​​​​​​​​​​​​​EVENT DESCRIPTION

BiG Cardio is a 5K run/walk, multi-fitness, and multi-sport event. It's a unique blend of over 10 different physical activities and sports, and so much more. Established in 2008, BiG Cardio offers something for everyone at all ages including a 5K run/walk, 1-mile prayer walk (new), cardio class, old school/club dancing, cycle class, kid's fitness, yoga, obstacle course with team competitions (new), basketball tournament, soccer tournament, volleyball tournament, pickleball tournament (new), games, activities, fun zone, entertainment, concessions and business booths, too. With so many different things to do in the same place at the same time, it has become one of South Florida's favorite active events! So, bring your family, friends, and colleagues 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?

Event 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.

SPONSORED IN PART BY:.

TEAMS

3 EASY STEPS TO START

#1 CLICK on button above and Sign-In / Sign-Up.

#2 CHOOSE the Activities you want to participate in. 

#3 THEN, after a few questions you'll be prompted to  

START A TEAM, JOIN A TEAM, or INDIVIDUAL.

FUNDRAISING GOAL

​​16th Annual 

SPORTS TOURNEYS

OL' SKOOL CARDIO

Central Broward Regional Park

GENERAL EVENT QUESTIONS AND INFO: (954) 933-3129

EMAIL: joyce@bigcf.org

ACTIVE.COM SUPPORT: (888) 620-8717

EATS 'N TREATS

Saturday, March 2, 2024

6am–12pm

Park Gates close at 6:45am, 5K starts promptly at 7am 

FUNDRAISING IS OPEN!!

16th ANNIVERSARY

KID'S ACTIVITY ZONE

$25,000

Copyright (c) 2015-2024 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.

2020 West McNab Road, Suite 99B, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309    I    (954) 933-3129    I    www.bigcf.org

Saturday, March 2, 2024

1-mile prayer walk

 5K RUN | 3.1 Walk

START YOUR OWN FUNDRAISING PAGE LIKE THE ONE BELOW AND HELP US SERVE EVEN MORE AT-RISK YOUTH!!

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Joyce Lello Feldman

LOGISTICS MANAGER: John Marley

OPERATIONS MANAGER: Laetitia Marro 


OPERATIONS, EVENT QUESTIONS AND INFO:

(954) 793-9613

Laetitia Marro, Operations

designsbylaetitia@gmail.com


EVENT AND SPONSORSHIP INFO:

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


ACTIVE.COM SUPPORT:

CUSTOMER SERVICE: support@active.com

TECH SUPPORT: (877) 692-0111

ACTIVE ADVANTAGE MEMBERSHIP INFO: (866) 561-0647


​​​​​​​​​​​EVENT FEES


PRE-EVENT REGISTRATION PRICES AND OPTIONS (DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS FAR BELOW)

​ADULT OPTIONS (age 13 and up)

  • 5K Run (TIMED) and Fitness Options: $40
  • 3.1 Mile Walk (UNTIMED) and Fitness Options: $35
  • 1-Mile Prayer Walk and Fitness Options: $25
  • Sports Tournament* (choose from Soccer, Basketball, Pickleball, or Volleyball): $35
  • Multipack - 5K Run (TIMED), Fitness Options AND 1 Sport Tournament: $65
  • Multipack - 1-Mile Prayer Walk, Fitness Options AND 1 Sport Tournament: $50
  • NOTE: Adult 3.1 Walk is not available in a multipack as it conflicts with the time of the sports tournament.

CHILD OPTIONS (age 6-12 years)

  • 5K Run (TIMED) and Fitness Options: $30
  • 3.1 Walk (UNTIMED) and Fitness Options: $25
  • 1-Mile Prayer Walk and Fitness Options: $20
  • Soccer Clinic and Game*: $25
  • Multipack - 5K Run/Walk, Prayer Walk, Fitness Options, Soccer Clinic and Game: $50
  • Multipack - 1-Mile Prayer Walk, Fitness Options, Soccer Clinic and Game: $40
  • NOTE: Child 3.1 Walk in not available in a multipack as it conflicts with the time of the clinic and game.

*Sports Tournaments are contingent upon having enough registrants to be teamed up and play a tournament. If there are not enough players to execute a tournament, their registration fee will be refunded or it may be redirected to a different activity.


SPECTATORS AND FUN ZONE (any age) - 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 ON EVENT DAY

  • $1.50 per person after 8am


OTHER ACTIVITIES AND ATTRACTIONS

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

  • Inflatable Obstacle Course
  • Interactive Activities
  • Bounce House
  • Face Painting
  • Popcorn and Cotton Candy
  • Business Booths
  • Food Truck and Coffee Specialty Truck
  • Demonstrations and Entertainment
  • Raffles


ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSURE DATE
Saturday, March 2, at 7:00am 

  • Walk up registration is available at packet-pick up and event day, see below.
  • Walk up registration for SPORTS ONLY is available until 8:30am.

PACKET PICK-UP

Friday, March 1, 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

The first 200 registrants will receive a FREE BiG Cardio event T-shirt

  • May receive a custom color T-shirt by forming a team of 20 or more. (see Team Info tab)
  • May receive a custom color with your team name printed on the back for 50 or more. (see Team Info tab)
  • May receive 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.)
  • AM INFORMATION


TEAM INFORMATION

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


OPTION DESCRIPTIONS

FITNESS


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

  • All ages (children 12 and under 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 behind last runners and must be leashed at all times

  • Course mile markers

  • Timing chip

  • Finisher medals for the first 100 finishers

  • Award medals are 3 deep in each age category 6 years - 80 years +

  • Awards for Overall male and female.


1-MILE PRAYER WALK - 7am (At the Lake near Corporate Shelter #1)

  • All ages (children 12 and under must be accompanied by parent or guardian) 
  • 1-mile guided leisurely walk around the lake
  • Led by ministry leaders
  • Includes prayer and prayer requests
  • Acoustic guitar and sing-a-long worship as you walk


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

  • All ages (children 12 and under 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, cardio-kick, zumba, dance variations, old school line-dancing


OBSTACLE COURSE WITH CERTIFIED TRAINERS - 8:30am-12pm (On main field directly adjacent to stage)

Open Course and Practice Runs - 8-9:45am

Team Competitions in The Battle Zone - 10am-12pm

  • Adults only (age 13+)

  • Specified time for open course and competition dry runs.

  • Obstacles are set up on a circular course and include, but are not limited to: walls to scale, monkey bars, battle ropes, ladders, tractor tires, kettle bells, low crawl, and more.

  • Teams will compete against other teams for the best time to complete the course.

  • Award to be given to top team.

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

  • Adult (age 13+)

  • Stationary cycling class to music led by live instructor

  • First come first served, no bike reservations


FITNESS YOGA  8:30am / STRETCH YOGA 9:45am (designated area on north end of Field #3)

  • For flexibility, strength, balance, increased sports performance, decreased pain, stress relief and relaxation
  • Also for post-workout stretch and cool-down
  • Does not use oils, incense, sanskrit words or chanting


FITNESS ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS - 8:30-12pm (designated area on south end of Field #3)

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


SPORTS

*SPORTS TOURNAMENTS AND CLINICS - Sports participants will be assigned to teams by the Tournament Director 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 (Field #4, last field on the east side)

  • Adult (age 13+)

  • ​4v4

  • Winner medals

  • Double elimination


PICKLEBALL  - 8:30AM (Pickleball courts at northwest end of Finish Line Promenade)

  • Includes Drills and Tournament

  • Adult (age 13+)

  • Doubles Tournament (Co-ed Pool Play)

  • Guaranteed 2 games

  • Winner medals

  • Bring Equipment


VOLLEYBALL - 8:30AM (designated area on the north end of Field #3)

  • Adult (age 13+)

  • 4v4

  • Grass surface

  • Co-ed pool play

  • Winner medals


BASKETBALL - 8:30am (Basketball court at northeast 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

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YOUTH SOCCER CLINIC (Field #4, last field to the east)

  • Ages: 4 – 15 years old
  • Soccer Game


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

What is the overall fundraising goal of BiG Cardio 2024?
This year’s goal is $25,000. 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 and includes teens in foster care, victims of abuse, and human trafficking.

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 2024 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 "REGISTER HERE!" button above. If you do not have an existing account, you will be prompted to create a username and password. You will then choose the activities that you wish to participate in and continue with registration. To Start or Join a team, see next steps below. If you do not wish to Start or Join a team, select "Neither"  in the registration flow and continue to check out.


How do I start a team, or join a team?
Forming and/or joining a team is easy. Click on the “REGISTER HERE!” button above. If you do not have an existing account, you will be prompted to create a username and password. Then you will select the activities that you personally would like to participate in and answer a few questions.

FROM WITHIN THE REGISTRATION FLOW, you will choose either "START A TEAM" or "JOIN A TEAM."

  • TO START A TEAM: Select "START A TEAM" and you'll be prompted to name your team. (If you are a company, school, church, group, etc. you may want to use that name so prospective team members can easily find you on the list) You will be asked to choose a color for your team t-shirt. (Note: To qualify for color team shirts, you must have a minimum of 20 or members on your team and they must register by the team shirt deadline. Visit the Team Page for details.) Continue on to complete registration. Once you've registered your team name, your team will be added to the list of teams that people can join. Then, simply invite others to join your team by logging into Captain's Headquarters link at the very top of this page and sign in with the same credentials your registered with. There, you can email registered teammates, share on social media, or invite others to join your team!! They must register themselves, and should choose your team at that time.
  • TO JOIN A TEAM: Select "JOIN A TEAM" and scroll down the list and select the team you wish to join. Continue on to complete registration.

 
How do I donate to someone's page?
You can support other participants in this event! Visit the "Fundraiser Leaderboard" at the top of this page. Find the person whose page you wish to donate to and click the "Donate" button next to their name. If you don't see their name on the Leaderboard, click on the link at the bottom of the Leaderboard that says "See More."

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?
Click the yellow button at the top of this page that says "I Want To Fundraise!" You will need to create a username and password to sign in. Once you do, you will be on your personal fundraising page where you can customize the page if you like, or leave as is and start fundraising. You can share your link from this page, share on social media and more. 

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?
Click on the blue "View Campaign" button at the top of this page. Once there, scroll down to find your fundraising page. Then, click on your name to open your page and see who has donated to your page.

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. Those who chose to remain anonymous will not show.


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, March 1, 2024 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! There are basically 3 category types: 5K/Fitness (includes the 5K or 1-Mile Prayer Walk, and all things fitness), a Sports Tournament (choose between basketball, soccer, or volleyball), or Multipack, whereas you have both fitness and sports. When you register, select the activities and/or sports tournament that you would like to participate in. Prices may vary depending on your choices. Visit Option Descriptions above for more details.

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

Yes! Glad you asked. BiG means Believe in God and ties back to the roots of our inception in 2008.

 

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