Mother's Day 5K

Sun May 10, 2020 Directions
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) F.A.Q

We are closely monitoring the Coronavirus information.  At this time we have no plans of cancelling or postponing the event.  We will follow the recommendations and direction of Mecklenburg County Public Health (MCPH),  North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Large Community Events & Mass Gatherings. We will plan to take extra measures for runners to keep good hygiene before and after the event. Our top priority is always the health and safety of our participants, volunteers, staff, and spectators, and we will continue to monitor all safety aspects of our race including the COVID-19 (coronavius). However, In the event of any change or race cancellation, we would notify all participants via email and social media channels as soon as we make any decisions.

We've been hearing from so many of you that you do this race every year as a tradition. We want to keep that tradition going for you no matter what, so we’ve been working diligently to provide contingency plans. 

PLAN 1: The number 1 option is to postpone to a later date in the year, so if we need to cancel the race on May 10, 2020, the new date will be on Father's Day, June 21, 2020.  Since both races start, finish, and run the exact same course, this will be a true "Battle of the Sexes" as we combine both the Mother's Day 5K and the Father's Day 5K.  Those registered for both races will get double the swag!

PLAN 2:  Our second option if we can not run on actual Mother's Day or Father's Day, is to have everyone run the race/s Virtually.  You will still get to keep your tradition alive and receive all of your well deserved swag (bib, shirt, medal, etc.).  Starting March 25th, you can sign up for the Virtual Mother's Day 5K for $25.  If we get to host the race on Mother's Day or Father's Day as planned and you signed up for the race Virtually, you can transfer into the actual event for a $10 fee.  No matter what the price increase, you will only pay $10 to transfer in.  

Quick F.A.Q.

Will you postpone the event?

We have no intentions of cancelling at this time but if we are forced to cancel we will run the Mother's Day 5K with the Father's Day 5K on June 21, 2020. 

Are you still planning to host packet pick up on Friday, May 8th and Saturday, May 9th?

YES.  All plans are proceeding with our packet pickup.  If the race is postponed to June 21, 2020 packet pick up will be Friday, June 19th and Saturday, June 20th.

Can I defer to 2021?

No.  There is no option to defer this event.

Can I run Virtually instead?

YES. You will still get to keep your tradition alive and receive all of your well deserved swag (bib, shirt, medal, etc.).  Starting March 25th, you can sign up for the Virtual Mother's Day 5K for $25.  If we get to host the race on Mother's Day or Father's Day as planned and you signed up for the race Virtually, you can transfer into the actual event for a $10 fee.  No matter what the price increase, you will only pay $10 to transfer in.  

Can I get a refund?

We have not changed our policy that we do not offer refunds.  This policy is consistent with most races across the country and we encourage you to respect the refund policy and know that this situation is completely out of our control. The race incurred costs for staff, marketing, medals, t-shirts, custom bibs, food, etc. based on registered runners.

Is there a risk to my health?

When you registered you signed the electronic waiver, you understand that there is always risk to participate in an event like this.  We will take extra precaution noting COVID-19.  We encourage people with compromised immune systems, current illness, parents with infants/toddlers, and the very elderly with health issues to consider staying home if they registered for an event, as those are the populations that appear to be susceptible to the dangers of the virus.  If you are feeling ill or have flu-like symptoms, please do not show up.

You can help prevent the spread of infectious illness
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, the CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases including:

1.  Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

2.  Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

3.  Stay home when you are sick.

4.  Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

5.  Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

6.  Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.

We all want to enjoy in the race we love so much.   Per the race policy, there will be no refunds.

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