Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I begin?
Want to participate? Just register here and join us!
You can now create and manage your own personal page, share your photos, goals and get sponsors.
Want to sponsor a participant? Click here for details.
2. Am I required to collect donations/sponsors as part of participating in the 5k?
No. Every participant who signs up for the 5k gets a personal fundraising page as part of registering. However, participants do not need to solicit donations or sponsorships from friends and family if they aren't comfortable. Your registration fee is a donation toward brain tumor research.
3. Can I mail a check for for my registration fee?
No. Online registrations must be paid with a debit or credit card.
4. Will the 5k be a timed event?
This event is primarily considered a fun run/walk however, there will be a timed run and first-, second- and third-place recognition. The runners for competition will begin prior to the fun runners/walkers.
5. Is parking available?
Parking is available. The location of event is Area G (Ginko) which will be posted at the park entrance closest to the site off Eastern Avenue. A detailed map will be provided.
6. What is the address of the event?
Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89120
7. How can my sponsors submit payment?
Online contributions can be made by credit card on the runner’s personalized page. Direct your sponsors to click the blue "Sponsor a Runner or Walker" near the top of the home page and then search for and click on your name.
8. I am concerned that I might not be able to raise the required funds. Will I be able to do it?
Even if you've never raised money before, our materials and strategies will make it easy for you to solicit and collect sponsorships from friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, and others. Experience has shown that it is not only possible, but enjoyable, to set and reach your goals. Please refer to the sample letters found on your personal fundraising page center to get started and you will be surprised to see how quickly friends, family, and co-workers will respond to your request to help this wonderful cause. Just remember to make it personal as well, as you want them to know that they are sponsoring YOU and YOUR efforts! And, many companies offer charitable donation matching programs, make sure to ask your sponsors to check with their employers, as it will help you meet your goal ever more quickly.
9. Is the 5k only for runners OR only for walkers?
No! The 5k is designed as a day for the whole family—runners and walkers are welcome!
10. Do you participate alone or as a team?
Either! Participants can participate alone, create a team or join a team!
11. I have never participated in a 5k. Will I be able to finish?
Absolutely! Many of our participants are first-timers. Whether you are a novice or a serious athlete, we will be here to inspire you every step of the way.
12. What happens if there is bad weather the day of the 5k?
The event is rain or shine. It cannot be rescheduled and there are no refunds.
13. Do I get a refund if I signed up for the event but I'm unable to make it?
No, there are no refunds. Consider the registration money your donation. If your registration included a shirt it must be picked up during the registration/check-in time the morning of the 5k. Past that time it is not guaranteed.
14. Is there a refund/exchange policy?
Yes. If a donation was made accidentally or for the wrong amount, simply make us aware of the issue and we will be happy to make any necessary refunds, changes or corrections. Race registration fees are not refundable.
15. Will there be registration the day of the event?
Yes, there will be same-day registration. However, we strongly encourage you to register ahead of time, not only so we can plan for the 5k appropriately but also you'll save some money on registration and get a free shirt if you register early enough!
16. Can I just make a donation?
Absolutely! You do not need to register or attend the event to donate to the cause. You can be a virtual participant if you wish, which allows you to have a fundraising page and collect funds from sponsors—or you can simply make a donation!
17. Are dogs allowed at the event?
While not recommended, you may bring your dog. However, your dog MUST be leashed and under your control at all times. You also must clean up after your dog.
18. Where does my money go?
Proceeds from the event go to the Musella Foundation for Brain Tumor Research & Information Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity. Your donation is tax deductable. Click the "About" link in the header above to see more information about the Musella Foundation.