5K and 1 Mile Fun Run
Saturday, March 23, 2024
10:00 AM - Cairn University
Raising Awareness and Support for Down Syndrome Individuals

Cairn University Athletics and RUN 12:1 Running Club are excited to once again host the Rock Your Socks 3.21 mile run/walk for Down Syndrome. So, be sure to wear your most colorful, crazy, and/or mismatched socks to raise awareness and support for Down Syndrome individuals! 

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is celebrated every year on March 21st (3/21) because people with down syndrome are born with 3 copies of the 21st chromosome. And because crazy and colorful socks are a symbol of WDSD, we ask everyone to wear the craziest most colorful pair (or miss-matched pair) of socks they can during the race to help raise awareness for down syndrome.

Prizes will be awarded to those with the craziest socks at the live event.

The proceeds from this event will go toward the Cairn Student Scholarship Fund for a student planning to work with special needs individuals.

Register now for either our 5K or our family-friendly 1 mile fun run. There is also a virtual option for those who prefer or are unable to join us in person on March 23rd.

Cost: $35 for early registration by noon March 22nd/$40 thereafter

* Register by March 9th to guarantee your race shirt

* An additional $5 discount for Cairn Alumni/Faculty/Staff.

* An additional $15 discount for all children and current students (elementary - college).

* An additional $15 discount for all Down Syndrome individuals and their families

  • At Cairn University
    (Standard Fee $40.00 or $35 if before noon on March 22nd)

  • At Cairn University
    (Standard Fee $40.00 or $35 if before noon on March 22nd)

  • Anywhere in the World
    (Standard Fee $40.00)

  • Use the "Additional Donation" field below

Terms & Agreements

By indicating your acceptance, you understand, agree, warrant and covenant as follows:

I know that preparing for and running or walking in this event is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter and participate unless I am medically able. I further realize additional risks associated with preparing for and participating in this event including, but not limited to, falls, contact with other participants, contact with vehicles on roadways, contact with bystanders viewing the event, the effects of the weather and the condition of all surfaces, all such risks being known and appreciated by me.

I further confirm and acknowledge that I agree to abide by all the current rules and guidelines in affect by the State of Pennsylvania, local Department of Health, and any other governmental body with jurisdiction over the area and/or event. I will not participate if I have been diagnosed with a current covid-19 infection, have a fever or any other covid-19 like conditions, or have been in contact with anyone with covid-19 in the past 5 days. The safety and well-being of the entire community is of utmost priority, and this includes all participants, staff and volunteers. I further recognize that Cairn University, Virtual Charity Events, and the RUN 12:1 race committee cannot make any claim and does not have any ability to contain or prevent the spread of the covid-19 virus or any other pathogen. Those who have concerns, fears, or at high risk for contracting covid-19 should not run in this event. I further recognize and agree that the covid-19 pandemic is a fluid situation, and should guidelines change, it is possible Cairn University, the local Health Department and/or State of Pennsylvania may require the live event be cancelled. Should that occur I know and agree that all registrants for the Rock Your Socks Event will be deferred to the Virtual event. Other options may also be offered. I know and accept that NO REFUNDS will be issued.

The Rock Your Socks event directors reserve the right to cancel the event in the event of labor disputes, accidents, acts of war or terrorism, riots, lightening, earthquakes, storms, floods, or any such acts or causes which the directors deem requires cancellation of the event for safety or security reasons. In the event of such cancellation, there will be no refunds.

The Rock Your Socks organizers reserve the right to change the date, the distance, or the course for any reason. In the event of such changes, there will be no refunds, but your registration will still be valid for the new date.

The Rock Your Socks event directors and course marshals reserve the right to remove participants, spectators, sub-contractors, venue employees, friends, family and anyone else from the Event, without refund, should his/her behavior endanger the safety or negatively affect a race, person, venue or property of any kind.

Knowing these facts I, the undersigned, intending to be legally bound for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns, covenant not to sue and hereby waive and release any and all rights and claims or liability for death, personal injury, sickness (including covid-19) or property damage of any kind of nature what so ever that I may now or hereafter have against Cairn University, Virtual Charity Events, RUN 12:1 Running Club, the sponsors, their representatives, successors, or assignees for my preparation, attendance and/or participation in this activity. I certify that I am in physical condition for this event and assume all responsibility for my participation.

I further grant permission for the use of my name and/or picture/video in any newspaper, broadcast or other account of this event without further compensation.

If registering a child under the age of 18 or an incapacitated adult I represent and warrant that I am the parent or legal guardian of that party and have the legal authority to enter into this agreement on their behalf and by proceeding with this event registration, I agree that the terms of this Terms & Agreements shall apply equally to all Registered Parties.


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