Berlin FAQ


Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are welcome to join on the Run and the Walk this year!

NOTE: NO Flexi Leashes please.  We need to keep our 4 legged friends close by when there are so many good things going on!

Is the course sanctioned/certified?

Yes, the 5K course has been measured for accuracy, meets criteria for USATF distances, and is certified but not sanctioned.  This ensures that each participant can reliably compare his or her performance to those of other 5K races and be eligible for potential records and rankings.

Do I have to pre-register? 

You are welcome to register on the day of the event.  Pre-Registration is not required but recommended in order to raise pledge funds.

Run: Pre-register $30, day of event $35.

Walk: Pre-register $25, day of event $30.

Registration is now closed!

What if there is inclement weather?

The race will go on as scheduled, rain or shine.  Dress appropriately.  If lightning is in the area, the race will be called or delayed for the safety of the runners.  The race director reserves the right to cancel the race if it is deemed unsafe for participants and volunteers. No refunds will be given.

Will there be water stops?

Yes, there will be water stops along the course for walkers and runners.

Is this a closed course?

This is not a closed course. However, Park Rangers and Volunteers will be directing non-participating park visitors to an area away from the course  to protect runners and guide traffic accordingly.

How do I track pledges?

Register online to track pledges electronically or if you prefer a personal touch you can print the pledge form here.

Participant with the highest amount of pledge funds ($) wins a $250 gift card; 2nd place will receive a $100 gift card!

Where do I park?

Park Rangers and Volunteers will direct you to the parking area.

Will the Walk take place at 10:30 a.m. if 5K Run participants are still out on the course?

Yes. Many of our 5K runners complete the course within an hour. This allows the opportunity to attend scheduled events/activities without having to wait hours for them to begin. 

Are there any Dog Safety Rules or Restrictions?

Please follow these Safety Rules:

-No Flexi leads, only 6’ leads or less – Dogs must be current on shots – No Dogs in Heat – Please do not bring pets whose behavior may endanger others.

-Event officials reserve the right to deny entry or excuse aggressive pets.