Run with Heroes features a 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk, 5K and 10K that will take place on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at The Plaza at Galatyn Park in Richardson, Tx. All proceeds benefit Operation Blue Shield.
Location: The Plaza at Galatyn Park
2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, TX 75082
Located east of US 75 and south of the President George Bush Turnpike in Richardson, the Plaza at Galatyn Park is the ideal family-friendly venue for pre-race festivities and a post-race celebration. Galatyn Plaza is at the center of the Galatyn Park Woodland Preserve, featuring running trails and an attractive play area for children. The centerpiece of this unique urban attraction is its vanishing pool fountain, which features pulsating elliptically-arranged water eruptions that can reach up to 60 feet in height. Come see for yourself the beautiful trails of Galatyn Park and Texas Instruments’ Foundation Community Fountain that defines Gatatyn Plaza. All 5K and 10K race participants receive a finisher medal and a t-shirt while supplies last.
Donations of services and products to the event are welcomed so that contributions to Operation Blue Shield can be maximized.
*All entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. This is a rain or shine event.
The 5K and 10K courses are USATF certified. Course maps coming soon.
Saturday, October 12, 2019
6:30 AM to 8:30 AM – Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup
7:30 AM – Opening Ceremony
8:00 AM – 1M Family Run/Walk Start
8:30 AM – 5K/10K Start (2-hour time limit)
9:15 AM – Awards Ceremony & Post-Race Festivities
10:30 AM– Course Closes and Closing Ceremony
5K and 10K Awards
1st-3rd Overall Male and Female
1st-3rd Overall Male and Female Masters (40+)
The Top 3 Male and Female in the following age groups:
14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over
Bank of America Parking Garage
2375 N Glenville Dr.
Richardson, Tx 75082
Is this a timed event?
Yes. The 5K and 10K are timed events.
Can I pick up a packet for someone else?
Yes. You may pick up a packet for a friend or family member. Please have their confirmation email or confirmation number available.
Can I change my packet pick up location and/or date?
Yes. You may login to your Race Roster account and update your packet pick up location or date on your registration record.
OR you may email firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, October 7th and we will make the change for you.
Can I pick up my packet on race day?
Yes. However, participants are highly encouraged to pick up their packets before race day. A friend or family member can pick up your packet with a copy of your event confirmation. If you decide to pick up your packet RACE DAY, ARRIVE EARLY and expect long lines.
Where and when do I pick up my packet?
Please see the packet pickup tab above.
Can you mail me my packet?
Unfortunately, packets can only be picked up during the predetermined packet pick-up times and locations. They cannot be mailed. We will ONLY mail packets to VIRTUAL registrants.
Are there age group awards?
Yes. There are age group awards for the 5K and 10K.
* 1st-3rd Overall Male and Female
* 1st-3rd Overall Male and Female Masters (40+)
* The Top 3 Male and Female in the following age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over
Do I need to stay for the Awards Ceremony?
Age group winners must claim and pick up their Age Group Award on RACE DAY. Awards WILL NOT be mailed.
Is the race open to walkers?
Yes, however, please be courteous of others and start at the back of the pack as to avoid any collisions. Also, please adhere to the 2-hour course time limit. Police and course marshals will strictly enforce course closures at 11:00 am.
Will participants receive a finisher medal?
Yes, all 5K and 10K finishers will receive a medal.
Do you allow MP3 Players and music devices?
Yes. Music devices are allowed; however, we ask that you be alert and aware of your surroundings.
Will you email me information closer to the event?
Yes, we will start to email updates one month prior to the event. Please make sure you are checking your spam box as it is possible your security settings don’t allow our emails to go to your inbox. In addition, if you previously OPTED OUT of receiving AMPT emails, you may not receive the pre-race emails or notifications.
Is there an age minimum or maximum?
No, the race is open to all ages as long as the participant can run or walk on their own. Please adhere to the 2-hour course time limit. Police and course marshals will strictly enforce course closures at 11:00 am. Thank you for your cooperation.
Are wheelchairs and strollers allowed?
All three race routes are wheelchair and stroller-friendly. For the safety of all, we ask that strollers and wheelchairs start at the back of the pack to avoid any collisions. Also, please adhere to the 2-hour course time limit. Police and course marshals will strictly enforce course closures at 11:00 am. Thank you for your cooperation.
Where are the port-o-lets located?
Port-o-lets will be on the course near some aid stations. Port-o-lets and/or restroom facilities will also be available at the event site.
I’m registered for the race, but I can’t run due to a change in my schedule or an injury. Can I still pick up my packet?
Yes, please stop by the pre-race packet pick-up location to get your SWAG Bag and shirt. Please inform an AMPT team member that you will not be participating in the event so they can deactivate your bib. Please be advised that medals are reserved for FINISHERS and VIRTUAL registrants ONLY. Race packets WILL NOT be mailed, nor will REFUNDS, TRANSFERS or DEFERRALS be issued under any circumstances.
I can’t run. Can I get a refund or transfer my entry to a future event?
AMPT understands that issues come up that prevent you from racing as planned; however, as stated in our refund policy and waiver, we are not able to issue refunds, partial refunds, or deferrals. All participant entries are non-refundable and non-transferable under any and all circumstances, including, but not limited to, cancellation of the event.
I can’t run. Can I change my registration to a Virtual Race?
AMPT understands that issues come up that prevent you from racing as planned. You may transfer your subevent to the VIRTUAL RACE at any time up to 4 weeks prior to the event date. Requests to transfer to the Virtual Race must be submitted via email to email@example.com no later than 4 weeks prior to the event date. Virtual transfers are subject to a $25 transfer fee and must be paid via credit card prior to September 12, 2019. AMPT Running will not mail virtual packets outside of the continental United States. Requests and transfer fee payments received after September 12, 2019 will not be accepted.
I can’t run the distance that I registered for. Can I downgrade to a different subevent?
AMPT understands that issues come up that prevent you from racing as planned. You may downgrade to a different subevent at any time up to 1 week prior to the event date. Requests to downgrade must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 1 week prior to the event date. AMPT Running will not issue refunds or credits for subevent downgrades. Requests to downgrade after the 1-week cut off date will not be accepted.
Can I transfer or sell my race registration to a friend or family member?
No, the transferring or selling of your bib to another runner is not allowed under ANY circumstance. Due to USATF rules and regulations, each participant must register themselves and sign their own waiver. Any walker or runner who is participating with another participant’s bib number will have their race results disqualified and the original registrant will be permanently banned from running future AMPT events. Participating with another participant’s bib/data not only impacts age-category awards, but it provides inaccurate information in case of a medical emergency.
Want to track where your friend or family is on the course?
You can download the free app “Find my Friends” through the app store on your mobile device.
Is the course flat or hilly?
The courses are mostly flat. There may be a few slight inclines and declines throughout the route. The running surface is asphalt and cement.
If I arrive late, can I start and run the course anyway?
Runners will NOT be allowed to start after 9:15 a.m.
Is there medical help available on the course?
All police will have the ability to radio for ambulance assistance if needed. EMS will be available on the course and at the finish. We will also have race vehicles on the course to pick up those that need assistance.
What sports drink will you be serving?
Gatorade will be available on the course and at the Finish Line. There will be a water station approximately every 1.5-2 miles.
Can non-participants eat and drink the food available in the Food Tent?
The post-race food is generally meant for people who paid to be in the event. Please be respectful of this and the runners who need to rehydrate and replenish after the race. Vendors and sponsors will have sample foods and beverages available to both runners and spectators.
How do I find out how I did (see my results)?
Results will be posted in the RESULTS Tent as they are available. Results will list all finishers, and their time and their rank. You can also check your results here.
Are the roads open to traffic?
Some roadways may be open to traffic. Area police departments will monitor and control traffic along the route as needed. Traffic barricades and cones will also ensure the integrity and safety of RUNNER-ONLY lanes. Additional police details, signage and volunteers will be positioned at turns and key intersections.
My GPS watch was off. Is the distance accurate?
All three sub-events are USATF Certified and measured accurately. Please be sure to review the following article regarding GPS watches and accuracy. GPS Watches May Not Track Runs Accurately – NYTimes.com
Can I be guaranteed my shirt size?
AMPT does our very best to ensure you receive the shirt size you selected at registration. We will not allow shirt size exchanges until packet pick-up closes on RACE DAY. Please be advised that shirts are ordered well in advance and the sizes provided are used as estimates to complete the pre-race bulk order. For the best chance of receiving your registered size, please pick up your packet as early as possible. We recommend NOT waiting until RACE DAY. Shirt exchanges will be allowed RACE DAY (after packet pick-up closes) based on availability. Shirts WILL NOT be mailed under any circumstance.
What if there is a storm or inclement weather on race day?
There is no rain date for this race. The race director reserves the right to modify, shorten, or cancel the race due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances that make the race unsafe. Race management will work with police and city officials to determine if cancellation is required and/or if a rescheduled date is available and possible. Please see the AMPT Weather Policies for more details.
Can I register the day of the event?
Yes, see the event page for race day registration information, but keep in mind that this race may SELL OUT. If this happens, there will be NO race day registration. We will post SELL OUT information on this website if this happens.
Do you allow animals at any of the races?
We LOVE our furry friends… but our insurance and permit restrictions do not allow animals at this race unless it is a service animal, which must remain on a leash or in a harness at all times.
• Run with Heroes T-shirt
• Custom Finisher Medal (5K/10K participants)
• Custom Bib (5K/10K participants)
Tag your photos with #RunWithHeroes, #RunWithHeroes5K, #RunWithHeroes10K
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