FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the price of registration?

PRIOR TO MARCH 1, 2012 (hard copy registrations must be postmarked by this date)

Adult Fee:

  • 5K Run - $20.00
  • 5K Walk - $20.00
  • 1 Mile Walk - $20.00

Child Fee (12 & under):

  • 5K Run - $15.00
  • 5K Walk - $15.00
  • 1 Mile Walk - $15.00
 

BEGINNING ON MARCH 1, 2012 (including race day)

Adult Fee:

  • 5K Run - $25.00
  • 5K Walk - $25.00 
  • 1 Mile Walk - $25.00

Child Fee (12 & under):

  • 5K Run - $20.00
  • 5K Walk - $20.00
  • 1 Mile Walk - $20.00
PLEASE NOTE
  • Children ages 3 and under are free to register for the race
  • Wristbands for unlimited participation in all children’s activities throughout the day are available for $5.00 

What is included in the registration fee?

  • Runners will be timed using state of the art, disposable chip timing technology
  • Official race t-shirt, size of your choice
  • Race bag with various goodies
  • Complimentary snacks at the finish line
  • Chance to win various door prizes
  • Access to great entertainment, Foundation merchandise, Chinese and Silent auctions, and full concession stand
  • Children receive wristband for unlimited participation in all activities
  • Winners receive medals and prizes 

How can individuals register for the event?

Online Registration Tips:

  • Individuals : Please click on the green "Register Now" button to register and pay.
  • Team Captains : Please click the green "Team Captains - Create Your Team" button to create your team. Once created, please click the green "Register Now" button to register for the team.
  • Team Members : Please click the green "Register Now" button to register. On the registration form, select your team name from the drop down list of teams and continue with your registration. If you do NOT see your team’s name in the drop down list, please contact your team captain.

Should children register, even if they are not running or walking the race?

Yes, for liability purposes, all children must register. A waiver must be signed for each participant, regardless of age. Children ages 3 and under are free to register for the race. Wristbands for unlimited participation in all children’s activities throughout the day are available for $5.00.

When are the registration deadlines?

Registration fees, for both adults and children, increase on March 1, 2012. Online registration via active.com will be accepted until March 26, 2012. Hard copy registrations will be accepted until March 29, 2012. Race day registrants will be accepted from 7:00-8:00AM on March 31, 2012.

Please note: In order to guarantee a complimentary t-shirt, individuals must register by March 26, 2012. No exceptions will be made. A limited supply of extra t-shirts will be available after March 26, 2012 including on race day. However, the limited supply will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Also, in order to pick up race bags at a scheduled pre-race session, registrations must be received by March 26, 2012. If registrations are received after March 26, 2012, please plan to pick up race bags on race day between 7:00-8:00AM.

Will registrations be accepted on race day?

For planning purposes and to avoid long waiting lines, it is strongly recommended that all participants register prior to race day. T-shirts will not be guaranteed for anyone who registers after March 26, 2012. However, walk-up registration will also occur from 7:00-8:00AM on race day.

What is the refund policy?

All entry fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable to another person.

What are the time limits for the 5K Run, 5K Walk, and 1 Mile Walk?

It is anticipated that race participants will finish running and walking activities within 1.5 hours from the starting time. With a 9:00AM start time, it is expected that 5K Run, 5K Walk, and 1 Mile Walk participants will wrap up around 10:30AM. Upon completion of the race, all participants are encouraged to head inside for the award ceremony and other activities taking place throughout the morning.

What are the categories for age-group awards?

Age-group awards will be presented for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners for Male & Female divisions of the 5K Run in the following categories:

  • 10 and under
  • 11 – 14
  • 15 – 19
  • 20 – 29
  • 30 – 39
  • 40 – 49
  • 50 – 59
  • 60+ 

Are pets permitted at the race venue?

No, according to the Norwin School District policy, animals are not permitted on campus grounds.

Are strollers permitted on the race course?

Yes, strollers are permitted on both the run and walk courses. Those operating strollers should exercise the utmost caution.

When will the results be posted?

A hard copy of the results will be posted both indoors and outdoors shortly after the race concludes. Online results will be posted on the 5th Annual Race For Grace web page of the Foundation web site a few days after the event.

How can individuals donate to the race?

Individuals may contribute online at http://www.active.com/donate/RaceForGrace2012 or by mail to the following address:

Reflections Of Grace Foundation

P.O. Box 298 Irwin, PA 15642

A pledge form is also available for individuals to collect multiple donations simultaneously. Click here (http:// www.reflectionsofgrace.org/images/5th_Race_For_Grace/Pledge%20Form%20copy.pdf ) to download.

Please note: Since Reflections Of Grace Foundation is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

How can companies learn more about sponsorship opportunities and gift in-kind donations?

The following document will help individuals approach potential donors. Both monetary and gift in-kind contributions are greatly appreciated. Before contacting a company, please email Sponsorship Chair, Tricia Mahlstedt at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it to avoid duplicate requests.

Click to download (http://www.reflectionsofgrace.org/images/5th_Race_For_Grace/Sponsorship %20Package.pdf ):

• Sponsorship Package (letter, opportunities, form)

How can individuals fundraise for the race?

There are three fundraising options:

Fundraise As A Team Gather family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, fellow parishioners, etc. and create a team by following the steps below.

      • Create an active.com account if applicable - do not register as a guest 
      • Choose the team name you wish to join from the drop-down menu during registration
      • Use the team’s main fundraising page to solicit donations or
      • OPTIONAL: Create a personal fundraising page that will link to the team’s page
(select “yes” to create an online fundraising account and an email from active.com will be sent with instructions on customizing the page)

Fundraise As An Individual If you do not want to join a team, you can still fundraise as an individual. Register via http://www.active.com/ running/north-huntingdon-pa/5th-annual-race-for-grace-5k-and-1-mile-walk-2012 and simply select “yes” to the last question of the registration that asks if you want to create an online fundraising account. Once your registration is complete, you will receive an email from active.com with instructions on how to customize your online fundraising page. Once you have had a chance to personalize, email your web page to all of your contacts.

Fundraise Without Registering For The Race

If you cannot attend the race, but would still like to help, you can create an online fundraising page. Simply go to the main fundraising page (http://www.active.com/donate/RaceForGrace2012) and click on "Become a Fundraiser." From here you can create an individual fundraising page, create a team, or join a team. Once you click on one of those three options, you will be redirected to active.com where you will need to login or register

with active. After you have logged in, you will have the opportunity to customize your fundraising page that you can then email to all of your contacts.

How can individuals volunteer?

For those interested in volunteering prior to the race and becoming an active committee member, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . The following planning committees still need assistance:

  • Children’s Activities
  • Chinese Auction
  • Food & Beverage
  • Marketing
  • Race Course Logistics
  • Sponsorships
  • Volunteer Coordination 

For those interested in volunteering only at the race, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

All volunteers must either be 13 years old or accompanied by an adult. Sports teams, student councils, National Honor Societies, youth groups, and Girl Scout / Boy Scout troops are just a few organizations that have volunteered in the past.

How will race bags be distributed?

Race bags will not be mailed. During the week of March 25, 2012, two opportunities to pick up race bags will be offered prior to the event. It is preferred that all participants attend one of these sessions. Exact dates and locations will be announced in March.

Can race bags be picked up on race day?

To ensure a smooth process and less chaos on race day morning, it is highly encouraged to pick up race bags prior to March 31, 2012. However, for those who cannot make alternative arrangements, pre-registered participants may pick up their race bags from 7:00-8:00AM on race day.

Where can individuals stay who are traveling from out-of-town?

Hampton Inn 3000 Mosside Blvd Monroeville, PA 15146

(412) 380-4000

Ten rooms have been blocked for the 5th Annual Race For Grace. Guests should mention "Race For Grace" to receive the discounted rate of $99 per room, per night. This block of rooms will be released to the general public on March 13, 2012. Call or click below to make reservations.

http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/P/PITMVHX-RFG 20120330/index.jhtml? WT.mc_id=POG

Holiday Inn Express 8400 Route 30 North Huntingdon, PA 15642

(724) 861-9000

Ten rooms have been blocked for the 5th Annual Race For Grace. Guests should mention "Race For Grace" to receive the discounted rate.

How early should participants arrive at the race venue?

The earlier, the better. Secure a parking spot, eat breakfast, partake in pre-race entertainment and warm-up routine led by Zumba instructors, purchase auction tickets, or visit the pediatric brain cancer awareness table all before the race begins. Doors will be open to the public at 7:00AM.

Participants are asked to arrive early for parking purposes. Parking is available on a first come, first served basis throughout the high school lots.

What is the schedule of events?

7:00-8:00 Race day registration, pre-registration pick up, breakfast served at concession stand

8:00 Pre-race entertainment and warm-up routine led by Zumba instructors

8:30 Runners & walkers gather outside at starting line

8:40 Welcome, National Anthem, Opening Prayer, Singing of Amazing Grace

9:00 Race begins

10:00 Children’s activities begin indoors

10:45 Award ceremony

11:00 Charitable hair donation ceremony

12:30 Chinese & Silent auction winners announced

12:45 Closing ceremony

Please be sure to visit our pediatric brain cancer awareness booth, Chinese and Silent auctions, bake sale, and concession stand which will be open throughout the day.