Ben's Run 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM (EDT)
Silver Spring, MD
Ben's Run: Saturday, April 20, 2013, at 8 am
Location: Stonegate Elementary, 14811 Notley Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905
Standard online registration ended on 4/13. You can still do late online registration for $30/ticket until Thursday night, 4/18. Once online registration is closed, you can register in person the night before the race at packet pickup or the morning of the race for $30 per ticket (5K and 1 Mile).
Kid-friendly, dog-friendly dogs on leashes are permitted on the 1 Mile course only for an additional $5. Please register yourself and your dog separately. Owners are responsible for their dogs at all times.
5K runners will have an electronic timing chip on their bibs. 1 Mile runners/walkers will be timed via an electronic clock at the start and finish. All 5K and 1 Mile registered participants will receive a bib number and a Ben's Run 2013 t-shirt. This year, participants can choose to add a performance running shirt for an additional $20. Just add it to your shopping basket after you've finished registering each participant. You can also add a Ben's Run magnet for an additional $5.
NEW THIS YEAR - TEAM OR INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISING!
This year, in addition to running the race yourself, you can have friends, family, and coworkers join you in raising money for Ben's Run. You can have people sponsor you individually, or join or form a team with neighbors, friends, a group from work, fellow students - whatever you want, and then raise money for Ben's Run through your team. After you've finished registering yourself for Ben's Run, just click on over to www.bensrun.org/online-fundraising.html and find out all the details!
Packet pickup will be Friday, April 19, from 6 pm to 8 pm at Stonegate Elementary School and also on the morning of the race starting at 7 am.
Parking is limited. Please carpool or walk where possible. Small parking lots in Stonegate Park on Notley Road and Stonegate Swim Club at 220 Stonegate Drive. Street parking on side streets where available. Go to Ben's Run.org for directions and parking information. PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON THE RACE ROUTES OR ON NOTLEY ROAD NEAR THE SCHOOL.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
No, there are no age limits and you don't need to bring an ID to the event. Just bring your ticket. Prizes are awarded for the top 5K finisher in the following age categories: 5th Grade & Under; 6th-8th Grade; 9th-12th Grade; 18-34; 35-49; and 50 & Up.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking is extremely limited, so please carpool or walk where possible. For directions and parking information, go to http://www.bensrun.org/directions.html.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Is my registration refundable or transferrable?
There are no refunds, but you can transfer your registration to someone else. If you need to transfer your registration, please make sure that you sign into Eventbrite at least one week before the race and change the attendee information so that we have the right runner's name on race day!
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you can sign into Eventbrite to update your information until a week before the race. After that time, please email us at email@example.com.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
If you don't have your ticket, we can look up your name for you. You can also use the free Eventbrite app to send your tickets to your iPhone or Android phone.
Ben's Run 2013 is part of Ben's Gift, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For more information, go to www.bensgift.org.
Our Silent Auction this year is better than ever! It features some truly amazing items, including a PRS electric guitar; studio-time at a professional recording studio; Redskins, Orioles and Ravens tickets; wine tasting classes; a trip to a vineyard; overnight stays at major hotels; tickets to shows Ram’s Head, Howard Theatre, Strathmore, and the Kennedy Center; dinners at amazing restaurants; weeks of summer camp at Camp Sonshine, Sandy Spring Friends School; art, baseball and basketball camps; beach weekend getaways; gift certificates to gymnastics classes; artwork; and much more! Bidding starts Friday night, April 19th at packet pick-up at Stonegate Elementary School in Silver Spring, MD and will continue on race day on Saturday, April 20th. You can see a complete list of items at www.bensrun.org.
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