EARLY PACKET PICK-UP:
There will only be ONE early packet pick-up this year. It will be on Sunday, June 30 from 5-8 pm at Holy Spirit Catholic Church (410 Lear Rd, Avon Lake). All those who have registered as of 9:00 am on June 28, will be able to pick up race bibs and sign waivers for the kids’ wristbands, as applicable. Early bird registrants (those who registered by June 14, 11:59 p.m.) will be able to pick up race T-shirts and goody bags. There will be a limited number of additional T-shirts for late (June 14 - June 28 at 9:00 a.m.) and same-day registrants, which will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Wristbands for children not registered for the race will be available for a donation (waivers must be signed). New registrations will be accepted during packet pick-up and will be $30 for all ages. Cash and checks only will be accepted for registration.
If you are unable to attend early packet pick-up, you can pick up your race materials on race day from 7:00 - 8:45 a.m. Registrations will also be accepted on race day and will be $30 for all ages. If there are any remaining race T-shirts, they will again be distributed on a first come, first served basis.
A limited number of priority parking passes for the lot at Walker Road Park will be available on a first come, first served basis at the early packet pick-up for a $5.00 donation. Any remaining passes will be available for the donation at the entrance to the park on race morning. If you have a priority parking pass, you need to be in the parking lot by 8:30 a.m. on race day as the road to the park will close at that time. Carpooling is encouraged. Otherwise, all participants will need to park at Holy Spirit Catholic Church (410 Lear Rd, corner of Lear and Walker Rd across the street from Giant Eagle) and take the bus to Walker Road Park. The last bus to leave Holy Spirit to guarantee arrival in time for the race start is 8:30 a.m. The bus will transport you to the back entrance of Walker Road Park in the Hunt Club subdivision, which is approximately a 5 minute walk to the race start, so please plan accordingly. The entire shuttle trip will take approximately 15 minutes. In addition, there will be a van following the bus to carry strollers and/or wagons. The bus will run from 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The 5K race course can be found at: http://www.hermescleveland.com/roadracing/course_maps/smilesforsophie5k.pdf
There will be several course marshals providing direction as needed. In addition, there will be a water stop at approximately 1.5 miles.
The 1.5 mile course can be found at: http://www.hermescleveland.com/roadracing/course_maps/smilesforsophie1.5mile.pdf
The 1.5 mile course turnaround point is the flower drop at the Quayle house on Leeward Ct. Please look out for the course marshal directing those running or walking the 1.5 mile race to turn around…many participants missed it last year!
There will be water, bagels, bananas, smoothies and cupcakes for all participants following the race.
All kids must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian for a wristband to participate in kids’ activities. Waivers will be available at early packet pick-up and on race day. Children cannot get a wristband to participate until the waiver is signed. Wristbands are included as part of registration (for those 10 and under); children not registered for the race may make a donation for wristbands at packet pick-up or on race day.
New this year will be a kids’ obstacle course and returning is the cookie walk and kids’ race! Please be sure to check your race day program for the start times of these events. The DJ will make additional announcements with more details on race day.
There will be food and beverages available for purchase, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Thanks to those who have been and continue to fundraise on behalf of SFSF! We appreciate your support, and we encourage you to continue your fundraising efforts to help us meet our goal. The deadline for the fundraising incentives is July 3 at midnight, so you still have time. If you are unaware of the incentives this year, here they are again (individuals only; if fundraising as a team and not using your individual fundraising page, the incentive will be awarded to the team captain ):
1. Raise $100 and get an exclusive dri-fit fundraiser shirt
2. Raise more than $500 or more and be entered into a drawing for a mini iPad
Congrats to those who have already raised $100 --- you earned your exclusive dri-fit fundraiser shirt!! And for those who have raised $500 or more, you have also been entered into the drawing for the mini iPad.
To qualify for the incentives, customize and use the fundraising page that active.com created for you when you registered to collect your donations online or use the pledge form available on the SFSF website to collect cash or check donations. All donations must be collected and turned in by July 3. If you qualify for the dri-fit shirt, you will receive an email on or before July 3 that you need to respond to immediately, regarding your shirt size (dri-fit shirts will be available in mens, womens and youth sizes). If we do not get a response, the shirt size will default to the size you indicated with your race registration.
If you have any questions about fundraising, please contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the race, SFSF merchandise, Chinese Raffle and 50/50 tickets will be available for purchase. Cash, checks, and credit cards (with a $25 minimum purchase) will be accepted. You will also have a chance to bid on silent auction items which are all valued at $100 or more.
Please see the FAQs for answers to other questions you may have.
THANK YOU AGAIN AND WE WILL SEE YOU ON THE 4TH!!!