Frequently Asked Questions


I don’t reside in your school district.  Can I still enter the race?    
Yes!  Anyone can register to run or walk.

Will the race take place if it is raining?
Yes.  The race will take place rain or shine.

Can I register for the race on the day of the run?

No.  You will not be able to register the morning of the race.  Please take a few minutes to register online before the race - or stop by Fleet Feet to register in person the Friday or Saturday before the race.  Don't miss out!  REGISTER NOW!

Where do I pick up my race packet?
Packet pick up will be available at Menlo Park Fleet Feet Sports on Friday, May 15 from 12:00 to 4:00 PM and Saturday, May 16 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Race packet contains run t-shirt and bib.  For those that are doing the timed 5k run, your bib will have a timing chip.   T-shirt sizes will be available on a first come, first served basis.   If you want a specific size t-shirt - come to Fleet Feet early!


On race day, packet pick up will only be available from 7:30 to 8:30 AM at Hillview Middle School.  You will not be able to register to participate on race day.

Can I bring a stroller or my dog onto the course?
Yes, you can bring your stroller.   No bikes, scooters, skates or dogs permitted.   If you have a child who will be riding in a stroller the entire race - there is no need to register them for the event.   If your child will only spend a portion of the time in the stroller (and might run some of the race) - please register them.

What hours are the streets closed for the race?
Course set-up begins at 7:00 AM and runners are typically off the route by 10:00 AM.  The Menlo Park Police Department will be at the race to monitor the course and help direct traffic. Residents, please be aware of the run and potential traffic changes due to the race course. Thank you so much for letting us rock out in Menlo Park!  


Live along the race route and interested in volunteering for the race?  Email us at volunteer@mpaef.org.

Can I Volunteer?
This event is organized and run by a fun and dedicated group of volunteers. CLICK HERE to email us and more about the many different volunteer opportunities for the day of the run and/or leading up to the run.


Got more questions?   Let us know and we'll be happy to help.





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