Q: What is Pursuit 2014?
A: It is a weekend event for single young adults ages 18-39, hosted by Boundless.org. The citywide 5K is part of it. Learn more about the weekend event.
Q: If the Pursuit 2014 conference is only for single young adults, is the Pursuit 5K only for single young adults?
A: No. While the Pursuit conference itself is for singles, the 5K is a separate (though associated) event open to anyone. Boundless.org, the host of Pursuit 2014, is inviting all ages and stages to participate in this fun run/walk for the family.
Q: What is the Pursuit 5K raising funds for?
A: The Pursuit 5K is not a fundraiser. The $25 entry fee is to cover the cost of your T-shirt and the expenses associated with hosting an event like this. As we run/walk for families worldwide, “run like you mean it” by dedicating your race to a family member special to you.
Q: Where can I park on race day?
A: Free parking will be available at Focus on the Family (8605 Explorer Drive) in the west parking lot.
Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: No pets please.
Q: What is the cost?
A: $25. Everyone who registers early will get a Pursuit 5K T-shirt.
Q: Are wheelchairs and strollers allowed?
Q: How will this race be timed?
A: This event will be chip timed on your bib number, which will be included in your race packet. Race packets will be made available between July 26 and Aug. 6, 2014, at the Focus on the Family Bookstore (8685 Explorer Drive). Business hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Q: How are the waves of the race set up?
A: You'll want to line up at the start line with the group you would feel most comfortable in. Not sure where you should be? Stick to waves four or five.
First Wave – Runners Only (For 5K runners who average 25 minutes and under)
Second Wave – Runners Only (For 5K runners who average 25-35 minutes)
Third Wave – Runners and Walkers (For 5K runners who average 35-45 minutes)
Fourth Wave – Runners and Walkers (For 5K runners who average 45-60 minutes)
Fifth Wave – Walkers and Strollers
Q: May I register the day of the event?
A: Yes. Check-in and registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Focus on the Family Bookstore parking lot (8685 Explorer Drive). However, to be guaranteed a T-shirt, you need to register early.
Q: When and where can I pick up my race packet?
A: You may pick up your participant packet(s) at the Focus on the Family Bookstore (8685 Explorer Drive) Friday, Aug. 8 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Or at the race Saturday, Aug. 9 beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the registration/check-in table.
Q: Where can I get some flyers about this race to share with others?
A: Download this PDF, print copies and give to friends and family! Or tweet this: Join @BoundlessTeam, @FocusFamily & me Sat, Aug. 9 in the Pursuit 5K Run/Walk in Colorado Springs. Register: http://boundless.org/pursuit5k
Q: Will there be food?
A: Yes, there will be hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, cookies and soda available for purchase.
Q: How do I volunteer?
A: Email Melinda at HRvolunteer@fotf.org for more information.
Q: How can I be a sponsor of the event?
A: Email Doug.Sommer@fotf.org for more information.
Q: What is your cancellation/refund policy?
A: Entry fees are not refundable and non-transferable.
Q: What's the forecast?
A: See Colorado Springs' weather.
Q: What authors will be signing books in the Focus on the Family bookstore 9:30-11:30 a.m.?
A: Jerry Jenkins, Dr. Walt and Barb Larimore, Donita Paul, Evangeline Denmark, R.J. ( Kacy) Barnett Gramckow, Lisa Bergren, Mesu Andrew, Kim and Kayla Woodhouse, and Brock Eastman
Q: If I have any questions about the event, who can I contact?
A: Email us at Pursuit2014@fotf.org or call (719) 548-4675.