A: Registration is now open. Registration will close at 3,500 runners or at packet pickup on August 2, whichever is first.
Q: May I register someone else for the Race?
A: No. All participants must register themselves. Each race entrant must personally read and agree to a liability waiver and the required fundraising commitment.
Q. Do I have to register online for the Royals Charities 5K Run/Walk?
A. We strongly prefer that you register online. However, if online registration is impossible, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org expressing your interest in registering offline. We will make every effort to meet your request. You can register onsite at packet pick-up on Friday, August 1, at Ultramax Sports as long as the race has not reached its maximum number of participants.
Q. Must individual entrants participate in teams and race together?
A. No, teams are not required. Most runners will compete as individuals. However some find it more fun to participate as a team and to challenge each other and other teams to raise the most money.
Q: How do I pick up my t-shirt & bib?
A: After registering you will be assigned a bib number. You will receive your bib number, T-shirt and packet at packet pick-up. Packet pick-up will be on Friday, August 1 from noon-8pm at Ultramax Sports located at: 6911 Tomahawk Rd, Prairie Village, KS 66208, and late packet pickup will be Saturday, August 2 from 6-7:00am at Rivals Sports Bar located inside Gate E at Kauffman Stadium.
Q: Where do runners get their timing devices?
A: We will be using a timing system that utilizes a disposable timing tag that is attached to your bib number. It eliminates the need to return the timing chips at the end of the race and also eliminates lost timing chip fees.
Donations to Fundraising Campaigns
Q: I am interested in donating to a fundraising campaign but I'm not sure how much to give?
A: All contributions to fundraising campaigns are fully tax deductible and will make a difference in a child's life in Kansas City (race registrations are not fully tax deductible). All monies raised stay in the Kansas City area. It is only through your generosity that Variety Children's Charity of Greater Kansas City will be able to address mobility issues for children and families suffering mobility and transportation issues throughout the bi-state area. There is no donation too big or small - all gifts are greatly appreciated and support Royals Charities and Variety Children's Charity of Greater Kansas City.
Q: Will donors receive tax documentation for their donation?
A: Donors will automatically receive an email acknowledging their tax deductible donation for their records.
Q: What if I want to send a check to contribute to a fundraising campaign?
A: Please mail the check to: Royals Charities, Attn: 5K Run/Walk, One Royal Way, Kansas City, MO 64129. Note in the memo line whose fundraising campaign you are supporting. Checks should be made to Royals Charities.
Q: If I made a mistake making my donation, how can I fix it?
A: If you experience any problems with your donation, please send an email to email@example.com with a detailed message including a description of the problem encountered and your contact information. Please include both a phone number and email address so that we may contact you efficiently.
Q: Are there restroom facilities at the race location?
A: Yes, men's and women's restrooms are located in Kauffman Stadium and portable toilets will be available along the course.
Q: Will water be available during the race?
A: Yes, there will be water stations located along the route and at the finish line.
Q: How can I get to the race site?
A: The start and finish of the race is near Kauffman Stadium located at One Royal Way, Kansas City, MO 64129. Take I-70 to Blue Ridge Cutoff and enter Gate 2. Park in Lot A and proceed to Gate E. Rivals Sports Bar is located inside Gate E.
Q: Is parking available and free at the race location?
A: Parking will be available around Kauffman Stadium. There is no charge for parking in the Kauffman Stadium lots.
Q: Can my family and friends come down to the field when I'm running on the warning track?
A: Due to the need to protect the field, friends and family will not be allowed on the field. They will be able to cheer you on and take photos from the stands in Kauffman Stadium.
Q: Are baby strollers allowed on the race route?
A: To ensure the safety of all participants and because the 5K route does include running the complete length of the warning track, we do not allow baby strollers, carriages, scooters or other such items on the route.
Q: Can I bring my dog to the race?
A: No, we love pets but cannot accommodate them at the event.
Q: Can I wear headphones during the race?
A: No, wearing headphones during the race is prohibited by our USATF sanction and for safety reasons.
Q: Can I rollerblade/roller skate/bike in the race?
A: No, rollerblades, roller skates, skateboards, scooters and bikes are not allowed anywhere on the course or at Kauffman Stadium due to safety concerns.
We will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to include your email address, phone number and nature of your inquiry. Thank you for your interest in the Royals Charities 5K Run/Walk!