Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who was Russ Neufeld?

    • read more about Russ Neufeld HERE.

  • Where do the proceeds of the race go?

    • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Russ Neufeld Memorial Scholarship Fund at Hesston College.

  • Who benefits from the Russ Neufeld Memorial Scholarship at Hesston College?

    • The Russ Neufeld Memorial Scholarship will be designated for a student with high financial need who might not attend Hesston College without this scholarship.

  • Why Hesston College? 

    • Russ was a 1997 Hesston College graduate and, at the time of his death, served as the College’s Director of Information Technology.

  • Why the 9-ball and 9K theme?

    • Russ went by “Neuf” (short for Neufeld), which happens to be “nine” in French. He even installed a 9-ball as the shifter handle on his latest car.

  • What is Mojo’s?

    • A coffee shop in North Newton on the campus of Bethel College and the generous host location for this event. Go to http://www.mojoscoffeebar.com/ for more information.

  • Is this a timed event?

  • What is chip timing?

    • Eating Doritos as fast as you can.

  • What are the award categories and prizes?

    • Hand-crafted wall art tiles for the top 3 gender finishers in each race from Hanna Eastin Pottery.  They are cool and one of a kind.  Hanna rocks!

  • Do I Need To Be Some Sweet ’Ole Runner To Do This?

    • Yes, Russ loved sweet ‘ole people.

  • Is there an age limit? Is this a kid-friendly event?

    • No age limit and kid-friendly.

  • What is the Post-Race Party?

    • Grab coffee, pastries, and sandwiches at Mojo’s after the race.

  • Can I Come Just To Watch The Race?

    • Of course.

  • Can I skip the run and just come to the Post-Race Party?

    • Russ would approve, but he might give you crap for not trying.

  • Do You Offer Group Discounts?

    • Are you kidding, this is a benefit!

  • When and where are packet pick-up and on-site registration?

    • Packet pick-up is at Mojo's Coffee, (300 E. 27th Street, North Newton) 3:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday and 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday.

  • When does registration close?

    • Online registration closes on Wednesday 1/8 at midnight.

    • In-person race registration at Mojo's is from 3-6 p.m. Friday 1/10 and 8:30-9:30 a.m. on race day, Saturday 1/11 (cash and checks only).

  • Where should I park?

    • Park in the parking lot south of Thresher Stadium (north end of campus). Walk south out of the parking lot, around Thresher Gymnasium to Mojo's Coffee.

  • What do I need to bring?

    • Running shoes, adequate layers of clothing to keep from freezing and lots of love to share.

  • Are dogs allowed?

    • Sure, that sounds fun. But if ice melt is needed, it will not be pet-friendly.

  • Will there be food available?

    • Yes, Mojo’s will be rockin’ it with complimentary coffee and breakfast items for each participant.

  • What should I wear?

    • Clothes

  • Will there be photographs taken at the race?

    • Yes, photographs will be taken by volunteers. All photographs will be free to download and will be posted on the website via a Facebook album after the race.

  • What happens if there is bad weather?

    • What would Russ say? Suck it up, buttercup!

    • Seriously, though. Safety first; we’ll be in touch. Keep an eye on the website and Facebook for updates.

  • Refunds, Cancellations and Additional Information

    • We’ll try not to cancel unless the weather is really, really bad.  If we have to cancel, there will not be refunds, but we will get your commemorative t-shirt to you for sure.  All race proceeds will still go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Russ Neufeld Memorial Scholarship at Hesston College.  We hope you understand.

  • May I volunteer?

    • That would be awesome! Click HERE to sign up or contact us via Email: runtheneuf@neuf.ca.