What is the schedule for the evening?

5:30 pm – Check-In & Registration tent opens on Main St.
6:30 pm – Kids 1 Miler
6:45 pm – Kids Dash
7:00 pm – Walk Start
8:00pm – Race Start
8:45 pm – Awards Ceremony

How do I tell my sponsors to give in support of me?

After you sign up for the event, you will have your very own RAP5k Page t0 share on social media and with family and friends who might support you as you participate in the Race Against Poverty. Have fun raising funds for the cause, and receive cool rewards as you reach certain levels! You can also track your progress on your RAP5k Page or Team Page.

Or use the Printable Sponsor Form in the Resources section at the bottom of The Race page on our website to find your sponsors who may prefer to give cash or check!

Even if each of us finds 5 people to give $20 each to support us in the Race Against Poverty, that would be $100 additional per participant and several tens of thousands of dollars extra collectively. Wow!

Can I get a refund?

We have a no refund policy. If you can not join us for the event, you can still have a friend Check-In for you at Early Check-In or the event so you can get your t-shirt.

I signed up as a runner, but now I want to walk it. What should I do?

If it is well in advance of the race, email us, and we can make the change. That would be helpful for us to prepare. However, you can simply check in as though you are a runner but then participate in the walk instead.

I signed up as a walker, but now I want to run the race. What should I do?

You will need to be registered as a runner to get a bib number and chip for timing. If it is well in advance of the race, email us, and we can make the change. Or, on race day, you can re-register as a runner at no additional cost. Just report to the check-in line to claim your t-shirt and inform the volunteers you are pre-registered as a walker but would like to re-register as a runner, so you receive a timing chip.

Where can I see my results?

The race results will be available at MDTiming.com. Also, results, photos, and up-to-date information will be posted to the Race Against Poverty Facebook Page. Like us for ongoing information, photos, and results.

Can I sign up at the event?

Yes, absolutely! Race Day registration is permitted. Online registration closes on Wednesday at noon the week of the event; however, you can still register at the event. Registration and Check-In open at 5:30 pm and closes at 7:30 pm. Understand we may run out of t-shirts if you don’t pre-register.

How do I find the offical Race Against Poverty playlist?

There’s nothing like having a good music mix to get you going! Find the official Race Against Poverty tunes on Spotify for you to listen to. With a good mix of oldies and pop, it will be your new favorite! Click here to open in Spotify or search “Race Against Poverty #RAP5k” to find it in the app.

Do you have a Printable Form for finding my sponsors?

Yes. There is a Printable Sponsor Form in the Resources section at the bottom of The Race page. Use this to find your sponsors who may prefer to give cash or check to support you doing the Race Against Poverty!

You can also share your very own RAP5k Page on social media and with family and friends who might support you and want the convenience of giving online.

Can I get a RAP5k yard sign to show my support?

You can put out a yard sign to help promote this unique event. This is a great way to raise awareness for critical community work with families working hard to build long-term stability.

Limited supply, first come, first served.

Request a sign by emailing us at [email protected]

Can I bring a stroller?

YES! This is a family-friendly event, and we welcome parents who need to use a stroller for a child. Of course, we ask that you be respectful of other runners and not block the whole width of the Rail Trail with several strollers or a cluster of people side by side.

Are walkers timed?

No, we do not currently have the setup to time walkers during the Walk. If a walker would like to be timed, sign up as a runner and start with the runners towards the back of the crowd.

What if it rains?

This is a Rain or Shine event, so we will be there hoping for the best regardless of the weather forecast. If the weather turns ugly and you don’t want to participate, you can still come to the Check-In Tent to receive your t-shirt. However, there are no refunds. If a storm is brewing, we may need to start 10-15 minutes early or wait for it to pass. Please do whatever you need to do to stay safe. If the weather is too severe and we are required to call off the race, it would be a last-minute decision made at the race. Should that happen, we have a Make-Up Day on the schedule for the following Saturday.