Frequently asked questions YOU need to know!
Is there chipped timing and is the 5K course USATF certified?
Yes and yes! USATF certification code: IL-12198-JW.
If signed up for the VIRTUAL race, how do I participate “Virtually”?
1) Choose your course -- treadmill, neighborhood, local path, etc.
2) Set your distance and timer (5K=3.1 Miles). If you are outside, try downloading a free and user-friendly running app, such as RunKeeper or MapMyRun
3) Count down...and Run, Walk or Roll to show your support for Marklund
4) Cross your personal 5K or 1 Mile finish line and stop those timers
5) 5K participants ONLY: Enter in your time by clicking the J3 Timing link located on Marklund's webpage at www.marklund.org/5kbloomingdale. Please note the timing link will open on Friday, April 14 and close on Sunday, April 16 at 11:59 p.m.
1 Mile and 5K Participants: Post a picture with your finisher medal and tag @MarklundCharities and use #RunWalkandRoll
Can I switch my registration from "VIRTUAL" to "IN-PERSON" or vice versa?
Yes, please do so by contacting Race Director, Celine Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-593-5473 before Wednesday, April 12.
Can we pick up our Race Packets before April 16?
Marklund Philip Center, Ann Haskin Center Entrance
164 S. Prairie Ave, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Friday, April 14 from 4-7 p.m.
Saturday, April 15 from 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
*Packet Pickup will also be available race morning from 7:00 a.m.- 8:15 a.m. Though, we encourage you to pick up your packets beforehand to avoid a large crowd!
Is there a packet shipment option?
Yes, an individual packet shipment option is available for an additional $25 at check out. This fee is based on material, labor and shipping costs.
Please make sure you enter in your correct address during the registration process -- Marklund will NOT be responsible for any misdirected packets. Domestic Shipping ONLY.
Is there a packet shipment deadline?
Registrants that wish to have their packets shipped must choose to do so before April 1.
On April 1, the shipment option will be closed and new participants will be expected to retrieve their packets on race day or during our packet pick-up dates above.
When does online registration close?
Online Registration closes Wednesday, April 12 at 11:59 p.m. After the 12th, you can register at our packet pick-up dates listed above or in-person on race day.
Does the registration price increase?
Yes, Early Bird pricing will end April 1 and increase by $5.
Is there a deadline for event gear?
Shirts are guaranteed to participants that register by March 11. Headbands and medals are available while supplies last.
Where is parking?
DuJardin Elementary School - 166 Euclid Ave., Bloomingdale
Bloomingdale Park District - 172 S Circle Ave., Bloomingdale
Overflow parking: West Field Middle School - 149 Fairfield Way, Bloomingdale
Parking at Marklund Philip Center will be for vendors and sponsors ONLY
Can I bring my dog on a leash to the event?
NO. Only certified service dogs will be allowed to participate in this event, with special permission ahead of time. Due to the various and unique special needs of our residents/students/community clients who may be participating, we will not allow pets on the course or at the Party in the Park. Pets are permitted as spectators along the route at a safe distance from participants.
Can I bring my child in a stroller or wagon?
Yes, strollers and wagons will be allowed, but will be seeded in the back. Children in strollers and wagons can participate for free. If you want them to have their own bib and shirt/headband, they will need to be registered separately. However, bicycles and in-line skates are prohibited.
Will the event still happen in inclement weather?
Yes, this fundraiser for Marklund will happen rain, snow or shine! We will track the weather closely with authorities, and cancel or delay the event in the instance of lightning or other conditions deemed dangerous. In the rare circumstance that this event is cancelled, we will notify all registrants with further instructions on picking up their shirts and packets if they have not already done so.
Can I volunteer for this event?
Yes, we welcome all volunteers 14 years old and up! Please register under the "Get Involved" tab or email our Race Director at email@example.com
Where can I get my official race time?
A QR code will be provided on your race bibs to scan and view the Run, Walk & Roll 5K results. You can also check our website www.marklund.org/5Kbloomingdale to find the link.
Will there be awards given for the 5K?
Awards will be given to the overall male and overall female in the IN-PERSON 5K division, as well as the top 2 male and female finishers in each of the following divisions: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-60, and 70+.
Will there be awards given to the Top Fundraisers?
Individuals and team captains that fundraise $250+ will be entered into a GRAND PRIZE drawing. Raise $1,000+ to get your name entered twice!
By raising $250+, you will also get a guaranteed prize mailed to you after the event. It's a win-win!