Rock the Ribbon Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I register for the Rock the Ribbon Race? +

    You can register online now by clicking the "Read More" link below or click the "REGISTER" button above Read More
  • What is the race route? +

    This year’s course will start on the Morton Plant Hospital campus and send runners across the beautiful Clearwater Memorial Causeway bridge and back. Please click the "Read More" link below for the map. Read More
  • How much is the Rock the Ribbon Race? +

    – 5K - $30 (through 11/29). $35 (11/30 through race day)
    – 10K - $35 (through 11/29). $40 (11/30 through race day)
    – Kids Dash – $10 per participant (through 12/1)
  • I'm a BayCare team member. Do I get a discount? +

    As a BayCare team member, the discounted race entry fee for both races is $20, which is $10 off the 5K and $15 off the 10K. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to participate. Subject line: Rock the Ribbon BayCare Discount. Or you can download our registration form and email back to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Read More
  • Is there a Rock the Ribbon Facebook page? +

    Yes, please click the "Read More" link below Read More
  • How do I make a donation in support of the hospitals' prostate or breast cancer programs? +

    You can designate your gift online by clicking "read more" below. Thank you for your support! Read More
  • What time does the Kids Dash start? +

    The kids dash starts at 6:00pm. The 5K and 10K will follow at 6:30pm.
  • What is a Virtual Runner? +

    Can't make it to the race? You can still join us to raise support and awareness for prostate and breast cancer as a virtual runner. Virtual runners run a 5K or 10K distance, whenever fits into your schedule! You will still receive a race shirt and finisher medal, which will be shipped to your address after December 1st.
  • What is the age groups and distance of the Kid's Dash? +

    – 400 yard dash: 9-10 year olds
    – 300 yard dash: 7-8 year olds
    – 200 yard dash: 5-6 year olds
    – 100 yard dash: 3-4 year olds
    – 50 yard dash: 1-2 year olds
  • Can I pick up someone else's packet during race week? +

    Yes, all you need to do is let the volunteers working packet pick-up know the names that you will be picking up.
  • How do I sign up to be a volunteer? +

    Visit our online volunteer registration form which is located under our volunteer tab. Thanks! Read More
  • Will there be race awards/trophies for the top finishers? +

    Medals will be awarded, by age group, to the top three male and female finishers in each of the 5K and 10K races. All runners will be given medals as well. All children participating in the Kids Dash will receive their own trophy. All race times will be available on after the race.
  • Is this race USATF-certified and what is the actual mileage of each race? +

    Yes, the race is officially USATF-certified and the 5K is 3.1 miles and the 10K is 6.2 miles.
  • Are we allowed to wear headphones? +

    Yes, headphones are allowed along the route.
  • Are jogging strollers allowed on the race course? +

    Yes! Jogging strollers are allowed, but please be mindful of those around you on race day.
  • What happens if there is bad weather on race day? +

    The race will be held rain or shine. If there is lightning in the area, the race will either have a delayed start or, depending on the intensity of the weather, be cancelled. The determination will be made by the race management staff.
  • Do the kids get anything for registering? +

    Yep! Kids will get a race shirt and medal.
  • I have a large group coming to participate. Will we be able to walk/run together or will we be split up? +

    The 5K and 10K races begin at the same time so you can participate with your group.
  • Will I receive a t-shirt if I register? +

    Yes! All registered participants will receive a shirt.
  • Do you have to run or can you walk? +

    You can walk or run, it’s up to you! Everyone will receive a timing chip on race day.
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