Q: WHEN AND WHERE WILL THE 2017 RACE & FESTIVAL OCCUR?
A: Date: Saturday, March 25th, 2017, Suwanee Town Center Park
5K Race begins at 9:15 am in front of the Library on Main Street
Fun Run begins at 8:30 am in front of Suwanee City Hall
Festival is open from 8:00am to 3:00pm in Suwanee Town Center Park
Q: HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO REGISTER?
A: Pre-registration is $25 for the 5K race and $15 for the Fun Run.
After March 11, 2017, Price increase to $30 for the 5K race, and $20 for the Fun Run
Q: HOW CAN I REGISTER?
A: Runners can register online, in-store @ Big Peach Running Company Suwanee Location, by mail or on race day.
ON-LINE REGISTRATION - Registration will close at 5:00pm Thursday, March 23rd. The website address is http://www.run4rescues.com/register
IN-STORE REGISTRATION - You can register in person at the Big Peach Running Company Store during packet pick up on Friday, March 24th, or at the race site Saturday morning starting at 6:30am, March 25th.
BIG PEACH SUWANEE
Address: 320 Town Center Ave, Suwanee, GA 30024
MAIL-IN REGISTRATION - Mail-In Applications must be postmarked by Saturday, March 18, 2017. Please make checks payable to the Georgia SPCA 5K and send to the following address:
Georgia SPCA Run for the Rescues 5K
c/o Christine Muller
2118 Cluster Lane
Grayson, GA 30017
RACE DAY REGISTRATION - On-site registration will be at Suwanee Town Center Park Starting at 6:30am.
Q: HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY RACE NUMBER?
A: Participants who register online, In-store at Big Peach or via mail can pick-up their race number in advance at the following Big Peach Running Co. location: Friday, March 24th; 2pm to 8pm - Suwanee location. Or pick-up their race number on the day of the race at Suwanee Town Center Park beginning at 6:30 am.
*All Registrations AFTER 5:00PM on Thursday, March 23rd, will ONLY be available for Pick Up on Race Day Morning. NO race numbers are mailed.
The 5K is Chip Timed by Race Works.
Q: WHERE IS RACE AND FESTIVAL PARKING?
A: There is plenty of parking behind the restaurants and shops at Suwanee Town Center Park
Q: CAN I INCREASE MY DONATION?
A: You may make a donation to the Georgia SPCA Animal Shelter by clicking on the Donation Link that is listed on the online registration site, or you may add a donation to your check if you are registering by mail or at the Big Peach Running Co. Suwanee. You can set up your own fundraising page when you register for the race online, or click on the DONATE tab on this website.
Q: WHAT IS THE RACE COURSE? IS IT CERTIFIED?
A: Click the link for a map of the race route. The 5K begins on Main St. in front of Evergreen Presbyterian Church, Right on Scales Road (uphill), Right on Brushy Ridge, Left on Brushy Creek, Right on Eva Kennedy, Left on Stonecypher, Right on Suwanee Dam Road, Right on Main Street, End in front of the Library on Main Street.
The Fun Run begins and ends in front of Suwanee City Hall. One mile course behind City Hall.
Q: DO RUNNERS RECEIVE A SHIRT?
A: All competitors who register early will receive the Run for the Rescues T-Shirt (late registration and day of only while supplies last) & Runners Bag. T-shirts in size XXL and XXXL are available to pre-registered runners only with an extra fee of $2.
Q: CAN TEAMS/GROUPS COMPETE?
A: Teams/groups may compete. There is a team/group option to register online. The largest Corporate Team competing will receive an award.
Q: WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY RACE RESULTS?
A: Results will be posted in real time through Runnersfit.com
Q: ARE PRIZES AWARDED?
A: Prizes will be awarded after the race:
There will be trophies/prizes awarded to the top finishers for both Men and Women Overall/Masters and in age groups - 3 deep. 10 and Under/70 and over. Awards will be given to the Top 3 Dogs crossing the finish line in the 5K.
Fun Run participants will receive a medal. Bandanas will be awarded to all dogs participating in both events.
Q: CAN I BRING MY DOG/RUN WITH MY DOG?
A: Yes, runners are encouraged to bring their dog(s) and run with their dog(s). We need to be sure the fastest runners are in the front near the Start Line. You may be a fast runner and have a dog - you will be allowed to be near the front. All dogs must be on leashes.
Q: ARE STROLLERS ALLOWED IN THE 5K AND/OR FUN RUN?
A: Yes. We ask strollers start near the back of the field. We need to be sure the fastest runners are in the front near the Start Line
Q: WHAT ARE THE TIMES FOR THE FESTIVAL?
A: Enjoy food and beverage, arts and crafts, inflatables for the kids and treats for dogs, cats and runners alike. Vendors of all kinds will have samples and products for sale. Many local rescues will be there with dogs for adoption. Enjoy demonstrations and pet contests - biggest, smallest, pet trick etc. Win prizes throughout the day. The Festival runs from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. B98.5 will be onsite playing music for us all day.
Q: WHO SPONSORS THE RACE?
A: In addition to proceeds from race entry fees and the extra contributions made by race participants, the Georgia SPCA Run for the Rescues 5K, Fun Run & Festival greatly relies upon private and corporate support.