Frequently Asked Questions

Registration and Participant Center FAQs

How do I register?
Have you ever participated in an ALS Chapter event in the past? If you answered YES, then you have a username and password for our website! We recommend logging in before you register to make the process easy for you. The system will remember you and all of your past information, including edits to your personal pages. If you answered NO, you will be prompted to create a username and password during registration. Select 'Register' on the home page to begin.

What are the costs involved, and what do they provide?
There is a $30 registration fee ($35 after Aug. 17th) to participate in the Kimmswick 5K. This fee includes a t-shirt* (5K participants will receive a tech shirt) and box lunch from the Blue Owl.

*T-shirts are not guaranteed after Aug. 6th.

Event FAQs

Where is the event?
The Kimmswick 5K is located in Kimmswick by the Blue Owl Restaurant and Bakery.

Where is parking for the event?
As you come down Highway K, you will be greeted by a parking attendant who will direct you to a convenient parking location.

What time does the event start and what is the schedule for the day?
Packet pickup and registration opens at 6:30 AM. See the full schedule below:

6:30-7:45 AM - Packet pickup & registration open

7:00-10:15 AM - 50/50 raffle & silent auction open

7:45 AM - Pre-race announcements

8:00 AM - 5K race starts
8:00 AM - Shopping in Kimmswick
8:30-10:00 AM - Free lunch from The Blue Owl,, beer & refreshments
8:45 AM - 1-mile walk & fun run start
9:30 AM - Attendance prizes & race awards
10:15 - 50/50 raffle drawing
10:20 - Silent auction winners announcement

Fundraising FAQs

Do I have to fundraise in order to participate in the 5K or 1-mile fun run?
No, you don't have to do any additional fundraising in order to participate in the Kimmswick 5K.  There are prizes for anyone who wishes to fundraise. For more information visit the fundraising page.

How do I sign up to be a fundraiser?
During registration, you will be prompted to select your participation type.  Choose "Fundraising 5K or 1-mile fun run participant" to receive emails about fundraising and be prompted to set up your fundraising page.

Volunteer FAQs

Will I get a t-shirt for volunteering?
Yes! You'll receive a t-shirt when you check-in at the event. Please wear it as it will help participants know that you're there to help.

Do I have to raise funds to volunteer?
No. There is no fundraising minimum to volunteer, but those wishing to fundraise can request an online personal page to help them reach their fundraising goals.

Additional Questions:

Contact Sarah Henke at (314) 432-7257 or shenke@alsastl.org