Frequently Asked Questions


RATO Group Arch

I want to put together a team. How do I do that?
It's easy! Click the blue "Create A Team" button on the homepage and follow the steps. 

What does the race course look like?
Click here to view the course map. 

May I run with a stroller?
Strollers are permitted but we ask that all strollers start at the back of the pack to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all our participants. 

Where do I pick up my race packet?
Packet pick-up and late registration TBA.

Can a friend pickup my packet for me?
Not a problem, though make sure your friend knows your address for identification purposes.

I never received a confirmation email, how can I tell if I am registered?
Spam filters love to block our confirmation emails. Please check your spam filter first. You are also welcome to email us at events@thecurestartnsow.org and we can confirm the registration.

What time does the race start? 
The race will start at 8:00 AM. 

Can I register on race day?
Yes, registration will be open on race day from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM.

How do I become a volunteer? 
If you'd like to volunteer for Run for Hope, please email runforhope@live.com or call 815-342-8621.

I plan to walk the race and am afraid that I won't finish in time. 
No worries! This course is open for walkers. Come out and have a good time!

Can children participate in the 5K?
Yes, but they should be accompanied by an adult.

Boy, I am thirsty. Will there be a water stop?
Yes! Two water stops will be located along the course and will be powered by volunteers. Please thank them as you run by!

I can't run anymore. Can I transfer my registration to my colleague?
Unfortunately, there are no refunds or transfers.

I know a company who might like to sponsor this event. How can they get involved?
Terrific! Please contact Jay Fuller at runforhope@live.com or call 815-342-8621.

What charities does this race support?
All proceeds go to The Cure Starts Now Foundation.

Where can I find out how I did?
The race will be chip timed. Results will also be posted here after the race.

I am having issues with the website, who do I contact?
If you are experiencing issues with the website or have any questions regarding registration, please send an email to events@thecurestartsnow.org or call 513-772-4888.