​​EVENT DESCRIPTION

BiG Cardio is a 5K and multi-sport event. It's a unique blend of all things 5K, fitness, sports*, cycle and fun! With more than 10 different fitness activities to choose from and dozens of other attractions, it has become one of South Florida's favorite events. Established in 2008, BiG Cardio offers something for everyone at all ages including games and activities, concessions, entertainment, merchant booths, and more. So, bring your family and friends and spend the day. 

You can even make the event the place for your company picnic, team-building event, or church retreat. We have corporate tents available that include complimentary water and snacks, and an attendant for the day. The fun and activities are already there for you and we do all the work. You just show up with your people and have a great time! What could be better than that?

Benefits foster teens and at-risk youth. And to make it even sweeter, you'll be helping the community at the same time because the event proceeds benefit foster teens and at-risk youth in South Florida through BiG Children's Foundation.

So what are you waiting for? Read "How It Works" below and register today!


EVENT LOCATION 
Central Broward Regional Park
3700 NW 11th Place
Lauderhill, FL 33311
​(NE Corner of Sunrise Blvd. and US 441)

Note: All glass bottles and containers are prohibited by Park.
















EVENT FEES

PRE-EVENT REGISTRATION

  • Adults (age 13+): $35
  • Children (age 6 – 12): $20
  • Adult Multipack (5K Fitness Pkg AND 1 Sport Tournament) (age 13+): $55
  • Child Multipack (5K Fitness Pkg AND 1 Sport Tournament) (age 6-12): $30
  • Spectators and children ages 5 and under: FREE


LATE FEES

The following fees will be added if you register at packet pick-up or on event day.

  • $10 Adult (age 13+)
  • $5 Children (age 6-12)



PARK FEE

  • $1.50 per person after 8am


HOW IT WORKS

This event is a 5K run/walk multi-sport event, which means you have several fitness and sports options to choose from. You can choose the 5K-Fitness Pkg, or a Multipack, which is the 5K-Fitness Pkg AND a sports tournament. Immediately below are your options. Package details are further down.


ADULT OPTIONS (age 13 up)

  • 5K FITNESS PACKAGE (includes 5K Run/Walk, Cardio Class, Cycling Class, Obstacle Course, Fitness Yoga) 
  • SOCCER TOURNAMENT*
  • BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT*
  • VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT*
  • MULTIPACK (includes 5K-FITNESS PACKAGE and 1 SPORTS TOURNAMENT*)


KIDS OPTIONS (age 6-12)

  • 5K-FITNESS PACKAGE (includes 5K Run/Walk, KidFit Class, or Cardio Class if accompanied by adult age 13 up) 
  • SOCCER CLINIC AND GAME*
  • MULTIPACK (includes 5K Run/Walk, Soccer Clinic and Game*)


OTHER ACTIVITIES AND ATTRACTIONS

FUN ZONE and PROMENADE  - Activities are subject to change without notice

  • Face-to-Face Rock Climbing Wall
  • Inflatable Obstacle Course, Slide and Zip Line
  • Interactive Activities
  • Bounce House
  • Face Painting
  • Merchant/Business Booths
  • Food Truck and Ice Cream
  • Demonstrations and Entertainment
  • Raffles


ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSURE DATE
Saturday, May 7, at 7:00am (9:00am for sports only) 

Walk up registration is available at packet-pick up and event day, see below.

PACKET PICK-UP

Friday, May 6, from 4pm-7pm

Beat the lines and avoid early morning rush by picking up your race bib, t-shirt, and event information the day before at our BiG Cardio Packet Pick Up! Packet pick-up is strongly recommended to remove the stress of race day and allow for an efficient start time of 7am.

Central Broward Regional Park
3700 NW 11th Place

Lauderhill, FL 33311

(NE Corner of Sunrise Blvd. and US 441)


PARKING

All event parking is located INSIDE PARK. Enter park from State Road 441 or Sunrise Blvd. and follow parking attendants and signage to designated areas.

Note that park gates will be closed to all incoming and outgoing traffic between 6:30-8amfor the safety of the runners/walkers. It is strongly advised you arrive before 6:30am in order to give yourself enough time to get inside the park, register, and make your way to start line by 6:50am. The run/walk will start promptly at 7am. NOTE: If when you arrive the gates are closed, you may find parking offsite and walk in.


EVENT T-SHIRTS

All BiG Cardio Participants receive a FREE BiG Cardio event T-shirt with registration, or

  • a custom color T-shirt by forming a team of 20 or more. (see Team Info tab)
  • a custom color with your team name printed on the back for 50 or more. (see Team Info tab)
  • PLUS a limited edition BiG Cardio Race Shirt when you raise more than $100 with your fundraising page! (Registration fee is not included in the $100.)


TEAM INFORMATION

Visit the Team page for all team information and important team deadlines.


PACKAGE DESCRIPTIONS

FITNESS


5K RUN/WALK - 7am (Clock Tower)

  • All ages (children under 12 must be accompanied by parent or guardian

  • 3.1 mile course

  • Corral start, pace markers, strollers in back

  • No bicycles or skateboards

  • Dogs are permitted, must be leashed at all times

  • Course mile markers

  • Timing chip

  • Finisher medals for all. First 300 finishers will receive their medal on event day.

  • Remaining finishers will receive their medals after event day.

  • Winner Medals/Awards are 3 deep in each age category 5 years - 80 years +

  • Winner Medals/Awards for Overall male and female.

CARDIO CLASS - 8:30-9:30am (Main Stage, Finish Line Promenade)

  • All ages (children under 12 must be accompanied by parent or guardian)
  • Live DJ
  • 1-hour cardio work-out to music, led by professional instructors
  • Includes fun movements in low impact, high impact, kickboxing, dance variations


OBSTACLE COURSE WITH CERTIFIED TRAINERS - 8:30am-12pm (designated area north of the Fun Zone)

  • Adult (age 13+)

  • All levels

  • 12 – 15 minute heats

  • Groups welcome


CYCLING CLASS - 8:30, 9:30am (Finish Line Promenade)

  • Adult (age 13+)

  • Stationary cycling class to music led by live instructor

  • Two (2) 45 minute sessions

  • First come first served, no bike reservations


YOGA - 10am (designated area in Fun Zone)

  • Post work out, for flexibility, strength, balance, increased sports performance, decreased pain, stress relief and relaxation
  • Does not use oils, incense, sanskrit words or chanting


FITNESS ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS - 8:30-12pm (designated area in Fun Zone)

  • For children age 6-12 years
  • Games, activities, frisbees, fitness, sports and fun!
  • Includes games of coordination and agility, drills, and more


*SPORTS TOURNAMENTS AND CLINICS - Sports participants can register individually or register and be part of a team for camaraderie purposes. Once registered, Tournament Directors with assign you to tournament teams the morning of event.

NOTE: TOURNAMENTS AND CLINICS ARE SUBJECT TO PARTICIPATION. IF THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH REGISTRANTS, PLAYERS AND/OR TEAMS TO CONDUCT A COMPETITIVE TOURNAMENT, OR CHALLENGING CLINIC, ACTIVITY WILL BE CANCELLED AND REGISTRANT IS ENTITLED TO A REFUND FOR THIS ACTIVITY.


SOCCER - 8:30am (Athletic field behind stage)

  • Adult (age 13+)

  • ​4v4

  • Winner medals

  • Double elimination


VOLLEYBALL - 8:30AM (designated area near Obstacle Course)

  • Adult (age 13+)

  • 4v4

  • Grass surface

  • Co-ed pool play

  • Winner medals


BASKETBALL - 8:30am (Basketball court at north end of Finish Line Promenade)

  • Adult (age 13+)
  • 3-on-3 (4-player team)
  • Single elimination, two games guaranteed
  • Winners move on, losers play each other in a consultation game
  • Winner medals


YOUTH SOCCER CLINIC (Athletic Field)

  • Ages: 4 – 15 years old
  • Soccer Game


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

What is the overall fundraising goal of BiG Cardio 2022?
This year’s goal is $50,000. You can set your own fundraising goal and help us meet ours! No donation is too big or too small.

What is the money raised at BiG Cardio used for?
The event is produced by BiG Children's Foundation and the proceeds fund BCF's programming, which directly benefit at-risk youth in South Florida.

Can I register in-person or after on-line registration closes?

Yes. You can register at our packet-pick up at Central Broward Regional Park between 4-7pm the day before the event, and also the morning of the event between 6-7am. A fee will be added to all in-person registrations, $10 per adult age 13+ and $5 per child 6-12 years of age.


How do I register online for the 2020 BiG Children’s Foundation BiG Cardio?
Registration for BiG Cardio is facilitated by Active.com. You can register for this event right here on this page by clicking on the "Individual," "Join a Team," or "Start A Team" button above. When you’ve completed registration, you will receive an email confirmation with a link to your proprietary fundraising page, and a receipt. Event fees are not tax deductible, however, donations are. 

How do I form a team?
Forming a team is easy. You just need to decide a name for your team and select or step up as a captain. Click on the “Start A Team” button above and follow the prompts. You will select the activities that you would like to participate in first screen, then you will name your team on a subsequent screen. Once you've registered your team name, your team will be added to the list of temas that people can join. Then, simply invite others to join your team by selecting the “Join a Team” button. They will then search for your team name from within their own registration.
 
How do I donate to someone's page?
You can support other participants in this event! Go to bigardio.org and click on the red bar on the top right that says “Donate" and you will be directed to the campaign fundraising pages where you can look for the individual or team you'd like to support.

Do I have to raise funds?
No, but we'd love it if you try. It's easier than you think, and the bigger your effort the bigger your impact. There are so many kids who need our help! If you need a little incentive, check out the gifts you could earn—and we provide you with a fundraising page that you can personalize and send out to your contacts. Then sit back and watch the donations come in! And you can feel good knowing that your efforts are directly helping to change the life trajectory of teens in foster care, and victims of abuse and human trafficking.

How do I raise money for this event?
Check back here for the link to access your own fundraising page.

How safe is my information?
We use a system that has made every effort to protect your information and uses industry-standard SSL encryption to make sure that your credit card information, passwords, and personal information travel securely over the Internet. 


How can I see who has supported me, and how much I've raised?
When you register, you will receive a link to your fundraising page, here you can access all your information. 

I forgot my username and password. How can I find out what they are?
Remember that your username and password are case sensitive. If you can’t remember either your username and/or password, click the Forgot Username and/or Password link at the bottom of the Login page.

Why are some of my donors not showing up on the scroll mechanism?
When a donor makes a contribution, they have the option of whether or not they want to appear in the recognition scroll. Only those who choose to be recognized can be seen.


Can I volunteer at this event?
Yes! We’d love to have you join us! Click on the Volunteer link at the very top of the page and you will be directed to the various opportunities available.


When can I pick up my packet that includes my bib and chip?
Pre-race packet pickup is Friday, May 6, 2022 from 4pm – 7pm at Broward Central Regional Park, 3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, Florida 33311. Please go to the Corporate Shelter inside the park near the footballs fields.

Can I pick up my packet on race day?
Yes, packet pickup will be available starting at 6am. Make sure you arrive early with enough time to park, make your way to registration, stand in line, pin your bib to your clothing, secure your belongings, and return to the start line for a prompt start time of 7am. We recommend arriving no later than 6:20am.

Do I need to train for the BiG Children’s Foundation BiG Cardio?
It depends on the activities you are participating in. Generally speaking, if you are walking the 5K, or doing any of the fitness classes or obstacle course, it is recommended that one be sufficiently able to do so with no medical restrictions. If you are running the 5K or competing in the sports tournaments, it is recommended that you train accordingly and preferably be cleared by a doctor. Like all such events, you participate at your own risk and a signed waiver is required in order to register.

How long will I have to complete the 5K?
There is no cutoff for completion of the course if you are walking it, however, the timing aspect of the 5K cuts off at 8am and the gates to the park reopen to the public. You may continue on the course at your own leisure and at the risk of auto traffic on the course. When ready, please join us on the fields for additional fun activities, fitness classes, sports, food and entertainment.

Will there be awards or medals given to the winners?

Yes! Although the awards vary from year to year, as a general rule of thumb we recognize the top 3 male winners, and the top 3 female winners in each age category 6-80+ years old, as well as an overall male and and overall female winner.

Can I do the 5K and participate in the other activities as well?
Yes! The 5K run/walk begins at 7am and the Fitness Classes, Sports Tournaments and other activities start at 8:30am. The Cardio Class is open to everyone and there will be two cycling sessions during the morning. Fitness sessions are available on a first-come first-served basis.

I've notice that the letter "G" in BiG Cardio seems to be capitalized when mentioned in plain text, is there a significance to that?

Glad you asked. BiG means Believe in God, and in Him we trust.

 

Saturday, May 7, 2022

6am–12pm (gates close at 6:30am, 5K starts promptly at 7am) 

 CYCLING CLASS

EVENT QUESTIONS AND INFO: (954) 933-3129

EMAIL: operations@bigcf.org

ACTIVE.COM SUPPORT: (888) 620-8717

REGISTER ON A BUTTON BELOW!

$50,000

FUNDRAISING GOAL

SPORTS*

14th ANNUAL

14th Annual - May 7, 2022

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Joyce Lello Feldman

LOGISTICS MANAGER: John Marley

OPERATIONS MANAGER: Laetitia Morro 


EVENT QUESTIONS, INFO, AND OPERATIONS:

(954) 933-3129

joyce@bigcf.org

operationsmanager@bigcf.org

SPONSORSHIP INFO:

joyce@bigcf.org; (954) 933-3129


ACTIVE.COM SUPPORT: (877) 228-4881

​ACTIVE ADVANTAGE MEMBERSHIP INFO: (866) 561-0647

 5K RUN/WALK 

FUN ZONE

There's Something For Everyone!

SOCCER CLINIC

FITNESS

Copyright (c) 2015-2020 BiG Children's Foundation, Inc. All rights reserved.

BiG Cardio is produced by BiG Children's Foundation, Inc., a Florida registered 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that provides opportunity and support for at-risk youth. EIN 47-3552022. Contributions Solicitation #CH44716.

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