FAQs

We wanted to create a forum to help answer all your questions and are doing our best to build our FAQ page. If you have a question of your own that you would like answered feel free to email us at bigsmiles5k@gmail.com or reach out to us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bigsmiles5k.

Q. Can I volunteer to help during the race?
A. We would love that, yes! Please send an email to the following address if you'd like to help out: bigsmilesvounteers@gmail.com

Q. When is the deadline to sign up for the 5K?
A. You can sign up online until Friday, July 3 at 11:59 PM.

Q. I ran your race last year and enjoyed it so much!  I MAY be in New Buffalo over the 4th of July weekend.  If I am, is it possible to register on race day?  PLEASE?!? 
A. Absolutely! We will have registration the morning of the race, beginning at 6:00 AM.

Q. Is there going to be a race packet pickup on the morning of this event prior to it's start?
A. Yes, there will be race morning packet pick-up beginning at 6:00 AM.

Q. 
Are strollers allowed on the course for the 5K?
A. Strollers are definitely welcome. If you would please consider lining up towards the back of the corral to allow for faster runners up front that would really help us out. 

Q. My friend would like to ride a bike next to me on the course. Is that allowed?
A. That won't be a problem if they ride outside of the running lane. Meaning...we will have one lane of the entire course shut down exclusively for runners, walkers and those pushing strollers. The other lane will be open to car/bike traffic and they are welcome to ride along there, just please ask them to be careful of cars.