Q: What is the timeline the day of the Race?
A: 7:00 am Check In and Registration
8:15 Kids Race starts ½ mile
8:30 5K Race starts
Winners will be announced following the race.
How long is the 5 Kilometers run and what is the course?
A: The Run is 3.1 miles. It starts and ends at Norman Bird Sanctuary, the scenic route is along Hanging Rock Road and the beaches.
Q. I’m not sure if I’m ready for a 5K, can you give me any advice on traning?A: 5K run: 7-week training schedule for beginners
Q: What are the directions to the Norman Bird Sanctuary?
A: From Points North: 1. Take 128S/93S to 24S. 2. Follow 24S to Exit 1 (Newport Beaches), bear Right off the exit, and follow 138S through Portsmouth (about 7 miles). 3. After RI Nurseries on the right, take a Left onto 138A (Aquidneck Ave.) at the second set of lights. There is a Bank of America at this intersection. 4. Follow to first light (7-Eleven on right) and turn Left onto Green End Avenue. 5. Follow to four-way stop and turn Right onto Third Beach Road. 6. NBS entrance is .75 miles on the Right. From Newport Bridge (138E): 1. Once over the bridge, follow the signs to Fall River and Cape Cod. 2. Take a Left at the end of the ramp that faces the Newport Grand Casino and proceed about 3 miles through 4 stop lights. (At the fourth stop light, there is a 7-Eleven). Continue Straight through the light. 3. At the four-way stop sign, take a Right onto Third Beach Road. 4. NBS entrance is .75 miles on the Right.
From Downtown Newport (Visitor’s Center): 1. Follow America’s Cup Ave. south to Memorial Blvd. 2. Continue East on Memorial Blvd., past Easton’s Beach 3. After the beach, bear right before the traffic light (Purgatory Rd.) 4. When you see the ocean, bear Right towards Second Beach (Sachuest Rd.) 5. In less than a mile, bear Left at a wooden gazebo (Hanging Rock Rd.) 6. At the next stop sign, turn Left on Third Beach Rd. 7. You will see the Sanctuary in less than a half mile on your Left.
Q: Is there a rain date?
A: No, the show goes on Rain or Shine!
Q: If I am from out of state does The Norman Bird Sanctuary recommend any hotel accommodations in the Newport Jamestown area?
A: Newport Marriott 25 America's Cup Avenue · Newport, Rhode Island 02840
Q: I am a member of the media and would like to cover the 5K. Who should I speak to?
A: Please contact Lesley Muir (401)-846-2577 x11 or email Lmuir@normanbirdsanctuary.org
Q. What do I have to do to sign up as a runner?
A: Complete a runner registration online
Q: Do I have to sign up online or can I get an “old fashioned” registration form instead?
A: Most runners prefer to sign up online, as it is a much faster registration process and it offers runner a personalized fundraising page. If you are not comfortable using the online registration, you can download this printable Registration Form. Just print, fill out entirely, and mail back to the Norman Bird Sanctuary 583 Third Beach Road. Middletown, Rhode Island 02842* (Fax 401-846-2772)
Q: How do I send out emails to other people to start my fundraising?
A: Many people choose to use their own email program to write and send their own appeals, then they simply include the link to their runner page in the text of the email. (To copy your runner page link, log in and open your runner page. Then go to the top of your browser window, highlight the address found in the uppermost, left-hand field, and right-click to copy. Then paste it into your email.)
Q: How do I make sure a runner knows I made a donation?
A: If your donation was made online and the transaction went through (see instructions above to determine this), the runner will be able to see your donation on his runner page within a few business days. If you made an offline donation (cash or check) and mailed it to NBS directly without first notifying the runner, you may want to simply give the runner a call or send an email to let him/her know.
Q: What do I do with my offline donations?A: Please have checks made out to "Norman Bird Sanctuary," and make sure your name and the fact that you are a runner is prominent. You will also need to fill out a sponsor form to correspond to all your offline donations. This form can be found on our main 5K page or you may email Erika @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Mail the form to Norman BIrd Sanctuary. 583 Third Beach Road. Middletown, Rhode Island 02842
What is the Norman Bird Sanctuary Tax ID number? A: Norman Bird Sanctuary’s Tax ID Number is 22-2746733
Have a question that’s not listed? Please contact:
Lesley Muir (401)-846-2577 x17 or email Lmuir@normanbirdsanctuary.org
Janie Joyce (401) 846-2577x 11 or email email@example.com