Frequently Asked Questions for Be a Blessings 5k & 1M Fun Run

Registration Information:

Q: Can I register a team?

A: We encourage it! Have fun with your family or friends!

Q: How do I create/join a team?

A: There is a button after selecting your registration type to create/join a team. Click the button and: 

  • To create, fill in your team information and share your team name with family & friends to build your team.
  • To join, select a team from the drop down menu.

Q: What is included with my registration?

A: A race T-shirt and participants receive a finisher’s medal.

Q: Do I have to be an experienced runner to participate?

A: Nope. The Be a Blessings 5k & 1M Fun Run is a non-competitive, untimed 5K that can be experienced with friends and family. You’re free to run, jog, walk, or cartwheel along the course!

Q: Can my child participate in the race on their own?

A: Children 16 and up can run on their own. Participants under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a participating adult.

Q: Can I register at packet pickup? What about on race day? Do you accept credit cards at packet pickup and/or on race day?

A. Yes, you can register at packet pickup and race day, but we can’t guarantee a shirt /goodies bag. We do not have the ability to accept Credit Cards at packet pickup or on race day.

Packet Pickup Information:

Q:How do I pick up my packet?

A: Packet pickup is scheduled for Friday, November 3, 2023 from 5:00PM – 7:00PM at NAFCS Educational Support Center, 2801 Grant Line Road, New Albany, IN 47150

Q: Can someone else pick up my race packet for me?

A: Yes, a friend or family member can pick up your packet. If you are a team captain, you are welcome to pick up your team’s packets and t-shirts

Q: I’m running, can my spouse/family volunteer?

A: Yes, we can use all the help we can get. They can sign up for the volunteer schedule here.

Race Day Information:

Q: Is the event timed?

A: The Be a Blessings 5k & 1M Fun Run are untimed. 

Q: Are there awards for the race?

A: Yes, everyone who finishes will receive a medal.
The Largest Team Award will go to the team with the most registered members.

Q: Can I run with a dog?

A: Yes, and no charge. You know the rules… on a leash and clean up! Please be respectful of other participants. 

Q: Can I run with a stroller?

A: Yes, you may run with a stroller. Just be mindful of those runners who may want to pass you.

Q: Will there be water?

A: There will be water stations providing bottled water to participants. There will also be water and snacks at the finish.

Q: Will there be toilets?

A: Yes 

Q: What happens if there is bad weather?

A: A little rain won’t stop us! We will only delay for lightning or tornadoes.

If the in-person race is canceled due to weather, all registered participants will automatically become virtual runners and we will set a date for you to pick up your medal. Announcements will be made via facebook for the morning of the race.

Q: Are there refunds?

A: The Be A Blessing 5K and 1 M Fun Run does not process refunds. 

Q: Is there race day packet pickup?

A: Avoid the lines! Packet pick up is on Friday, November 3rd from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at NAFCS Educational Support Center, 2801 Grant Line Road.

There will be packet pickup the morning of the race at the registration area.

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