Are you tired of not feeling safe when running alone? Worried about all of the "likely" possibilities before you lace your shoes and head outside? Are you mad, fearful, or annoyed with having to think about your safety as a runner? Whether you love running, are new to running, love to hate running - this is the run for you! All are welcomed as we hope to continue growing a community for safe group running. #MyFavorite5k
Included: Run/Walk, Medal, Bib, Photos, Wine Tasting (one tasting per registration)
We will be raising funds for our group to feel "safe" while running - such as paying for self-defense workshops, safety gear (headlamps, safety vests), self-defense tools, and more. Any excess will be donated to a local women's shelter.
This will be a low-key, no frills organized 5k inspired by true crime comedy podcast My Favorite Murder! Limited spots due to winery capacity.
Virtual 5k option: Medal, Bib will be mailed to you after the race. A Virtual 5K (or any other virtual race) is a race that you choose to complete where ever you would like. You can walk, run, use a treadmill, or participate in another race. The beauty of a virtual 5K race is that you can run the race at your pace wherever you choose. You do not need to send us proof - just send us your mailing address to mail medal, etc. Wine tasting is not included in virtual option.
Find out more about our group here: www.pnwladies.com
Questions about registration.
Q. Is there DAY OF Registration?
A. Yes, please note, there is a $10 additional day of fee.
Q. What comes with the kid's entry?
A. The kid's entry includes everything an adult entry would include, but at a lesser charge. Please only register for the kid's entry if the kid is 10 and under. The kid's entry will be listed under the person who purchased the registration (their name).
Our goal is to offer quality races for new and novices runners & walkers - come back to our monthly races or our annual races!
Q. Does everyone get a finisher's medal?
A. Please stay up to date on our race medal deadline. Each race will have a deadline to receive finisher's medals (typically 4-6 weeks prior to the race). After this date, we will no longer be guaranteeing medals.
Our 2020 goal is to produce less and waste less. If you really want a medal, register ahead of time as we will not be ordering extra medals. After this date, we'll be using the medal fee and donating it towards the race-specific charity, our running group, and/or our gofundme fundraiser. Thank you for understanding.
Q. Can I get a refund or transfer to another race or runner?
A. Yes, you can transfer to another race or runner.
Q. What is a virtual race?
A. A Virtual 5K (or any other virtual race) is a race that you choose to complete where ever you would like. You can walk, run, use a treadmill, or participate in another race. The beauty of a virtual 5K race is that you can run the race at your pace wherever you choose. Do not show up to the race on race day, unfortunately, you will not be able to get your medal/bib. All bibs/medals will be mailed AFTER the race.
DO NOT SHOW UP TO THE EVENT. A virtual race does not provide you with a day of registration.
Q. Can I transfer to a virtual race or vice versa?
A. Sorry, no transfers. See transfer policy.
Q. I couldn't make it to the event, can I get my medal and bib mailed to me?
A. No, you must attend the event to receive medal/bib. See transfer policy.
Questions about the race.
Q. How does the My Favorite 5k and wine tasting work?
A. You run/walk first, followed by wine tasting on your own. We give you a ticket to redeem at one of the participating wineries, breweries or cider locations of your choice. Each location (winery) will give you 4-6 tastings known as a flight or a pint at the participating brewery.
Q. Is this a 5k?
A. Yes. But it is not a certified course.
Q. Is this event timed?
A. We do have a clock, but it is an unofficial race. Starting in 2019, there will be timing, however, the events are still considered fun runs. Race results will be posted on our main Facebook page.
Q. I don't drink, can I still participate in the run portion?
A. Yes, we have RUN ONLY options.
Q. Can I wear headphones?
A. We would prefer that you do NOT wear headphones for safety reasons.
Q. Do I run/walk and wine taste?
A. You run/walk FIRST, then wine taste.
Q. Is there a map of the route?
A. The route is dependent upon available volunteers. If we have less volunteers, we will need to use our simple course (our-and-back) which includes a street light. If we have more volunteers, we are able to offer a course with no street lights. However, all options are considered URBAN courses - no street closures. Here is the link to the course we most often use: https://drive.google.com/open?id=109wR_x7pozgltcTo1nyRmrx3FPxiuX-F&usp=sharing
Q. Is the course hilly?
A. There are hills surrounding the Warehouse Wineries, along with flat areas. Sorry, can't get away from the hills!
Q. Are the roads closed for the race?
A. No, this is an URBAN course - there are no street closures. Please abide by all traffic rules.
Q. Can I walk instead of run?
A. Yes, it is a FUN group run/walk.
Q. Why do you start the race in the afternoon?
A. Most of the participating wineries, brewery, cider locations open after 12pm.
Q. What does "cupless" mean?
A. It means we are limiting the water stations at most of our races. Please bring your own water.
Questions about the wine tasting.
Disclaimer: We will be limiting the attendance cap to ensure we can provide a safe and fun event. We have the right to refuse to give you the race bib and the participating locations have the right to refuse service if you are intoxicated before, during, or after the event. Please be a responsible by having a designated driver in your party, carpool, public transportation, or a ride-hailing service. Thank you.
Q. WHEN can I use my drink tickets?
A. Day of only until 5:30pm.
Q. Which tickets do I use for wine tasting?
A. You will be given one drink ticket that will be date stamped. Do not try to use raffle and/or previous drink tickets (from prior races).
Q. Can I do wine tasting on my own?
A. Yes, but you will need to pay the wineries directly for additional wine tasting (separate from the two drink tickets you get included with your registration).
Q. Is there a map of the wineries participating?
A. A list of the wineries participating is posted on the Facebook Event page and at check in/registration.
Q. Can I bring my child or dog?
A. Yes, you can bring your child or dog to the run/walk portion. All of the participating locations are kid-friendly. You will need to ask the winery if they allow dogs inside. If you are bringing your dog, please make sure you clean up after them. Thank you.
Q, Can I bring a stroller to the race portion?
A. Yes - please be courteous of the other runners and line up in the back.
Q. Is there a waiver I need to sign?
A. Yes, please sign here: https://app.waiverforever.com/pending/KKzLzuUGOU1410542669
Q. Is there bag check?
A. No. Unless you pay for VIP.
Q. Do you offer goody bags?
A. We offer reusable bags as a registration perk *new for 2020!
Q. Where can I view and download race photos?
A. All race photos will be uploaded to our main Facebook page.
Q. Do you offer raffles/door prizes every month?
A. No, not every month.
Q. Where do I park?
A. Please try to carpool. Arrive early to park (registration location may vary) in the ample parking lot across from registration.
Q. How big are the races?
A. These events are meant to be small for best wine tasting experience. Plus the tasting rooms only accommodate small groups. Maximum is usually about 100.
Q. How do I sign up for another event?
A. Go to our Facebook Events page & search for an event!
Q. Do you offer discounts?
A. Yes, please ask any PNW Ladies Running Group or Run 2 Be Fit Ambassadors for a discount!
Q. Can I volunteer?
A Yes, please email us at email@example.com. All volunteers get a free entry into a future race or drink tickets to redeem at race.
Our race company philosophy has always been to offer quality races for new and novices runners & walkers by keeping the races small and affordable.