Are dogs/strollers allowed? All friendly, leashed dogs are welcome! We just ask that you please clean up after any messes.
What if it's raining? We are committed to making sure the CleftStrong 5k takes place rain or shine! Only in extreme cases, will the event get postponed or canceled. Should severe weather be a problem, please check our website for any changes.
Can I dress up? Yes! In fact, we will award the most creative dressed participant after the race! Our theme this year is Every smile holds a story. Every story holds a smile. Dress as your favorite story book character and share your smile!
Can I register more than one person under one transaction when I register online? Yes. If you do not wish to register as a team, simply click on INDIVIDUAL and add each person to your cart by clicking on the ADD ANOTHER button at the bottom of the page. This will allow you to register as many participants under one transaction as you like.
Can I register as a team? Yes! If you register online now through October 13, 2017, you may choose to register everyone online under one transaction or have all others join under their own separate transaction. *If you will be registering a child 9 and under as part of your team, please note: Two children 9 and under enter free per every one paid adult. Please make sure to include any child 9 and under who is a part of your team in the appropriate fields at online registration. All children 9 and under who are a part of your team and want to receive a race bib on race day, will need to be included in these fields. Please make sure to list the name(s) and date(s) of birth for all those wanting a race bib in the required field so we can provide one. **All children 9 and under wishing to be timed will need to register under general admission ($35.00 entry) to receive a timing device for the race.
To create a team: Click Team Option Select Team Captain Create a Team name and password Register as many team members on one transaction by clicking Register Another and Register Teamate OR Give additional team members the team name and password to register individually.
Round up everyone you know - you just might win our largest team prize!
What if my 9 year old (or younger) wants to compete in the race? Great news: We have added a 9 and under category for those wishing to run competitively! A general entry must be purchased for all participants wanting to be timed. Please see General Entry at registration.
Is there a fundraising team option? Yes! We are excited to add this as a new option this year! Now co-workers, family, friends, and WHOEVER ELSE can support the cause and their favorite CleftStrong walker/runner under this option. To start, CLICK HERE to create your fundraising team!Once your team has been created, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to begin sharing!
Because giving is contagious, we will be awarding the person who raises the highest donation total amount!
My company would like to become a corporate sponsor by sponsoring a team of employees. How can we register as a corporate sponsor? Thanks so much for your interest in supporting this year's event! Please click HERE to request a sponsorship package containing more information on the connected benefits your company will receive in exchange for its support and instructions on how to register as a corporate team.
What is your refund policy? Unfortunately, we can not offer refunds. Please make sure to pick up your race goodies either at early packet pick up or race day pick up! You can transfer your registration to someone else up to one month prior to race day with a small processing fee.
Why don't I see a t-shirt size option at online registration? We're sorry! If you do not see a t-shirt size option at online registration, we have passed the deadline to have a shirt made for you in your size. We will have a limited supply of shirts available on race morning that will be distributed on a first come first serve basis while supplies last.
I can not make it to San Antonio on race day. Is there a way for me to still participate? Be our next Virtual Racer! Click HERE to register as a virtual racer by 11:59 p.m. CST, September 21, 2017! Your race day goodies will be mailed to you before the race! Sharing the experience virtually is made easy at #cleftstrong5k via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! See you there!
Do I need to register my child? All children need to be registered. Up to two children (ages 9 and under) are FREE with the registration of one paid adult. Their free registration will be complete with a race day bib and a finishers certificate! Although a t-shirt is not included with their free registration, you may purchase one for $10.00 when you register online by 11:59 CST, October 3, 2017. All children 9 and under wishing to race competitively may receive a timing device by registering under General Entry ($35.00). They will receive all other guaranteed items listed under general entry as long as they register by the October 3, 2017 deadline.
What are the times we need to know for race day? Gates Open for pre-race festivities, last minute registration/packet pick up and race day timing device pickup: 7:30 a.m. Opening Ceremony and the National Anthem: 8:15 a.m. Race Start time: 9 a.m. sharp Closing Ceremony and Awards: 10:15 a.m. End time: Approximately 11:00-11:30 a.m.