WHEN: Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 7:30 AM
WHERE: Red Tail Pavilion (previously known as Oak Point Amphitheatre) @ 2801 E. Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75074
PARKING: Free parking is available at the Amphitheater lots, as well as across the street at Collin College – Spring Creek Campus (2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway). See parking map for more details.
Runners and walkers will enjoy a beautiful route through Oak Point Park and nature preserve.
All race participants will receive a BLINKING LIGHTS finisher medal, a gender-specific technical shirt, and bib. Definitely a cause and race swag worth running for!
Saturday, May 11, 2024
6:00 AM to 7:30 AM – Packet Pickup and Race Day Registration
7:30 AM – 5K & 10K Start
7:45 AM to 10:00 AM – Post-Race After-Party
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM – Awards Ceremony
9:30 AM – Course Closes
*Be ON TIME! DO NOT attempt to start AFTER your start time. Start times subject to change. Be sure to check back to this page prior to race morning.
**PLEASE NOTE: Rain and trail conditions may impact the Event Schedule including RACE DAY packet pick-up & registration, start times, and/or the opening/closing ceremonies. We will monitor the weather and trail conditions and update the website if changes occur. Please check back frequently for any updates concerning this event.
Check our 2024 certified routes.
Both courses are USATF certified. Your run will be at your own risk.
No bikes, in-line skates, skateboards, or dogs will be allowed on the course. Due to some narrow pathways on the course, strollers are discouraged. If you do participate with a stroller, we ask that wheelchairs, strollers, and walkers start at the back of the pack to avoid any collisions.
Courses may be altered in the event of inclement weather or flooding that impacts trails or roadways.
If trails are unsafe due to flooding, the following contingency routes will be used. Both contingency courses are USATF certified. We will update the website and send all participants an email should this change occur.
Virtual runners should only use trails or sidewalks on this map. Do NOT run on public roadways. Police will not be present to monitor or control traffic on the roadways for VIRTUAL runners.
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 (10 am to 7 pm) and/or Thursday, May 9, 2024 (4-7 pm)
Or RACE DAY, Saturday, May 11, 2024 from 6:00 am to 7:30 am (ARRIVE EARLY – expect long lines)
PLEASE NOTE: Packet pickup locations are subject to change
Free parking is available at the Amphitheater lots, as well as across the street at Collin College – Spring Creek Campus (2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway). See parking map for more details.
Please note: Please arrive early! All runners/walkers should plan to arrive by 7:00 AM. Police will shut down E Spring Creek Pkwy beginning at 7:00 AM. Participants WILL NOT be able to ENTER the parking lots at Red Tail Pavilion after 7:00 AM. Late arrivals will be directed to remote parking at Collin College.
From U.S.-75 Northbound
Take the Spring Creek exit and turn right at the Spring Creek stoplight. Proceed down Spring Creek past the Jupiter Road intersection. You will see the parking lot entrance immediately behind the large LED sign on your left. The Amphitheater is across Spring Creek from Collin College Main Campus.
From U.S.-75 Southbound
Take the Spring Creek exit and turn left at the Spring Creek stoplight. Proceed down Spring Creek past the Jupiter Road intersection. You will see the parking lot entrance immediately behind the large LED sign on your left. The Amphitheater is across Spring Creek from Collin College Main Campus.
There will bag check at this event. If you are picking up your race packet on RACE DAY, please allow enough time for BAG CHECK or to bring your SWAG bag to your car prior to the race.
There WILL BE bag check at this event. If you are picking up your race packet on RACE DAY, please allow enough time to check your items into bag check. Bag Check is located next to the packet pickup tent.
(Age Group Winners must claim their award on RACE DAY at the Awards Ceremony. Awards will NOT be mailed.
Is this a timed event?
Yes. Both events are timed.
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 date or location?
Yes. You may login to your Race Roster account and update your packet pick up location on your registration record.
OR you may simply pick up your packet at either location on either day.
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. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, RACE DAY packet pickup is subject to change.
Where and when do I pick up my packet?
Please see the packet pickup info 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 both distances.
* 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, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-90, 90+
Do I need to stay for the Awards Ceremony?
Awards Ceremony details are subject to change. Please review the pre-race email for more information race week. Award winners will be announced between 8:30 am and 10:00 am. RESULTS will be posted online as they are available. Participants must view RESULTS from a mobile device as we WILL NOT have a RESULTS tent. Results will list all finishers, and their time and their rank. Finishers can also race results here. Age group winners must claim and pick up their Age Group Award at the AWARDS Ceremony 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 9:30 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 1-2 weeks 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 9:30 am. Thank you for your cooperation.
Are wheelchairs and strollers allowed?
We are sorry, but the trail route is not wheelchair or stroller-friendly. For the safety of all, we do not allow strollers or wheelchairs on the trails. Thank you for your cooperation. Should flooding in the trails cause a change in the route, strollers may be allowed. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about participating with a stroller or wheelchair.
Where are the restrooms located?
Restroom facilities will be available at the event site. There is a public park restroom on the trail route.
Can I downgrade or upgrade from one distance to another?
Upgrades and downgrades will be allowed up to 4 days prior to the event date. There will be NO refunds, partial refunds, or credits to downgrade. There will be a transfer FEE to upgrade/downgrade. There will be no sub-event changes allowed AFTER May 8th, no exceptions!
Please sign-in to your RACE ROSTER account and click the “TRANSFER” Button. To transfer to a new sub-event, you will be prompted to select the new sub-event and then to start the transfer. From there you will be asked to fill out the form and proceed with the new registration as normal. Please note: Upgrades/Downgrades are subject to a transfer fee.
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 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 days prior to the event date. AMPT Running will not issue refunds or credits for transfers.
Please sign-in to your RACE ROSTER account and click the “TRANSFER” Button. To transfer the VIRTUAL event, you will be prompted to select the new sub-event and then to start the transfer. From there you will be asked to fill out the form and proceed with the new registration as normal. Please note: Virtual transfers are subject to a transfer fee and/or S/H fee.
AMPT Running will not mail packets to outside of the continental United States. Requests and transfer fee payments received after May 8, 2024 will not be accepted.
I can’t run. Can I get a refund or transfer my entry to a different race?
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.
Can I give 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?
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 their race start time.
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?
Water and Gatorade will be available on the course and at the event site. There will be a water stations approximately every 1.5-2 miles on both courses.
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 re-hydrate 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 ONLINE as they are available. Results will list all finishers, and their time and their rank. Please use your mobile device to check RESULTS. There will NOT be a RESULTS tent available. You can check your results here.
Are the roads open to traffic?
Most of the route is on the Oak Point Park Trails; however, some public roadways may be used under the contingency plan. 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.
*If the trails are unusable due to flooding, the USATF certified contingency routes will be used. Public roadways on these routes will be open to traffic; however, police, traffic barricades and cones will ensure the safety and integrity of RUNNER-ONLY lanes.
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. 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. Due to COVID-19, shirt exchanges will NOT be allowed RACE DAY (after packet pick-up closes) as we allowed at previous events. 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.
Are there contingency routes in case the trails are flooded?
Yes, AMPT has a 5K and 10K certified alternative route in case the Oak Point Park Trails are unusable.
Can I register the day of the event?
Race Day Registration is tentative. Please refer to the website as it gets closer to race day for more information. Please 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 this race?
We LOVE our furry friends… but our insurance and permit restrictions do not allow animals at our events unless it is a service animal, which must remain on a leash or in a harness at all times. Service animals must be pre-approved through the event organizers. Please email email@example.com prior to your race to register your service animal with us.
Is there a place to check personal belongings?
YES. There will be BAG Check located next to Packet Pickup.
What happens after the finish?
Walk for a bit, then have some water, and maybe a light snack. Food, water and sports drink will be available for runners near the finish line. Stick around to enjoy the Awards Ceremony and post-race celebration.
What is your promotions and coupon code policy?
All promotional dates and times are subject to change without notice. AMPT Running Company reserves the right to cancel any registration due to unauthorized, altered or ineligible use of a discount.
Promotional codes may not be applied to previous registration orders and may not be used on top of any other active promotion.
Promotional codes may not be combined or stacked. Only one promo code is permitted per registration and per customer.
You may not apply a promo code to any previous order for a refund.
WHAT IS A VIRTUAL RACE?
A virtual run event is similar to a traditional running event except the participant completes it entirely on their own. There is not a required location that the event must be completed nor a mandatory time. You choose the race, distance, location, and time. AMPT virtual events create positive motivation by awarding each race participant with a bib, shirt, and finisher medal.
DO I HAVE TO RUN THE 2024 VIRTUAL SHOOTS AND LADDERS 5K/10K ON MAY 11, 2024?
Nope. Run or walk your race anywhere or anytime now through November 1, 2024. Many VIRTUAL participants will train for this event; therefore, they will run it on May 13th as if they were attending the LIVE race. However, you may chose your own time and place. Just be sure to submit your 2024 RACE RESULTS on or before November 1, 2024.
HOW DOES THE 2024 VIRTUAL RACE WORK?
Run or walk your race anytime and anywhere. Choose your time and place – trails, streets, neighborhood, treadmill, or wherever. Once you have completed your distance, simply submit your 2024 RESULTS PAGE, download your Finisher Certificate, and share your photos with everyone on social media. Be sure to use hashtag #VirtualShoots&Ladders
HOW DO I SUBMIT MY 2024 VIRTUAL RESULTS?
Once you complete your distance, simply go to our 2024 RESULTS PAGE. Choose your event from the drop-down menu, then enter your VIRTUAL confirmation number and last name. Record your time, upload a screenshot from your running app (optional), and then hit submit. Don’t forget to print your Finisher Certificate and share your photos with everyone on social media. Be sure to use hashtag #VirtualShoots&Ladders. VIRTUAL race results for the 2024 Shoots and Ladders 5K & 10K must be submitted on or before November 1, 2024.
IS THERE A MINIMUM AGE TO COMPLETE THIS VIRTUAL RACE?
Currently we have no limitations on age. We encourage all ages to take on our challenges and complete them.
DO I HAVE TO “RUN” THE VIRTUAL RACE?
Our challenges all have the same goal and the goal is to get you up and moving. It’s entirely up to you how you complete your race. So, whether you run on a treadmill, jog around the neighborhood, or walk laps around a track, AMPT virtual races are an ideal way to train for other events and to stay active.
I DO NOT LIVE WITHIN THE UNITED STATES, CAN I STILL REGISTER?
Unfortunately, price includes shipping and handling within the continental US only. We do not ship outside of the continental US.
DOES THIS VIRTUAL RACE OFFER REFUNDS?
Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds on registrations. You do have the option to transfer your registration to another person or select to have the full amount donated to the benefiting charity. Please email transfer request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DO I NEED TO SHOW PROOF THAT I COMPLETED MY VIRTUAL RACE?
While our virtual events rely on the honor system and we can’t force you to participate, we do LOVE seeing your results. You can post your 2024 results with photos to our Facebook page or post results to our 2024 RESULTS PAGE.
I HAVE A LARGE GROUP THAT WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE, DO YOU OFFER ANY GROUP DISCOUNTS?
Yes, feel free to email us directly at email@example.com.
ARE THERE AGE GROUP AWARDS FOR THIS VIRTUAL EVENT?
This virtual event is UNTIMED and relies on the honor system. We are not offering VIRTUAL Age Group Awards at this time.
WILL MY 2024 VIRTUAL SHOOTS AND LADDERS 5K/10K COUNT TOWARDS THE 2024 AMPT CHAMP CHALLENGE SERIES?
Yes!! The 2024 Shoots and Ladders 5K and 10K counts towards the 2024 AMPT Champ Challenge Series. Just don’t forget to upload your time to our 2024 RESULTS PAGE. Runners must have a 2024 Virtual 5K/10K finish time by November 1, 2024 to earn the challenge medal.
HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THE 2024 AMPT CHAMP CHALLENGE SERIES?
You may register for the challenge as a BUNDLE PACKAGE (the easy one-click registration includes entry into all 5 events at their lowest price), OR you can register for each event individually under the SAME first and last name, date of birth, and email address. You may run the events in-person, virtually, or a combination of both. Register for the 2024 AMPT CHAMP Challenge Series HERE!
WHAT EVENTS ARE INCLUDED IN THE 2024 AMPT CHAMP CHALLENGE SERIES?
HOW SOON WILL MY RACE PACKET SHIP?
Shipping is included with your registration. Bibs, shirts & medals will be mailed out based on date of your race entry and/or virtual data submission. The AMPT Team will BEGIN shipping packets on May 30, 2024. You will receive an email when your order has shipped. The tracking number will be sent to the email that was used at time of registration. If you do not receive a tracking number, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow 7-10 days for your packet to arrive from the DATE of shipment.***If you register AFTER May 30, 2024, please allow 6 weeks for shipping from the DATE you registered.
DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE BOTH DISTANCES (10K & 5K) FOR THE VIRTUAL RACE?
No, just one distance is required. Run anytime, anywhere. You choose.
WHEN WILL REGISTRATION CLOSE FOR THE VIRTUAL SHOOTS AND LADDERS 5K & 10K?
We will take 2024 VIRTUAL registrations until it sells out. Remember, the proceeds go to a great cause – Plano Firefighters Association and Plano Police Association. We will close registration when the virtual event sells out.
You will be supporting your local Police, Firefighters and EMS first responders. This event benefits the Plano Police Association (PPA) and the Plano Firefighters Association (PFA). The PPA and the PFA are fraternal, benevolent and charitable 501(c) organizations dedicated to serving the needs of their members as well as their community. Their mission is to honor those who serve our community and ensure the safety and well being of all citizens.