Frequently Asked Questions


Can I register offline?

Yes. You can download the offline registration flyer and submit to the foundation office and you will be registered. There is a price difference for both offline and race day registrations. Please note that all offline registrations are $40 and race day registrations are $45. 

Can I run with a stroller?

We discourage strollers and wagons along the race run routes. However, we do allow them on the walk routes. Please line up near the back of start line for safety purposes. 

Are dogs welcome?

For safety purposes, no dogs or pets are allowed. 

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, 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. 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 and a on-call Rural Metro Ambulance.

Will there be special accommodations for wheelchairs?

Yes. The Avera Race is ADA accessible. Please call 605-940-1734 for specific accommodations. 

Are there 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 flyer for more information. Water will also be available at the Start/Finish Line as well as in the food tent near the main stage.

Are the 5K/10K runs timed?

Yes. Both the 5K/10K runs are competitve, offical chip-timed events. Results are posted online after the event. To ensure integrity and accuracy of our event database, registration for the 10K/5K runs close on Friday, May 12, at 5 p.m.

Will the race be canceled due to inclement weather?

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 registration 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 a.m. in the Avera Digital Mobile Mammography truck at the race. Breast health materials, scheduling information and tours will also be available. Please call 605-322-PINK (7465) to schedule your Avera Race day mammogram or make an appointment at a 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 10 a.m. 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?

Only registered participants receive an official Avera Race shirt and lunch tote. Children 16 and under receive a discounted registration fee of $15. 

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