Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I pick up my packet?

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Packet Pick-Up on Saturday is encouraged but not required. Your packet includes your bib number, chip & t-shirt. You can pick your packet up at Hughes Stadium on the Sacramento City College campus (3835 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, 95822) from 12:00PM until 5:00PM.

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

At Hughes Stadium on the Sacramento City College campus (3835 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, 95822).
6:30 AM – 8:30 AM

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Do you accept credit or debit cards for payment for race day registration?

Yes, we do. We accept cash, check, and debit/credit cards. Checks can be made payable to Runnin’ for Rhett.

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Do you require ID for packet pick up?

No, we do not.

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Will I get a shirt?

Shirts are guaranteed if registration is received by April 13, 2017. For registrations received after March 19, shirts will be on a first come first served basis at packet pick-up (limited quantities).Tech shirts available for an additional $6.

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What time should we be there on race day?

Depending on your race we recommend you get there 45 minutes to an hour ahead of time to find parking, warm up and stretch.

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If I cannot race, can I give someone else my race number?

No. Race entries are non-transferable.

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Can I run/walk with my dog?

We’re sorry, but pets are not allowed, except for seeing-eye dogs. While we realize it is fun for both you and your pet to run/walk together, this policy has been established by both our insurance company and us for safety reasons.

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Can I run/walk with my child in a baby/jogging stroller?

We do permit baby joggers/strollers for this event, but we ask that you start in the back of the pack, whether you are running or walking. This is for your safety and for the safety of those around you. Please note that scooters, bikes, skateboards, and roller blades are not allowed on the course.

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Can I wear an iPod during the race?

We discourage the use of iPods or other music devices during the race. We love music, but we want you to be safe. The reason we discourage headphones is because they impair your ability to hear the directions of volunteers and police on the course, emergency vehicles, and other runners around you. If you do elect to wear headphones, we ask that you only wear them in one ear or keep the volume at a level that allows you to hear people and vehicles/traffic around you.

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Is there a Kid’s Fun Run associated with this race?

Yes. We offer a ¼ and a ½ mile race for children 11 and under. Gun start is at 8:00AM.

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Do you have porta-potties on the course?

YES. Portable toilets will also be available on the course as well as the start/finish line area.

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Will you have a sweat/gear check for this event?

Do you have race day registration?

Yes, race day registrations opens at 6:30AM for all events. It will be located at Hughes Stadium. We recommend arriving at least one hour prior to the start time of your race in order to allow sufficient time to park, register, etc.

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How many miles is a 5K?

A 5K is 3.1 miles.

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What kind of aid stations will be available on the course?

The race will have one aid station about 1.5 miles into the course.

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What is chip timing?

Each 5K participant will be issued a “bib” with his/her number on it. On the back of each bib is a disposable timing chip. This timing chip is encoded with the athlete’s name and race number. The computer chip allows for the most accurate race time.

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What makes “Run Because You Can” unique from other races?

Runnin’ for Rhett is a non-profit foundation that was founded on December 7th, 2007 by a grass roots group of family and friends that love Rhett Seevers. Our mission is to LET RHETT’S STORY INSPIRE those who feel defeated, UPLIFT those who feel down and ENCOURAGE all to take that first step, like Beth did in the spring of 2005, and MOVE INTO LIFE.

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R4R Youth Fitness Program: Each year, over $60,000 is funded to over 50 Sacramento area schools. The grant awards include a 5-week after school training program that provides a twice weekly coached training program, a baby blue R4R cotton t-shirt and a entry into a designated race in April and November. Upon completion of their race, the students are also awarded a special race medal.

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