FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS A SUNSET RUN?
You get to sleep in! This year’s run will be a special evening edition and start at 7:10 PM. Runners will enjoy a night-time look and feel as they run through Dodger Stadium and see the newly renovated Centerfield Plaza.
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY DODGERS ’21 TECH SHIRT, FINISHER MEDAL, BIB, AND LIMITED EDITION BOBBLEHEAD?
Race packet pick-up for in-person runners will take place on Friday, August 13th, 2021. Visit the Race Pick-Up page here for more details.
CAN I GET A REFUND?
The 2021 Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Run Presented by UCLA Health, like many other large races, has a long-standing policy that does NOT provide any refunds. We apologize for any inconvenience.
CAN I TRANSFER MY PAID REGISTRATION TO ANOTHER PERSON?
No. All race entries for the 2021 Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Run Presented by UCLA Health are non-transferable under any and all circumstances. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you are no longer able to attend, you can transfer your registration to the Virtual Run for a nominal fee. See Virtual Run FAQs below.
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I AM INJURED AND CAN NO LONGER PARTICIPATE THIS YEAR! CAN I DEFER UNTIL NEXT YEAR?
YES. Up until August 6, 2021, you may request to defer your registration until 2022 with a doctor’s note to prove medical need. You must provide a copy of your doctor’s note prior to firstname.lastname@example.org for customer service by August 6, 2021. A deferral under any other circumstance will NOT be accepted.
WHEN IS THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE?
Registration for the 2021 Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Run Presented by UCLA Health, will close on Saturday, August 6, 2021 or when the maximum combined field of participants has been reached. There will NO on-site event day or late registration available this year.
HOW DO I CONFIRM MY 2021 RACE ENTRY?
All online registrations will be confirmed via email. To verify registration, you may search by participant name or email address via the “Confirm Registration” link below:
WHAT COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS ARE YOU TAKING?
While a lot has changed since we last ran together, our commitment to runners remains the same. We have scaled down the size of the run to provide a safe, clean, and runner-friendly environment for you to enjoy, including enhanced hygiene, minimizing touchpoints, crowd control, and density reduction. Runner safety is our top priority and we are working closely with local health experts and officials to ensure your experience at this year’s race meets the highest standards of health and safety protocols. We will provide regular communication to our runners with updates on what to expect accordingly to the latest guidelines on race day.
WILL THERE BE A 1 MILE KIDS RUN?
We are not offering the Kids Run this year but plan to bring it back next year! There is no age limit for participating in the 5K, kids are welcome to join the fun!
ARE STROLLERS ALLOWED?
Yes. Strollers are allowed on the course. For the safety of all involved, we ask that participants with strollers line up towards the back of their assigned starting corral. Children in strollers do not need to be registered for the race, however, please note that they WILL NOT receive a Dodgers t-shirt or finisher’s medal at the finish line. Please be sure to register any children you wish to receive a bib, medal, and race package.
WILL THERE BE AN EXPO?
Our Health + Wellness Expo will take place the day before the race on Friday, August 13th from 1:00- 7:00 PM, and starting at 5:00 PM on Saturday, August 14th (RACE DAY) in the newly renovated Centerfield Plaza at Dodger Stadium.
HOW DO I FIND MY START TIME?
During registration, runners were asked to select an estimated pace/finish time. To maintain social distancing and safety for all runners, a wave start will be assigned base for all participants. Start times and additional information will be shared via email closer to race week.
IS THE 5K RACE TIMED?
Yes, the in-person event is timed. Runners at Dodger Stadium will receive a race bib and chip timing.
Virtual runners will have the opportunity to submit their times via Race Roster. See Virtual Runner FAQs below.
IS THERE A TIME LIMIT? CAN I WALK THE 5K?
Yes. We ask that all runners/walkers maintain at least a 16-18 min per mile pace. All participants should complete the course by 8:25 PM.
WILL THERE BE AWARDS GIVEN OUT?
Awards will not be given out this year but we plan to bring them back next year!
WILL TICKET VOUCHERS BE OFFERED THIS YEAR AS PART OF REGISTRATION?
Unfortunately, ticket vouchers will not be available this year.
WILL THERE BE WATER STATIONS ALONG THE COURSE?
As we plan for a safe return back for the 2021 in-person event, there will be no water stations along the 5k route this year. Runners are encouraged to bring their own water bottles or refillable bottles as there will be opportunities to fill them up on-site.
ARE SPECTATORS ALLOWED?
Spectators will be allowed to watch and cheer for runners along the race route inside Dodger Stadium. Whether you’re visiting the stadium, enjoying the race, and watching your friends and family along the route, you MUST practice social distancing and keep a safe space between yourself and others according to the latest health and safety guidelines on the event day.
WILL THERE BE A GEAR CHECK?
Gear Check will NOT be provided for this run. We ask that you leave any personal items and articles of warm-up clothing in your vehicle. We recommend you keep identification on you for safety purposes. The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please plan accordingly.
DO WE GET TO RUN THROUGH DODGER STADIUM?
This year’s run features a new 5k course in Dodger Stadium with evening breathtaking views of the Downtown L.A. skyline, the newly renovated Centerfield Plaza, and a cool-down lap around the Dodger Stadium warning track.
WHAT TYPE OF SHIRT WILL I RECEIVE IN MY REGISTRATION PACKET? IS IT GENDER-SPECIFIC?
Unisex tech t-shirts will be provided this year. The 2021 Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Run Presented by UCLA Health will make every effort possible to provide a shirt in the size requested during registration. Please understand that shirts are ordered months in advance and we estimate the sizes needed for race day. 2021 race shirts are for participants only and will not be sold to the public.
HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS FOUNDATION AS I RUN?
If you would like to support the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, consider becoming a Peer-to-Peer fundraiser! Click here to learn more about creating a personal or team fundraising page and share how you are helping us go the distance for homelessness, education, health care, and social justice for all Angelenos!
HOW DOES A VIRTUAL RUN WORK?
Step 1: Register for the 2021 Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Run Presented by UCLA Health. Select one of the virtual registration options.
Step 2: Your race packet including your race shirt and bib will be shipped 1-2 weeks after race day to the address submitted during registration.
Step 3: Run or walk your own 5K race on your own. You can complete the race distance on your own time, anywhere of your choosing.
Step 4: You can choose to submit your results on the virtual results race page.
IF VIRTUAL, WHEN AND HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY RACE SHIRT, MEDAL, BIB, AND RUN BOBBLEHEAD?
Your packet will be mailed to the address on your registration 1-2 weeks AFTER race day. Shipping fees are included in virtual run registration. Reminder, no participant packet pick-up options are available for virtual run registration. Your packet WILL NOT be available during the Dodger Stadium packet pick-up hours.
IF VIRTUAL, WHERE CAN I SUBMIT MY FINAL 5K RACE TIME?
Your results can be submitted on the Race Roster results page. Instructions on how to submit your results and receive a digital finisher’s certificate will be communicated closer to race week.