Frequently Asked Questions
What is the CNS 5K?
The 5k is a virtual, asynchronous run or walk held during the annual meeting. You can participate anytime between Saturday, September 9th and Tuesday, September 12th. We’re hosting the run this way so that you can find time during the busy meeting schedule to get out and clock your best time or enjoy with colleagues and guests. Register here!
How does it work?
If you have already registered, you will receive an email on Wednesday, September 6th with detailed instructions including race course and how to log your time in the app Strava. You can also register onsite.
Where can I get my t-shirt?
Saturday or Sunday: There will be a table near the registration area
Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday: At the Pacers Running booth in the Xperience Lounge
What are the race courses?
There are two race courses, both involving the DC mall and memorials in honor of 9/11 and our host city. The first course leaves from the Marriot Marquis and is for those trying to save time and willing to stop at many lights. The second course is a less trafficked pure mall run with loops. Choose either course and track your time through Strava or a standard timing device. You can upload your time on the 5K registration site to compete with your peers! Paper race maps are available by the registration area on Saturday or Sunday or in the Pacers Running booth in the Xperience Lounge on Monday or Tuesday.
How will I know how I’m doing?
A leaderboard will be up during the GSS showing top participants in different categories. The overall winner will be announced during Wednesday’s GSS. Winners get bragging rights!
Tell me about the partners/sponsors.
The CNS is partnering with Pacers Running and lululemon to bring you an incredible race and wellness experience. This includes a Hoka shoe sale and fitting available at the Pacers Running located in the Xperience Lounge. If you were one of the first 200 registrants, you can come to the Member Services Booth in the Xperience Lounge to get your lululemon backpack! You will receive an email if you are on this list.
lululemon and Pacers Running will co-host a group 5K run at 6:30am on Monday and Tuesday mornings. Meet in the lobby of the Marriot Marquis to join.
We’re proud to host lululemon Studio Trainers Pilin Anice and Korey Rowe who will be leading us in wellness exercises during the daily beverage breaks in the Xperience Lounge. Attend events with the lululemon studio trainers to enter for a chance to win one of two lululemon Studio Mirrors!
Thanks to our Gold sponsor Penumbra and Bronze sponsor Maverick Medical.
Is there a charitable mission of the race?
Yes, the CNS is mindful of our meetings location and date in history and has set the race around the memorials to commemorate this. Donations can be made to Wounded Warriors and/or the CNS Foundation by race participants.