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Registration Info

What is included with registration?
Each participant will receive a numbered bib similar to other running events and a t-shirt (to the first 150). At the end of the race each participant will also receive a swag bag full of fun stuff and valuable information. 

Can I purchase a FYMFTA 5K Awareness shirt?
No, each participant that desires a shirt will receive one free of cost on a first come first serve basis. There is a limited quantity of shirts available, don’t wait to sign-up! Shirts will be given out on day of event at check-in at 8:30AM.

Is this a race?
The Free Your Mind, Free The Air 5K Awareness Run is more “family friendly community event” than a race. If you and your friends decide to race against each other, please be aware there are participants of all ages and speeds on the course that may impede your speed. The event is not timed. Safety first, then fun!

Who has to register?
Each person that would like to participate is required to register prior to the event. Early registration secures your t-shirt.

When does online registration close?
Online registration will close Friday, April 26, 2024 at 4:00 PM. After online registration closes, you can download, print, and complete the registration form. Bring the completed form to check-in on day of event OR arrive early enough to fill out the form at check-in (8:30AM) day of event.. 

Can I register after online registration closes?
Yes, you can download, print, and complete the registration form and bring the completed form to check-in on day of event. OR arrive early enough to fill out the form at check-in (8:30AM) day of event.

Why is the FYMFTA 5K Awareness Run free?
The Placer County Youth Commission wishes to promote healthy coping mechanisms to help reduce stress and reduce the use of nicotine in our community, by providing this fun free event.

What if I registered but can’t make the event?
Please email as soon as possible to let us know. 

Preparing for the event

Where can I pick up my bib and shirt?
All bibs and shirts will be distributed on day of event during check-in at 8:30AM at the Start/Finish area. Nothing is required to pick up for yourself and immediate family members. 

What do I need to know about this course?

This course has both paved and unpaved sections. There is potential for mud on the unpaved portions of the course, plan to wear shoes you don't mind getting a little dirty. The course is not difficult, but there are a couple of hills. 

Can I bring a dog?
Yes, dogs are welcome on a leash. Please consider the following before bringing your dog – Is your dog friendly with other dogs? Is your dog aggressive? Is your dog comfortable in a large crowd?

It is your responsibility to clean up after your dog along the course and in the park, obey all leash laws, have current shots, and is tagged/licensed since the event takes place in a city park and on city streets. If your dog is aggressive, barks at dogs/people, or creates a nuisance, you will be asked to remove the dog from the event.

Can I bring a stroller or wagon?
Yes! Since this is a family friendly event, stroller and wagons are ok. Be aware that this course is both paved and unpaved that may make it a little difficult for non-jogging strollers. Please NO hoverboards, bicycles, or tricycles.

Day of the event

What time does the event start and finish?
Timeline of events:

  • 8:30 AM Pick up bib/shirt and fun begins in Sunset Whitney Recreation Area

  • 9:00 AM Opening remarks, land acknowledgement, & race begins

  • 11:00 AM All tables/booths close

Are there bathrooms and water?
There are no bathrooms (there is potential for a portable bathroom to be brought in), but there will be bottled water in the start/finish area. One water station will be placed halfway through the route.

What is the course?
This 5K (3.1 miles) course starts/ends at the main parking lot, weaves around the Sunset Whitney Recreation Area on a paved and unpaved trail. Click here to view map of run course.

Where can I park?
Parking is available at Sunset Whitney Recreation Area. There is plenty of parking right next to the start/finish area.

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