What is The Rival Run™?

The Rival Run™ is a 5K Run dedicated to noteworthy Sports Rivalries. We create amazing memories and enhance local traditions while giving back to the communities we serve by bringing awareness to and helping fund raise for important causes. Get Your Game On!

Is The Rival Run™ a charity or a non-profit organization?

The Rival Run™ is neither a charity nor a non-profit organization. We are a “for profit” event – and we work in partnership with important charities. Get the details on our charity page.

Do I need to be a runner?

The Rival Run™ is passionate about providing a family friendly event for participants of all ages and fitness levels. From children to seniors – everyone is welcome! You can run, walk, or cartwheel through your 5K. Most important is that you come have a blast and celebrate with us!

Is this a timed event?

The Rival Run™ is not timed. We will not track and post 5K results. Event courses vary by location and are not certified to be a full 5K and may exceed or be less than a 5K. We recommend participants self time using a phone or GPS device!

What is included with a registration?

Each participant will receive our Rival Run™ SWAG. This includes a T-Shirt, Event Medal, Wristband, Eye black and Race Bib!

Do children need a ticket?

All ages are invited to run The Rival Run™! Children 5 and younger can attend for FREE if they attend with a parent or legal guardian. Participants ages 6 to 12 years old will need to purchase a Children’s ticket. Age 13 and older can purchase a student ticket. Older than 18 must purchase an adult ticket!

Does The Rival Run™ host packet pick up?

Packet pick up and or check in details vary by city, and may depend on each city and the number or participants we have. For our larger events we do conduct packet pick up the day before the event to minimize wait times on event day. Details for your Rival Run™ packet pick up will be posted to your city event page at least 10 days before the big day – and we’ll email final instructions to participants 7-10 days before the event.

Can I send someone to pick up my packet for me?

You will be emailed a ticket confirmation after you purchase. Print this or send them an electronic copy they can access on their phone and we’ll get you your stuff!

Can I bring my pets?

We do not allow animals at The Rival Run™.

Is there a dress code?

We recommend you wear CLOSED-TOE shoes. Beyond that feel free to create the funnest, craziest costumes you can imagine for the big day! Participants MUST WEAR their teams PRIMARY colors or The Rival Run™ T-Shirt provided to you! This adds to the atmosphere and will help you go to the right place at the start of the run!

Can spectators attend The Rival Run™?

Absolutely! Bring family & friends to cheer you on at the finish line! We also have opportunities for family or friends to volunteer and members of the press can contact us for a press pass. All participants, spectators, volunteers, and press are welcome!

Will there be a bag check?

There will not be a bag check at the event. Please make arrangements to carry your belongings with you on the run, or leave them with a family member! Items left out on the course or the finish party will be removed.

What if I can’t come? Can I get a refund?

Like other runs, concerts and festivals – we do NOT give refunds unless the event is not held. Please check your schedule before registering for The Rival Run™. The Rival Run™ will take place Rain or Shine. In the event hazardous weather conditions (such as lightning, flooding, severe thunderstorms, etc.) may put our runners safety at risk – we may postpone the event start time, or cancel the event. There are no refunds or deferrals in the event of weather cancellation.

What happens if there is bad weather?

The Rival Run™ is a “Rain or Shine” event. This means that whether it is 100 degrees outside or if it is pouring rain – we’ll be there. Still – the safety of our participants is our top priority and extreme weather could create a circumstance where it may be necessary to cancel the event.

In circumstances of Tornado, Tornado Warning, Tornado Watch, Flash Flood, or Heavy Lightening or Thunderstorm – the Event Director will coordinate with city and local authorities to monitor the weather and determine how to proceed. Read more about Weather Cancellation here.