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Why is there a registration fee and what does it cover?

The registration fee covers your event t-shirt, bib, and post-event cookout so that fundraising may be directed toward supporting our students and teachers. 

Does my registration fee ($25) count towards my fundraising?

No, your registration fee does not count toward your overall fundraising.

What if I receive offline donations?

If your donors prefer to support you with a check, please ensure they are made payable to The New England Center for Children.  Mail to the address below with a note indicating the donation is in support of your 5K Walk/Run:
The New England Center for Children
Attn.: Marianne Gibson/5K
33 Turnpike Road
Southborough, MA 01772

Will I get an event t-shirt? 

Registered participants (walkers and runners) will receive a t-shirt at the event.

When will I receive my incentive prize if I've earned one?

Fundraising incentives will be distributed on event day.

Can I register to walk or run on race day?

Yes, you can register to walk or run on race day.  

Will the race be a timed event?

Yes! The NECC 5K Walk/Run for Autism is a certified 5K race and all participants (runners and walkers) will be timed by RaceWire. 

What is the weather/cancellation policy?

The event will be held rain or shine unless conditions become unsafe (flood, lightning, tornado, etc). There is no rain date for the event and no refunds will be given should the event be cancelled due to unsafe weather conditions.

Are dogs allowed?

Please no dogs allowed although service animals are permitted!

What type of refreshments will be available?

There will be pre-race snacks and water and a post-race cookout with hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs and chips. There will also be three water/rest stops along the course.

Are strollers allowed? 

Yes, baby strollers are allowed.

Are there refunds?

We do not offer refunds of any kind.