Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Virtual Race?
A virtual race is just like running a race with lots other people… just not all at the same place! Starting at 8am on Saturday, October 10th, you will have 6 days to complete your 5K run. You will pick your own start and finish line—look here for some local 5K routes—or just run/walk around your neighborhood, a park, the beach or inside on a treadmill. Run with your family, stroller, dog or socially distant with your friends and/or colleagues … you get to choose your very own race experience. Don’t forget to wear your superhero costume and tag us @herotoachild, so we can see your photos! Following your personal race, you can upload your time to our SuperHero 5K time tracker here! We’ll announce all winners on Facebook @GALSuperHero5K.
What is included in my registration?
With your registration you will receive:
- SuperHero 5K Tank Top
- SuperHero 5K Race Medal
- SuperHero 5K Commemorative Race Bib
- Virtual Swag Bag
- An awesome feeling of making a difference in the life of an abused and neglected child!
What do the race medals look like?
Do I have to complete my run on the morning of Saturday, October 10th?
No! You can complete your run anytime between when you register and Thursday October 15th, but don’t forget to tell us your time here!
How can I track my distance and time?
You can use any device with GPS tracking such as your phone, fitness tracker or smartwatch. Don’t have any of these? A good old fashioned pedometer and a watch will do the trick. Once you have completed your 5K, go here and input your time.
Will there be race trophies?
Since we are unable to chip time this event, we will not be giving out trophies this year, but all participants will receive a medal, a t-shirt and a virtual swag bag. We will also be announcing all overall and age group winners on Facebook @GALSuperHero5K.
Where and when will we be able to pick up our Race Swag?
Due to COVID-19 and necessary social distancing practices and business closures and/or changes, we are still working on a time and location. We will have that information soon and look forward to sharing it with you.
Will there be a costume contest with prizes?