Over the past 17 years, Goldenwest Credit Union has donated more than a half-million dollars in cash and in-kind donations to local public schools and education foundations as a result of this annual fundraising event.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Start Time: 8:30 AM
Start Line/Finish Line: Goldenwest Corporate Office (5025 South Adams Avenue in South Ogden)
Entry Fee: $5 for students and $10 for non-students.
Registration: February 19 - March 19, 2017
Q: Where can I get a registration form?
A: Goldenwest is not providing paper forms for the 17th Annual Goldenwest 5K For Schools. Registration is only available on this website during the open registration period.
Q: Can I register for the 5K after March 19, 2017?
A: To best facilitate the event, Goldenwest is not accepting 5K registrations after March 19, 2017. Should you choose, you may join the 5K event as a non-registered participant. Participants who are not registered for the 5K will not receive a t-shirt, bib number nor an official race time. Furthermore, non-registered participants will not get credit for a matching donation from Goldenwest Credit Union.
Q: Can I split my donation between several schools?
A: No. Each individual donation needs to be designated to one school or the Weber School Foundation.
Q: I don’t want to donate my registration fee to a specific school. Can I still participate?
A: Everyone is welcome to participate in the 5K For Schools. If you don’t want to donate to a specific school, you may choose to have your registration fee donated to the Weber School Foundation.
Q: I want to make a donation to a school, but cannot participate in the 5K. Will Goldenwest match my donation if I don’t participate in the 5K?
A: Anyone can make a donation to their school through the Goldenwest 5K. However, Goldenwest will only match donations for registered participants who cross the finish line and receive an official time for the race.
Q: Where can I pick up my 5K packet?
A: Your race packet will be available at the school you designate on your registration form from March 22, 2017 thru March 23, 2017. You may also choose to pick up your packet at the Goldenwest Corporate Office (5025 South Adams in South Ogden) on March 24, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. or the morning of the race from 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m.
Q: What do the schools do with the money they earn from the 5K?
A: Each school principal decides the best use of the money earned through the 5K. If you have a suggestion or idea how your school should use the money earned through the 5K, please contact the principal.
Q: Can participants ride bikes or scooters at the 5K?
A: For safety reasons, the following items will not be permitted at the 5K For Schools: bicycles, scooters, roller blades, roller skates, skate boards, etc. Strollers, wagons, and other items used to carry small children are permitted. Please be respectful and courteous of all 5K participants.
Q: How can I get a 5K t-shirt?
A: Goldenwest Credit Union donates all of the t-shirts for the event. Every effort is made to get the requested size t-shirt to participants. However, because we order the t-shirts several weeks before the 5K race date, we occasionally run low on some requested t-shirt sizes. You must be a registered participant to receive your free t-shirt. If you are not a registered participant in the 5K, you may purchase a t-shirt for $5.
Q: When will Goldenwest post the results of the 5K?
A: Goldenwest will make every effort to announce the winners of the 5K approximately one hour after the race begins. All official times will be posted on the Goldenwest website at www.gwcu.org the day of the event. Additionally, you can check your race results in real-time using your mobile phone. Just scan the tag printed on your race bib with your smart phone and any freely-available QR code app.
Q: What are the age categories?
A: Under 12, Jr. High, High School, 19-30, 31-50, 51+
For further questions about the 5K For Schools, please contact Goldenwest Credit Union at 801-621-4550, ext 8338 or ext 8361.