1. Saturday, January 25th. Join us at Sole Sports Running Zone - 1006 E. Warner Road #104, Tempe 85284. Phone # 480-522-2475. We will be on site from 3 pm to 5 pm to register new people and distribute your goodies, which includes a goodie bag, t-shirt, and race # (bib). This is a great opportunity to beat the crowds and lines that you might experience on race day.
2. We will have the 5k packet pickup on Sunday from 8 am to 8:45 am. We will start the race on time so please arrive before 8:45 to make sure you have enough time to get your packet before the race starts. Packet pickup for the 1.3 mile is from 8 am until 10 am. If you are doing the 1.3 mile only, you do not have to come at 8 to get your packet but be sure to arrive before 10 so you can enter our raffle prize drawing (see below for more details on the raffle).
4 Peaks Racing will be doing our chip timing this year with disposable chips. The chip is already attached to your race bib. Results will be displayed on a computer screen after you cross the finish line.
Please be sure to arrive during the designated packet pickup times so you are ready to go with your bib and timing chip when the race starts. The 5k starts at 9:15 am. The 1.3 mile starts at 10:30 am.
The race is being held on the joint campus of Kyrene del Pueblo Middle School and Kyrene de la Paloma Elementary. The main crossroads are Chandler Boulevard and Rural Road. You can use this address to Mapquest it: 360 S. Twelve Oaks Blvd, Chandler 85226. There is plenty of parking in the large parking lot between Paloma Elementary and Pueblo Middle Schools. The large parking lot is located off of Whitten Street.
5K Start Line
This year we will group our participants in order of estimated finish time. If you are expecting to finish in less than 20 minutes, you will be at the front. If you are walking or pushing a baby jogger, you will be at the back. This will allow our competitive runners to have their best time and allow our walkers to be able to walk without feeling pressured. Please note, the fastest runners will pass walkers on the sidewalk behind the school. Walkers, please stay to the right of the sidewalk behind the school.
Raffle Prize Instructions
We have many prizes in our raffle drawing this year. The bottom of your bib is your raffle entry. Each raffle prize type will have a separate container. You will place your raffle entry into the container for the item of your choice. Some items will have multiple winners - the container label will clearly state how many winners will be selected for that item. The winners will be drawn at 10 am. Please be sure you have your entry in by 10 am. There will be a master raffle prize listing displaying the bib # of the winner. You must present your bib to collect your prize and all prizes must be claimed at the event.
Age Group Awards
Our awards ceremony will be at 11 am, following the 1.3 mile race. Every year we have awards to issue but the winner has already left. We will have freebies to toss into the crowd so please stay for the ceremony. And please be sure to check the computer posting before you leave to see if you are in the top 3 for your age group.
The forecast looks great for race day. It will certainly be much warmer than last year! Those who ran last year will remember we started the morning with a temperature of 26 degrees. It will be beautiful this year.