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RACE FAQ's

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When registration opens, click the ‘REGISTER!’ button at the top of the page. You will be taken to the RunSignUp website to register. If you already have an account with RunSignUp (or if you attended last year’s race), then click ‘Sign In’ and log into your account. On the Hope Without Boundaries 5K Race page, you will see a button ‘Sign Up’ at the top of the page, click on this button to begin the registration process. When Signing Up for a Race while logged on to RunSignUp, you will be taken to the Select Registrant menu where you can quick fill registration for accounts already linked on your RunSignUp account. This will allow registration to go faster, because you will be able to select registrants who are already on your account and their information will automatically be filled out. If the registrant is not available on the Select Registrant menu, then click on ‘New Registrant’. Complete all of the necessary information for each person you wish to register. You’ll get the chance to overlook your information and either confirm it, or add an additional registrant. Next, fill out your payment information and you will be all set. Look for an email confirmation.

Persons of color are missing from all across the country – it’s a NATIONAL issue. The Satellite 5K gives you an opportunity to participate even if you cannot make it to the race. We encourage you to create a team and run/walk in your community. When you register by the cutoff date, a race shirt and bag will be mailed to you. When registering, please make sure you select the ‘Satellite 5K’ option.

Only those who register for the Satellite 5K will receive their race packet in the mail. If you register for the in-person race, you will need to receive your race packet in-person (at packet pickup or on race day).

If you would like to associate your registration with a new or existing fundraising team, then you will have the opportunity to create and/or join one during the registration process, after the registration process, or without registering for a race at all. For detailed information on creating a Fundraiser or a Team Fundraiser, please click here.

If you have already created a fundraiser or team fundraiser on RunSignup, then you can view your fundraiser, as well as any donations made to it, and you can make edits to your fundraiser if necessary. To begin, sign into your RunSignup account, go to your Profile, then scroll down the page, and click on the link for “My Fundraisers”. From the “My Fundraisers” page, you can view all of fundraisers for the users on your account.

To edit your fundraiser, find the fundraiser you would like to manage, and click on the “Edit Fundraiser” button to access your Fundraiser Management Page. On the fundraiser management page, you can edit your Fundraiser Name, and your Fundraising Goal. You can turn on or off your goal thermometer, and/or your scrolling list of donors. Your Fundraiser Page URL can be edited, as well as your Personal Message to Display on Your Fundraiser Page, and your Fundraiser Image can be added, edited or removed here as well.

If you have a team of fundraisers, one person on your team (i.e., The Team Captain) will need to first create the fundraiser for the group when they register. When registering, you will be given the option to “Create or Join a Fundraising Team”.

If you have a team of fundraisers, one person on your team (i.e., The Team Captain) will need to first create the fundraiser for the group when they register. To go back and join a team / fundraiser AFTER you’re already registered, please follow these instructions:

1. Go to your runsignup.com profile page (runsignup.com/profile).
2. Click on manage registration to the right of the race listing under your upcoming events.
3. Select Fundraiser from top menu.
4. From there you can either start a team or join a team once that team is created.

If you have already created a fundraiser or team fundraiser on RunSignup, then you can view your fundraiser, as well as any donations made to it, and you can make edits to your fundraiser if necessary. To begin, sign into your RunSignup account, go to your Profile, then scroll down the page, and click on the link for “My Fundraisers”. From the “My Fundraisers” page, you can view all of fundraisers for the users on your account.

To edit your fundraiser, find the fundraiser you would like to manage, and click on the “Edit Fundraiser” button to access your Fundraiser Management Page. On the fundraiser management page, you can edit your Fundraiser Name, and your Fundraising Goal. You can turn on or off your goal thermometer, and/or your scrolling list of donors. Your Fundraiser Page URL can be edited, as well as your Personal Message to Display on Your Fundraiser Page, and your Fundraiser Image can be added, edited or removed here as well.

Yes. To change your t-shirt size, please follow the instructions below. Make sure you change your t-shirt size BEFORE May 17, 2024 at 5PM. We are taking inventory and may not accommodate size changes after this date.

1. Go to your runsignup.com profile page (runsignup.com/profile).
2. Under Upcoming Events, click Manage Registration (on the right).
3. Click Giveaway (in the dark grey menu bar).
4. Click the drop-down to select a new t-shirt size and click ‘Continue’.
5. Click Confirm Changes.

Please follow these instructions for transferring to either the in-person 5K race or the Satellite 5K race. If you are transferring to the Satellite 5K, there is an additional charge of $5 for shipping. If you are transferring to the in-person 5K race, you will NOT be refunded the $5 for shipping. The deadline to transfer to the Satellite 5K is May 10, 2024 by 5PM. You will not be able transfer AFTER this date.

1. Go to your runsignup.com profile page (runsignup.com/profile).
2. Click on Manage Registration to the right of the race listing under Upcoming Events.
3. Click Transfer Event (top menu bar).
4. Click Start Transfer and follow the on-screen prompts (you’ll have to go through the registration process again). Make sure you verify shipping address info if you are registering for the Satellite 5K.

No. However, everyone is encouraged to collect donations for the Black & Missing Foundation. With your help, we can provide an equal opportunity for all missing persons. We greatly appreciate your fundraising efforts.

Proceeds from the event will go to raise funding for families of the missing: flyer distribution, financial support, victim recovery and burial service assistance.

The color of the participants shirts are IRISH GREEN.

The race is a 5K — which is approximately 3.1 miles.

You can register up until the day of the race. Please check the Registration Schedule & Fees on the Race Details page for pricing information and deadlines.

Yes. Timing services will be handled by Charm City Run. All registrants will receive a timing chip attached to their race bibs.

Satellite 5K participants can post their times here. Make sure you post them by June 2nd by 11:59PM Eastern Time. Results update in real time as people submit their times. Don’t forget to snap a photo or video and share it when you report your results! We’d love to see you – simply tag us on social media and hashtag your photos with #HWB5K2024 and #HelpUsFindUs! We’re active on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

Yes! Prizes will be awarded for in-person racers for:

Adults (18 and over):
Male – 1st place
Female – 1st place

Children (12 and under):
Male – 1st place
Female – 1st place

Teens (13-17):
Male – 1st place
Female – 1st place

All 5K finishers will receive an official ‘Hope Without Boundaries’ finisher medal to commemorate their wonderful achievement. You will be handed your medal after crossing the finish line.

Yes, wheelchairs and strollers are allowed.

We are expecting large crowds on the day of the 5K. Please watch out for your pets as we wouldn’t want them to get injured.

Yes, the ‘Hope Without Boundaries’ 5K Run/Walk will be held at the National Harbor in Maryland. There are plenty of hotels on the property. Please click here for a list.

No, however, you have the option of purchasing a discounted pre-paid parking pass with your registration for $13 (maximum daily parking fee is $24). If you purchase a pre-paid parking pass, will you will still need to retrieve a ticket in order to enter the garage.

To pick up your pre-paid parking pass, visit the BAMFI table under the Capital Canopy from 7:30AM-8AM. Please bring a copy of your registration. The pre-paid pass will be used to exit the garage.

If you’ve already registered, you can go back and add a parking pass to your registration:
1. Go to your runsignup.com profile page (runsignup.com/profile).
2. Under Upcoming Events, click Manage Registration (on the right).

Pre-paid parking passes will need to be purchased by Monday, May 27, 2024.

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