Race to Cure Sarcoma Louisville 2019

Race to Cure Sarcoma – FAQ

How do I fundraise?
Once you’re signed up, there are plenty of great ways to fundraise:

  • Share your online fundraising page with friends and family via email, Facebook or Twitter to let them know you are participating in the RTCS Template walk/run event.

  • Tell your story – You may know someone that has faced sarcoma or you may be doing this because it is a great cause and you want to make a difference. You have a story to tell.

  • Encourage your friends to sign up and create a dream team! As a virtual event, your team can participate in different parts of the country or the world.

  • Does your employer have a matching program? Do they support efforts for happier, healthier employees? See if they’ll match the funds that you raise or donate.

  • Just ask! Your friends and family like to support you and the things that matter to you. Ask them to give just a little and watch it all add up, just like taking that first step!

My friend made a donation on Facebook, why can't I see it on my fundraising page?
Facebook's privacy policy prohibits us from receiving your donor's information so we are unable to add that donation to your fundraising page totals in a timely manner. If you want your friend's donations to be added to your total, ask them to donate directly to your page. Be sure to send them the link and use that link on your social media posts.

How do I get that cool blue Champion shirt?
All individuals who raise $100 ore more will be given our special Champion tech shirt as recognition for your effort and support. Be sure to tell your team members that each person must have $100 in donations on their own page in order to get the shirt. Thank you for your energy and dedication!

I want to get my company to sponsor the event. I'd like some flyers or posters to help promote the event.
Thank you! We will take all the help we can get! Please email us at EmailRace@curesarcoma.org

I need to change my participation information
You can manage all your info by going to your profile picture on the top right and clicking on the menu item that you need.

I need to manage my team members.
You can manage all your team questions and needs by having your team captain go to the team page where he or she can make most any change or adjustment.

What time does the race start?
The 5K race start time is 8:00am

What time should I arrive?
Please arrive at least one hour before the race start

Where will I park?
Parking for the race will be free at the Zoo. Parking will close at 7:45 to allow time to ensure the course is safe for participants. For more information about parking go to Know Before You Go and check out the parking map both found on this website.

When does the online registration close?
Online registration will close on Monday, August 12th at 11:59pm. Registration for the TIMED 5K will also close.  You can still register on race day for the UNTIMED 5K, fun walk and as a participant.  Registration prices increase once online registration closes

Will there be a pre-race packet pickup?

Yes.  Packet pick-up will be from 3-8 PM at St. Michael's Orthodox Church Hall 3701 St. Michael's Church Drive (at intersection of Furman Blvd. and Hikes Lane) 40220

With the record-breaking number of participants we are expecting, please pick up you packets in advance

Can I register at Packet Pick-up?
Yes you can! However, only checks can be used and registration prices will increase once online registration closes:
Adult: $40
Children (10 and under): $20
Children 2 and under: FREE

Can I register on race day?
Yes, you can register onsite from 7:00 to 7:30am race morning
. We would prefer to make Race Day a cash-free event, so please bring either a Credit/Debit card or Check to register on Race Day.  

What do I get for my registration fee?
The race fee includes a commemorative t-shirt (T-shirts are guaranteed only if you register before August 2), post-race refreshments, FREE parking and FREE Zoo admission for the day!

Can I get a refund of my registration fee?
Registration fees are for the benefit of the charity and are non-refundable.

What if it's raining on race day?
All events will be held rain or shine.

Do I have to pay a registration fee if I don't want to stay at the zoo after the race?
Yes. Since this event is to benefit sarcoma research, ALL participants in the race are required to pay the registration fee.

Is the course suitable for strollers?
Yes. Strollers are welcome but for their safety, children must remain in the stroller while on the course. Please start in the back of the pack. Registration fee for children 3-12 is $ 15. Children under 3 are free.

Can I walk the race?
The 5K is limited to runners and those run/walkers who can complete the course in the 45 minute allotted time. Walkers are welcome to participate in the Family Fun Walk portion of the event. Please line up at the Start in the designated “Walkers” area.

Can I bring my dog or other pet?
Sorry, but dogs or pets are not allowed in the race, with the exception of service animals.

Are there other race restrictions?
Yes, no bikes or skates please.

Will the race be timed?
Yes! 3-Way Racing will provide timing for the race.

Will awards be presented after the race?
Yes! Awards for the top 3 male and female overall finishers will be presented as soon as possible after the race. Overall awards will be based on “gun time”.

Further questions? 
Please email LouisvilleRTCS@curesarcoma.org