Frequently Asked Questions: Categories
- Q: What is Panerathon?
A: Panerathon is the largest community fundraising event in the Youngstown, Ohio area. It is a 10K/2 Mile walk/run and that benefits the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center, the only facility of its kind in the area.
- Q: Where and when is Panerathon held?
A: Panerathon will be held on Sunday, August 25 at 10am at the Covelli Centre, 229 Front Street, downtown Youngstown.
- Q: How can I get more information about Panerathon?
A: You can like our Panerathon Facebook page!
- Q: When is the deadline to register for Panerathon?
A: The pre-registration deadline is August 22. All mail-in forms and online registrations must be received by this day at 11pm. The registration deadline to receive the Dri-Fit t-shirt is August 16. You may register at the Covelli Centre on the morning of race day, but pre-registration fees are lower than day-of registration fees. Pre-registration fee for the 2 mile is $25 and $30 for the 10K. Day-of registration fees are $30 for the 2 mile and $35 for the 10K. You save $5 on your entry fee when you register online!
- Q: How do I know if I am registered?
A: If you sent in your form and your registration fee, then you will be added to our registration list. It may take several weeks for your check to be processed and cleared. You will begin receiving communication about Panerathon in the weeks leading up to the event. If you registered online, and you followed the PayPal instructions to complete payment, you will also be added to our list and begin receiving communication in the weeks before Panerathon.
- Q: How do I register a team?
A: You may register a team by mailing in forms for each individual member of the team or by registering each member online! Teams must consist of 5 or more people, and the individual fee for each team member is $20 a person. When you register online you can choose to “Create a Team” to start a new team or “Join a Team” to select an existing team to join.
- Q: Do I need to register all team members at the same time?
A: No. A completed entry form is needed for each individual team member, so you may turn them all in together or each team member may turn theirs in separately. It is important that the team name is copied exactly the same on each team member’s form. Likewise, online, you may select your team name from a drop down box to join or add members at any time or you may create a new team for your teammates to join.
- Q: Do all team members need to register for the same event?
A: No. Since each individual completes his or her own form, members of the same team may participate in either the 10K or 2 mile event.
- Q: When I register my team online, how can I see who has joined it?
A: To see the members of your team, please visit the following link: https://gopherarun.com/reg/plist/panerathon.run
Simply enter an email address that is registered to your team (use your own) and choose your team name in the drop down box. If a match is found for your email address on that team, all team members will be shown. If there is no one registered for the chosen team with the e-mail given, an error message is shown.
- Q: On my registration form, it mentions something about a chip for timing. What does this mean?
A: A timing chip is the mechanism that will be attached to your shoe that will allow the timing system to track your race time. If you would like to be timed, you will need a chip and should mark “yes”. If you do not want to be timed, please specify “no” on your registration form. If you do not specify, you will automatically be given a timing chip.
- Q: Are there prizes for Panerathon winners?
A: Yes, there are prizes for winners in various categories. All prizes will be listed in the “Event Information” section of this website. Please note that you may only win one prize even if you are the winner in two categories. Your higher title will supersede the other.
A: Yes. You may walk or run either 2 mile or 10K.
A: Yes! We simply recommend anyone walking or running with a stroller or wheelchair line up toward the back of the runners corral before the race to avoid getting in the way of our fastest paced runners.
A: No. For safety reasons, we recommend leaving the headphones at home.
A: No. We cannot allow any pets on the premises due to safety and liability issues.
- Q: What time is the kids run?
A: The kids run will begin after the 10K and 2 mile events. It will begin around 11:30am.
A: Yes, because the kids run happens after the other events, your child may participate in the other events and still participate in the kids run. Line-up for the kids run will begin around 11:15am.
A: The kids run will be about 1/4 of a mile, equal to one lap around a high school track.
A: Yes! Parents are welcome to walk or run with their young children if they would like to accompany them.
A: More information can be found on our Kids Run page.
- Q: When and where is pre-race packet pick-up?
A: Packet pick-up will occur Thursday, August 22 from 4pm-8pm at the Covelli Centre. It will be held in the Team Shop area near the Refresh Dental entrance to the building. Another packet pick-up will occur Saturday, August 24 from 9am-noon. If you don’t attend a packet pick-up you will need to arrive on-site early around 8am to pick up your materials on race day.
- Q: Can I pick up materials for my team members, friends or family members?
A: Yes. You may pick up someone’s materials for them if you have their first and last name. Please make sure to communicate with the person you pick up for so they know you have their materials.
- Q: How do I fundraise online?
- Q: Can I start a fundraising team without registering for Panerathon?
A: Yes, you may fundraise for Panerathon without registering for the event. You can fundraise by starting a team or individual fundraising page at www.active.com/donate/panerathon2013 or raise funds offline and turn in your fundraising dollars by Friday, August 23.
- Q: How do I turn in offline donations?
A: Please send all donations to Covelli Enterprises Attn: Panerathon Fundraising at 3900 E. Market St. Warren, OH. Please make sure your donation is marked as to which team or individual should receive the credit. All offline donations are due before Friday, August 23. This offline option is a good way for people with no access to a computer to still be able to donate in the name of a team.
- Q: If I start a fundraising page for my team, does that mean we are registered for Panerathon?
A: No. Please remember starting a fundraising page is separate from event registration, so if your team DOES want to participate in Panerathon, they must register each individual team member at Panerathon.org.
- Q: How do I track offline donations on my fundraising webpage?
A: You may turn in your offline donations to Covelli Enterprises who will track your donation on the fundraising page you specify when you turn it in. You may also choose to collect the funds on your own and then make one online donation by credit card to the fundraising page of your choosing.
- Q: How do I find a team to donate to?
A: You can search for an individual fundraiser or team name at the top of the Panerathon fundraising page at www.active.com/donate/panerathon2013.
- Q: Will there be emergency medical services on-site?
A: Yes. As always, the health and safety of our participants is our first priority. We will have medical staff on hand, on the race course and near the finish line in case of a medical emergency.
- Q: Will there be police on-site?
A: Yes. We have always worked closely with the Youngstown Police Department to ensure the safety of our participants. Police will be present on the race course and on the grounds at Panerathon in addition to the security provided by the Covelli Centre.
- Q: Are backpacks welcome at Panerathon?
A: The only bags allowed on-site are the Panerathon drawstring bags distributed at packet pick-up or on race day. No outside bags are allowed on the premises. Any outside bags, backpacks, purses or diaper bags are subject to search at any time on the Covelli Centre premises. Please leave them at home or in your car.
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- Q: Where is the best place to park on race day?
A: THERE WILL BE NO PARKING ON-SITE AT THE COVELLI CENTRE THIS YEAR. USA Federal Garages located at the corner of Federal Plaza East and Champion Street, one block north of the Covelli Centre, will be open to Panerathon participants on the event day. There are several surface parking lots within a 5-minute walk of the Centre. Information on parking will be emailed to all participants prior to the event.