What is chip timing?
Chip time is another way of saying “net time,” or the actual amount of time it takes a runner to go from the starting line of a race to the finish line. Many races feature a timing technology in which all participants run with a computer chip attached to their race bib. As you move across a special mat at the starting line, the chip registers that you’ve started the race. Then, as you cross the finishing line, the chip registers that you’ve finished the race. So, in other words, the amount of time that it takes you to reach the starting line (since most people are not right at the front of the race) doesn’t count in your overall time. In some cases of very large races, it can take runners at least 20 minutes to reach the starting line. Your chip time is different than your “gun time,” which is the amount of time it took you to finish the race from the moment the gun (or horn) went off.

Why is it so cool?

  • Wider Finish Line
  • Eases congestion on the course
  • No need for stroller handoff at the finish line
  • No need for bib tear offs at the finish line
  • Special mat on the 8K course will determine which race you ran, no matter which race you signed up to run - you can even change your mind during the race!

Chip Timing Guidelines
You will be wearing a disposable timing chip that stays on your race bib. To ensure you receive an accurate time, the Bib Tag must be worn correctly.

Please follow the recommendations below:

  • Your race number/bib must be worn clearly visible on the front of the torso.
  • Pin all four corners of your race number/bib to the outtermost garment.
  • Always keep your race number/bib visible; do not remove or cover with a jacket.
  • Do not wear your race number on your back, your side, or around your arm or leg.
  • Do not excessively bend or twist the Bib Tag.
  • Do not separate the Bib Tag from the race number/bib.
  • Do not attach beside or under a metal zipper: metal weakens the signal.
  • Do not cover your race number/bib with your hand or arm when crossing the start or finish lines: runners often do this when starting or stopping their watch.
  • Always remember the mat must ‘see’ your race number when you cross the start or finish lines. 
  • Stroller Rider Note: Stroller Riders will receive a bib without a timing chip and they will not be timed in the race. This is to solve the problem of a stroller rider “finishing” ahead of participants who actually ran the race. An adult registration is required along with the stroller rider.  Stroller riders are not eligible to select a school for funds distribution.

Event Host & Purpose

Northwest Road Runners, Inc. (www.nwroadrunners.org) is a local running club that was established in 2011 for the purpose of organizing a yearly kid’s running race in Chicago’s Northwest Suburbs. Our goal is to encourage kids (and their parents) to become interested in running as a healthy lifestyle choice, not just for this year, but for the rest of their lives. We are a non-profit 501(c)3 charity which will distribute funds raised back to the schools of the participant’s choice to fund activities that encourage wellness. Click here to email the race director for more information.


Please Help Us Reverse The Childhood Obesity Trend:

  • Only 4% of children between the ages of 6 and 11 were considered overweight in a 1971-1974 survey, while 18.8% of children at this age were overweight in a more recent 2003-2004 survey. 
  • Participating in at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity on most days can help a child maintain a healthy weight, yet a 2013 survey showed less than 25% of kids do.
  • More than one or two hours of screen time (TV, computers, video games) each day is a risk factor for childhood obesity.
  • Overweight teenagers have a 70% chance of becoming overweight adults.
  • Less than one third of adults are at a healthy weight.

What You Get:

  • Everyone gets an awesome technical T-Shirt, (even youth sizes) and the adult women’s shirt has a V-neck*
  • Everyone gets a backpack tag/zipper pull with the Got2Run 2.62 logo
  • Everyone gets a 2.62/8K bumper sticker or magnet to show off, just like the marathoners do with their 26.2 stickers!
  • Everyone gets tasty, healthy food and refreshments at the finish line
  • Awards for the top 3 finishers for each race in each age group
  • At least $10.00 per participant will be donated back to your school to fund wellness programs
2017 REGISTRATION FORM                         2017 REGISTRATION FORM (SPANISH)

SAVE THE DATE FLYER                                             SAVE THE DATE FLYER (SPANISH)

PACKET PICK UP

Packets may be picked up on Friday, May 19th at Runners High-N-Tri, 121 West Campbell St., Downtown Arlington Heights, IL 60005, 847-670-9255, from 10:30am-7pm.  

Packets not picked up on May 19th and packets for those registered after Wednesday, May 17th, 5:00pm can be picked up on race day at the pre-registered tent between 7:00am - 7:45am.

Awards

Awards will be announced at the awards ceremony for overall male and female winners in both the 2.62, 8K (4.97) and 2.62 Wheelchair (unassisted) races, as well as all youth age groups 19 and under. 

Post Race Refreshments

All participants will be provided with post race refreshments courtesy of our fabulous sponsors!!

Check out our TRAINING page to help you get started to running your first micro-marathon or 8K! Also view news feeds from RRCA (Road Runners Club of America).

Womens Shirts

Participants

Children, parents, teachers, school administrators, and the general public are all encouraged to participate. The event is being promoted to over 200 public and private schools serving over 120,000 northwest suburban children. By checking their school’s box on the registration form, event proceeds of at least $10.00 will be distributed back to the schools or school district education foundations of the participant’s choice to fund activities that encourage wellness. For schools not listed, there will be an opportunity to write in the school that participants are running for. Every school or school district with a minimum of 10 participants will share in the proceeds.

EVENT FEES
                   2.62 Run/Walk                                               ​8K Run                                       2.62 Wheelchair (Unassisted)
Note: Due to course timing restrictions, if you are planning on walking the entire course, please register for the 2.62.

Got2Run running hats available for purchase

Race & Age Groupings

Male and Female separated age brackets in each race as follows:

Note: A $1.50 online transaction fee will be added to each participant registered online (except Stroller Rider or Wheelchair Pusher).
Race will be held rain or shine. All fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

*Stroller Rider Note: Stroller Riders receive a T-shirt and an untimed bib, but are not eligible to select a school for funds distribution.  Stroller Pusher signs up as a Student or Adult and receives a timed bib.  This is to solve the problem of a Stroller Rider "finishing" ahead of participants who actually ran the race.
**Wheelchair Pusher Note: Wheelchair Pushers teamed with an Assisted Wheelchair Rider will receive a T-shirt and an untimed bib (without a timing chip), but are not eligible to select a school for funds distribution.  Wheelchair Rider (Assisted) signs up as Student or Adult, received a timed bib, and will be placed in Assisted Wheelchair Rider division of the 2.62 race.  Unassisted Wheelchair participants signs up as Student or Adult, receive a timed bib, and should select 2.62 Wheelchair event.

***Got2Run Running Hat: A limited number of Got2Run Running Hats with the Got2Run logo will be available.  Specifically designed for running, the hat features a performance material knit shell and terry sweatband to provide maximum airflow and moisture transfer.  It has an adjustable rear band so one size fits most.  It is machine washable, air dry, and will not shrink.  It is available in limited quantities while supplies last.  See below to view the three available colors.

$20

$30

$5

$5


deduct $5

$10

Timing & Results
The 2017 “Got2Run . . . For Education” race will be professionally timed using a chip timing system. On course clocks will be located at each mile and the finish line. Race results will be posted
here on our website! 

USATF Certification
Both the 2.62 and 8K (4.97) courses have been certified by the USA Track & Field organization.  Below are the certification maps:

2.62: IL Click here for USATF 2.62 course map
8K (4.97): IL Click
here for USATF 8K course map.


Note: USATF course certification is based on the shortest path a runner can take on the course. If you are using a GPS device, your device will most likely show that the mile markers and finish line distances are further than your GPS indications.


Safety
For safety reasons, pets, roller blades, skateboards, and bicycles of any kind will not be allowed in either race. Strollers will be allowed, but must start behind the runners. Entrants in wheelchairs are encouraged to participate.

Police and volunteer marshals will staff intersections and direct traffic, but the course will not be completely closed to traffic.

Student - 19 and under

Adult - 20 and over

Stroller Rider (Untimed)*

Wheelchair Pusher (Untimed)**


No Shirt Option

Got2Run Running Hat***

2.62 Run/Walk
8K Run                          

2.62 Wheelchair (unassisted)

6 & Under
9 & Under
All Ages, male/female (one bracket)
7 - 8
10 - 14

9 - 10
15 - 19

11 - 12
20 - 24

13 - 14
25 - 29

15 - 16
30 - 34

17 - 19
35 - 39

20 - 24
40 - 44

25 - 29
45 - 49

30 - 34
50 - 54

35 - 39
55 - 59

40 - 44
60 - 64

45 - 49
65 - 69

50 - 54
70 & Over

55 - 59


60 - 64


65 - 69


70 & Over


Wheelchair (assisted) all ages, male/female



CHIP TIMING

Course Information 
2.62 Course (Click
here for course map)
The 2.62 course winds through the beautiful Scarsdale area. A water station will be located at approximately the 1.5 mile mark.

8K (4.97 mile) Course (Click
here for course map)
The 8K course follows the 2.62 course until just near the end, then continues out on a different loop finally finishing at the same location as the 2.62. The hope is that parents running the 8K will be able to run with their kids during the 2.62 while still having the opportunity to complete a longer run if desired. There will be an additional water station at approximately the 3.5 mile mark.

Men's and Youth Shirts

REGISTRATION DETAILS BELOW

Prizes will be given to the top 3 finishers in each age and gender category for the 2.62 and 8K (4.97) races.

Awards for Adult age groups 20 and over will be available for pick up at the awards table.


All participants will receive a Got2Run . . . For Education 2.62 / 8K bumper sticker or magnet
for their car AND a backpack tag/zipper pull!!

Early Registration

(thru Sun. May 14 @ 8pm)

  • Online:  Registration is closed until Friday, May 19th, 5:00pm (For those who register online after Wednesday, May 17th, 5:00pm, Packet pickup will be on Race Day) Note: A $1.50 online transaction fee will be added to each participant registered online.
  • Mail: Registration form must be postmarked by Saturday, May 13th, received by Tuesday, May 16th. See below for a printable registration form.
  • Race Day Registration: on site, 7:00am - 7:45am See below for a printable registration form. Please print the form, complete it, and bring it to the race to register.  Payment accepted by Cash, Check or Credit Card on race day. Day of Race Registration ends promptly at 7:45 a.m.

2017 Sponsors

Registration

(after Sun. May 14 @ 8pm)

*Race Shirts

Every participant will receive a short sleeved technical T-shirt, both adult and youth sizes.  Early registrants will receive their shirt selection in their race packet and are guaranteed the race shirt size they have selected. We will do our best to accommodate race day registrant shirt selections, but can't guarantee you will receive the size you want as they will be first come, first served.

Our 6th Annual Race: 2017 Technical t-shirt front shown below:

$15

$25

$5

$5


deduct $5

$10

Race Location (200 East Sigwalt Street between Pine and Belmont, Arlington Heights, IL 60005)
The “Got2Run . . . For Education” race begins and ends at the southeast corner of Sigwalt and Arlington Hts. Road in the open municipal parking lot across from the Arlington Heights Village Hall. The race will be run entirely in the beautiful Scarsdale and Scarsdale Estates areas.

Event Location Map

RACE DAY PARKING
Parking will be available in 3 public parking garages:
  • Northeast corner of Sigwalt and Arlington Heights Road (enter off of SIGWALT)

  • Northwest corner of Sigwalt and Arlington Heights Road (enter off of Evergreen)

  • North of Sigwalt between Vail and Highland (enter on Vail or Highland)

Street parking on both sides of Davis Street permitted