Who are we?
ByForce Ministries, Inc. is a corporation based in Colorado who will host its first charity run/walk and benefit Comedy Night on April 30, 2016

Why are we walking?
April is Sexual Assault Awareness month and we are hosting this community event to help bring awareness to this issue that is plaguing our world, our country, our city and our communities. As we take this matter to the streets, every step becomes a crucial action towards eradicating this darkness called, “sexual assault/abuse.”

Who is this benefiting?
AWARE 5k and Comedy Night will benefit THE DOLPHIN HOUSE CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER in Montrose, CO. The Benefit Comedy Night will be held at Holiday Inn Express & Suites-Montrose.

website:
montrose-child-advocacy.org

Where are we walking?
Walk will begin at Calvary Chapel-Montrose 2201 S Townsend Ave-Montrose, proceeding to The Dolphin House 735 S 1st St-Montrose and returning to Calvary Chapel. (Approximately 3.3miles)

Goodie Bag/Packet Pick Up at Calvary Chapel
Goodie Bag & T-shirt Pick Up: April 28, 2016 5pm-8pm
Day of Registration: April 30, 2016 8:00am

You will receive goodies, 1 event t-shirt and 1  Comedy Night Admission

*Walk begins 9am

Raffles, Snacks and Fun!

Parking

PLEASE ARRIVE IN PLENTY OF TIME TO ALLOW FOR PARKING AND WALKING TO THE EVENT START AREA!  Look for volunteers and signage to direct you to the appropriate parking area.  

Safety First
The safety of all participants at the AWARE5k always is our first priority. ByForce Ministries, Inc. volunteers will line the course and some of our volunteers are First Aid and CPR certified and will participate in the run/walk alongside participants. The Police Department will be notified prior to the walk about the event and will be aware should they need to respond to an emergency. 

WEATHER

Participant and spectator safety is first and foremost with walk officials and volunteers of the AWARE5k. AWARE5k and Comedy Night will occur rain, snow or shine. We will closely monitor weather conditions for walk day, but due to rapidly changing weather we may not be able to make any official decisions regarding the walk until Saturday morning. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to evaluate the situation and use their judgment regarding the weather. The event will occur rain, snow or shine; however, below are precautions if there is a risk of severe or inclement weather:

1) If there is a threat and/or we are having a thunderstorm at 8:45am on walk morning the walk will be delayed until 9:45am to allow the threat to pass.
2) Should the threat remain at 9:45am the AWARE5k will be canceled (not the Comedy Night). No refunds will be issued due to weather situations.
3) Should a storm occur while participants are on the course, they should seek cover along the course. Once the situation has passed participants should return directly to the race start/finish area.

All sales are final and non-refundable. 

The cost to pre-register for the AWARE5k is:
$25/13 and older   $20/12 and under (before April 15, 2016)
$30/13 and older   $25/12 and under (after April 15, 2016)
$35/13 and older   $30/12 and under (Day of the Walk).
*Cash and checks will be accepted via mail. The day of walk cash and on-site registration only will be accepted.

If you register after April 15, 2016 you will NOT be guaranteed an event t-shirt. Any extra t-shirts will be given first come first serve on walk day. Youth event t-shirts are size medium and large. Event t-shirt is not available for any child 5 and under.

WAIVER
By Registering I know that walking/running a road 5K is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter and walk/run unless I am medically able to walk/run and agree to abide by any decision of a walk/run official relative to my ability to safely complete the walk/run. I assume all risks associated with walking/running in this event including, but not limited to, falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, traffic, and the conditions of the road, all such risks being known and appreciated by me.

Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of your accepting my entry, I, for myself, and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release ByForce Ministries, Inc, Calvary Chapel-Montrose, CO, The Dolphin House Child Advocacy Center, the City of Montrose and all volunteers and all sponsors, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event. I grant permission to all the foregoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, recording, or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose. I understand that my registration fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 YRS OLD YOU MUST HAVE A PARENT OR GUARDIAN SIGNATURE ALONG WITH YOURS.

 

COMEDY NIGHT
The Benefit Comedy Night will be held at Holiday Inn Express & Suites-Montrose, CO. Featuring Cleto Rodriguez

*Comedy Night admission included in registration  *(Marcus add Cleto’s Picture and Link)
Comedy Night tickets (without walking 5k) will be available for purchase after April 15th (based upon availability-seating limited)

Depending on how many people plan on attending Comedy Night, we may add an early 5pm show! We will do our best to assign you to your preferred time if we add another show. *If other show is not added SHOWTIME will be 7pm

Dress appropriately for rain, snow or shine! Event will ONLY be cancelled if weather is severe. Please call 970-240-3279 for information/updates

website: cletorodriguez.com

 

THANK YOU TO OUR 2016 PARTNERS

  • City of Montrose
  • Cherry Creek Radio
  • Calvary Chapel
  • CC Video Productions
  • Dino Graphics
  • San Juan Mountains Credit Union
  • True Grit Cafe

Thank you too all volunteers and walkers for participating in this life changing event!
 Event details subject to change without prior notice to participants.


FAQ's

This is my first 5K. Do I have to run?
AWARE5k is a family-friendly fun walk or run. So bring your appropriate walking/running shoes and signs. You may run if you’d like. The National color for Sexual Abuse Awareness month is TEAL.

What is the distance?
The 5K is approximately 3.3 miles 

Where is the AWARE 5k?
Walk will begin at Calvary Chapel-Montrose, proceeding to The Dolphin House and returning to Calvary Chapel.

What is the cost?

The cost to pre-register for the AWARE5k is:
$25/13 and older   $20/6-12 (before April 15, 2016)
$30/13 and older   $25/6-12 (after April 15, 2016)
$35/13 and older   $30/6-12 (day of the walk)
Comedy Night tickets (without walking 5k) will be available for purchase after April 15th (based upon availability-seating limited)
*Cash and checks will be accepted via mail. The day of walk cash and on-site registration only will be accepted.

If you register after April 15, 2016 you will NOT be guaranteed an event t-shirt. Any extra t-shirts will be given first come first serve on walk day. Youth event t-shirts are size medium and large. Event t-shirt is not available for any child 5 and under.

Dress appropriately for rain, snow or shine! Event will ONLY be cancelled if weather is severe. Please call 970-240-3279 for information/updates

Can I register the day of the event?
Yes. Registration the day of will open at 8:00 am at Calvary Chapel (2201 S Townsend Ave, Montrose, CO 81401). Please note- if you register after April 15, 2016 will not be guaranteed an event t-shirt. 

What do I get when I sign up for the AWARE 5k?
When you register you will receive a AWARE 5k event t-shirt, as well as a goodie bag on the day of the race. T-shirts are a modern fit in men's sizes. We will have youth medium and youth large. Please note- if you register after April 15, 2016 you will not be guaranteed an event t-shirt. 

Are children allowed?

Yes, children are allowed. If they are age 6 or older, they must be registered for the race. If they are 5 or younger, they walk for free, but will not be given an event t-shirt. Youth event t-shirts are size medium and large. All children participating, even if they are not registered, are required to have a waiver signed by their legal guardian.

Are strollers allowed?
Strollers are allowed and you do not need to register them. However, you will need to sign a waiver for each child in a stroller.

Are pets allowed?
Although we love our fury friends they are not able to join the walk do to narrow sidewalk and anticipation of large group of AWARE walkers on Townsend Ave. 
How do I sign up?
You can sign up online or download registration from www.byforceministries.com.

Where/When is packet pick up?
The packet pick up will be Thursday, April 28th from 5:00pm-8:00pm at Calvary Chapel Montrose and also 8:00am-8:45am the day of the walk. The walk begins at 9am so we recommend arriving more than 30 minutes before the walk to pick up your packet and enjoy some encouraging words and exhilarating stretching.

Is the walk timed?
No, you can walk at your pace. However, we anticipate the walk being over by 11:00am or 11:30am

Can I transfer my registration to someone else?
We are not able to transfer registrations at this time.

Can I get a refund if I can’t make it?
Unfortunately, your cost covers the walker’s packet. If you are unable to make it, we will try our best to get your packet to you, but refunds are not available.

Can I walk with my ipod or electric device?
If you would like to walk with music, please do! Please be courteous of other participants.

Can I bring friends and family for support?
Yes, we ask that if they will be walking with you to please register.

How can I get other support if I have more questions?
Contact 970-240-3279

To make this a safe event please adhere to all traffic signs.

Event details subject to change without prior notice to participants.