FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We’ve tried to cover anything and everything elsewhere on this site (please look around), but here are the answers to some of the most Frequently Asked Questions we are asked.

5K & 10K RUN/ WALK FAQ’S

WILL THERE BE A LOCAL RACE VENUE THIS YEAR?

YES, at Miramar Regional Park, 16801 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, FL 33027.

HOW FAR IS A 5K / 10K WALK/RUN?

5K = 3.1 miles

10K = 6.2 miles

WHY SHOULD I PARTICIPATE IN THE ANNUAL FLORIDA GYNECOLOGIC CANCERS 5K / 10K RUN/ WALK EVENT?

  • Every 23 minutes a woman is diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the U.S.
  • 1 in 78 women will develop ovarian cancer in her lifetime.
  • 1 in 100 women risk of dying from invasive ovarian cancer.
  • Ovarian cancer is the #1 cause of gynecologic cancer deaths.
  • Nearly all cervical cancer is caused by Human Papillomavirus.
  • The HPV virus can remain dormant for years without warning any signs or symptoms.
  • The male bodies any be tested for the HPV virus, so awareness is necessary.

WHAT TIME DOES THE RACE START?

Please plan to be on time in person on September 25, 2022, for start time which is 7:30 AM. But those who which to participate in the virtual statewide challenge, you can run your own any time (and anywhere) between September 1, 2022, through September 30, 2022.

WHAT IS THE COST OF THE EVENT?

$35.00 per adult registrant until August 20. However, both cancer survivors, teens, and kids receive a discount. Please click HERE for more information.

What do I get for my registration fee?

Your registration fee includes a race t-shirt shipped directly to your mailing address. The teal pack will include (1) custom t-shirt, (2) custom finisher medal, waistband, (3) custom race bib, (4), and sponsor inserts.

WILL I GET A T-SHIRT BEFORE THE EVENT AND WHEN SHOULD I EXPECT IT TO ARRIVE AT MY HOUSE?

All participants will receive an official T-shirt and race bib while supplies last.

WHAT ARE THE AVAILABLE SIZES FOR THE RACE T-SHIRT?

Race T-shirts are available in the following sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL (unisex).

CAN I REGISTER ON RACE DAY?

This race is for pre-registered participants only.

If you decide to register later we cannot guarantee you will receive race packet in time for the official race day 9/26/2022

WHEN DOES ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSE?

Online registration will be available until 9/30/2022 for those who want to participate VIRTUALLY.

IS MY RACE REGISTRATION CONSIDERED A TAXABLE DEDUCTION?

YES!  Your race registration fee goes to Kindah Foundation funding programs.

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

Click on the ‘Sign Up’ button to get started today

CAN I WALK WITH A GROUP OR TEAM?

YES!  When you register, you’ll have the option to join or create a team, which is ideal for walking/running with friends, colleagues or other groups who want to race together.  You do not need to be part of a group or team to participate in this event.  It’s an optional feature.

CAN I JOIN OTHER TEAM/ GROUP?

Yes, once your register you can choose the group/team you wish to join. Your team leader will be in touch with you after joining.

RACE REGISTRATION:

DOES THE VIRTUAL RUN/WALK CHALLENGE OFFER REFUNDS?

We do understand that situations may come up where you may request a refund on your registration.  Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds on registrations.  You do have the option to transfer your registration to a family member, coworker, or friend.

WILL THERE BE A SHIPPING COST?

Shipping and handling is included in your race registration so no additional charges are required. Shipping takes 1-2 weeks.  To ensure you have a race T-shirt for the event, you must complete your race registration before August 20, 2022.  If you sign up after September  01, we cannot guarantee you’ll receive a T-shirt or race bib for the event. We will be available for pick up on September 01, 2022, for those local. Those that out of town race packets will be mail to you.

RACE TIMING/AWARDS/ MEDALS / RESULTS:

HOW DO I SUBMIT MY RESULTS FOR THE VIRTUAL RACE?

We recommend that you use a fitness tracker such as a Fitbit, Garmin, SmartWatch, pedometer, etc.  If you don’t have one of these devices, then make sure to map out your route before the race. There are several free online tools such as Google Maps or other free apps like ‘MapMyWalk’ or ‘MapMyRun’ to help you determine the best path to complete the distance.

WHEN DO I RECEIVE MY FINISHER MEDAL?

Our challenges and races are meant to be earned so our policy is to send your finisher medal after you have completed your event and submitted your results.  However, some participants prefer to have their medal before the start their challenges.  Finisher medals will be mail within 2-3 weeks of each participant’s registration.

WILL THERE BE AWARDS FOR TOP FINISHERS?

No.  Our race leaderboard is simply for bragging rights and to share your accomplishment with others.

FUNDRAISING / DONATION / SPONSORSHIP

CAN I MAKE A DONATION TO THE RACE WITHOUT ACTUALLY WALKING/RUNNING?

YES!  If you would like to donate to the race, please click HERE.

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL 5K & 10K RACE?

The 5K run is a long-distance road running competition over a distance of five kilometers (3.107 mi). Also referred to as the 5K road race5 km, or simply 5K, it is the shortest of the most common road running distances. It is usually distinguished from the 5000 meters track running event by stating the distance in kilometers, rather than meters.

A virtual run event is similar to a traditional running event except the participant completes it entirely on their own.

The 10K run is a long-distance road running competition over a distance of ten kilometers (6.2 miles). Also referred to as the 10K road race10 km, or simply 10K, it is one of the most common types of road running event, alongside the shorter 5K and longer half marathon and marathon. It is usually distinguished from the 10,000 meters track running event by stating the distance in kilometers, rather than meters.

HOW DO I KNOW I’VE WALKED/RUN 3.1 MILES or 6.2 MILES?

We recommend that you use a fitness tracker such as a Fitbit, Garmin, SmartWatch, pedometer, etc.  If you don’t have one of these devices, then make sure to map out your route before the race. There are several free online tools such as Google Maps or other free apps like ‘MapMyWalk’ or ‘MapMyRun’ to help you determine the best path to complete the distance.

RACE PARTICIPATION

IS THERE A MINIMUM AGE TO COMPLETE A VIRTUAL RACE?

Currently, we have no limitations on age.  We actually encourage all ages to take on our challenges and complete them.

I DO NOT LIVE WITHIN THE UNITED STATES, CAN I STILL REGISTER FOR AN EVENT?

Of course! We encourage everyone to register.  The Virtual Run Challenge will have an option for our international participants to register.  Shipping is included in all our registrations. (This includes our Canadian Participants).

You can send you questions to info@kindahfoundation.org

DO I HAVE TO RUN THE VIRTUAL RACE?

Our challenges all have the same goal and the goal is to get you up and moving.  Whether you choose to complete your challenge outdoors by walking or running or indoors by use of a treadmill or elliptical machine. We also understand that many of our participants have different fitness levels.  For those that need a little extra time, you can also break up your distance into manageable segments.  Just make sure you add the full time when submitting your final results.

WHAT IF I CAN’T DO THE RACE ON SEPTEMBER 25TH WHICH IS THE OFFICIAL DAY OF THE RACE?

That’s okay!  Simply sign up, complete your 5k or 10k anytime between September 1, 2022 through September 30, 2022 that month, feel free to upload your race time to our leaderboard (optional).  We’ll be sharing photos of the race on social media that day, and hope you will too, but we’ll be excited to hear about your walk/run experience whenever you complete it.

CAN I WALK THE RACE?

Yes! Walkers, joggers, and those in wheelchairs are all welcome to participate.

If you are using a wheelchair to roll during the 5K / 10K, these are a few important precautions. Check all nuts and bolts to ensure everything is tightened on your chair. Also, check your tire pressure using the inflation guidelines on the outside of the tire. If you need to, add more air use a hand or bicycle pump. A race can be completed in a standard chair, but if you plan on participating in racing events more often you might want to invest in or seek funding for a sport or racing chair.

CAN MOM WITH STROLLERS PARTICIPATE?

Yes, everyone is welcome to participate at their own risk. This is a family-friendly event and we want the community to participate in the celebration of the National Ovarian & Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month.

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF I COMPLETED THE RACE?

Honestly, we don’t, but we trust you!  The Kindah Foundation is all about community and support.  We want everyone to have fun and enjoy the spirit of this event.  We’ll be following along with all our racers, walkers, and moms with strollers who post on social media, so be sure to share your experience and use #StrongerTogether

WHAT IS A RACE BIB AND DO I HAVE TO WEAR IT ON RACE DAY?

The race bib is more of a commemorative gift for you.  You do not need to wear your race bib the day of the race.  However, the number on your race bib is important because you’ll need the number to upload/report your walk/run time to our leaderboard.  It’s also a nice way to show your support for the 5th Annual Florida Teal 5K Run/Fun Walk on the day of the VIRTUAL CHALLENGE.

HOW DO I CREATE MY OWN TEAM/ GROUP FOR THE RACE?

During your registration process, you will have the option to create your team or group.

CAN I JOIN A TEAM/ GROUP AFTER I ALREADY SIGNED UP FOR THE RACE?

YES.  Simply log into your account navigation bar – select GROUP/TEAM.  If you want to join an existing group/team, select that option, and pull down the team name you want to join.  If you want to create your own team – select that option and complete the steps.

HOW DO I CREATE A CORPORATE TEAM/ GROUP?

During your registration process, you will have the option to create a CORPORATE TEAM by simply giving the team/group a corporate name…..follow the prompts.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENT BETWEEN A CORPORATE TEAM AND A GROUP/ TEAM?

General group/teams are for anyone that wants to race together virtually with family, friends, and colleagues.  A Corporate Team is formed when a company or small business wants to underwrite a portion of the race registration fees for their employees. Meaning you can get your company or organization to pay for the entire team to participate in this cause.

CAN WE CREATE OUR ACTIVITY? GET TEAL CREATIVE!

  • Walk or Run – Run a 5K, 10K or a half marathon in your neighborhood. Set your sights on your longest walk since the pandemic began.
  • Put on your best TEAL Cycle or Swim outfit – And get active, whether on your stationary bike, mountain bike or road bike, aim to take a challenging ride. Or, set a challenge of laps in your pool or an open water swim
  • Climb or Hike – Climb the steps of your high-rise building or a nearby mountain or take a challenging hike you have always want to try. Then send us your favorite TEAL gear or tag us online.
  • We’re looking for bold and challenging actions and we’re not limiting your thinking. Maybe your bold action is less physical and more artistic, symbolic, or spiritual.
  • Paint a picture or make a craft with TEAL colors or teal items.
  • Tell your survivor story and tag us on social media.
  • Reach out to those in need
  • Dye your hair TEAL
  • Wear Jeans & Teal for the month of SEPTEMBER
  • Help raise funds – Raise money and support by teaching your friends and family a class, maybe it’s a yoga, dance, or painting – do whatever suits you!

HOW MUCH OF MY REGISTRATION IS DONATED TO CHARITY?

The Virtual Run Challenge was started in efforts to give our participants a way to give back as well as get healthy and raise awareness to the general public about warning signs and symptoms of gynecologic cancer, PCOS, and HPV.  We are a (501)3 not-for-profit organization, that being said 90% goes to our programs and 10% administration cost.

WHAT IF I DON’T WANT TO WALK/RUN?

You can still participate by donating to the cause or become a Community Sponsor Partner to support the event. You can do the following list of activities below to show your support for National Ovarian & Gynecologic Cancer, PCOS & HPV Awareness Month from September 01, 2022 through September 30, 2022.

VIRTUAL PACKET INFORMATION

Within 2-3 weeks after registering, we’ll mail you an official Teal swag kit complete with (1) custom Race T-shirt, (2) drawstring backpack, (3) race medal, (4) race bib, (5) sweatband, and (6) sponsors inserts. We will be available for pick up on September 19, 2020, for those local. Those that are out of town race packets will be mail to you.

  FOR LOCAL PARTICIPANTS ONLY

 – COUNTRY ISLES PLAZA WESTON-

 

STORE: Runner’s Depot 

LOCATION: 1378 Weston Road, Weston, FL 33326

DATE: Saturday, September 24, 2022

TIME: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Direction To Location: (754) 265-7026

Northeast corner of Weston Rd. & Indian Trace

NOTE:  Time and pick up location is subject to change, please check your email prior to arrival day.