Run Because You Can: 5K Run/Walk and Kid's Fun Runs


Please join us for "Run Because You Can" - a 5K Run or Walk and Kids' Fun Run presented by local non-profit, Runnin' for Rhett. It will be a morning filled with inspiration and smiles; an opportunity to accomplish goals; a day that encourages you to get up off the couch and get moving into life; and lastly a fundraiser for our continued efforts to promote fitness among our community's children.

This year - the Youth Fitness Program participants - will have a corral start, with wave (staggered) starts AFTER the 5K adult/community race begins. Doing this will allow the youth to experience the excitement of the start line, while allowing the adult racers their own space. We will also have a designated Youth Fitness Program finishing chute.

Shirts are guaranteed if registration is received by March 19, 2017.  For registrations received after March 19, shirts will be on a first come first served basis at packet pick-up (limited quantities). Tech shirts available for an additional $6.

Sunday, April 2, 2017 | Start Times:

8:00 AM – Kids’ Fun Runs (1/4 Mile; ages 11 and under)
8:30 AM – 5K Run/Walk (Community Run/Walk)
9:00 AM – Youth Fitness Participant Start (Our school programs)
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM - 5-minute wave starts (staggered starts)
11:30 AM – Event concludes


Sacramento City College

Sunday, Apr 2 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

3835 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95822

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Registration Information

There are three events to choose from as follows:

  • 5K (8:30 am) - Select this option if you choose to run/walk our 5K (3.1 mile) course
  • 5K Youth Fitness start (9:00 am) - Select this option if you would like to run/walk with your child, if they, or their school, is participating in the Runnin' for Rhett Youth Fitness Program.
  • Kid's Fun Runs (8:00 am) - 1/4 mile courses for anyone ages 11 and under.

Select Your Event: Online registration closes at 12:00 PM, March 31st, 2017




School / Youth Fitness Program Affiliation

Due to the increased size and popularity of this event, in an effort to keep the Youth Fitness Program children safe, we will be continuing "WAVE"** starts to this year's event.

**A wave start consists of staggered starts of groups instead of one giant start for all participants. Runners are placed in “waves”. Each wave has its own start with a short “time cushion” between each wave. We anticipate that the wave starts will create a safer, more enjoyable experience for all participants.

IMPORTANT!! If you would like to be placed in the same start time wave as your son or daughter, please indicate which school your child attends. If you have no school affiliation, please select "none". If you select "none", you will be placed in the first wave, in front of all students participating in the youth fitness program race. 

Participant Information

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T-Shirt Size & Type

Your entry includes a short sleeve, baby blue cotton t-shirt. These shirts are offered in men's/unisex sizing.  Shirts are guaranteed if registration is received by March 19, 2017.  For registrations received after March 19, shirts will be on a first come first served basis at packet pick-up.


Additional Donations to our Youth Fitness Program

Additional Donations to Runnin' for Rhett are welcome and appreciated. All donations are tax-deductible. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization; our tax ID is 26-1419222. If you would like to make a contribution towards our After-School Fitness Program, please enter the amount below. (Otherwise, leave blank). No amount is too small or insignificant. Thank you in advance.


Liability Waiver & Terms of Participation

I acknowledge that this waiver and release of liability form will be used by the event holders, sponsors, and organizers, including the Runnin' for Rhett Foundation, Capital Road Race Management, the City of Sacramento, the City of Sacramento Police Department, and Flash Race and Event Management, in which I may participate and that it will govern my actions and responsibilities at this event. I certify that I am physically fit, have sufficiently trained for participation in this event, and have not been advised otherwise by a qualified medical physician. I hereby take action for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, and successors. I hereby Waive, Release and Discharge from any claims, losses, or liabilities for death, disability, personal injury, property damage, theft or damage of any kind resulting from my participation in this event. I also grant permission to use my picture in any broadcast, telecast, or photo taken at this event. I grant permission to post my race results at the event and on and I hereby certify that I have read this document and completely understand all of it’s contents.
I understand that all entries are non-refundable and non-transferable and this event happens rain or shine.


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