Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Rumpshaker 5K?
A fun, family friendly run/walk event created to bring awareness about colorectal cancer to Alabama. We were voted “Best 5K in Birmingham” in 2011 by Birmingham magazine.
In 2021 the Rumpshaker 5K will have a different look with reduced crowds and social distancing but we are so happy to bring you a live race. In addition we are offering new virtual and challenge options. See our RACE page for full details.
Can I change from an individual to a team?
If you would like to be added to a team, simply log back in to RunSignUp using your User ID and password. From there you have the ability to change from Individual to Team. If you have additional questions please email info@rumpshaker5K.com, include your name and the name of the team you would like to join.
Bib number transfer, refund and cancellation policy
There are NO refunds of registration. You can make changes to your registration or transfer to another person by logging back into RunSignUp.com with your User ID. Changes to transfers must be completed before March 9th (How to make a change). We reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances. In that event, there will be no refunds, rather, your entry fee will be used as a donation to Rumpshaker, Inc.
Can my children participate?
Yes! Children can participate in any of the Rumpshaker race categories. We encourage all ages to participate.
Can I participate with my dog?
Yes, for all virtual categories.
For the In Person 5K, due to insurance and liability purposes we are unable to allow dogs (and other pets) to participate in the 5K. We greatly appreciate your understanding.
For the In Person 5K, what time should I arrive?
Arrive early! Anticipate a short walk to the start line.
For the In Person 5K, what happens if it rains on race day?
The Rumpshaker 5K will occur rain or shine, warm or cold. We reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances. In that event, there will be no refunds, rather, your entry fee will be used as a donation to Rumpshaker, Inc.
What do survivors receive?
All colorectal cancer survivors who select ‘yes’ to “I wish to be recognized as a colon cancer survivor” during registration will receive a special blue race bib number and a custom Rumpshaker 5K medal. Additionally, survivors and their family and friends will be touched by the support offered by other survivors and our community.
For the In Person 5K, will there be awards for top finishers?
Overall and age group awards will be presented for participants with a timing chip (See “What is a chip timing?”).
Top 3 Overall
Top 3 per age group (5 year male/female age group brackets from 0-9 thru 75+)
Will there be awards for teams?
Top 3 team awards will be presented in the following categories:
Team with Most Participants
Team with Most Overall Funds Raised
Team with the Most Funds Raised per Team Member
Most Team Spirit (In person and virtual)