BiG FUN ZONE

FITNESS

Proceeds benefit BiG Children's Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing opportunity and hope for at-risk youth, including kids in foster care, victims of human trafficking, and teens who have aged out of the system and have no one to turn to.

​​​​​​​LOCATION  

Central Broward Regional Park
3700 NW 11th Place
Lauderhill, FL 33311

(NE Corner of Sunrise Blvd. and US 441) 


EVENT DESCRIPTION

The BiG Cardio is way more than a 5K Run/Walk. It's a unique blend of all things fitness, sports, cycle and fun! With 10 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. With concessions, entertainment, food and beverage, you can bring your family and friends and spend the day.












FITNESS AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES INCLUDE

  • 5K Run/Walk
  • BiG Cardio Class with live DJ and professional fitness instructors
  • CrossFit and Obstacle Course
  • Stationary Cycling Class
  • KidFit Class
  • Road Cycling (100K, full BSO escort, SAG support)
  • Soccer Tournament
  • Volleyball Tournament (4-on-4)
  • Basketball Tournament (5-on-5)
  • Soccer Clinics (2 hours)

BiG FUN ZONE INCLUDES

  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Bungee
  • Challenge Rides and Activities
  • Toddler Mechanical Rides
  • Mini Golf
  • Carnival Games
  • Bounce Houses
  • Face Painting

FESTIVITIES INCLUDE

  • Air conditioned Pei Wei VIP Lounge that includes a delicious buffet, comfy seating, and sport gift bag
  • Merchant Booths
  • Retail Merchandising
  • Entertainment
  • Performances
  • Food Trucks
  • Fun

 
PACKET PICKUP BAR-B-Q

Friday, May 6 from 12pm - 7pm

Beat the lines and avoid an early morning rush by picking up your race bib, t-shirt, and event information the day before at our BiG Cardio Packet Pick Up Bar-B-Q! 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)


ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSURE DATE

Registration: Wednesday, May 4 at 11:59pm


EVENT FEES

PRE-EVENT REGISTRATION

  • Adults (age 13+): $30
  • Children (age 6 – 12): $15
  • Adult Multipack (age 13+): $50
  • Child Multipack (age 6-12): $25
  • Spectators and children ages 5 and under: FREE
  • Pei Wei VIP Lounge: $25 adults, $10 children age 5-12
  • Includes access into the air-conditioned Pei Wei VIP Lounge, gourmet buffet, comfy couch seating and a sport gift bag

LATE FEES - PACKET PICK-UP AND EVENT DAY REGISTRATION FEES

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

​PARKING FEES

  • $5 per car - Provided by a third party parking agency unrelated to event
  • Located on the corner of Sunrise Blvd. and 441
  • Easy access and direct access to Start Line


EVENT T-SHIRTS

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

  • a custom color T-shirt by forming a team of 20 or more. (see below)
  • a custom color with your team name printed on the back for 50 or more. (see below)
  • 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
Being on a team is super-fun! You can train together, tag each other, indulge in a little friendly competition, motivate one another and hang out together on the day. It builds great team spirit and camaraderie, and you get some great benefits, too!

IMPORTANT DATES: To qualify for team color t-shirts, personalized team shirts, and free team tent, you must meet the member minimums below, and all team members must be registered by by those dates. General registration remains open through May 4.

  • COLOR SHIRTS: Team shirt cut off date is Friday, April 22. Team captains that recruit at least 20 members will be able to choose a color for their team's T-shirt.
  • PERSONALIZED SHIRTS: Team captains that recruit 50 or more people to their team will be able to have their team name printed on the back of their T-shirt.
  • FREE TEAM TENT: Team tent cut off date is Friday, April 29. Teams with 50 or members receive a free team tent for the day. We'd love for your team to earn a free team tent, but in case you don't meet the 50 member minimum but would still like a team tent, click here for info on renting one. 
  • TEAM GIFT for highest fundraising team. 
  • NEW THIS YEAR, we've got a TEAM CAPTAIN GIFT to thank our captains for working so hard to recruit members to their team! So captains are now eligible to earn gifts that are commensurate to the value of team's registration fees. E.g. Team captain receives a BiG Cardio Hoodie when they recruit 16 adults at $30 each to their team (see Captain Kit for details).


FITNESS


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

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

  • Certified course

  • Corral start, pace markers, strollers and wheel chairs in back, no bicycles

  • Course mile markers

  • Timed by Accuchip Timing USA

  • Medals 3 deep in each age category 5years - 80 years +

  • Overall male and female award

 
BiG CARDIO CLASS - 8:30-9:45am (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 low impact, high impact, kickboxing, zumba, simple dance moves


CEO CHALLENGE - 8:30-9:45am (Main Stage, Finish Line Promenade)

Corporate CEO's and Sponsors show their support for the cause and kick off the Cardio Segment with a 5 minute warm-up


CROSSFIT - 8:30am (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


KIDFIT - 8:30-9:45am (Fun Zone)

  • For children age 6-12 years
  • A kid's fitness class led by MMA Champion, Brian Fuery
  • Includes games of coordination and agility, sports drills, calisthenics and more



ROAD CYCLING, advanced level

METRIC CENTURY ROAD RIDE - 7am (Clock Tower)

  • Adult (age 13+)
  • Description: Advanced no-drop ride
  • Distance: 100k, non-stop
  • Full BSO escort
  • SAG support from Alex's Bicycles



SPORTS TOURNAMENTS

SOCCER - 8:30am (Athletic Field)

  • Adult (age 13+)

  • 4V4, 8-person roster

  • Winner medals

  • Double elimination


VOLLEYBALL - 8:30AM (Fun Zone)

  • 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+)
  • 3V3
  • Double elimination
  • Winner medals


YOUTH SOCCER CLINIC (Athletic Field)

  • Description: Professional Youth Soccer Clinic
  • Ages: 4 – 15 years old
  • Duration: 2 hours. Check in at 8:30am. Clinic begins at 9am.
  • Capacity: 100 players.
  • FCBESCOLA Technical Director and coaching staff will be leading the exercises under the FCB training methodology.
  • FCBESCOLA youth mentors.
  • Complimentary FCBESCOLA jersey for all players. 



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When is BiG Children’s Foundation BiG Cardio 2016?
The 2016 event is on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 7am – 2pm. Event schedule coming soon. 

What is the financial goal of the BiG Children’s Foundation BiG Cardio?
This year’s goal is $250,000. 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 by BiG Children’s Foundation used for?
All funds from Big Children’s Foundation BiG Cardio go to help kids in crisis in Broward, Palm Beach, and the four Treasure Coast counties. The 2016 beneficiary is 4KIDS of South Florida

How much does it cost to participate in the BiG Children’s Foundation BiG Cardio?
$30 :: Adult (13+) 5K/Fitness/Sport Tourney/Sport Clinic
$15 :: Child (6 – 12) 5K/Fitness/Clinic
Please Note: Children are not permitted to participate in the tournaments.
Free :: Children (0 – 5)

Can I register after on-line registration closes?

Yes. You can register at packet-pick up and walk-up on event, however there is a late fee of $10 per adult, and $5 per child

How do I register online for the 2016 BiG Children’s Foundation Big Cardio?
Registration for Big Cardio is online only at Active.com. You can access the form by clicking the “Register" button at the top right of this page. When you’ve completed the form, click “Submit.” Your credit card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation, a link to your proprietary fundraising page, and a receipt.

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. Then, go to BiGCardio.org, click on the “Register” button located on the top right, and follow the prompts. Once you've registered your team name, you can invite others to join you. They will need to complete their own registration by following the directions above, then select “Join a Team” and search for your team name.
 
How do I sponsor someone else?
You can support other participants in this event! Go to BiGCardio.org and click on “Support a Participant” on the left menu and fill out the form. You’ll need your credit card to sponsor someone else.

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, a few posts and email copy so all you have to do is copy and send/post!

How do I raise money for this event?
When you register, your fundraising web page will be created automatically, complete with suggested emails that you can send out to all your contacts asking for their support and telling them a little about BiG Children’s Foundation and the event. Your login and this link will be sent to the email address you use to register for BiG Children’s Foundation Big Cardio.

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. We have also installed an encryption engine on our database server so that your data is securely stored.

Can Friends and family make a donation to support a Participant by going through the main website?
Yes. Friends and family can locate a Participant by clicking the “Support Participant” button on the homepage of the website. Type in the name of the Participant to be directed to their personalized pledge page.

How can I see who has supported me?
When you registered, you would have received a link to your fundraising page, here you can access all your information. Alternatively, click the Main Login link in the Account section on the BiG Cardio site and log in using the username and password that you created when you registered. You can then view your donor list and the amounts that have been donated.

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.

How can I find out how much money I’ve raised?
This information is on your personal fundraising page that we created for you when you registered. You can access this page using the link and login that were sent to the email address you provided when you registered.


What if I don’t want to participate in the 5K, fitness and sports activities, but I still want to be involved?
We’re so glad you asked! You can raise funds online or volunteer to help out at the event. Just go to BiGCardio.org and sign up as a fundraiser or to volunteer. Thank you for your support!

When does online registration close and can I register on the day of the event?
Online registration closes at midnight on May 4th, 2016.

Event day registration will open at 6am on May 7th, but it will cost you $10 more. We’d love it if you would register early and let your friends know so that they can help you help kids by donating to support your efforts!

When do I pick up my packet, bib and chip?
You must pick up your packet because it will contain your race bib and timing chip. Pre-race Packet Pickup is on Friday, May 6, 2016 from Noon – 7pm at Broward Central Regional Park, 3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, Florida 33311.

Can I pick up my packet on race day?
Yes, packet pickup will be available from 6 – 6:45am. Make sure you arrive with enough time to return to your car with your packet and pin your bib to your clothing before the start.

Do I need to train for the BiG Children’s Foundation Big Cardio?
It is recommended that anyone participating in the BiG Children’s Foundation Big Cardio be sufficiently fit to do so, and preferably cleared by a doctor for competition. 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 BiG Children’s Foundation Big Cardio 5K?
There no cutoff for completion, but we have allowed an hour between the start of the 5K and the awards ceremony, and support (e.g. water) will be on the course until 8:30am. We suggest that if you think you may be out longer than 90 minutes you plan to carry a water bottle and wear sun protection.

Can I do the 5K and participate in the other activities as well?
Yes! The 5K and 100K cycle begin at 7am and the 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.

 

Saturday, May 7, 2016

7am – 2pm

ROAD CYCLING

Event proceeds benefit 4KIDS of South Florida through BiG Children's Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing opportunity and support for at-risk children and youth in our community.

For more info, please visit BiGCF.org 

EVENT QUESTIONS AND INFO: (954) 933-3129

EMAIL: admin@bigcf.org

ACTIVE.COM SUPPORT: (888) 620-8717

NOTE: After choosing one of the buttons above, you will be asked to choose your activity and sign in, THEN on screen 3, you'll be asked if you would like to Start a Team, Join a Team, or sign up as an Individual.

Thank You!

To all who participated, sponsored and volunteered, your generosity is impacting the lives of at-risk children and youth in our communities!


Although BiG Cardio 2016 is over, you may still make a tax-deductible contribution to BiG Children's Foundation, the organization that produces BiG Cardio.

Thank you!



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EVENT EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Joyce Feldman

EVENT VP Of OPERATIONS: Kathy Gazda

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: Gayle Horn 

EVENT QUESTIONS AND INFO: (954) 933-3129

SPONSORSHIP INFO: (954) 629-2512

EMAIL: admin@bigcf.org

ACTIVE.COM SUPPORT: (877) 228-4881

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

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