The schedule for race day will be as follows:
7:30 a.m. Registration Opens
8:30 a.m. 15K Run
8:35 a.m. Kids Fun Run
8:45 a.m. Blessing and Dove Release Ceremony
9:00 a.m. 5K Run and Walk
9:30 a.m. Post-race Party Begins
10:30 a.m. Sponsor and Ambassador Recognition and Awards Ceremony
There will be a Packet Pick-Up on Friday, September 16th 2016 from 12 noon to 6pm at Scheels in the Southern Hills Mall (4480 Sergeant Rd). Pick up your packet and shirt if you have registered by September 1st, 2016.
We strongly encourage you to pick up your packet on Friday, September 16th if possible, if not, Race day registration and packet pick-up will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the shelter house at:
Adams Nature Preserve
McCook Lake, SD
From I-29, Exit at #4 McCook Lake. Proceed 1 mile west with parking at the Dakota Valley School due to construction. See more details as we get closer to the event for parking details.
Yes, this will be located at the Dakota Valley School with shuttle service to the race.
The course is located along the beautiful Adams Nature Trail, and each mile will be marked. Water and maps will be available along the course.
Race timing is managed by Precision Race Results.
There will be activities for children between 9 and 11 a.m. near the Welcome Center. Face painting, games, door prizes and more. Kids can run the 1K at 8:35 and then enjoy these activities. Please make sure your child is accompanied by a responsible friend, parent or guardian.
Pets: Pets are welcomed if they do not present a safety issue for participants. All dogs and cats must be leashed.
Portable restroom facilities will be available onsite.
The entry fees are as follows:
5K (Untimed, non-competitive): $25 pre-registration (through 9/1 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
5K Competitive (Timed): $30 pre-registration (through 9/1 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
Kids Fun Run at 8:35: $10.00 pre-registration (through 9/1 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
15K Competitive (Timed): $30 pre-registration or $15 for students 19 and younger (through 9/1 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
Late Registration: $40 (9/1 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 9/16 at 5:00 PM US/Cental)
Shirts guaranteed for 5K, 15K, Kid’s entries received before September 1, 2016.
All adult shirts will be long sleeve dry-fit, half zip shirts with thumb holes. (Unisex sizes and run long in length)
Kids will have grey dri-fit, short sleeve shirts
The children in strollers do not need to register for the race. Only those pushing the strollers must register.
Mail in registrations are accepted if postmarked by September 10.
There will be a post-race celebration with food from Chili’s and fruit from Rosenthal foods for all paid participants. Event day activities will also be included.
Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
Overall Awards will be given to 5K and 15K competitors in the following categories:
1st, 2nd and 3rd Open male and female winners
1st, 2nd and 3rd Masters male and female winners
Prizes are valued as follows: 1st Place $100; 2nd Place $75 and 3rd $50
Age Group Awards: Awards will be given to the top 3 men and women not winning an overall category prize in the following age groups:
14 & Under; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-59; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-54; 65-59; 70 & over
No one is eligible to win both age group and overall awards – one or the other.
Pledges and donations are very much appreciated. We encourage you to seek donations from your family and circle of friends and co-workers. These gifts can honor you as a participant; or they may honor someone the donor wishes to celebrate or remember. Donations and pledges are also welcome on the day of the event. Please check with your human resources department at work to apply for corporate matching funds! Set a personal goal of raising $150.
Please have checks made payable to June E. Nylen Cancer Center. Please bring your completed pledge sheet(s) with donations and matching funds forms to the Cancer Center by Friday, September 16 or to the packet pick-up area on the morning of the event. Photocopies of pledge and registration forms are accepted. The June E. Nylen Cancer Center is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt not-for-profit corporation. Pledges and donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.
If the Race for Hope event is cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control, no refunds will given. Your fee or sponsorship is then considered a tax deductible contribution to the June E. Nylen Cancer Center.
Survivors may have the word “survivor” printed on the back of their shirt (see registration form).
The Race for Hope has a long history of providing special bibs for participants to honor a survivor or remember someone lost to cancer. These bibs will be provided again this year at packet pick up and Race day. If you are walking or running with a group to honor or remember a survivor, please let us know your team/group’s name by adding it to your registration form.
All proceeds (100%) from this event go directly to the June E. Nylen Cancer Center to benefit programs and services for the patients of the Cancer Center and their families.
In the past, the Race for Hope has provided: