Race FAQ's


Can I run with a stroller?


We discourage use of strollers and wagons along the race routes.  We do, however, allow them on the walk routes.  We ask that those with strollers and wagons line up near the back of the start line for safety purposes.

I am registered but can no longer participate.  Am I able to get a refund?

The Avera Race is unable to process refunds for registrations.  If you are unable to participate for any reason, you may transfer your registration to another individual, change your registration type to a "Sideline Supporter" so that you still receive an official Avera Race packet or ask that your registration be converted to a donation to the event.  Should you wish to update your registration based on any of these options, please reach out to us using the Contact Us form.

What if I'm injured on the route?

Medical professionals and volunteers will be available to assist in the event of an injury on the route.  There will also be a First Aid station near the main stage, staffed by a paramedic. Rural Metro Ambulance will also be on call.

Will there be water stops along the route?

There will be water stations located on the 5K/10K routes and at the finish line. Please refer to the race route flier for more information.  Water will also be available at the Start/Finish Line as well as in the Food tent near the Main Stage.

Will the race be canceled if it rains?

The Avera Race takes place rain or shine!  We do reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances. In that event, there will be no refunds and your entry fee will be used as a donation to benefit cancer patients and families served at Avera Cancer Institute.

Am I able to get my yearly screening mammogram at the Avera Race?

Digital screening mammograms will be available from 6-11 am in Avera's digital mobile mammography truck at the race!  Breast health material, scheduling information and tours will be available as well.  Please call 322-PINK (7465) to schedule your Avera Race day mammogram or to schedule at an Avera Breast Center location near you!

Is there a time limit for running the 5K or 10K?

 There are no time limits on the race routes, however, streets will be re-opened at 10am. Lead and tail bikers will be on the run routes to make sure that everyone finishes safely.

I have young children that will be attending the race with me.  Do they need to be registered?

While we like to have everyone registered for safety reasons, only children participating in the 5K or 10K runs need to be registered. If you would like an official Avera Race T-Shirt and bag for your child or children, they must be registered to receive one, regardless of what race they will be participating in (walk or run).