FAQ

Can I walk the 5K?

Can I walk the 5K?

Yes, of course! Walkers will have a 5 minute race delay. They will begin at 9:05am.

Are dogs allowed?

Are dogs allowed?

Yes, dogs are encouraged.  This is one of only 2 times a year that dogs will be welcomed on the 3-mile drive.  The other time is during the spring All About Dog Days. 

The Arboretum’s Dog Commons is an on-leash dog walk that is accessible to Arboretum members with dog-added memberships. 

Do you post results?

Do you post results?

Nope,  this is a fun run with only the kids, first and second place adults getting medals. 

Is everyone who runs the race guaranteed to get a t-shirt?

Is everyone who runs the race guaranteed to get a t-shirt?

Only those who register by October 19th will be guaranteed a t-shirt in their size. We’ll have enough t-shirts for all runners but if you register after October 12th you may not get your size.

Can I register more than one person at a time?

Can I register more than one person at a time?

No, you can only register one person at a time. We need to collect runner’s information individually so we order t-shirts in requested sizes.

Do you offer a group rate?

Do you offer a group rate?

We do not offer a group rate.

What is the course?

What is the course?

The Fall About Dogs course is a challenging 3.1 mile certified asphalt race with hills and valleys. It winds around our garden grounds.

Where do I check in or register on race day?

Where do I check in or register on race day?

Race check in and day-of registration will at the Ordway Shelter. You can also pick-up your race
t-shirt at registration

Is this a timed race?

Is this a timed race?

No, the course is a certified 5K distance but we will not be providing chip timing.

What time should runners start arriving for the race?

What time should runners start arriving for the race?

Our gates will open by 7:30am. Check-in and same day registration will begin at 8am. The Fall About Dogs 5K run starts at 9:00am. For those who want to walk the course, the race begins at 9:05am.