Frequently Asked Questions
2019 – 4th Annual Fiesta 5K and Fun Run
Q: What is the Fiesta 5K and Fun Run?
A: The Fiesta 5K and Fun Run is the spring fundraiser for the Huebner Elementary PTA. In addition to raising significant funds to support PTA programs at Huebner, this event has turned in to an annual tradition that brings together the Huebner community – families, teachers, staff as well as local business owners and community partners. It encourages fitness and healthy living among our children and is of course, a lot of good, family fun.
All proceeds benefit the programs of the Huebner Elementary PTA. Some of these programs include: Art in the Classroom, off campus field trips, recycling initiatives, campus improvement and continuing parent education.
Q: How do I register for the Huebner Elementary Fiesta 5K?
A: Click here to register online for the 5K and 1K: www.huebnerpta.org/fiesta5K/
Q: How much does registration cost?
A: Costs break down into adult and youth categories. Youth pricing applies to children who are 12 years old and younger. If you would like for your child to have a t-shirt** and race bib, they must be registered.
Adult Registration Fees:
EARLY REGISTRATION Fees, NOW – March 8th = $20/racer
3/9-4/11 = $25/racer
4/12 and 4/13 = $30/racer
Youth Registration Fees:
EARLY REGISTRATION Fees, NOW – March 8th = $15/racer
3/9-4/11 = $20/racer
4/12 and 4/13 = $25/racer
There is also a $20 sleepwalker registration for anyone who would like to support the event, but can’t be there in person.
**If you would like a shirt, you must register on or before March 22nd.
Q: Do all registrants receive a t-shirt?
A: All who register (including sleepwalkers) on or before March 22nd will receive an official race shirt. After that date, we will do our best to anticipate shirt orders, but we cannot guarantee that all orders can be fulfilled on race day. Shirts that were not guaranteed will be handed out on a first come first serve basis at packet pick up.
Q: Is there a way to just purchase the t-shirt?
A: If interested in the t-shirt, we recommend registering as a sleep walker on or before March 22nd. This will guarantee the registrant a t-shirt.
Q: What if I can’t participate, but I’d still like to support the fundraiser?
A: There are multiple ways to support the fundraiser, be it through a sponsorship or another cash donation. Sponsorships can be activated by visiting the sponsorship link on our PTA website at www.huebnerpta.org/fiesta5K.
If you would like to make a cash gift or support another Huebner Student’s participation, this can be done through the registration link, also on the PTA website.
We greatly appreciate support at any level.
Q: Is there a processing fee?
A: Yes. There is a 5.50%/racer fee added to each registration by GetMeRegistered, our race registration management company.
Q: When registering, should I list the teacher and class information of Huebner Elementary students on just their registration entry, or on all that are being processed?
A: If you are participating in support of a Huebner student, please enter the student's grade and teacher name after EACH registrant on the checkout page. This will ensure that he or she gets credit for any individual and class registration incentives.
Q: What is the schedule for the morning?
A: 6:30 a.m.: race day registration and packet pickup
7:35 a.m.: warm up/stretch
8:00 a.m.: 1K Start
8:30 a.m.: 5K Start
9:30am: Award presentation
Q: Is there a charge if I choose to be timed?
A: All registered participants will have chip timers attached to their race bib. The charge for chip timing is included in your registration fee.
Q: Can I walk the 5K?
A: Yes, we have a lot of walkers. We ask walkers to start at the back of the pack. The race course officially closes at 10:30 a.m., which means walkers have approximately 2 hours to complete the 3.1-mile course.
Q. Is there a place I can leave my jacket, bag, etc.?
A. Gear check is NOT AVAILABLE to event attendees. Participants are encouraged to keep their gear with them at all times.
Q: Where do I pick up my packet?
A: Packet pick up will take place at Huebner Elementary. The PTA will have a table set up in front of the school on Friday, (4/12) from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Packet pick up can also take place on Event Day - Saturday, April 13th – Walker Ranch Park at 6:30 a.m.
Q: Can someone else pick up my packet?
A: Yes. The person picking up the packet(s) will need the participant’s name.
Q: Can I use my own chip for timing?
A: No. The disposable timing tag will be on your runner bib.
Q: What are the age groups and will there be prizes?
A; We will award top male and female prizes for the following age groups:
o Top Fun Run/1K finisher
o Age group finishers for 5K
§ 1-7, 8-11, 12-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+
o Top Overall 5K Finisher
o Top 3 Staff Finishers
Q: Is there assistance available if I can’t do the whole course?
A: Yes, we have paramedics and police officers patrolling the course. If you need assistance, just ask a volunteer or an officer for help. We also have water stops on the course and a golf cart available to offer assistance quickly.
Q: What if it rains? Will you still have the race?
A: No matter the weather, the Fiesta 5K and Fun Run will go on! Any possible weather delays will be communicated via email and on the Huebner Elementary PTA website (www.huebnerpta.org/Fiesta5K). Please check our webpage for all important announcements.
Q: Are baby strollers allowed?
Absolutely, we welcome parents with children in strollers to participate. We do ask participants with strollers to line up at the back of the run/walk pack. Let the runners get up ahead so all may enjoy the course safely.
Q: What time should I plan to arrive to the Fiesta 5K and Fun Run?
A: Participants should plan to allow plenty of time to get to the race start. The kids’ race begins at 8:00 a.m. and the 5k will start at 8:35 a.m. Athletes should expect to arrive no later than 8:00 a.m. to allow for parking, visiting concessions and vendors, and walking to the race start area.
Q: Where should we park?
Please allow plenty of time to park. See map on the PTA website.