Please join us for our FIRST Westside Game Day 5K and One Mile Fun Run/Walk to be held at Westside Church Omaha on Saturday, September 9, 2017. This 5K is unique in that it brings together the Church and the community of Omaha in order to support Assure Women’s Center. Assure is one of our nation’s leading pregnancy centers. It is a Christ-centered agency dedicated to being the first step for women facing an unplanned pregnancy. If you’ve never participated in a 5K before this is a perfect way to burn some calories, have some fun and support Assure Women’s Center. This is a family friendly event with music, food and raffles for all involved. The 5k run is approximately 3.1 miles, through the local neighborhoods. Once you’ve completed the run join us for some post-event festivities provided by 100.7 The Fish, Starbucks coffee as well as other vendors. Register now and join us!
Date: September 9, 2017
Time: 8:00 am -12:00 pm
Distance: Participants will experience a neighborhood 5K run (3.1 miles) or a 1 mile course through the Westside parking lot with plenty of volunteers to cheer you on along the way.
Venue: The start/finish line will be at the front of the church on the south entrance.
15050 W Dodge Road
Omaha, NE 68154
You can register here or at the Welcome Desk of your campus. Registration fees are $20. Kids 12 and under are free! The cut off for registration which guarantees a t-shirt (for adult registration only) and entry for raffle prizes is Saturday, August 12, 2017. Late registration as well as same day registration will still be accepted. You can register through the link below or at the Welcome Desk on Sunday mornings.
*Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Price includes: Race entry, Official Race T-shirt, refreshments and snacks. Online registration closes Friday, September 8, 2017 at 11:59 pm.
What to Expect
Please dress appropriately for the weather! Race will take place rain or shine (except in the case of lightning)! Check-in and registration will take place from 8:00-8:30am on race day. Opening ceremonies will begin at 8:30am. The 5K race will start at 9:00am. No refunds will be offered for lack of participation. Children and families are encouraged to participate!
After completing the run stay and enjoy snacks and refreshments as well as high energy music hosted by 100.7 The Fish. So bring your family, loved ones, and friends to enjoy an epic day filled with music and fun for a worthwhile cause.
Join our Team!
From handing out t-shirts and concessions to cheering on runners, Westside’s Game Day 5K wouldn’t be possible without the help of our exceptional volunteers!
As a volunteer, you will be helping the event staff with various aspects of the event, such as directing our participants, helping with our concessions, etc.
Volunteers will receive:
- Free Entry to Westside’s Game Day 5K
- Free Shirt
- Volunteer credit (we are a non-profit run so all volunteers are eligible for volunteer credit)
Tell me more about the run:
- 3.1 Mile Course through the neighborhoods and a 1 Mile course through the parking lot of Westside Church.
- 100.7 The Fish will be providing high energy music at the start/finish line to keep the participants pumped up.
- A water station halfway through the course will be provided.
- Course will be marked by cones, spray-painted arrows, and volunteers directing runners.
What am I doing at the 5k run?
You can run or walk the course while having fun with friends and family. Then we will be celebrating at the finish-line with festivities such as music, food, drinks, vendors, and raffle prizes for a date night package as well as a family event package.
Is this a non-profit event?
Westside’s Game Day 5k is presented by Westside Church in Omaha on behalf of Assure Women’s Center which is a non-profit organization. All proceeds from this event will benefit Assure Women’s Center.
Can I walk the course?
Yes. Many people walk the 5K course in about an hour or less. We do ask that you head to the back of the starting line so the runners can lead the way.
Can I bring my child in our stroller?
Yes, but start at the very back please. We would like you to keep your children safe from the crazy stampede of people.
How do I register a child?
Children will need to be registered online through our site (or in person at the front kiosk in the church foyer). When counting numbers of waters, in-kind donations and other event related items, the number of children must also be considered. Therefore all children must be registered online or in person.
What is your refund policy?
If an event is canceled without a reschedule, refunds will be issued. In all other cases, we have a no refund policy, which is agreed upon when registering.
Can I bring my dog?
Although we are all dog lovers, we do not allow dogs at the event, with the exception of service animals. This is not only for the safety of participants but also for your pup.
If you do not find the answer to our question, please contact us.