Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is this a timed event? How will I know my time?

Yes. Runners will have a timing chip in their bibs. The results will be shown in a tent on site and will have scrolling live results. It will be equipped with kiosks allowing participants to enter their bib number for a print out of their official time, splits, and rankings.


Q. I am a volunteer. What can I volunteer for?

There are many different tasks that you can volunteer for:


Packet Pickup/Registration
You will assist in handing out race bibs and t-shirts to runners. You may also be assisting race staff with race day registrations. We will provide all necessary instructions on race day including FAQs about the race so that you will be able to answer runners' questions.

Course Monitors
You will be on the course making sure that runners follow the course route. You will be given a flag and/or safety vest and will be placed in strategic locations to help runners. The course is marked with signs and flags as well. This position may seem daunting, but it is very easy and quite fun! We will provide all necessary instructions on race day.

Water Stop
You will be at the water stop on the course. You will be in charge of putting out water for runners and filling water cups as needed. We will provide all necessary instructions on race day.

Finish Line Food/Water
You will be in charge of putting out water and food for runners, including filling water cups as needed and cutting fruit as needed. We will provide all necessary tools (including gloves, cutting boards, knives, etc) and instructions on race day.


Q. Once I register to volunteer, when do I receive information?

Start 2 Finish will be sending out information emails the week of the race. This email will include any and all information you will need including arrival time, parking information, assigned task, and any other crucial details.


Q. I do not want to run, but I do want a t-shirt. What should I do?

Register to participate as a “Sleep In Supporter”. You will be snug in your bed and snug in your heart, as you wear a cool new t-shirt around town and help to provide books to children in York County.


Q. How do I get my t-shirt?

T-shirts may be picked up at the Packet Pick Up location the day before the race.


Q. Can I walk?

Yes! Walking is permitted in all events.


Q. Is there a time limit for this event?

Yes. Per Rock Hill Police Department, all participants must be off the roads so that they can be re-opened by 10:00am. This gives all participants 1.5 hours to finish the race.


Q. Do I need to bring a book if I am participating in the Book Relay?

No. Early Learning Partnership will provide books at the Registration Tent for participants. Your timing chip will be attached to the book.


Q. Where does the race start?

The race starts at Fountain Park in downtown Rock Hill. To view the course, click here!


Q: Is there anywhere close to park?

Yes, there are a several different places to park near the start/finish line! For specific parking areas, please view our parking page.

The Early Learning Partnership of York County Additional Donations
Goal: $1,500
Community Sponsors
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