Registration

What is your refund policy?

We are currently not set up to process refunds; however, you will be able to transfer your registration to someone else if needed. Superhero 5k registrants will also be able to transfer their entry to the Virtual 5k option.

That said, we understand that unexpected circumstances may arise. If you are seeking information about refunds, please contact us directly at kevinstoddard5k@gmail.com or via the Contact page. 

What is a virtual race, exactly?

EXCELLENT question. While we hope that the turnout for Kev’s 5k will be astronomical, we understand not everyone will be able to be there. If you sign up for a “virtual 5k”, you can complete the race anywhere. Your race registration fee will directly benefit the SuperHERO Foundation, just like if you were with us in person on race day.

We’ll ask for your pledge, i.e. how you plan to run, walk, jump, soar for at least 1 mile or 20 minutes on the morning of September 29. We’ll mail you your race gear, including packet, medal, and t-shirt. We just ask that in return you snap a Superhero Selfie of you running with us that morning. (Email it to us or post it on social media with #5ksuperheroselfie.)

We’re keeping a running track of all Kev’s 5k virtual runner registrants through this map! Check it out to see where people are running and walking on September 29 in memory of Kevin.

I’m not in to running or walking, but I'd love to help.

Great! Please get in contact with us about volunteering here.

What is the deadline to register? Can I register on race day?

Online registration will be open through packet pickup. Same day registration is available on the morning of the race starting at 7:15 am. Virtual registraion will be open until 6am on September 29. 

T-shirts will not be guaranteed for same day registrants or for those who register after September 15. 

I’m REALLY excited. What can I do to prep beforehand?

Holy Chips and Bibs, Batman -so are we! We created a Spotify playlist that has some classic pump up tunes, as well as a few of Kevin’s favorites, to get you excited until September. Check it out here, or open up the Spotify app on your phone and tap the camera button in the search box. Point it to the code below (or take a screen grab) and it’ll start playing.

RACE DAY

When is the Superhero 5k and Fun Run?

Race Day is Saturday, September 29, 2018. We’re planning on holding the race every fall near Kevin’s birthday (October 7).

The 5k starts at 8am, followed by the Fun Run at 9am. We recommend arriving at least 20 minutes before the race starts.

What happens if it rains on race day?

The race will go on as planned. Please dress accordingly. Turn your cape into a poncho!

For extreme weather (lightening), there will likely be a delayed start. For super extreme events (blizzard, e.g.), we're packing our capes and heading to Florida, but we'll give as much advance notice as possible. 

Where is the race?

The race start/finish line is in beautiful Wheaton Regional Park; follow directions to the 2002 Shorefield Road Entrance, as there are several entrances to the park. Packet pick up and registration will be in the gravel lot next to the train station (take the first right in the roundabout).

You can view a map of the 5k and 1 mile run here.

Parking and Mass Transit

For GPS, please use the Wheaton Regional Park entrance on Shorefield Road (2002 Shorefield Road, Silver Spring MD 20902). There are two large parking lots for easy access, which you can view on the map here, but we encourage carpooling if possible.

You can also take Metro’s Red Line to Glenmont Station, and then take a short (less than a mile) uber/taxi over to the park.

Are dogs and strollers allowed?     

There are few things we love more than superdogs and superbabies. Strollers are welcome on the 1-mile course, but unfortunately we do not recommend strollers on the 5k course.

Friendly, well-behaved dogs are welcome on the 1-mile course, but unfortunately for safety reasons we cannot have dogs run on the 5k course. 

Where is packet/cape pick up?

Packet (Cape) Pick Up will be held on Friday, 9/28 at Modell's in Bethesda (7201 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814) from 3pm - 7pm. 

Packet pick up and same day registration will also be available on race day starting at 7am. 

Can someone else pick up my packet?

Yes! Just make sure you provide them with a copy of your QR code and/or confirmation email. 

Will there be prizes?

We'll have cash prizes for top men and women's finishers, and non-monetary prizes (but still really good!!) for other place finishers. We'll also be handing out prizes for Best Costume for kids and adults, Best Team Costume, and Best Virtual Costume/Spirit! 

We are also giving out some pretty sweet door prizes for early registrants. 

How is the race timed?

We’ve partnered with Montgomery County Road Runners Club to provide IPICO timing and chip services. Results will be posted to the website by 4pm on September 29.

The Fun Run will not be timed. 

What is the course/park like?  

The run is a somewhat hilly course that winds through beautiful scenery in Wheaton Regional Park. The fun run is a 1-mile easy, paved course that travels by Pine Lake and a large playground, and ends at the carousel.

You can see photos of the route, and view a map of the 5k and 1 mile run here.

We love Wheaton Regional Park, and encourage you to pack a picnic and make a day off it! Besides Brookside Gardens, the Park also contains a carousel and train station which will open at 10am on 9/29. There’s also a Nature Center, miles of wooded easy hiking trails, a huge playground, dog park, ice rink, and lots of space to play and explore.