Frequently Asked Questions
What do you do with the registration fee money? Do just U of M grads benefit?
Proceeds from the race go to (LRAP) of Minnesota, a program that assists law grads who pursue public interest law work in paying law school loans. Participants from other Twin Cities law schools are encouraged to identify their school on their registration form. The proceeds from entry fees from Hamline, William Mitchell, and St. Thomas community members will go toward the general fund of LRAP, supporting law grads from all Minnesota schools.
Do I get anything for participating?
All early registrants (by April 5, 2013) are guaranteed a Race for Justice 5K T-shirt. Various sizes are available at early pick-up and are available on a first-come-first-served basis for late and Race Day registrants. Kids 10 and under participate for free, but t-shirts are not available.
Do you have awards for the race winner/age group winners?
Top three male and female runners receive website recognition and sponsor-provided awards. The largest and fastest teams are featured on the Race for Justice website after the event.
Is online registration legitimate?
All early registration is now managed through Active.com, among the most reputable web-based fitness resources nationwide. Information on their service is available on their website active.com. In order to register online, you need to use a credit/debit card, but it is a very easy and secure tool. Keep in mind that active.com applies a small convenience charge for registering online.
Is this the same 5K run/walk that was held last year? How do I get there?
Yes. The Race for Justice course begins and ends on Nicollet Island. Check-in and race-day registration are located on the grassy area in front of the Nicollet Island pavilion, conveniently located off of the Hennepin Avenue bridge near the Main Street/St. Anthony area. There are several bus routes serving the area, and there is some parking available. Please do not park at the Nicollet Island Inn.
Is the Race for Justice limited to law students and faculty/staff only?
No! The Race for Justice is open to the entire community. Feel free to invite friends and family members to participate. In addition to other local runners/walkers, we are expecting many members of the Twin Cities area legal community to participate, so it's also a great networking opportunity.
Is the Race just for runners? Can I bring a stroller/pet?
Runners of all abilities are welcome, as are strollers. Every year we hear from our participants that our route is fun for experienced runners, yet easy enough for people taking on their first 5K. If you're a competitive runner, we will be utilizing chip timing provided by Anderson Race Management, our preferred timing professional. For those folks just looking for a nice stroll with built-in cheerleaders and all to benefit a good cause, there's plenty of fun for you too.
For those with strollers: running etiquette suggests that you line up near the back of the pack, giving way to the serious runners pursuing personal best times for competition purposes.
Pets are not allowed at the Race for Justice. Service dogs are welcome.