What’s the plan for the marathon relay if there is hazardous weather?

Click to downoad the One in Five Marathon Relay Hazardous Weather Plan and check the race Facebook page for updates.

What’s a One in Five Ambassador, can I still become one?

Ambassadors are passionate about mental health and promoting the One in Five event. Ambassadors register for one of our events, recruit others to register, and spread the word in person and on social media. There are still a limited amount of ambassador slots open, email us to learn more.

I would love to participate but don’t know four other people to make a team – can I still run?

Participants are encouraged to run as part of a five person team. However, if you do not have a team affiliation, we offer two options. You may register under ‘I Don’t Have A Team’.  You will be charged one-fifth of the team fee and after online registration closes on May 26th, we will group all unaffiliated participants into 5-person teams in the ‘Open’ Division.

Or you may register for the One in Five 6.2-Mile Individual Race. The fee for this option is the same, $35 per person.  You will receive your individual bib number at Packet Pick-up.

A loved one struggles with mental illness so we’d like to run it as a family – are children allowed to join a team?

Participants must be 12 and over to run in the Marathon Relay. The Community Walk is a family friendly event and all ages are welcome to join the walk.

Who decides which runner will complete the more difficult 6.2-mile leg? And is there an order our team has to run in?

Your team should designate which one of your five team members will run the 6.2-mile leg. The 6.2-mile leg is not only longer but is more challenging and must be run last. The relay will run with staggered start times so all runners will be on the course by 9:00am.

What time do we run?

The Accessibility Race, Marathon Relay and Community Walk start times are as follows:

7:50am – 6.2-Mile Accessibility Race
8:00am – Marathon Relay (each leg starts every 15 minutes)

  • 8:00am – 1st leg / 5-Mile course
  • 8:15am – 2nd leg / 5-Mile course
  • 8:30am – 3rd leg / 5-Mile course
  • 8:45am – 4th leg / 5-Mile course
  • 9:00am – 5th leg / 6.2-Mile course

9:00am – Community Walk and 6.2-Mile Individual Race

Are strollers allowed in the Marathon Relay and Individual Race?

No, with the exception of accessibility athletes or those who may use jogging strollers to assist their team members with physical disabilities. The Community Walk is a family friendly event and strollers are welcome to participate.

Can I run the Marathon Relay or Individual Race with my dog?

No, for the safety of all participants, as well as your dog, no dogs will be allowed on the race courses. The Community Walk is dog friendly. We ask you to follow the Kent County Park rules by leashing and cleaning up after your dog.

What kind of nutritional support will there be on the course?

Water, sports drinks (such as Gatorade), and GU will be offered at aid station(s) along the looped course.

How will the race be scored?

Teams will be scored by overall time. Teams participating will be scored all together with no gender or co-ed scoring distinctions.

The Accessibility Race and Individual Race participants will be scored as individuals with no gender or co-ed scoring distinctions.

Is the course certified?

As this is a team relay event and participants are not awarded for individual effort, and while the course has been precisely marked and measured via GPS, it will not be certified.

How do I make an additional contribution to Hope Network to support mental health services in this community?

We welcome additional donations to the Hope Foundation.
You can DONATE HERE.

I’m not a runner but would love to support this event. How else can I be involved?

It will take nearly 100 volunteers to support this event. We welcome a donation of your time as a volunteer. Volunteer positions are available starting Friday, May 26th, through clean-up on Saturday, May 27th. For positions, shifts and to sign-up, please visit https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Walker/1in5MarathonRelay.

We’d like to take the kids to the beach at Millennium after the race – will we still have to pay a beach entry fee?

Yes. Regular park fees, rules, and regulations will apply to all areas within Millennium Park.