FAQ


Q: Is there an age requirement?

A: Must be 8 years or older to participate, age as of Race Day.


Q: Are there any awards?

A: The top overall male and female finishers in the event will be awarded and recognized in the post-race ceremony. As well as the top three (3) male and female finishers in each of the following age categories (Ages 8-12, 13-17,18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+).

 

Q: When does online registration AND fundraising open and close?

A: Registration and Fundraising OPENS: April 10th, 2018 at 12:00 AM CST

Registration CLOSES: September 5th, 2018 at 11:59 PM CST
Fundraising CLOSES: September 8th, 2018 at 4:00 PM CST

 

Q: What is the fundraising minimum? Can I exceed the minimum?

A: There is no minimum fundraising requirement. We encourage you to fundraise to increase your support of the thousands of children who will benefit from Cardinals Care’s efforts. All net proceeds go directly to Cardinals Care. Click here to see all the awesome "Thank You" gifts you could earn for fundraising.


Q: May I register someone else for the run?

A: YES. However, all participants must personally read and agree to a liability waiver. Also, each participant must be registered under a different email address for the 6K.


Q: How do I pick-up my items for the 6K?

A: After registering, each runner will be assigned a bib number. You will receive your bib number, timing chip, and other items at packet pick-up. For details on packet pickup, including times and locations visit our Packet Pick-up Page Here.

 

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 underserved 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: 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:

Cardinals Care
700 Clark St.
St. Louis, MO 63102

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 4:00 PM CST on September 8th 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 31st, 2018.

Cardinals Care 6K
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 cardinalscare6k@cardinals.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 before the start of the race and then inside Gate 5 during and after the race.


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. 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: To ensure the safety of all participants, we recommend not using baby strollers on the 6K route.


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: We strongly discourage wearing headphones during the race 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