Q & A

1. Are strollers allowed?  



2. Are pets allowed? 


Sorry, pets are not allowed


3. Who receives a medal?


Every finisher will receive a Custom Medal and additionally the Top 3 Overall Male and Female runners AND Top Male and Female in each Age Category receive an additional Medal.


4. What are the age categories?


Up to 14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+


5. What type of medals are awarded?


Custom Medals


6. Can I pick up someone else's packet on Pre-Race Day Packet Pickup? 


Yes if you have their name and birth date  


7. What is included in the race 5K Registration?

Race T-shirt

Custom Medal

Complimentary Race Photos to download

 Finish Line snacks and festivities

 Automatic entry to the Goodies Raffle (separate from the 50/50 Raffle)

FREE Kids Zone for Kids Run Participants during the 5K


8. How do I get my child into the Kids Zone? What is included in the Kids Run Registration? Can I run with my Child?  

Your child must be wearing a race bib and be checked in and out of the Kids Zone by a parent. Kids Run Registration includes a Custom Medal, Race Bib, and Post Race Snacks. Shirts may be purchased additionally during registration or on race day (sizes will be limited on race day). YES! You may run the 1-mile Kids Run with your child.

9. Can I register a large group?

Yes! Fill out the Group Registration Form HERE and you can all SAVE! 

10. What is the 50/50 Raffle? Is it different from the Goodie Raffle?

You may purchase multiple raffle tickets to be entered into the 50/50 Raffle. 50% of the money raised through the 50/50 Raffle will go straight to O.U.R. while the other 50% will go to the Grand Prize winner who will be drawn on Race Day and will receive the check! The more tickets you purchase the more chances you have of winning...as well as the more money you raise to support Operation Underground Railroad!

The 50/50 Raffle is separate from the Goodies Raffle. Every 5k Participant is automatically entered into the Goodie Raffle where they can win Goodie Baskets donated by our wonderful local businesses!


11.  How do I participate as a Virtual Runner?


As a Virtual Runner, you will choose a 5K course on your own and run it in behalf and support of Operation Underground Railroad. You can choose to complete your Virtual Run on the day of the 5K Rescue Run, or choose a day that is convenient for you. Your RACE BIB and CUSTOM MEDAL will be mailed to the address you provide and is typically mailed by the Wednesday AFTER race day (because medals and shirts are not ready for pick up until right before race day). When you have completed your 5K Virtual Run, be sure to update your Facebook and Instagram status letting your friends and family know of your accomplishment! Add hashtag #ourphoenixrescuerun!


12.  Does the Price go up?

Yes! The sooner you register, the more you save. The price of the 5k starts at $25 and goes up to $50 on Race Day. The Kids Run starts at $10 and goes up to $20, and the Virtual Run starts at $20 and goes up to $25 by Race Day. Follow the Facebook and Instagram Pages to receive updates on price increases.