I Love Forest Park 5K: Frequently Asked Questions

The I Love Forest Park 5K & Kids Fun Run is one of our most popular annual events. To help you before you register, we've gathered a few of the most common questions we get asked.

Will I be guaranteed a race shirt?
Anyone who signs up by midnight on Sunday, August 12 will be guaranteed a race shirt. Anyone who registers after that date may still select a shirt in their registration, however a shirt will not be guaranteed. Those who registered on or after August 13 will be provided a shirt on a first-come-first-served basis during packet pick-up or on the morning of the race if any shirts remain.

What is the shirt exchange policy?

Shirts may be exchanged for alternate sizes only after the run has kicked off, or after 7:40 am on Sunday, August 26. Sizes and styles will be exchanged based on availability and only until we have exhausted our supply. 

Do all finishers receive a medal?
No, but we do award medals for the top three finishers in each age category, as well as a master's category. 

Where can I park?
To ensure the safety of our runners, some of the usual parking will be unavailable. Please click here to view our event parking map.

Are dogs allowed at this race?
Yes! Pets must be kept on leashes and waste must be picked up.

Are roller skates, roller blades, skateboards, or bikes allowed?
No, due to safety concerns roller skates, roller blades, skateboards, or bikes are not permitted. 

Can I bring my young child in a stroller for the run?
Yes! If the child is only riding in the stroller while the adult runs, there is no additional entry fee. 

What ages are appropriate for the Kids Fun Run?
We suggest children between 3-7 years old participate in the Kids Fun Run. The Fun Run is not competitive and all finishers receive a medal. Older children who do not want to do a timed run are also welcome to participate.

Can I run with my child in the Kids Fun Run?
Yes! Parents are welcome to watch or participate as they would like. We also have an adult or two, depending on registration, lead the Kids Fun Run, and the route is blocked to any through traffic.

What is the distance for the Kids Fun Run?
The Kids Fun Run is .37 miles, or just over half a kilometer.

I'm a Forest Park Forever member, do I get a discount?
Yes! Please email us for more information.

What is the refund policy?
No refunds for the 2018 run will be honored or issued after 5 p.m. on August 24. Fees are, after that point, final and non-refundable.

Ready to sign up?

Do you have a question about the I Love Forest Park 5K not answered here? Feel free to get in touch!