**Online registration closes at 8:00 pm on Friday May 18. You can walk-in and register in person on Sunday.**                T-shirt availability for day-of registration is not guaranteed.

How can I participate?

So glad you asked! You can WALK the course, RUN the course, or join us as a VIRTUAL PARTICIPANT if you are not able to participate in person on May 20.


Enjoy a more leisurely journey as you set your own pace on the 5k course. Walkers, including those in wheelchairs, pushing strollers, or on wheels (roller blades, razor scooters, etc.) will complete 3 loops around the track while being cheered on by our volunteers. Water stations will be plentiful.


On your mark, get set, GO! The 5K course is 3 loops around the Jordan's Furniture warehouse facility. Water stations will be set up at periodic points along the course. The race will be officially timed by 3C Race Productions.

Virtual Participants

Can't attend, but want to fundraise? Register as a virtual participant and you can take part in all the rewarding activities without the exercise.

How does the event raise money for MARE?

Registration for each participant is $35. A reduced fee of $15 is available for children aged 3 - 12 (see instructions for promo code during registration). Children under 3 are free. You can create your own team and set fundraising goals. We have tools and tips to help you raise as much as you can to help find adoptive homes for children and teens in foster care! (You do not have to fundraise to participate.)

All money raised will go to MARE thanks to the generosity of Jordan's Furniture and our other sponsors. 

Don't want to collect donations online? No problem! You can bring cash or checks (made payable to MARE) with you to the event and turn them in at check-in.

Social workers who work with MARE (DCF and contracted agencies) can register for a reduced fee of $15! Use the promo code MARESW18 to receive the discount.

Questions? They may be answered here in our FAQs or you can email Megan Dolan at megand@mareinc.org.