Over the years, we have been asked common questions from registrants, survivors and sponsors. In the section below you will find answers to many of the commonly asked questions that will help you feel more prepared for the race.
Teams are encouraged to have at least six (6) team members. Of course, there is no maximum for the number of people on a team!
We do our best to order sufficient t-shirts in a variety of sizes. Despite our best efforts, sometimes we do run out of sizes and unfortunately, shirts. This is yet another reason why we encourage participants to register early.
We reserve our children’s t-shirts for kids 12 and under.
All registered survivors will receive a special survivor t-shirt, race bib, and Race Day Manual. When you cross the finish line, you will receive a special survivor medal.
No. Team members can choose any event they wish. Often, competitive runners join their other team members for the 5K walk as well.
Every participant needs a bib (Race number) including children older than five years old. Bibs show that you have registered and are permitted to participate in the Race. Survivors are assigned survivor bibs. Competitive runners are assigned yellow bibs with their timing chips attached to ensure their time is officially recorded under his/her name. Kids participants are given green bibs.
The Team registration packet (all entries, along with the Team Reconciliation Form) must be turned in by Saturday, March 25th to count towards Team awards.
For the safety of all participants, no pets are allowed. Service animals specifically trained to aid a person with a disability are welcome.
For the safety of all participants, skateboards, bikes, rollerblades, stilts, scooters, etc. are not permitted at this event. Strollers and wheelchairs are always welcome! We urge participants with baby strollers/joggers to begin at the back of the non-competitive group for the safety of all other race participants. We appreciate your cooperation!
Team Packet Pickup is where Team Captains pick up the race t-shirts and bibs for their team members. Individual team members may not pick up their t-shirt and bib numbers. They must get their items from their Team Captain.
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No. The race registration fee is not tax deductible because you are getting a service (the 5K Run / Walk) and products in return for being a participant.
Yes. Starting in tax year 2007, the IRS required proof of donations, regardless of the amount. All online donations automatically receive receipts, so we highly recommend you use this avenue for fundraising. Individual donations over $100, submitted by mail or in person, will be given a receipt. For pledges/donations under $100, a cancelled check serves as a receipt. All CASH donations will receive a receipt.
The easiest way to submit donations is using a credit card online. Offline donations must be submitted with an accurate and completed pledge form. They can be mailed or hand-delivered to our offices, 616 N. Virginia, Suite D, El Paso, Texas 79902, submitted to a RGCF representative at one of the walk-up registrations, or turned in at the Registration Tent on Race Day. Please place all donations in a sealed envelope with amount, your name and contact information.