Is this event open to the community?
Yes. Men, women, college students, and children of all ages are invited. The Family Fun Run will have its own separate course. Competitive running will take place on the 5K course.
Is this a competitive race?
Running2Rescue is an optional competitive race and will be timed with a professional chip-timing system if you elect for that type of registration. You MUST register as a chipped runner to be eligible for an award.
The first three, chip-timed males and first three, chip-timed females to cross the finish line in each age group in the 5K will each receive recognition and be presented with a medal at our Post Run Award Ceremony. The top, chip-timed male and top, chip-timed female finishers in the 5K will be presented with an award as well.
Do I have to register my children?
For the 5K or Family Fun Run:
- Children 5 and under are free to register online. If registered, a liability waiver will be required as part of the registration process. Otherwise, the liability waiver signed by a parent or guardian includes minors attending with a participating adult.
- Children ages 6-11 must be registered with an adult and must turn in a completed liability release waiver signed off by a parent or guardian.
- Children 12 and over are required to register as an adult participant. If they are under the age of 18, they must have a parent or guardian
sign off on their liability release waiver.
May I register on race day?
Yes. Keep in mind that the registration fee will increase the day of the race. Please see the “Event Details” tab on the home page for exact prices.
When do I have to pick-up my race bib?
It is preferred that runner numbers/bibs be picked up prior to race day. Registration packets will be available for pick-up at:
Where will parking be?
The largest available parking lot is the southern lot used by the Panhandle South Plains Fair. We have reserved this large lot for our use. Other lots include the one right next door owned by Moonlight Musicals. Internals lots will be closed off and unavailable. Follow signage and plan early. Provide ample time to find parking, walk down the hill to the Warm-up Party, register and/or pick up bibs.
Will shuttles be provided?
How long is the race?
We offer two race lengths: 5K (3.1 miles) and the Family Fun Run (approximately 1 mile).
What happens when I have completed my walk/run?
Celebrate with your friends and family at the Freedom Festival!
A Post Run Award Ceremony will also be held at the conclusion of the timed races. If interested, you can print your results at the Athlete Guild kiosk located just past the finish line and take a picture in front of the R2R backdrop.
This is the 8th Annual Running2Rescue awareness and fundraising event! We have developed R2R to combat sex trafficking in our region, and one of the strongest methods to combat this evil is to promote primary prevention by supporting families and safe activities in our communities. We want this to be a fun family event celebrating freedom, so feel free to stay and enjoy the extra activities after the event.
Will runners and walkers be separated for the races?
Yes, the runners will be asked to line up first. Walkers will line up right behind the runners. Everyone starts at the same time.
Do I need to collect donations to be a part of Running2Rescue?
No. However, keep in mind that a small percentage of your registration fee will be used to cover race day expenses, so we do welcome additional donations. 100% of donations will benefit OneVo!ceHome.
Are donations tax-deductible?
Yes. You can donate online under the “Sponsor R2R” tab or you can mail or drop off a donation. Please make payable to OneVoiceHome and send to:
10507 Quaker Avenue, Suite 205
Lubbock, TX 79424
How will proceeds be used?
All donations will be sent to OneVo!ceHome to build a safe house in the West Texas area for underage girls who have been sexually exploited.
Please visit the home page to learn more about this organization.
Will bicycles, scooters, rollerblades, or skateboards be allowed?
None of the above mentioned items will be allowed on the chipped timed race courses. No small children will be allowed the use of bicycles on the Family Fun Run course this year. Parents/guardians must assume responsibility of their children’s safety and everyone on the course at all times.
Are pets such as dogs allowed on the course?
No. Please leave pets at home.
Are strollers allowed?
Yes. However, you are responsible for the safety of your children. R2R will not monitor children as they run the course.
Children should stay within close proximity of a parent or guardian.
Will water be provided?
Yes. We will position three stations along the course, providing water, Powerade, and minor medical first aid care.
Can my registration be transferred?
Yes - if you are unable to participate due to a change in scheduling you can transfer to the person of your choice. Results are data sensitive. Age and gender and race must be inserted into the chip timing systems. Please email us at email@example.com to notify us that this bib number will have changes occurring.
Will there be public restrooms?
Yes. Port-a-potties will be available.
What if it rains?
We will walk/run in the rain. Should the race be canceled because of a catastrophic event, all fees and sponsorships will be considered donations to OneVoiceHome.
How do I volunteer for this event?
Go to the “Volunteer” tab on the home page and register. And THANK YOU for your willingness to donate your time to this worthy cause.