops up regularly in films, books, video games, and across the Star Wars universe.
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May the Course be with You 5k FAQs.
Questions about registration.
Q. Do I need to sign a waiver?
A. Yes, please sign the waiver here: https://app.waiverforever.com/pending/GQWmR9aFAy1493914663
Q. What time do I pick up my packet?
Q. When is the race?
A. May 4, 2024.
Q. Where do I pick up my packet?
A. Ravenna Park, 5520 Ravenna Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Q. Can I pick up the packets for my friends?
A. Yes, you can pick up the bib but participants must be present to redeem drink tickets (when applicable), medal, and other swag.
Q. What is included in the registration?
A. Registration includes run/walk, finisher's medal, race photos, and extra swag!
Q. Why don't you include shirts with the race entry?
A. Not everyone wants a shirt, they are a nightmare to maintain inventory-wise, the shirts don't get picked up and we are "stuck" with all of the extras. Behind the scenes, shirts need to be ordered "way in advance" and since most people are registering closer to the race date, this makes it difficult to bear the costs without knowing the final count.
Our solution: Instead of tees at every race, we offer "tickets" to be redeemed with one of our on-site vendors (coffee, cookie dough, and more) as a race perk. Nothing like a treat that is INCLUDED in your registration! And we aren't contributing to the landfills or over-loaded donating sites.
In addition to our “tickets” we started our Trees not Tees campaign. One tree will be donated on behalf of those who registered. https://onetreeplanted.org/products/washington. Thanks for understanding and we appreciate your continued support of our FUN races!
Q. When does online registration close?
A. Online registration will close approximately on Thursday before the race or if we reach capacity.
Q. Is there DAY OF Registration?
A. We welcome new participants! See specific race date for details on registration times on race day. Cash or credit cards are all accepted. Please note, that there is a $10 race day fee.
Q. What's a virtual 5k?
A. A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym, or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. We will mail you your medal when we receive them. Do not show up to the event, medals will be mailed after the event date.
Q. What are your refund/transfer policies?
A. NEW policies effective 9/26/23 - see HERE.
Q. Where is the race?
A. Ravenna Park, Seattle
Q. What is the race distance?
A. 5k (3.1 miles)
Q. Are strollers/dogs allowed?
A. No dogs are allowed on this trail. The trail is narrow and not suitable for strollers - use at your own risk.
Q. Is the course hilly?
A. Trail has hills - be prepared! The trail is open to the public- please abide by park rules.
Q. Is this event timed?
A. Yes and no. It is not chip-timed, but we do provide manual timing.
Q. Where will results be posted?
A. Results will be posted on the corresponding webpage page. Please do not request results within a week - be patient!
Q. What does "cupless" mean?
A. It means we are limiting the water stations at most of our races. Please bring your own water.
Q. Can I wear headphones?
A. We would prefer that you do not wear headphones for safety reasons.
Q. Do you offer prizes for the top finishers?
A. Sometimes. But please remember our races are "fun runs" and our focus is on providing all of the participants a positive, inclusive, and welcoming experience.
Q. Does this race benefit anything?
Q. Do I need to dress up?
A. No. But if you happen to have a costume in your closet, wear it!
Q. Are you accepting shoe donations?
A. Yes! We accept gently-used shoe donations. We ship to GotSneakers. Any proceeds go directly to the Everett Animal Shelter.
Q. Where can I park?
A. Please arrive early to find street parking.
Q. Is there a bag check?
Q. Do you have a raffle at this race?
A. We typically conduct raffles included in registrations or you are asked to bring a donation to participate in the raffle. IF we have a raffle, you will get advanced notice or ask us at the registration booth.
Q. Do you offer discounts?
A. Yes, please visit our Discounts & Incentives page.
Q. Who are the vendors or sponsors for the races?
A. Vendors and sponsors change per race. We cannot guarantee any vendor or sponsor per race.
Q. Do you offer free coffee or ice cream with the registration?
A. Yes, sometimes. Please do not expect additional freebies but be grateful when they are offered.
Q. Can I volunteer?
A. Yes, please email us at email@example.com. All volunteers get a free entry into a future race! See available volunteer opportunities here: TBA
Q. How do I sign up for another event?
A. Check out our events here (on our website) or go to our Facebook Events page & search for an event!
Presented by: Run 2 Be Fit dba PNW Ladies Running Group
Our race company philosophy has always been to offer quality races for new and novices runners & walkers by keeping the races small and affordable.