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?
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:
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.
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|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|
Men's and Youth Shirts
Womens is a V-Neck
RACE DAY IS MAY 22, 2021 @ 8AM
(after Sun. May 10 @ 8pm)
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 8th Annual Race: 2019 Technical t-shirt shown below:
Timing & Results
The 2020 “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!
Both the 2.62 and 8K (4.97) courses have been certified by the USA Track & Field organization. Below are the certification maps:
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.
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***
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!!
(thru Sun. May 10 @ 8pm)
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.
Street parking on both sides of Davis Street permitted
RACE DAY IS SATURDAY, MAY 22, 2021 @ 8 AM
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What You Get:
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!!
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 $5.00 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 5 participants will share in the proceeds.
Got2Run running hats available for purchase
Note: A $2.00 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.
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.
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PACKET PICK UP
Packets may be picked up on Friday, May 15th 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 15th and packets for those registered after Wednesday, May 13th, 5:00pm can be picked up on race day at the pre-registered tent between 7:00am - 7:45am.
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).
Back of Shirt
Race & Age Groupings
Male and Female separated age brackets in each race as follows: