Hold The Door For Others 5K Run/Walk Fundraiser

When is the Run to Hold The Door 5k and what time does it start?

Run to Hold The Door is Saturday, September 9.
Registration starts at 8:00 am, and the race starts at 9:00 am. There are staggered starts for runners and walkers.

How much does the Run to Hold The Door 5k cost?

Ages 13 & up - $30 pre-registration/$35 day of registration
Ages 6-12 - $15 pre-registration/$20 day of registration
Ages 5 and under - Free

Where is the the Run to Hold The Door 5k located? Is there a parking fee?

The 5k is located at Rockland Lake State Park, 299 Rockland Lake State Park, Valley Cottage, NY. You can find directions here.
Rockland Lake State Park charges an $8 parking fee after 8:00 am. Hold The Door does not receive any of the parking charge. To avoid the fee, arrive a little early!
Parking for the 5k is in Parking Lot #1

Can I register at the 5k?

Yes. Same day registration is available, however pre-registration is strongly recommended. Same day registration is $5 more, and if you pre-register by August 25, you get a FREE event t-shirt! Please note same day registration only accepts cash or check.

Do you have sponsorship opportunities available?

Yes! Please go here for sponsorship information.

Can I fundraise for Hold The Door For Others?

Yes! Fundraising as an individual or team is greatly appreciated and encouraged. For team and individual fundraising information and incentives, go here.

What do the funds raised and donations to Hold The Door For Others go towards?

The majority of donations from the 5k go towards paying for our free Hold The Door Day workshop on October 28 in Fort Lee, NJ. For more information on services your donations help us provide, please go here.

How long is a 5k and how long does it take to run or walk?

A 5k is 3.1 miles. Timing varies, but running can take about 15-35 minutes and walking can take about 40-60 minutes.

Do I have to run? What if I cannot run the whole course?

Absolutely not. Lots of people will alternate running/walking, and some will walk the whole thing.

Is there a course map?

You can find a course map here. The 5k is one lap around beautiful Rockland Lake.

How are runners timed?

We will have a race clock set up at the finish line with a staff member calling out the time. After you cross the finish line, you will be guided into a tunnel of sorts, and a staff member will take your tag from your bib, and record the time you give them.

Will food and water be provided?

Yes. There will be an assortment of healthy snacks and water.

How do I enter the raffle?

All runners and walkers are automatically entered in the raffle. After the awards are given out, we will hold the raffle.

Are awards given out?

Yes! Awards are given out for top fundraisers and fastest male and female in each age group. We will announce the age groups soon!

How do I get an event t-shirt?

If you pre-register by August 22, you are guaranteed a free event t-shirt!

Can I bring my dog/parrot/bunny?

Sorry, no animals are allowed on the trail.

Are strollers allowed?


How does creating and joining a team work?

First the team captain registers and chooses either the “Running 5k Team” or "Walking 5k Team" option. After entering in their personal information, they are asked if they want to join or create a team. They would choose CREATE A TEAM and fill in the team information. They would then fully confirm their registration and the team is formed and ready for others to join it! (In order to CREATE a team you have to select the option that you are registering yourself and are over 18 years old.) 
Once that is done, the rest of the team members can go register. They also choose the the “Running 5k Team” or "Walking 5k Team" option. After entering in their personal information, they choose to “JOIN A TEAM.” Search using the team name and select the team when it pulls up.
Team members register themselves. The team captain, can use the team captain center to manage and invite team members. Teams can view their Team status by visiting https://myevents.active.com. If you have any more questions about your Active.com team registration you can call or shoot an email over to Active Customer Support: 1-877-228-4881 or support@active.com

Please contact info@holdthedoor.com with any questions.