Shoots & Ladders has gone VIRTUAL!

September 6-30, 2020

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Walk, jog or run! This VIRTUAL event is for PERFECT for all fitness levels.

 

The VIRTUAL Shoots & Ladders is a great alternative to a LIVE event and is a great way to stay fit and active while “sheltering in place”.

This “race” allows registrants to safely participate and complete the race on their own.

Overview

Join us on Sunday, September 6th for the VIRTUAL Shoots & Ladders 5K & 10K
OR run it anytime, anywhere.

All virtual participants will receive a 4-inch finisher medal, a gender-specific technical shirt, and a race bib.  Definitely a cause and race swag worth running for!

All proceeds from this event benefit 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 and families 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.

*All entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

** Your run will be at your own risk.

Benefiting

   

You will be supporting your local Police, Firefighters and EMS first responders. All proceeds from this event benefit 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.

DONATE

Donations of services and products to the event are welcomed so that contributions to Plano Police Association and Plano Firefighters Association can be maximized.

You may also donate directly to Plano Police Association and/or Plano Firefighters Association here.

 

VIRTUAL FAQ's

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 VIRTUAL SHOOTS & LADDERS ON SEPTEMBER 6, 2020?

Nope. Run or walk your race anytime and anywhere.  The LIVE race was scheduled for September 6th; therefore, most participants planned to run on this date anyway. Many Shoots & Ladders participants trained for this event and will run on September 6th as planned – VIRTUALLY, of course.  However, you may chose your time an your place.

 

HOW DOES THE 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 RESULTS, 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 RESULTS?

Once you complete your distance, simply go to our 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

 

HOW CAN I EARN A FREE RACE ENTRY INTO THE 2021 SHOOTS AND LADDERS? 

We want to see your virtual race photos! Take pictures and have some fun! Tag us @amptrunning and use the hashtag #VirtualShoots&Ladders so we can see your great photos. AMPT will do a drawing and 25 lucky participants will be featured on AMPT’s Facebook and Instagram page and receive a FREE entry into next year’s event.

 

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 customerservice@amptrunning.com.

 

HOW SOON WILL MY RACE PACKET SHIP?

Bibs, shirts & medals will be mailed out based on date of your race entry and/or virtual data submission; however, here is the estimated date of shipment.

    • Shoots & Ladders packets will begin to ship on or before September 1, 2020.

Note, if you registered for additional AMPT virtual events or the Triple Dare Challenge, you may receive multiple shipments. If you need to check the status of your order, please email us at customerservice@amptrunning.com.

 

DO YOU HAVE A TRACKING NUMBER WHEN MY PACKET SHIPS?

Yes! 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 customerservice@amptrunning.com.

 

DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE BOTH DISTANCES (5K AND 10K) FOR THIS VIRTUAL RACE?

No, just one distance is required. Run anytime, anywhere. You choose.

 

HOW DO I REGISTER?

Easy, click REGISTER NOW and select your race distance.

 

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 results with photos to our Facebook page or post results to our 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 customerservice@amptrunning.com.

 

WHEN WILL REGISTRATION CLOSE FOR THE VIRTUAL SHOOTS & LADDERS 5K & 10K?

We will take registrations until both distances sell out. Remember, the proceeds go to a great cause – Plano Firefighters Association and the Plano Police Association. We will close registration when the event sells out.

 

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.

Photo Gallery

Check out the 2018 Event Photos here:

Rico Photo

 

Check out the 2018 Finisher Photos here:

Your Sporting Image

 

 

Check out the 2019 Event Photos here:

Elaine Poore Photography

 

Check out the 2019 Finisher Photos here:

Your Sporting Image

 

VIRTUAL Course Maps

Want to run the course on your own?  Check our certified routes.

Both courses are USATF certified.  Your run will be at your own risk.

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.

 

Shoots and Ladders 5K Course Map

Shoots and Ladders 10K Course Map

 

 

Become a 2021 Sponsor or Vendor

Donations of services and products to the event are welcomed.

CLICK HERE for Sponsor Packages and Online Registration

CLICK HERE for Vendor Online Registration

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Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors

 

SHOOTS & LADDERS 5K & 10K GOES VIRTUAL

DUE TO THE COVID-19 THIS EVENT HAS GONE ENTIRELY VIRTUAL

Haven't registered yet?  Let's RUN virtual TOGETHER! Register HERE!

Given the current health crisis, the City of Plano has decided against permitting the 2020 Shoots and Ladders 10K & 5K that was postponed to Sunday, September 6, 2020. It is with much angst that we must cancel another LIVE event and go entirely VIRTUAL, but we believe it is the prudent decision given the current environment.

To that extent, all LIVE event registrants will automatically be transferred into the VIRTUAL Shoots and Ladders 5K or 10K. All participants who were registered for the 2020 LIVE event have been contacted directly regarding their registration. Please check your spam folder if you have not seen the email or reach out to us directly at customerservice@amptrunning.com.

Shoots and Ladders benefits 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.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. We also wish to take the opportunity to thank the City of Plano for their support and guidance over the last several weeks during this difficult time.

Grit and perseverance are words that have meaning in our running community. We have no doubt that we will get through this together. Thank you for your continued support.

The AMPT Team wishes you good health today and always. ❤️