Frequently Asked Questions
Will the Pounding the Pavement for Pink 5-K be held in 2022?
Yes! The Race will be held on Saturday, October 1st.
Why is there a limit on the size of the team?
After two years of disappointing team participation combined with team management issues, it has become clear that changes are necessary in the way that team Oxford Greens Goes Pink operates. While OGGP has been extremely successful in its fundraising efforts over the past three years, it is also evident that the manhours, stress, and financial support necessary to operate the team at the same level as past years is no longer manageable.
Can I participate in "Pounding the Pavement for Pink" Virtually?
If you wish to support Seymour Pink by walking "virtually", we respectfully request that you NOT join team Oxford Greens Goes Pink. Rather you can sign up as a virtual participant as an unaffiliated member. There is an additional $10 charge to the registration fee to cover the cost of shipping your 2022 PP4P T-shirt and swag to you.
Do I have to be a senior citizen to participate?
No, we encourage our residents to invite family and friends of any age to participate.
Is there a fee to join OGGP?
No, there is no fee to join the team.
Do I have to be a resident to participate?
Technically, no…but it helps if you have a connection with someone that lives in the community. The main problem is getting the shirts and race bibs to you. We can’t deliver them to people; you must pick them up.
What is the cost to register for the race?
Early registration (July) is discounted. The fee is usually $25.
Do I have to purchase the green Oxford Greens Goes Pink T-Shirt?
We strongly suggest that everyone that joins OGGP and plans to participate in the race in downtown Seymour on race day wear the team T-Shirt. The shirts are $10; they are payable (cash) on the day you pick up your race bibs.
Is my registration fee tax deductible?
No, it is not.
Is my registration fee the same as a donation?
No, it is not. Most of the registration fee goes to cover the administrative cost of the running the race.
Do I need to get 'sponsors'?
No, you don't need get sponsors; but the purpose of the annual 5-K is to raise money for Seymour Pink. Therefore, we encourage participants to make a donation to the OGGP team fundraiser beyond the basic registration fee. We also encourage all residents to donate to the team fundraiser; and, to solicit donations from friends and family outside of the community.
How can I donate if I don't plan on participating in the 5-K?
You can donate on-line, using the link button on our home page. Or, you can leave a check, payable to "Seymour Pink, Inc." at the concierge desk in the Ridge Club.
When will I get my shirt and bib?
We get the shirts and bibs the Saturday before the 5-K. Then, we have to “fold, bag and tag” them. We distribute the shirts at two meetings at our club house. The first is on the Wednesday before the race at 11:00 AM and the second is on the Thursday before the race at 7:00 PM. The club house is located at 97 Country Club Drive in Oxford, CT.
When is the 5-K?
The race is held the first Saturday in October.
Where does the race take place?
The race starts and ends at the Seymour Congressional Church (intersection of West Street, Derby Avenue, River Street and Route 313).
What is the course?
The course is 3.1 miles long. It runs down Derby Avenue to Rose Street goes over to Cedar Street. The course then goes up (130 feet in elevation) past the Seymour Library where it loops around to West Street and back down Cedar Street where it joins back with Derby Avenue and returns to the finish/start line.
What happens on the day of the race?
We meet at 7:00 AM at the Ridge Club at Oxford Greens for photos. Then we carpool to Seymour. Most people park at the Stop and Shop in Seymour. But, there are shuttle buses from schools to the race. We meet at our tent in the "team village".
What time does the race start?
The race kicks off at 9:00 AM. But, we start lining up at 8:30. Most people finish the race in about an hour.
If I can't do the race, can I give my race bib to someone else?
If you registered for the 5-K and decided that you cannot do the race for any reason PLEASE DO NOT GIVE YOUR RACE BIB TO SOMEONE ELSE! Especially, if that person is younger than you.