FAQ

2020 Cancellation FAQ:

Why did you cancel the race?

We initially postponed this year’s race due to the COVID-19 crisis and the governor’s resulting Safer at Home. As uncertainty for our ability to reschedule the race grew, and upon careful consideration of all other factors, we made the difficult decision to cancel the race.

What happens to my registration fee?

We have three options for those who have already registered.

1. Donate your registration fee to APDA Wisconsin and receive a 20% discount for your 2021 registration.

2. Defer your registration to our 2021 event

3. Transfer your registration to someone else for our 2021 event.

Why should I donate my registration fee?

We encourage you to donate your registration fee to the American Parkinson Disease Association Wisconsin Chapter. All proceeds from the Parkinson’s Race have always gone to APDA Wisconsin. In fact, our event is now their biggest fundraiser of the year! In 2019, we raised nearly $80,000 for their education and exercise programs.

In these uncertain times, people with Parkinson’s need more support than ever, and APDA Wisconsin needs our support more than ever.


When you choose to donate your registration fee, you’ll receive a coupon code for 20% off your registration for our 2021 event. We can also send you a receipt for your tax-deductible donation, if you’d like.

Can I still get my t-shirt and medal?

I’m sorry, no t-shirts and medals will not be sent out or available for pick up.

Can I still run the course?

As of April 16, the Glacial Drumlin Trail is still open for recreational use. However, individuals are encouraged not to travel for their outdoor exercise. Please practice safe social distancing wherever you run. Check cdc.gov for the latest recommendations

How else can I help the American Parkinson Disease Association Wisconsin Chapter?

There are lots of ways to support APDA Wisconsin. You can learn more about them, and make online donations at their website.

You can also register and fundraise for the APDA Wisconsin Optimism Walk on August 30. Registration is free for this fun, family-friendly, and active event.

What does APDA Wisconsin do with the money we donate?

Our race supports educational programming and exercise classes throughout the state. It helps to provide financial support to families struggling to afford all the additional costs of life with Parkinson’s. Your generosity helps us help the APDA to provide education and support to everyone in Wisconsin affected by Parkinson’s disease, helping them live life to the fullest. 

Learn more about APDA Wisconsin, their mission, and programs at apdaparkinson.org/wisconsin

How do I register?
Registration is done via runsignup.com – click HERE to go directly to our registration page.

Can I pick up my packet before the race?
Yes, packet pick up will be on Friday night at Cottage Grove Town Hall from 4-7pm. 4058 County Road N Cottage Grove, WI 53527

What if I can’t pick up my packet before the race?
You can pick up your packet on race day.

How can I volunteer?
Check out our Volunteer page.

Can a group volunteer together?
Yes, fill out the volunteer form and indicate in the comment section that you have a group but every volunteer needs to fill out the google document so we can get an accurate count on the number of volunteers and t-shirt sizes.

How can I donate?
Donations can be made online or on the day of the event.

Can I buy an apparel item even if I don’t participate?
Yes, we will have some apparel available at packet pick up and on race day.

How can I sponsor this event?
Please visit our Sponsor page.  We have several different sponsorship levels.

Can I have more information on the APDA/Parkinson’s?
Yes, you can visit their website HERE.

Where does the money go that is raised?
All the money raised goes to the American Parkinson Disease Association – Wisconsin Chapter

How do I get my race results?
Race results will be posted on the Race Result page several days after the race.  We will also post the results on the website as soon as possible.

Can I get my registration fee refunded?
We do not do refunds, we can however transfer it to another participant with a signed waiver.
Can I transfer my entry to someone else?
Yes, please contact us and we can send you information to change over the registration.  You can e-mail us at everstrongevents@gmail.com. We cannot refund any payments made to runsignup.com
Race Course Certification?
No, the course is not certified at this time.
Is the race course closed to traffic?
No, traffic always has the right away.  Our volunteers will make sure runners can cross safely but they are NOT allowed to stop traffic.

Can I register in person race day?
Yes, if we do not sell out than you can register on race day. Onsite registration will begin at 6:30 am if spots are still remaining.  T-shirts and medals cannot be guaranteed.

Can I pick up my friend’s packet when I pick up my packet?
Yes, and we’ll need your friend’s full name.

Can I register for my friend when I register?
No, as he/she will need to sign a waiver.

Can I register for my family?
Yes, immediate family members only. (husband, wife, children)

Where should I park?
Free parking is available in adjacent parking lots and on-street parking. Parking is available on a first-come-first-serve basis. A shuttle bus will run along main street taking people to the race start from many of our parking lots, and it will continue to run until noon on race day.

What times are the runs starting?
Half Marathon at 8:00 am, 5K at 8:30 am.

Can I listen to my Ipod/MP3 player?
Yes, these devices will be allowed. However, please use caution.

Can I bring my dog?
No, pets are not allowed on the trail.

Can I push a baby stroller on the course.
No, there simply is not enough room on the trail.

Are bikes allowed on the course?
No, sorry. We cannot have those out there for the safety of the runners and walkers.