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PRA Miner Gold Rush

Sat September 28, 2024 Broomfield, CO 80023-8096 US Directions

FAQ

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Race FAQs

 

How do I register for the Miner Gold Rush?

Click this link to register for the Miner Gold Rush and Fall Festival. We have a 5K race, a 1-mile Fun Run, and a Fall Festival only option.

Would you like to register for the Miner Gold Rush and PRA's Gala at the same time? Click this link to learn about our Fall Fun Package! 

 

What is included in the race registration?

All race participants will receive:

  • A Miner Gold Rush t-shirt 
  • Admission to the Fall Festival
  • A goody bag
  • A racing bib
    • 5K - numbered for timing
    • 1-mile - all with the same number as a souvenir

 

How much do the races cost?

Early Bird Registration - May 1 through August 30:
  • 5K - $40
  • 1 Mile Fun Run - $25
Regular Registration - August 31 through September 27:
  • 5K - $45
  • 1 Mile Fun Run - $30
Same-day Registration
  • 5K - $55
  • 1 Mile Fun Run - $40

 

I am no longer able to run in the race. Can I get a refund or transfer my registration?

Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds and registrations are non-transferable. 

 

What time does the Miner Gold Rush 5K start?

The 5K begins corralling at 8:30am and starts promptly at 9:00am. Please click this link for more information on the 5K race. 

 

What does the race course look like for the Miner Gold Rush 5K?

 

How long is a 5K?

5 Kilometers = 3.1 miles.

 

Does the Miner Gold Rush 5K count as a BOLDERBoulder qualifier?

Yes! According to the BOLDERBoulder FAQ: "Any timed race between three miles and a marathon completed within one year of the upcoming BOLDERBoulder can get you in a qualified wave."

 

Who does the timing for the Miner Gold Rush 5K?

3W Races.

 

What time is the awards ceremony?

2:30pm at the main stage of the Fall Festival.

 

Where can I find results for the 5K?

Click this link to find race results..

 

What is the timeline for the 1-Mile Fun Run?

We have several different start times for the Fun Run, depending on the grade level of the runners. Please click this link for more information on our Fun Run! 

 

Are strollers allowed?

Strollers are allowed for both the 5K and 1-mile races.

 

How do I receive updates about the upcoming races I am registered for?

This website will give you the latest information. We will also be sending you emails to keep you up to date.

 

Are dogs allowed?

While we love all animals we are unfortunately unable to accommodate dogs at our event unless they are certified service animals.

 

Where can I pick up my racing packet and goody bag?

Participants can pick up their goody bag at the Early Packet Pickup on Friday, September 27, from 4:00pm - 6:00pm in the PRA HS Gym or on the day of the race in the same location beginning at 8:00am. Please click this link for more information on our early packet and race day pickup. 

 

Where do I park?

We are highly recommending that those who live in the neighborhoods surrounding the school walk to the event if at all possible. We are also encouraging carpooling. Please continue to check our website for parking updates.

 

How do I sign up to be a volunteer at the races?

We are looking for student volunteers! Click this link to see where you can help and earn service hours!

 

Fall Festival FAQs

 

What time is the Fall Festival?

12pm-3pm at the PRA HS soccer field.

 

How do I purchase a Fall Festival wristband?

Fall Festival wristbands are included in both the 5K and the 1-mile race registrations. Just doing the Fall Festival? Click this link to preorder your wristbands! You can also purchase Fall Festival wristbands on the day of the event at our information booth, but they are more at the door.

 

What is included with a Fall Festival wristband?

We have all sorts of games, food, and fun included with the Fall Festival wristband. Click this link to visit our Race Info Page. Here you will find is included in your wristband purchase, as well as get the most up-to-date information

 

Do I have to have a Fall Festival wristband if I am not participating in any of the Fall Festival attractions?

Yes, all guests of the Fall Festival will need to purchase a wristband.

 

Is Ninja Nation going to be at the Fall Festival again this year?

Yes! We are happy to be partnering with Ninja Nation again this year. Save time by filling out their waiver online! Click here to fill out the waiver.

 

What if I've lost something at the Fall Festival or during the race?

We will have a Lost and Found located at the Fall Festival information booth.

 

What food options are available at the Fall Festival?

We are excited to be hosting several food trucks at the Fall Festival! They will be parked outside of the HS commons in the driveline cutout.

Food trucks

We are happy to partner with several food trucks this year!

  • Coming soon!

We recommend bringing a water bottle, as well.

 

Will face painting be available this year? 

Yes! We are excited to announce the return of face painting at our Fall Festival! Face painting will be sponsored by Krista Hwang. Donations are accepted with proceeds going to PRA's theater program.

 

How do I sign up to be a volunteer at the Fall Festival?

We are looking for student volunteers! Click this link to see where you can help and earn service hours!

 

Where do I park?

We are highly recommending that those who live in the neighborhoods surrounding the school walk to the event if at all possible. We are also encouraging carpooling. Please continue to check our website for parking updates.

 

 

Donation FAQs

 

Where can I find more information about becoming a family or business sponsor?

Thank you so much for your support!

 

Where will the VIP parking be located for Family Sponsors?

Parking will be in the staff lot just east of the soccer field. 

 

Where can I find more information on student pledge prizes?

New this year! Students now have the opportunity to become Individual Fundraisers and join their classmates in grade-level teams! Click this link to learn more about becoming a fundraiser and the prizes they can earn!

 

How do I sign my student up to be an Individual Fundraiser?

Please click this link for step-by-step instructions on becoming an Individual Fundraiser. Only those signed up as fundraisers will have their donations go toward their grade or Peak total.

 

My family signed up for one of the races. How much of that registration will go toward my student's pledge total?

Only a PRA student's race registration can be counted toward a student's pledge totals. If your family has multiple students then you can use all of your students' race registrations toward a family total. Click this link for more information on student pledge prizes.

 

Can our family pledge prizes be used for younger, non-PRA students?

Only PRA students are eligible for pledge prizes. Click this link for more information on student pledge prizes.

 

We became Family Sponsors. Can my PRA student share their prizes with neighbors or class friends?

Thank you so much for your donation! Only PRA students in the same immediate family are eligible for family-level pledge prizes. Click this link for more information on student pledge prizes.

 

What prize is awarded to the highest earning grade in each school (elementary school or middle school)?

The highest earning grade in in each school (elementary school or middle school) will earn an extra spirit day! 

 

What prize is awarded to the highest earning Peak in high school?

The highest earning Peak will receive 500 Peak Points!

 

When is the pizza party?

The pizza party will take place mid-October. Please check our school calendar for the most up-to-date information.

 

What if my student(s) can't attend the pizza party? 

We are sorry to hear that your student(s) won't be able to join us for the pizza party! Please reach out to pkelly@prospectridgeacademy.org to make alternate arrangements.

 

When will my student(s) receive their prize(s)?

Students will receive their pledge prizes about two weeks after the event, depending on their donation level. Hoodies may take longer to arrive. If you have any questions, please email pkelly@prospectridgeacademy.org.

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