Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the event and how do I get to this location?

The 2nd Annual Gold Ribbon Run is on the campus of Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon, WI. The event starts and finishes near the northeast corner of the campus. When you enter the registration page, there is an interactive map on the left-hand side that can give you directions from anywhere you may be coming from.

Where do I park on the campus and is it free to park?

With the event on a Saturday morning, most of the campus parking will be open for you to use. Once on campus, look for signs directing you where the Start/Finish is located. Parking on campus is free as well.

What other things are provided for participants during the event?

Great question! Besides receiving the Gold Ribbon Run T-shirt at check-in, participants can expect an array of foods and beverages throughout the morning. We'll have bagels, granola bars, fruit, as well as Gatorade, water, and coffee.  There will be 2 water stations along the 5K course. There are also indoor bathroom facilities for use.

Will photos be taken during the event?

There will be photographers throughout the morning and on the course taking pictures of you. You'll be able to access these photos after the event with a link to a website that will be provided to you on race day.

Do I have to run?

No, you most definitely can walk the 3.1 miles. Please just check that option when you register.

Can I bring a dog or a stroller?

Campus policy does NOT allow any dogs on the campus. Strollers are strongly discouraged for the event, as the course is substantially on a grass/cross-country off road course.

Is chip timing available?


Why the I Back Jack Foundation as the beneficiary of the proceeds?

Childhood cancer is considered rare, but not when it happens to someone you know or even your own child. When we first heard about the I Back Jack Foundation, Jack Bartosz was in the middle of battling a relapse of his cancer. After he passed away, the message really hit hard. Jack is only one of thousands of children that are going through this same battle every day of their life. The I Back Jack Foundation is doing great things in Southeastern Wisconsin and throughout the country. All proceeds raised through the I Back Jack Foundation benefit the funding of new treatments for children battling cancer. With the money raised from the 2nd Annual Gold Ribbon Run, we hope to spread the word of this great charity and continue to BACK JACK.