FAQ

WHAT IS RUN WITH BATYA?
Run With Batya is the only all-women's race in a beautiful private setting with a 5k (3.1 mile) and 10k (6.2 mile) option, open to women and girls of all ages who are willing to take up the challenge! To partner in transforming the lives of teenage girls, all you need to do is sign up, commit to the fundraising minimum, and we will provide all you need to make it a great experience.
WHAT IS BATYA?
Batya is a network for teenage girls, empowering the future of Jewish women with a strong supportive network, transformative learning experiences, and actualization of inner strengths and skills. With branches in many states, Batya's programs give teens the opportunity to explore the wonder within themselves, building enduring relationships and developing a true sense of pride and identity as a person and as a Jew.
HOW CAN I BE A PART OF IT?
Complete the online application and we will contact you within 48 hours to get you started. Runners receive a startup packet and also have an assigned run ambassador who will be available for any questions, concerns and guidance.
HOW DOES RUN WITH BATYA PROVIDE TRAINING?
Whether you are an experienced runner or rookie, Run With Batya's training program will prepare you to cross the finish line!

The official training plan is approximately 8-12 weeks of training, depending on your current level of fitness. You will receive a personalized training plan based on your skill level and time table.

Kyra Oliver, our professional coach and certified fitness instructor, and Batya Burr, certified nutritionist and dietitian, are available to answer all your questions. With weekly tips, personal training plans.email guidance, group practice sessions, and question and answer forums, Run With Batya's extensive training will inspire you to achieve all you can!

Remember - with motivation and drive you can succeed. And if you choose not to train at all, feel free to wing it! If you can't run it, walk it.
WHAT IF I'M NOT A RUNNER?
Jogging, walking and sprinting are all common methods used at the Run. Remember, your goal is to complete the race at your own pace, even if you are not an experienced runner. We will work with you to set realistic goals and training programs, with our novice training plan option designed to help you succeed.

Motivated to complete their goal for a great cause, participants include runners and walkers at all skill levels; you will not be alone!

Are you past your prime years for physical activity? See below for more info about our ' Young at Heart' 5k Walk for women over the age of 50.


WHAT IS THE YOUNG AT HEART OPTION?
Opting for this group will give you the opportunity to participate with like-minded peers who are more comparable to your energy level. The team will have its own (earlier) start time and its own winners!

We believe that women of any age can set goals and reach them and Young at Heart makes it easier to do that! Any runner in that age group who opts to join the regular run is welcome to do so as well.

Register for our Young at Heart walk by clicking here and selecting the option on the registration page.
WHAT IS THE WOMEN'S HEALTH INITIATIVE?
The goal of our Health Initiative is to encourage a culture of health awareness among women, just like we build a culture of caring and acceptance for teenage girls. In addition to the coaching services that The Run is providing, we have a licensed dietician on staff to promote women's nutritional health. On Your Health Spot, you'll have access to health information and advice provided by a spectrum of professionals.
HOW DOES THE FUNDRAISING WORK?
Participants in Run With Batya commit to raising a minimum of $1,000 when they register for the race. Our materials and suggestions simplify the process and enable you to reach your personal goal. You'll have the benefit of our proven strategies for reaching potential donors as well a personal webpage on our site for online contributions. Throughout the campaign we will be offering incentives and perks for achieving different sponsorship goals.

Experience has shown that it is not only possible, but easy to reach this goal. Our runners have reported that people were eager to give when they learned about Batya and the powerful impact we are having on the Jewish future. You will be surprised how friends, family, and co-workers will respond to your effort to train and go the distance to help this wonderful cause.
WHAT DOES THE RUN OFFER ITS RUNNERS?
*Online coaching by instructor, wellness advocate, and running coach Kyra Oliver.
*Online personal guidance and tips from certified nutritionist and registered dietitian, Batya Burr
*Up to four months free membership at The Gym, Lakewood**
*Live group sessions with trainers*
*Fundraising tools, tips and incentives
*Personal runner pages with sponsorship tracking
*All women's run in a beautiful park setting
*Fabulous RWB swag including a sport zipup, water bottles and more!
*A FREE Hybrid Trainer and GPS Running watch when you hit upper fundraising goals!!

**Not in Lakewood? Contact us for information about specials near you.
WHAT IF SOMETHING COMES UP AND I HAVE TO CANCEL?
One month before the race, we will send out a final confirmation and registration form to all our runners. At that point you have the option to back out with no further obligation. Cancellation deadline is May 1st, and you will have the option to save your sponsorships already raised for next year. Runners who have concerns are encouraged to contact us by clicking here so we can support you in achieving your goals.
WHAT HAPPENS ON RACE DAY?
The climax of this campaign is Race Day!

*Beautiful US Track and Field certified route
*Professional run jerseys and automated chip scoring
*Finish Line medallions and cheering
*Beautiful US Track and Field certified route Family entertainment including inflatable rides, booths, food, and more (for women and children only)
*Fabulous post-run lunch and awards ceremony
HAVE YOUR OWN QUESTION?
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