Be ready for the Sweetest Run of 2021!

– The Great Candy Run FAQs, the Race Day Schedule, and Map-

We’re making preparations for the sweetest run of the year.

 

Here are the answers to some questions we get frequently!

 

Q: What precautions are you taking related to COVID?

A: We continue to keep your safety, as well as the safety of our staff and volunteers as our top concern.

We will minimize contact points to the extent that is possible and will offer hand sanitizer where needed.

We will keep an eye on recommendation changes from the CDC and/or local governments and will make adjustments to the event as needed. Any such changes/adjustments will be communicated via this website, email, and posts to social media.

 

Q: How can I register?

A: You have three options, and we recommend registering as early as possible.

  1.  Online Registration: Sign up online end of day Friday, November 12th from the comfort of your home!
  2. In person registration Saturday November 13th 11AM-2PM  at Road Runner Sports in Lone Tree during advance packet pickup.
  3. Race Day Walkup registration: To minimize contact points, we are likely to have QR codes posted that will take new registrants to an online registration page on their own device. Credit Card payments will be strongly encouraged.

 

Q: Can I pick up my race bib and shirt prior to race day?

A: Yes, you can and you should!

Saturday, November 13th from 11AM-2PM

Road Runner Sports in Lone Tree
**Road Runner Sports will make a donation to the Fetal Health Foundation for every bib that is picked up on Saturday!!

 

Q: Do I need to register my child for the 5K?

A: If your child is riding in a stroller they do NOT need to be registered (and will not receive a t-shirt).

Everyone else participating in the 5K, whether running or walking, must be registered and wearing their bib number on the front, outermost layer of clothing.

 

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: Yes, friendly dogs on leashes are welcome but please be considerate of those around you.

 

Q: What is the schedule for Sunday?

Schedule of Events:
8:00 AM Bib Pickup Opens
8:40 AM Free Kids Fun Run (ages 6 & under)
9:00 AM 5K Starts
9:55 AM Awards Ceremony (approximate time)
Music & festivities ongoing from 9AM

 

Q: Will there be awards?

A: Yes. we will be awarding the following:

  • Fastest Overall Male and Female,
  • Top 3 Males and Females in each age group: 12 & Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89, 90 & Over.

Results will be posted online throughout the event.

 

Q: What about the costume contest?

A: Yes! Our judges will be on alert throughout the event checking out the sweet costumes but also be sure to listen for instructions on event day for showing off your amazing candy themed costume!

 

Q: Will there be a water station on the course?

A: There will be one water stop on course. Be sure to thank the volunteers as you pass through!

 

Q: Where do I find the start line?

A: The Start Line is located inside Washington Park. Check out the course map for further reference.

 

Q: Are there finisher medals?

A: YES! Volunteers and staff will be handing out finisher medals to those that complete the course and are wearing their bib number.

Q: Can I participate virtually?

A: YES! If you registered as a virtual participant, your materials will be mailed to you within a few days of the event. If you registered to attend in-person but you would like to switch to virtual, please contact michelle@thegreatcandyrun.com.

Q: What does it mean to participate virtually?

A: Great question! When you participate virtually – you can choose the time and place to complete your 5K. It’s so flexible you can even cover the distance over multiple days or run, walk, bike, crawl, skateboard…– it’s YOUR choice!

Q: Still have questions?

A: Please contact michelle@thegreatcandyrun.com.