Q: Is there an age requirement?
A: 6K - Must be 18 years or older to participate.
The top THREE male and female finishers in each of the following four (4) age categories will be honored in an post-race ceremony. (Ages 18-29, Ages 30-39, Ages 40-49, Ages 50+)
A: One Mile Fun Run - All ages are welcome.
Ages 0-3, FREE, required to remain in a stroller for the duration of the run and be accompanied in the run by a paid adult chaperone (18+).
Ages 4-8, must be accompanied in the run by a paid adult chaperone (18+).
Ages 9 and older, no chaperone required. Join the fun and run to your hearts desire!
Q: When does online registration AND fundraising open and close?
A: Registration and Fundraising OPENS: March 15, 2013 at 8:00 AM CT.
Registration and Fundraising CLOSES: August 11, 2013 at 11:59 PM CT.
Q: What is the fundraising minimum? Can I exceed the minimum?
A: 6K - All runners must raise/donate at least $75 to participate in this event. We encourage you to fundraise beyond the minimum and increase your support of the thousands of children who will benefit from Cardinals Care’s efforts. All net proceeds go directly to Cardinals Care.
A: One Mile Fun Run – There is NO fundraising minimum, just your registration fee.
Q: What if I don’t reach the fund raising minimum? Will my space be forfeited?
A: 6K - Registration is limited and you must agree to raise/donate at least $75 to register. The website contains some fundraising ideas and a sample fundraising letter to help you in your fund raising efforts in order to meet the $75 minimum. Check out our "thank you" gifts for your fundraising efforts.
In the event that you do NOT raise $75 by the online fundraising deadline of August 11, 2013 at 11:59 PM CT, your credit card will be charged the difference between the $75 minimum and the funds that you have raised on or about August 12, 2013.
Once you register to participate and agree to the fundraising minimum, your spot is secured. However, if there is a problem with payment for the balance due at the fundraising cut-off date of 11:59 PM CT on August 11, 2012, you will be contacted by phone for an alternate form of payment, and if none is available, your spot will be forfeited and you will not be allowed to compete. All donations are non-transferable and non-refundable.
A: One Mile Fun Run – There is NO fundraising requirement, just your registration fee.
Q: May I register someone else for the run?
A: 6K – YES. However, all participants must personally read and agree to a liability waiver and the required fundraising commitment. Also, each participant must be registered under a different email address for the 6K.
A: One Mile Fun Run – YES. An adult must register a minor in order for them to participate.
Q: How do I pick up my t-shirt & bib?
A: After registering and fulfilling your financial commitment, each runner will be assigned a bib number.
You will receive your bib number, timing chip, T-shirt and other items at packet pick-up.
Packets must be picked prior to race day.
There will not be packet pickup on race day.
Friday, August 16 Times and locations TBD
Saturday, August 17 Times and locations TBD
**ALL participants MUST pick up their own packet. In order to pick-up a packet for another participant you must
present their confirmation email.**
Q: Where do runners get their timing device?
A: We will be using a timing system that utilizes a disposable timing tag that is attached to your bib number. It eliminates the need to return the timing chips at the end of the race, and also eliminates lost timing chip fees.
Q: How can I find a runner's personal web page?
A: Visit www.cardinalscare.org and click on “Support a Runner”. This will take you to the "Participant Search and Donate" page where you can find the person you are looking for and make a donation to support them.
Q: I am interested in donating but not sure how much to give?
A: All contributions are tax deductible and will make a difference in outreach to thousands of under served children. There is no donation too big or small - all gifts are greatly appreciated and support the Cardinals Care mission, “Caring for Kids”. If you know someone who is participating in the 6K, we encourage you to assist them in reaching their personal fundraising goal by contributing directly to their runner profile page by searching for their name under “Support a Runner”.
Q: What forms of payment are accepted?
A: To contribute directly to a runner and/or team, donations can be made online by credit card until 11:59 PM CT on August 11th or by mailing a check to Cardinals Care. If you would like to contribute cash to a runner, that individual will be responsible for inputting the electronic payment by credit card. Please ensure that checks sent on a runner’s behalf specifically have the runner's name written in the memo line, and make payable to “Cardinals Care” and are received in our office no later than Friday, August 9th. Mail to:
Cardinals Care 6K
700 Clark St.
St. Louis, MO 63102
Q: How can I donate directly to Cardinals Care?
A: Please go to cardinals.com/donate or make checks payable to “Cardinals Care” and mail to:
700 Clark St.
St. Louis, MO 63102
Q: Will donors receive tax documentation for their donation?
A: Online donors will automatically receive an email acknowledging their tax deductible donation for their records. Donors contributing directly to Cardinals Care by check will be sent acknowledgement letters by mail for their tax records.
Q: If I made a mistake making my donation, how can I fix it?
A: If you experience any problems with your donation, please send an email to email@example.com with a detailed message including a description of the problem encountered and your contact information. Please include both a cell phone number and email address so that we may contact you efficiently.
Q: Are there restroom facilities at the race location?
A: Yes, men's and women's restrooms are located inside Gate 3 at Busch Stadium.
Q: Will water be available during the race?
A: Yes, there will be water stations located along the route and at the finish line.
Q: Must individual entrants participate in teams and race together?
A: No, teams are not required. Most runners will compete as individuals. However, some find it more fun to participate as a team and to challenge each other and other teams to raise the most money.
Q: How can I get to the race site?
A: The start of the race is located near the Stan Musial statue just outside of Gate 3 on the west side of Busch Stadium, 320 South 8th Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63102, between Clark Street and Poplar Street. For public transportation take the MetroLink or MetroBus to Busch Stadium. Visit www.metrostlouis.org for complete public transportation information. Parking near Busch Stadium is limited so we encourage you to take public transportation whenever possible, or carpool with friends.
Q: Is parking available at the race location?
A: Downtown parking is extremely limited. For details on parking options for the day of the race, click here. All participants are responsible for their own parking costs. We strongly encourage you to use public transportation.
Q: Can my family and friends come down to the field when I finish the 6K?
A: Due to the need to protect the field, friends and family will not be allowed on the field but will be able to cheer you on and take photos from the stands at Busch Stadium.
Q: Are baby strollers allowed on the race route?
A: 6K - NO. To ensure the safety of all participants, we do not allow baby strollers, carriages, scooters or other such items on the 6K route.
A: One Mile Fun Run – YES. Ages 3 and under are required to remain in a stroller for the duration of the run and be accompanied in the run by a paid adult chaperone (18+).
Q: Can I bring my dog to the race?
A: No, we cannot accommodate pets at the event.
Q: Can I wear headphones during the race?
A: No. Wearing headphones during the race is prohibited for safety reasons.
Q: Can I rollerblade/roller skate/bike in the race?
A: No. Rollerblades, roller skates, skateboards, scooters and bikes are not allowed anywhere on the course or at Busch Stadium due to safety concerns. No unregistered participants (friends, family, children, coaches), bicycles, automobiles, strollers, wheelchairs, skates or pets are allowed on the course at any time