Event Location and Route Map
The North Bay Rotaract 5k Fun Run starts and end at Wildberries Marketplace at 747 13th Street, Arcata, CA.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to be an avid runner to do this?
No! The Fun Run is a day of fun with friends and family. Everyone is welcome to come Walk, Run, Jump, Skip or Dance with us!
How does a “Fun Run Team” work compared with a solo runner?
Each person will register as a solo runner. However, it is highly encouraged for Fun Runners to round up a group of friends together, dress in creative attire, and have fun running, skipping, and dancing with us…the more the merrier!
What is included with my Fun Run registration?
Each registered runner will receive a 2015 Fun Run Packet. The packet includes a T-Shirt, runners bib, and surprise swag! Registration must be completed by March 30, 2015 to guarantee an event shirt.
Is North Bay Rotaract a non-profit organization?
North Bay Rotaract is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Arcata Sunrise and the Rotary Club of Arcata Noon. North Bay Rotaract is run by young professionals under the umbrella of the Rotary Club of Arcata Sunrise, a non-profit organization.
What is The NBR 5k Fun Run benefiting?
This “Run for a Cause” will be benefiting the La Trinidad Project in Costa Rica.
The La Trinidad Project is an international economic development project started by Arcata’s Sunrise and Noon Rotary clubs, and they have graciously allowed us to team up with them. The project’s purpose is to raise money to help provide microloans to impoverished women in La Trinidad, Cerro De La Muerte in Costa Rica. Many of the families in this area are solely supported by women. Just a moderate amount of money each month would make a huge impact in their daily lives, such as allowing women to keep their children in school longer. Arcata’s Sunrise and Noon Rotary clubs are also working with the Rotary Club of San Jose Noreste in Costa Rica to bring training and raise funds to help these women improve their lives and the future of their children
Can I run with a jogging stroller, kids, or pets?
All Fun Runners will be running on the sidewalks. For the safety of our runners and animal friends, we ask that you leave strollers and furry friends at home, but bring the kids!
Is there an age limit for younger runners?
There are no age limits. If they can cover (running, jogging, walking, dancing) the three miles of The Fun Run course, they can absolutely participate. Remember though, as soon as they turn 6 they will need to register and have a race bib!
Is there a packet pick up for the event? How does all that work?
Yes. There will be two separate dates for packet pick up. The first is on Thursday, April 16th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Plaza Grill within the Jacoby Storehouse. The second date is on the actual day of the event, April 18th at 8:00 am.
Can someone else pick up my packet for me?
No. Each runner will need to pick up their own packet, as there will be a Liability Waiver that will need to be signed before runners can receive their packet.
Will the stations at the Fun Run ruin clothes or running shoes?
The Fun Run consists of four interactive stations along the run where people can have some fun before they continue running or walking. Stations include: 1) Color War Station, 2) Zumba Station, 3) So You Think You Can Dunk Station and 4) Accurate Productions Dance Party. For the most part, all the sweat and color should wash out. However, since we cannot guarantee that 100% of the color and sweat will wash out, we advise that runners wear clothes that you would not mind staying fun and colorful!
Does the Fun Run “Color Station” affect runner vision? Or breathing?
The color powder used at The Fun Run event is all certified non-toxic and free of any heavy metals. As with any substance, you want to keep it out of your eyes. Some Fun Runners opt to wear glasses or goggles for their eyes and use a bandana or dust mask for their mouths.
How does the color affect the inside of cars?
Most people bring some towels for the insides of their cars, or a change of clothes just in case.
Are cameras and phones safe to have in the color zones?
Most people opt to put their phone or camera in a zip lock bag, so the item is not harmed by color or water, but can still take fun pictures!
Is the NBR 5k Fun Run timed?
The Fun Run is not a timed event and we encourage all participants to take their time to enjoy all four fun run stations. We suggest self-timing for anyone desiring a finish time.
Are there refunds?
Unfortunately due to the nature of the event there will be no refunds. If you signup and are unable to attend please contact us and we will ensure you receive your event shirt.
What happens if there is bad weather?
Bad weather does not stop us from having fun here in Humboldt! The Fun Run is a rain or shine event.
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