FAQs

5K Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I have to be a runner to complete the 5K?
    • No! We encourage ANY level, or combination of, walking, jogging, or running to participate.
       
  • How much does it cost to participate?
    • The event is completely free!
       
  • Who can I bring to participate with me?
    •  All SMSD employees are encouraged to bring their immediate family members.  It is Mother’s Day weekend so moms are encouraged to participate as well.
       
  • Can I register the day of the race?
    • Yes, you can register when you arrive, up until 8:30AM. You will be given your race bib (number) at that time as well.
       
  • If I registered in time for a T-shirt, when will I receive it?
    • If you registered before the t-shirt deadline, your t-shirt will be available for pick-up at the SMSD Fitness Center on the Thursday and Friday before the race (May 9th and 10th). See above under “T-shirts and race bibs.”
       
  • Will there be restroom facilities available?
    • Yes, there will be designated restrooms in the Shawnee Mission West High School building.
  • What if I have never completed a 5K, or even exercised much before?
    • No worries. The 5K can be taken at completely your own pace.

We are super excited to have you join us for this fun, family event!