Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Begin?
Just register at and let the FUN begin!
You can now create & manage your own personal page, share your photos, goals & get sponsors.

      Want to be a Sponsor?
       Click on the buttons on the home page that says: 
Sponsor a Runner or Sponsor the JCN 5K Care Run.
      For Race or Sponsorship Questions: 
       Please call 410-635-0210 or email
How do I receive a FREE RACE SHIRT?
The Race Shirt deadline has passed! But you can still earn a VIP steak by raising $360!
                      YOUTH T-SHIRTS:
 Small 30-31.5
  Medium 32-33.5
Large 34-36
              X-Large                            36.5-38            
                       ADULT T-SHIRTS:
           Small             41-42.5
Medium             43-44.5             
               Large                 45-47.5
X-Large   48-49.5  
2X-Large  50-51.5
When Do I Get My Race Shirt & Number (Bib)?
Wednesday, June 26th from 7:00-9:00 pm at Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion, will be packet pick up day. In your packet, will be your bib number & general race day information. If you can not come at that time you may pick up your bag on race day. 
Can I Pick Up My Race Packet Before Race Day?
Yes! We highly recommend you pick up your packet on the packet pick up day to avoid waiting in line on Sunday morning.
What is the Race Day Schedule?
       Walk-in Registration           5:00 pm
       Packet Pick up              5:30 pm
       SUPER HERO 100 YARD DASH             6:30 pm sharp
       5K Run/Walk       6:30 pm 
       BBQ/Awards Ceremony       Directly Following Race        
What Does Pledging to the Run Mean?

By committing to this event, and pledging to raise money for its success, you are helping the JCN raise invaluable funds to enhance the quality of life for children, teens, and adults diagnosed with a life-threatening, lifelong, or serious illness.

We wish you all the success possible. Train, set and achieve new goals, enjoy the race, and get all the sponsors you can, so when you cross that finish line, we will all be winners – you, the JCN, and all the people in our community that need your help!
Do I have to Raise Money in Addition to My Registration? 
Additional donations are not required, however THIS IS OUR ANNUAL FUNDRAISER & additional donations will help us help families diagnosed with a life-threatening, lifelong, or serious illness. PLEASE help us help them.
Think of the Power of 10. If you ask 10 friends and family members to each donate at least $10 to your Race efforts, you could raise $100 or more.  That will make an impact! With your support, we can “Touch Lives & Make a Difference!”
How Can My Sponsors Submit Payment?
Online contributions can be made by credit card on the runner’s personalized page found on our website at:  Just make sure to tell your sponsors to select your name from the list of runners.
How long is a 5K Run? How Long Should it Take Me?
3.1 miles. It could take you anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour depending on if you are walking or running.
Is the JCN 5K Care Run only for Runners?
No! You can run, walk, stroll, or skip! The Run is designed as a day of fun and fitness for supporters, ages 7+. We look forward to it being a fun and exciting community gathering.
I Have Never Run a Race.  Will I be Able to Complete the Race?
Absolutely! It might take a little training and coaching, but many of our participants are first-timer runners/walkers.  Whether you are a novice, signed up for our 5K run/walk, or a serious athlete, we will be here to inspire you every step of the way.
Can I Bring a Stroller?
Yes, single strollers are allowed. For the safety of all participants, you will be required to start in the last row at the start line.  Please be careful not to run into other participants with your stroller. 
What About Roller Blades and Bicycles?
For the safety of all participants, roller blades and bicycles are not allowed on the race course.
Can I Bring My Pet to the Race?
Sorry, there are no pets allowed.
How Will My Time be Recorded?
A timing chip will be attached to the back of your bib and you do not need to remove the chip from the bib.  You must wear your bib on the front of your shirt to receive your official time.
Is There a Time Limit to Complete the JCN 5K Care Run?
The finish line will close 1.5 hours after the start of the race.
Where Can I Find a Course Map for the JCN 5K Care Run?
What is the Difference Between Signing Up as a Team vs. an Individual Registration?
Signing up as a team is just a great way to have fun with friends while supporting a great cause TOGETHER!
What Happens if the Weather is Bad?
This event will occur rain or shine. We reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances.
Is There a Refund Policy?
Sorry, race registration fees are not refundable. Please know that your registration fee and the funds you raised for the JCN 5K Care Run will forever change the lives of families facing a difficult medical journey.
Is Parking Available?  
Free parking is available. 
What is the Kids Super Hero 100 Yard Dash?
It is a 100 yard dash race for kids 6 and under.  The kids race will be immediately BEFORE the men's race.
They will receive their cape and goodies at the race. They must be accompanied by an adult registrant.
How Do I Qualify for the VIP Steak BBQ?
If you raised $360 or more by June 24th, you have full access to the VIP STEAK BBQ.
More information will be sent to you closer to race day. Please be aware that steaks can not be guaranteed for funds raised after June 24th. 
What is the cost for my family to attend the Regular BBQ after the race?
The cost for family members for the regular BBQ is $20/person. 
How can I pay for my family to attend the BBQ?
Click on this link to pay for the BBQ.
Who is catering the BBQ?
The amazing, wonderful Knish Shop! 
Where Do I Sign-Up to Volunteer?
Please email to sign up as a volunteer. 
Thank You for Your Support!
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