How are the funds raised by Cottonwood Runners used?
Your donations will help fund the efforts of Grateful Hearts to provide food, clothing, household items and furnishings to those in need in our local community and abroad.
Can I train with the team on Saturdays with a stroller?
The JetBlue Long Beach Marathon will allow you to run the race with a stroller. However, we do not allow strollers during Cottonwood Runners trainings.
Do you need to be an avid runner to participate?
No, participants of all skill levels are welcome. In fact, we’ve had many first timers join us and successfully complete their first race. From beginner to experienced runner, walker, or cyclist, we will work with you to reach your goal of crossing the finish line!
Can friends and family participate in the finish line activities on race day?
Family and friends are encouraged to cheer for you at the finish line and volunteer at the event and/or our water station! They are welcome to meet you at the Cottonwood Runners charity tent to congratulate you, but will not be allowed to partake in the food and refreshments.
To volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do we train if it rains?
We will train rain or shine! Any changes or cancellations to our Saturday training at the Cottonwood Church campus will be communicated via email or social media.
Can my child participate and run with me?
Participants must be at least 14 years of age with parent’s permission. Parent must complete registration for each minor, which will include signing the minor’s waiver electronically.
What if I cannot run the date after I have already registered?
The registration is nonrefundable. This is a fundraiser and you will still be required to raise a minimum of $300 by race day whether you run or not.