Frequently Asked Questions

GETTING STARTED

​CAN I REGISTER TO RUN/WALK AT THE EVENT?
We highly encourage you to register early to avoid crowds and lines at the event, and to avoid the higher registration fees. Walk-up registrations will be available starting at 6:00AM. You can also register in-person at our Southwest Coalition for Life Office at 1521 E Missouri Ave, El Paso, TX  79902 — or during Early Packet Pick-Up on Thursday & Friday, June 17-18, from 10:00am to 6:00pm at Up and Running, 3233 N Mesa St #205, El Paso, TX 79902

REGISTRATION FEES?
Your walk/run registration includes a t-shirt, 5K finisher medal, pre-bagged finisher's breakfast, and more! Because you receive these awesome goodies in return, your registration is not tax-deductible, but donations are!

REGISTRATION FOR KIDS?
All kids who want to take part to win medals and prizes must be registered. They will receive a bib number, t-shirt and medal. Finisher Medals + Prizes to top 3 Boy and Girl in each age group will be available: Kid Sprint (5 to 8 years old), Tot Trot (toddlers up to 4), and Diaper Dash (crawling division!). Of course, all kids are welcome to join you for the 5K Run or 1 Mile Walk as well. 

CHIP TIMING?
Registered 5K runners will have timing chips. Results will be posted on this site as soon as possible after the event. A timing clock will also be in view at the start and finish lines. The 1 Mile walk will not have chip timing or placing medals.

VIRTUAL OPTION?
Runners who sign up for a virtual race register online and simply choose their own starting line, whether it's a treadmill or a neighborhood street, or choose your own challenge to encourage people to donate and support the cause! If you choose to run, document your time with an app like Strava, tag photos with #MustDashForLife and we will send your medal and t-shirt through the mail (or you can pick up before or after). 

REFUNDS?
We are sorry but we do not offer refunds. If you are unable to participate, you are entitled to pick up your t-shirt and goody bag at early packet pick-up, or we can instead convert your registration to a tax-deductible donation. Contact Sarah at office@southwest.life or call the office toll-free at 833-388-LIFE

DONATIONS?
All donations directly benefit the Southwest Coalition for Life, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and our Her Care Connection Medical Ultrasound Bus. Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. A receipt will be automatically emailed to you if making your gift online. If you need a copy of your receipt, email us at office@southwest.life or call us toll-free at 833-388-LIFE

PERSONALIZING MY FUNDRAISING PAGE?
Please do! Through “Edit my Fundraiser” tab you can upload a photo and tell your own story about why the Southwest Coalition for Life is important to you, how it touches your heart, and why it matters. Reach out to everyone you know to ask them for their help in reaching your goal! View the Instructions Page for more details. 

EVENT HAPPENINGS

WHERE DO I PARK? WHERE IS REGISTRATION? WHERE IS THE STARTING LINE?
Don't worry, we will be sending out a Parking Map and Course Map soon, and will make them available on this website. Everything will take place around Ascarate Park. You can't miss it!

IS THERE EARLY PACKET PICKUP?
Yes, Early Packet Pickup will be on Thursday & Friday, June 17-18, 10am to 6pm at Up and Running, 3233 N Mesa St #205, El Paso, TX 79902

CAN I PICK UP PACKETS FOR MY ENTIRE TEAM?
Yes, you can pick-up your team's packets during Early Packet Pick-Up. Just call at (915) 532-3780 an hour in advance of picking up and we'll have everything ready for you.

CAN I PICK UP A FRIEND'S PACKET?
Yes, you can pick-up your friend's packet. Just make sure they know you're picking up for them.

CAN I REGISTER TO RUN/WALK AFTER ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES?
We don't encourage this to avoid crowds on race day, but walk-up registrations will be available starting at 6:30AM. You can also register at Early Packet Pick-up on Thursday & Friday, June 17-18, 10am to 6pm at Up and Running, 3233 N Mesa St #205, El Paso, TX 79902

CAN I PICK UP MY PACKET AT THE RACE?
Yes, packet pickup is available starting at 6am. Be sure to give yourself time to park, pickup and get to the starting line by 7am (or 8am if only participating in the youth events).

RACE DAY

DROPPING OFF PLEDGES?
Certainly! Just stop by Registration and we’ll take care of it. Thank you!

WATER?
Of course! Water stops will be located at mile markers one and two as well as the finish line.

FOOD?
For safety reasons, there will be pre-bagged grab-and-go breakfasts waiting for you at the finish line!

STROLLERS?
Yes! We ask that if you're participating in the race to please line up behind the runners at the start line. Be sure to mark on your registration form if you will be racing with a stroller, because there will be prizes and awards for fastest stroller entries!

EVENT CONTACT

Feel free to contact us toll-free:
Southwest Coalition for Life: (833) 388-LIFE

Community Engagement Manager: Rebekah Vasquez
Email: rebekah@southwest.life

Executive Director: Mark Cavaliere
Email: mark@southwest.life

Race Director: Mike Coulter, Race Adventures
Email: coultercmike@yahoo.com