Plan to join us for the Post-Race Celebration with Navy SEAL & GSF Ambassador Billy Wagasy!

Race Day Details - April 22, 2017  8:15am EST Opening Ceremony 

Race Day Details - Run Forrest Run 5/10K  

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8:30 am. EST (Friends coming in from Chicago, we are 1 hour ahead!)


All Packet Pickup is on Race Day morning: 6:45 am - 8:05 am.  


Location: East Quad between McCourtney Hall & Flaherty Hall. The closest intersection is Wilson Dr. & Bulla Rd. 100 Wellness Center, Notre Dame, IN 46556


Parking: D2 South Wellness Center Lot, B2 Library Lot, D Bulla   Note: the Hesburgh Library restrooms open early at 7 am for our runners. There are also portable restrooms in the corner of the D2 South & B2 Library Lots (near where you will park).


Opening Ceremony: 8:15 am National Anthem sung by Ashleen Davey, along with the Presentation of the Colors by the Naval Color Guard.  Race starts promptly at 8:30 am EST. Flag display sponsored by Anthony Travel.


Race Shirts are guaranteed for registrations made through midnight on April 6th. We purchase extra shirts & assign them as registrations come in. Check out this year's shirt design at the bottom of the page.  


Race Day Schedule:

6:30 am: Parking in D2 South Wellness Center Lot, B2 Library Lot, or D Bulla Lot

6:45 am-8:05 am: Packet pickup at race start; East Quad between McCourtney Hall & Flaherty Hall.

8:15 am: National Anthem sung by Ashleen Davey &  Presentation of the Colors by the Naval Color Guard.

8:30 am: The 5k & 10k race starts!

10:00 am: 5K awards start.  Overall Male & Female winners receive a $100 Gift Certificate from sponsor Fleet Feet Sports-Mishawaka & a plaque. There are 56 age group awards & winners receive a medal & a $20 gift certificate. Finish line celebration includes Einstein Bagels & Schmear, Papa John's Pizza, Robert Irvine Fit Crunch Protein bars, & fruit from Meijer & hot dogs from the Knights of Columbus.

10:15 am  Guest Speaker Navy SEAL and Gary Sinise Foundation Ambassador Billy Wagasy. 

10:45 am 10K awards 

11:15 am Celebration concludes.

12:30 pm Blue-Gold Game starts in the stadium 

Thank you to our lead sponsors: TireRack.com, Anthony Travel, South Bend International Airport, and Fleet Feet Sports Mishawaka


ALL PACKET PICKUPS ARE ON RACE DAY: Packet pickup starts at 6:45am-8:05am at the race start on East Quad - all pickups are on the morning of the race. Runners under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent to participate: waiver . All adult runners must also complete a race waiver at check-in (we'll have a form ready for you!).


Blue-Gold Game tickets: If you registered early and received an email on March 1st from us, we have one complementary football game ticket for you. If you are not staying for the game and would like to give your game ticket to a local veteran, please email us and let us know before race day (thank you!). If you need additional tickets visit the Gameday.nd.edu website. 


LOCATION OF CHECK-IN & RACE START/FINISH: East Quad between McCourtney and Flaherty Halls.

VOLUNTEERS: Please check-in at the Volunteer table with Dan Fisk RFR.  Sign-up before April 6th and receive a T-shirt for helping us support the Gary Sinise Foundation. Volunteer Here  Note: all volunteers must sign a waiver. If 18 or under need minor waiver.


PARKING: D2 South Wellness Center Lot, B2 Library Lot and D Bulla.  


RESTROOMS: The Hesburgh Library restrooms open early for our runners at 7:00 am. Portable Restrooms are available in the corner of the D2 South Wellness Center Lot & B2 Library Lot prior that time. 


COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Runners will pass Notre Dame's iconic landmarks including the Golden Dome, "Stonehenge", St. Mary's Lake, the Thomas A. Coleman Firehouse, 'Touchdown Jesus', and Notre Dame Stadium.


RACE RESULTS:  The race will be chip timed by T&H Timing, Valparaiso, IN. 5K Overall 2016 Results  10K Overall 2016 Results T&H Timing 2016 Results. Past race results can be found under T & H Timing for Run Forrest Run APRIL 2015


AWARDS: There will be an overall male & female winner for the 5k & 10k who will receive a plaque & $100 gift certificate to Fleet Feet Sports Mishawaka! Medals & a  $20 gift certificate will be awarded to the winners of the following Age Groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 and over. Thank you to race sponsor Fleet Feet Sports-Mishawaka for their support. *If you can't stay to receive your award, let us know.


Weather: The race will take place in all weather conditions, unless notified by University officials. We regret due to the charitable nature of this event, if the RFR 5/10K is cancelled due to extenuating circumstances, we will not be able to issue refunds.  

RACE DAY UPDATES: Will be made on our Facebook page Run Forrest Run 5/10K  QUESTIONS:  email Lauren at nd4gsf@gmail.com


Thank you all! We are looking forward to seeing you on race day!


Are baby joggers allowed? Yes, but we need to you sign a waiver for your little one (sorry it’s a legal thing!).


Can my dog run with me on the course? We love dogs, but after a checking with ND Risk Management, only service dogs are allowed. 


How can we volunteer to help on race day?  We would love to have you volunteer!  If you sign up by April 6 at 3pm we can get you a t-shirt Click here:  VOLUNTEER  Leave your name, mobile number for race day, T-shirt size, and if you are volunteering with someone in particular. We will do our best to get you together.


How can I sponsor your race? Please contact Lauren at nd4gsf@gmail.com. The race raises funds to support the Gary Sinise Foundation and we appreciate the support of our sponsors. We offer generous sponsorship benefits that allow you to promote your business to everyone present on race day.


What is your race cancellation policy? The Registration refund deadline has passed (March 31).




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