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

After you sign up for the event, go find your sponsors to make a greater impact! Share the www.RaceAgainstPoverty/sponsor link on social media and with family and friends who might support you doing the Race Against Poverty. They simply need to select your name as a participant prior to giving.

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

Can I still get the RAP5k t-shirt for this year?

YES! And thank goodness, we LOVE the shirts this year. Sign up today so you can get the limited edition 10 Years Race Against Poverty shirt! You must sign up by the end of the event, which is taking place over  10 day period from August 21 -31.

We currently have shirts available in all sizes except the XL size. We will order additional shirts after the event if need be.

How do I get my RAP5k packet and t-shirt?

We have the following dates scheduled to be able to pickup your t-shirt and packet:

  • August 21  11am-1pm, 5pm-7pm @ SCCAP
  • August 22  8am-12pm @ North Square Farmers Market
  • August 24  11am-1pm, 5pm-7pm @ SCCAP
  • August 29  8am-12pm @ North Square Farmers Market

 

SCCAP: 533 South Main Street, Chambersburg

North Square Farmers Market: Chambers Fort Park, Chambersburg

After these dates are over, you will need to make an appointment to be able to pick up your shirt and packet.

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 on our website. Use this to find your sponsors who may prefer to give cash or check in support of you doing the Race Against Poverty!

You can also share the www.RaceAgainstPoverty/sponsor link on social media and with family and friends who might support you and want the convenience of giving online.

Can I still sign up for this event?

Yes, absolutely! You can sign up even after the event has started. Because we have shifted to a Virtual Event, which will take place over a 10 day period from August 21 -31 people can continue to sign up until the event is over on August 31.

What is a Virtual 5k like?

Instead of us all getting together to race against poverty on a specific day and time, this year the RAP5k will take place over a 10 day period from August 21 – 31. Sign up to support this important cause, find your sponsors to make a greater impact by encouraging friends and family to support you as you run or walk, and then on a day, place, and time of your choosing you can run or walk as far as you wish!

If you want to keep track of your time for your own fun, you are welcome to do so. However it is not required to participate.

Be sure to take a photo with the Finish Line tape in your registration packet once you’ve done your run/walk, and post on social media using #RAP5k to get entered in the daily drawings to win a door prize! Be sure to make your post ‘public’ so we can see it.

 

How can I buy a RAP5k yard sign to show my support?

We sell the Race Against Poverty yard signs for $20 as a way you can show your support of this event–and more importantly to promote this critical community work to support families who are working hard to build long term stability.

Buy sign at www.SCCAP.org/racesigns.

Do I need to use a timing app to show I completed the 5k?

If you want to keep track of your time for your own fun, you are welcome to do so. However it is not required to participate. You can run or walk as far and as fast as wish!

We are encouraging participants to have some fun with the virtual aspect of the event, and take a photo with the finishing tape in your race packet once you’ve completed–and share it with us on social media!

What about COVID-19?

As we’ve worked throughout the COVID pandemic to do what is best for the safety of our community, and through communication with local authorities in effort to meet regulations and guidelines from the Pennsylvania Department of Health it has become clear that we need to transition to a Virtual Event. which will take place over a 10 day period, from August 21 -31.

We can still race against poverty, but it will look and feel a little different. This is about the families, parents, children; our neighbors who are struggling right now. Join us to support this important work in the community in a difficult season for so many. See Full Statement.

Can I get a refund?

We have a no refund policy. In the event that you cannot run or walk, still be sure to get your RAP5k packet so you can get your t-shirt and some other goodies!