Frequently Asked Questions

If you still need further assistance please send a message through the Contact Tab and reply will be within 24 hours!  

General

  1. Where do the donations from Run go? The Run supports The Nikhil Badlani Foundation mission which is to expand and enhance the lives of underserved children in West Orange, New Jersey and neighboring communities through individualized lessons for talented musicians, scholarships for graduating seniors and traffic safety awareness and education for all.  Every step you run and every dollar you raise helps The Foundation meet its objective.
  2. Where is the event located? West Orange High School, 51 Conforti Avenue West Orange, New Jersey.  See 'Event Info" for Direction and Event Details. 
  3. What time does the race start? The race will begin at 9:00am EDT.
  4. What time does the walk start? The walk will begin approximately 15 minutes after the start of the race which will be at 9:15am EDT.
  5. Who can participate? Runners and walkers of all ages are encouraged to participate and for all online registrants - Race T-shirts are guaranteed. 
  6. Where can I park? There are multiple parking areas around the high school and also across the street at the Kelly Elementary School. 
  7. How do I become a sponsor? We have Sponsorship Opportunity forms on the Sponsor tab with more details. Please contact Sangeeta Badlani at 973-979-6804 to discuss sponsorship opportunities.
  8. Can I bring a stroller? Yes, the walk will accommodate strollers!  However, if you are participating in the run with a stroller we please ask that you line up at the end of the line. 
  9. Can I bring my dog? Unfortunately, the city of West Orange does not allow dogs at the run or on the walk course.
  10. Will the event be canceled if it rains? No, this event is taking place rain or shine! 
  11. Where can I pick up my T-shirt? T-shirts will be available for pick up prior to the event for Team Captains. T-Shirts can also be picked up on the day of the event, Sunday, September 15th at the Registration Tent.
  12. Can I make my own t-shirt? Yes. Teams are welcome to make and wear their own t-shirts for the event.  All participants will receive a free t-shirt that is included in your registration fee.

 

Registration

  1. How much is registration? The registration fee to participate in the run/walk is $25 for all participants over 14 years of age. Registration for children between ages 5 &13 is $15. Kids (5 and under) are free.  Prices will go up by $5 once Online is closed on September 13th. 
  2. What is included in my registration? Food, beverages, t-shirt and activities are all included in the registration fee.
  3. Can I register more than one person? Yes! Once you fill out your own registration details and click “Add Participant”, you will have the opportunity to register additional participants.
  4. How do I form a team? It's simple! Click "CREATE A TEAM" on the Registration Tab, fill out your information and Team Registration Details.  You can even add a team image and personal message on the Team Fundraising Page!  Team Captain's are also sent an additional email that can be forwarded to friends and family!
  5. How do I join a team? Click "JOIN A TEAM" on the Registration tab, Select Team, and then fill out your personal information and event details. You will also have an opportunity to setup a Login to establish your own personal fundraising page within the Team.
  6. Can I register as an individual? Yes! On the Registration Tab - Click "JOIN AS AN INDIVIDUAL", fill out your personal information and event details. You will also have an opportunity to setup a Login to establish your own personal fundraising page. 
  7. I registered as an individual and want to change my registration to be a member of a team. How can this be done? Using the Contact Tab Option – submit a form request with your name and the name of the team you would like to join.  You will receive a response within 24 hours. 
  8. Can I change my participation type from a runner to walker or a walker to a runner? Yes, Use the Contact Option – submit a form with your request. You will receive a response within 24 hours. 
  9. What time does Online Registration close? Online Registration will close for Runners and Walkers on Friday, September 13th at Midnight EDT.  After online registration closes, the website will remain open for donations and there will be same day registration on Sunday September 15that the race. 
  10. Can I register for the event the day of? Yes. We encourage all participants to register ahead of time (online!) to guarantee that you will receive a t-shirt.  However, you will be able to register at the registration tent in person starting at 7:30am on event day, September 15th. Please arrive prior to 8:30am to ensure registration is completed on time.

 

Run

  1. What time does the race start?  The race will begin at 9:00am EDT.
  2. How far is the run?  The run is 5K or 3.1 miles.
  3. Is this a certified course? Yes, our course is a USATF certified course!
  4. Where is the starting line of the race? The starting line of the race is on the footbal field/track of the West Orange High School. Refer to the “Event Info” tab for a detailed course map.
  5. How do I receive my bib number & t-shirt? Bibs can be picked up at the Registration Tent on the day of the race. For Team Captains we will arrange pre-pickup of T-Shirts, if preferred. 
  6. How soon can I get my official time after the 5K? Immediately! A mobile webpage will be provided to view your official time on your smartphone.

 

Walk

  1. What time does the walk start? The walk will begin approximately 15 minutes after the start of the race which will be at 9:15am EDT.
  2. How far is the walk? The walk is approximately two miles.
  3. I want to pick up my T-shirt before the race. Can I do that? For Team Captains – we will provide time/place for pre-pickup prior to the walk.  For all others, T-shirts will be available at the Registration Tent the morning of the walk. 
  4. Do I need a bib number to participate in the walk? No, please note that walk participants will not be timed.