Resolution Run 5K, 11 am, Sun, Jan 1, 2017, Hillsborough, NJ Register Here
RESOLUTION RUN 5K - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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Q1: Why is it called the Resolution Run SK and what are the goals of the event? Q2: Why do you ask for our Resolution when we register? Q3: Do I really have to run for the whole race? Q4: Who benefits from the Resolution Run SK? QS: Who are the organizers of this Race? What have they done before? Q6: What are the registration fees for the Resolution Run SK? Q7: Can I register on Raceday? Q8: Why does Mail Registration cost more than online registration? Q9: Mail registration is my only option. How can I get a printed application? Q10: What if it snows? Q11: What about the Course? Q12: How do I get to the Race? Where do I park? What time should I be there? Q13: Are there Awards? What about Random Prizes? Q14: Will you have a Team Competition? Q15: Will you have refreshments after the Race? Q16: Tell me about the "Hoody Sweatshirt." Q17: What's the "Finisher's Bonus?" Q18: Are strollers, skates or wheelchairs allowed? Q19: Will you have computerized timing? How do I get my results? Q2Q: Is this race eligible for USATF-NJ Grand Prix Event points? Q21: This sounds like fun! I would like to volunteer to help on Raceday. What do I do? Q22: How can I become a Sponsor or a Patron? What's a Presenter and what's a Contributor? Q23: Where did you get your logo? Q24: What if I have other questions? Q25: Exactly how do I register?
Q1: Why is it called the Resolution Run 5K and what are the goals of the event?
A1: Since the race is on New Year's Day, it gives us an opportunity to secure our New Year's Resolution(s) through participation in the 3.1 mile (5K) event. If we can complete this event, we are well on the way to seeing through all our Resolutions!
Our goal is to put on a quality race for runners and walkers and to encourage broad participation from the Community.
We also want to encourage a healthy lifestyle and give you a fun way to start the New Year! The Race Director and most of the Committee will be participating (walking or running) in the Race. We are not a profit-making organization and no one on the Race Committee benefits in any way. All Committee members are volunteers and are unpaid for our services.
Q2: Why do you ask for our Resolution when we register? A2: Because it's fun and gives you something to think about! Maybe the Resolution Run SK is just the incentive you need to accomplish your goal. Last year we handed out a copy of the Resolutions on Raceday and quite a few of our Participants enjoyed seeing what others had pledged. Your answer is optional, and we never publish the Resolution with your name attached. Whatever your Resolution, whether it is to graduate from school, maybe lose a few pounds, maybe get in better shape or even to run a marathon, give it some thought!
Q3: Do I really have to run the whole race? A3: Absolutely not! The "Run" in our name is a bit misleading. We are very "walker friendly," and warmly welcome recreational walkers, racewalkers, joggers and runners. There is no time cutoff. You can mix your style with some walking, some running; in short, its whatever you feel comfortable doing. The course remains "open" until the last person crosses the Finish Line. To make sure everybody finishes who wants to, we have a special vehicle which follows the last person right to the Finish Line.
Q4: Who benefits from the Resolution Run 5K? A4: We all benefit! Runners and walkers begin the New Year on a positive, upbeat note while helping to raise funds for some good causes.
We have pledged all of the proceeds to local groups and organizations that benefit us all. The primary beneficiary is "Project Graduation 2017" in Hillsborough Township. Additional beneficiaries include local "pet-friendly" organizations such as, "Carol's Cats" and Greyhound Friends of New Jersey.
Project Graduation 2017 is dedicated to the graduating class of Hillsborough High School. Graduates enjoy a high-spirited, all-night celebration and party immediately following the commencement exercises in June. This popular local effort is part of a nationally recognized program whose goal is to provide a drug and alcohol free celebration of life while giving graduates a positive sendoff. Project Graduation 2017 is the 26th annual event and is supported by the Hillsborough Township Youth Commission, parent volunteers, the senior class, faculty and school administration and many other Township residents and officials. We are proud to be able to join in the support of Project Graduation.
Carol's Cats is a non-profit organization dedicated to cat rescue and adoption programs. This organization has been rescuing and giving cats up for adoption since 1995. Carol's Cats specializes in the rescue of feral and abandoned cats.
is dedicated to the rescue, appreciation and care of the greyhound dog. They rescue as many as possible from potential death after racing and give them appropriate medical care. Greyhounds are placed in safe, loving homes.
Q5: Who are the organizers of this Race? What have they done before? A5: All of the organizers have participated in or have helped plan other races in the area. The Resolution Run 5K is not affiliated with any particular running club, store or organization. But we are all runners, walkers or fitness nuts to some degree and we know our experience helps us put on a quality event for everyone. The Race Director is Gary Verhoorn, who has directed the Resolution Run since its inception in 2001.
Q6: What are the registration fees for the Resolution Run 5K? A6: Registration Fees depend on when and how you register. All fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable. USATF-NJ members and those 18 and Under may reduce the amount by $3.00 at any time. Online Fees (There no additional fees added for online registration.)
Early Registration is $30 and runs through October 17, 2016.
Registration is $35 and takes place between October 18, 2016 and December 25, 2016, unless race closes earlier, as it has in past years. Mail Fees Early Registration is $35 postmarked through October 17, 2016 Regular Registration is $40 October 18 through November 26, if open. NOTE: This Race may close out early. You will not be able to register online after the race is full. Mailed registrations after race close will be returned. There is no Raceday registration. (See next question.)
Q7: Can I register on Raceday? A7: NO. All registration is prior to the Race. This allows us to better plan for those that are registered and simplifies preparation, race timing and many Raceday items. We can give participants a better, more organized, event.
Q8: Why does Mail Registration cost more than online registration? A8: By encouraging online registration we keep total costs down. We centralize our database management and data entry. We eliminate misspellings and other errors that can occur with manual data transfer and handwritten entries. Online registration eliminates problems with checks (both for you and for us). It allows us to easily notify you via email of any changes that may occur prior to the Race. It gives you instant registration confirmation and provides you with proof of payment. So, we see advantages to us, advantages to you and advantages to the overall results.
We realize that some people may not have easy access to a computer and we allow for mail registration as a convenience to them. We request an email address from mail registrants so we can notify them of last minute changes. Most public libraries have Internet access and help and encourage new users. In addition, nearly everyone has a friend or neighbor who will allow use of their device for registration.
Q9: Mail registration is my only option. How can I get a printed application? A9: There are two ways you can this. 1. Call the Race Hotline (908) 285-0383 and leave your name and mailing address. 2. Send us a stamped self-addressed envelope with your request to: Resolution Run 5K P.O. Box 5853 Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Q10: What if it snows? A 10: Wear snowshoes! But seriously, we expect the Resolution Run 5K to take place regardless of the weather. You should be prepared for cold weather and possible windy, slippery or wet conditions. It may be raining or snowing. It may also be a beautiful, sunny New Year's Day with temperatures in the 50's! We will consult with police and other safety officials prior to the Race. Their decision will, of course, prevail. If we need to cancel the Race, we will notify you via email and our Hotline. We will arrange for a way for you to receive your hoody, but we will not be able to reschedule the event.
Q11: What about the Course? A11: The Resolution Run 5K course starts at the Peter J Biondi Building (Hillsborough Township Municipal Complex) on the corner of South Branch Road and Beekman Lane. It follows a generally circular clockwise route on flat paved roads through several local neighborhoods. The Finish Line is back at the Municipal Building. The course is USATF-NJ Certified as NJ12030LMB. The course is "flat and fast."
Q12: How do I get to the Race? Where do I park? What time should I be there? A12: The Race will take place in Hillsborough Township, located in Somerset County, NJ. Hillsborough is centrally located and can be reached via Interstates 287, 78 and 95 as well as several state highways (Route 206 goes through Hillsborough Township) and many county roads. See our "Course & Travel" section for detailed directions. Travel from any location to the Municipal Building can be obtained from any search engine. The street address is 379 So Branch Rd 08844.
The Hillsborough Township Municipal Complex has on-site parking.
The race will begin promptly at 11:00 am. You should allow enough time to check-in and pin your bib number on (we'll have safety pins for you) and warm up prior to the race. Since all participants will be pre-registered, there will be a smooth progression through the check-in process.Allow enough time so you will not feel rushed. After all, we are just starting out a New Year and who wants to be in a hurry? Check-in, race number pick-up and sweatshirt distribution will take place indoors in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Hillsborough Township Municipal Building. The entrance doors closest to the Library will be open. Race organizers will be on site by 9:30 am on Raceday. Indoor bathroom facilities are available.
Q13: Are there Awards? What about Random Prizes? A13: YES, we have plenty of both! This year's awards will be announced in December. First, second and third overall female and male and first place female and male Masters (40+) will receive a valuable gift. In addition, the first, second & third in each of the Age Groups will be announced. The fourteen Age Groups are: 9 and Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and 80+. Random Prizes will also be given out. Last year we had gift certificates and packages donated by several local businesses. We'll also have some surprise award categories on Raceday! The awards presentations will take place immediately after the conclusion of the Race, as soon as we have the results from the Finish Line computers.
Q14: Will you have a Team Competition? A14: We've tried to keep it simple and decided not to have a Team Competition.
Q15: Will you have refreshments after the Race? A15: Definitely! Anyone who comes out on New Year's Day to run or walk 3.1 miles will need some refueling when finished. We'll have a variety of food and drink (non-alcoholic) after the Race. We will have yummy pretzels from the local Philly Pretzel Factory.
Water and fruit will also be available after you finish. Oh, and we'll make sure the refreshments are available to even the final Finisher!
Q16: Tell me about the hooded sweatshirt. A16: All registered runners will be entitled to a quality, custom designed long sleeved, hooded "Resolution Run Sweatshirt." The hoody will have the Resolution Run Logo on the front and the Race Presenter's logo on the reverse. You will be amazed at the quality of this garment! It will keep you warm all winter. Sweatshirts will not be available until Raceday. Previous years' sweatshirts are a classic item, a real collector's gem! We expect to be able to offer some previous year hoodies for sale at a greatly reduced price!
Q17: What's the "Finisher's Bonus?" A17: Every Finisher will get a ribbon to show your friends and family what you did on New Year's Day!
Q18: Are strollers, skates or wheelchairs allowed? A18: We cannot allow these for safety and insurance reasons and due to the possibility of snow or ice patches on the course. Although every reasonable effort will be made to keep the course clear and clean, we ask that you only walk or run the course.
Q19: Will you have computerized timing? How do I get my results? A19:Compuscore, New Jersey's foremost timing and finish line coordinator, is scoring our race. We will be using computer "D" (disposable) chips for the fastest, most accurate results. Results will be available immediately after the conclusion of the race. Full results will be posted on the timer's website. Just click on this Compuscore link for results. During Registration you may choose to be notified by email and text message also.
Q20: Is this race eligible for USATF-NJ Grand Prix Event points? A20: YES. We have received full sanctioning as a USA TF-NJ Grand Prix Event at the 500 point level. This will be a Year 2017 Grand Prix event. USATF-NJ members may enter your 2016 membership number on the application if you have not yet received your 2017 number. You can renew or apply for a 2017 USATF-NJ Membership from HERE. Of course, there is no need for you to be a USATF-NJ member to enter the Resolution Run 5K.
Q21: This sounds like fun! I would like to volunteer to help on Raceday. What do I do? A21: Wow! We love you! Please contact us. You can download our Volunteer Sign Up form HERE. We need as many volunteers as we can get. We won't be able to pay you or compensate you (OK, you can share in the Refreshments!), but you will have the grateful thanks of the organizers and each runner and walker.
Q22: How can I become a Sponsor or a Patron? What's a Presenter and what's a Contributor? A22: We are glad you asked this one! See our SPONSOR PAGE for details and instructions about how to become involved in the Resolution Run 5K. Besides cash contributions, there are several areas that we need help in which require services or products you may be able to supply. All contributions and gifts will be acknowledged in a special handout given to all Resolution Run 5K participants on Raceday.
Q23: Where did you get your logo? A23: We're glad you asked this question because we like it, too! There is race in Colorado with a name very similar to ours and we admired the logo they used one year so much we asked if we could use it. Well, the race director agreed and we are very grateful to them. If you are in Denver, Colorado, on New Year's Eve, you'll be able to do the Resolution Run, a benefit for the Family Resource Center Association. Of course, don't forget to hurry back to New Jersey for our very own Resolution Run 5K!
Q24: What if I have other questions? A24: There are several ways to contact us for additional information. We prefer the email option, since we can usually answer faster. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org US Mail: Resolution Run 5K, P.O. Box 5853, Hillsborough, NJ 08844 Telephone: (908) 285-0383
Q25: Exactly how do I register? A25: We thought you would never ask! It's simple. Just click on the link below to go directly to our Registration Page on RunSignUp.com. Check back here occasionally for updates and new information.