Frequently Asked Questions
What is a virtual run?
A virtual run is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, in the park, on the treadmill or on the track. You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself.
You will need to keep track of your run/walk through a GPS application. We recommend using the Asics™ RunKeeper App
When is the 5th Annual Dashing Through The Square Virtual 5K Run/Walk and 1K Kids Virtual Rudolph Race?
You can complete your race at any time or date between December 5- December 19, 2020
How much does it cost to register?
Dashing Through The Square Virtual 5K Run/Walk $35
1K Kids Virtual Rudolph Race - $15
All registrations include a processing fee
I don’t live in Marietta, GA can I still enter?
Yes of course, you can run this race from anywhere in the world. Please note the date and time differences to ensure that you log a result prior to the cut off of 11:59pm EST on December 19, 2020.
What ages can participate in the 1K Kids Virtual Rudolph Race?
All kids aged 12 and under. Rudolph run participants will receive high-quality runner's t-shirt and a kid’s commemorative medal
Can I complete my race distance over multiple runs/walks?
No, you will need to complete the race in one attempt (one continuous effort).
How do I complete the virtual race and upload my result?
You will need to keep track of your run/walk through a GPS application. We recommend utilizing the Asics™RunKeeper App. Once you have finished your race, please head here and select 'Submit My Virtual Result' in order to post your time.
Will I receive a race bib?
Yes! You will receive an email with a printable race bib. If you do not receive this please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do I have to wear the race bib?
No, this is completely optional.
Can I still dress up in festive holiday attire for the virtual 5K? Just as we have done since the race’s inception, festive holiday attire is encouraged even though it is a virtual race!
When do I complete my race?
You can complete your race at any time or date between December 5-December 19, 2020 (11:59 PM EST)
Where do I run my race?
A virtual race can be run or walked anywhere, at a location of your own choosing in your local park, on your favorite trail or around your local neighborhood (or even on a treadmill if you like). Please ensure that you are following government guidelines in your country, state or local government area for COVID-19 when choosing your running location. Please note running your event on a treadmill will not be valid using some run tracking apps due to the requirement of GPS, but please refer to your preferred app settings to learn more.
Can I complete my event on a treadmill?
Yes absolutely! Before you start your run, please ensure that your tracking app supports running on a treadmill, as opposed to GPS. Please also ensure you take a photo of your end result that includes distance and time and upload this photo if you are manually entering your race results.
Can I complete my run with other runners?
Yes you can but please ensure that you are following government guidelines in your country, state or local area for COVID-19 when choosing who (and how many) to run with.
Can we enter as a team?
Yes, there is an option within the registration form to create a team or add yourself to your chosen team. Gather all your friends, family and colleagues and set the challenge but please adhere government guidelines in your country, state or local area for COVID-19 when choosing who (and how many) to run with.
Can I raise money for the PEARL Foundation?
The proceeds from this race go to the PEARL Foundation, Inc. You can make a donation directly to PEARL via the donation links during registration. The PEARL Foundation, Inc is a 501(c )(3) organization and donations are tax-deductible. In order to set up and share your personal pledge page, please follow the steps here.
Are there any finisher rewards?
Upon completion of your race, and once you have uploaded your results you will automatically have access to your finisher’s certificate which is available for download on the results page. Post photos of you racing and tag us utilizing the hashtags on social media (Facebook and Instagram) #PZODASH2020 #PEARLDASH2020 #RhoZetaOmega
Will there be awards for the winners of each event? And age categories?
Special medals will be presented to the 5K 1st & 2nd place male and female finishers in the following age groups: 13 and under, 14-30, 31-50, 51 & above. Medals will awarded based on all verifiable times uploaded by December 19, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST. Award medals will be MAILED to all winners.
How do you know that runners have completed the correct distance and recorded a correct time?
Results are supplied on an honesty system. We trust that you have completed the distance chosen for your run/walk in one continuous effort and uploaded your total elapsed time (the same as a regular race)
Do I have to submit a result?
What are the DTTS virtual run hashtags this year?
#PZODASH2020 #PEARLDASH2020 #RhoZetaOmega
Please use for all your social media posts for your training and virtual run race pics!
I have registered but haven't received my confirmation email. What should I do now?
Please contact Race Roster support at email@example.com
I have accidentally deleted the instruction email with the link to add my virtual race. What should I do now?
Please contact Race Roster support via firstname.lastname@example.org
If I have additional questions who can I contact?
Please email The PEARL Foundation at the following email: email@example.com
If my company or organization is interested in becoming a sponsor for the event who do I contact?
Please email The PEARL Foundation at the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org or download the Sponsorship Package at: 5th Annual Dashing Through the Square Virtual 5K Sponsorship Package
Please contact Race Roster if you have any issues with the platform itself via email@example.com