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Saturday, October 13, 2018 • Plano, TX

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Walk, jog or run! This event is for all fitness levels. Benefitting Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas, the Amphitheatre at Oak Point Park is the perfect Start/Finish location for a 5K and 10K run. Runners and walkers will enjoy a beautiful route through Oak Point Park and nature preserve.

Overview

Amphitheatre at Oak Point Park
2801 E. Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75074

All race participants will receive a finisher medal, a technical shirt, and a Fire/Police silicone bracelet. Definitely a cause and race swag worth running for! All proceeds from this event benefit Guns and Hoses Foundation of North Texas, a 501(c)3 Organization dedicated to assisting the families of fallen First Responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Guns and Hoses also contributes to children’s charities supported by local police and fire departments.

*All entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. This is a rain or shine event.

Donations of services and products to the event are welcomed so that contributions to Guns and Hoses can be maximized.

Course Information

Both courses are USATF certified.  The 10K and 5K will start at 9:00 am.  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.

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5K Course Map

 

10K Course Map

Event Schedule

Saturday, October 13, 2018

7:30 AM – Race Day Registration & Packet Pickup

9:00 AM – 5K/10K Start

9:45 AM – Awards & Post-Race Party

Packet Pickup

Thursday, October 11, 2018 (10 am to 7 pm)

– PLANO Academy Sports + Outdoors (4045 Central Expy, Plano, TX 75023)

– GARLAND Academy Sports + Outdoors (4920 N Garland Ave, Garland, TX 75040)

Or Race Day at the Event Site (7:30 am to 9 am)

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 & over

Parking & Other Information

Parking
There is plenty of parking at the Amphitheatre at Oak Point Park.

Bag Check
We will provide bag check near the entrance of the venue.

FAQs

Is this a timed event?
Yes. Both distances will be timed via RunFAR Racing Services.

Can I pick up my packet on race day?
Yes. However, participants are highly encouraged to pick up their packets the Thursday before race day. A friend or family member can pick up your packet with a copy of your event confirmation.

Where and when do I pick up my packet?
Thursday, October 11, 2018 (10 am to 7 pm)

– PLANO Academy Sports + Outdoors (4045 Central Expy, Plano, TX 75023)

– GARLAND Academy Sports + Outdoors (4920 N Garland Ave, Garland, TX 75040)

Or Race Day at the Event Site (7:30 am to 9 am)

Can you mail me my packet?
Unfortunately, packets can only be picked up during the predetermined packet pick-up times, unless you registered for the Virtual Run.  Packets will be mailed to Virtual registrants only. Virtual packets will be mailed out the week of October 22.

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 & over

Do I need to stay for the Awards Ceremony?
It’s nice to stick around and see who won, but it’s not required. If you are eligible for an award, and you are not able to stay for the Awards Ceremony, please contact the Awards Manager at the Results Tent to pick up your award. Unfortunately, we cannot mail awards at this time.

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.

Will participants receive a finisher medal?
Yes, Both 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.

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. 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.

I can’t run. Can I still get my packet? 
Yes, please stop by the pre-race packet pick-up location to get your bib and t-shirt.

I can’t run. Can I get a refund or transfer my entry?
Unfortunately, all participant entries are non-transferable and non-refundable.

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 course is flat. 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 9:10 a.m.

Is there medical help available on the course?
We will have sports trainers on the course to assist those that need assistance.

What sports drink will you be serving?
Gatorade will be available on the course and at the Finish Line.

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?
Results will be posted in the Results Tent as they are available. Results will list all finishers, and their time and their rank.  You may also visit http://mychiptime.com/ for race results.

Become a Sponsor or Vendor

Donations of services and products to the event are welcomed so that contributions to Guns and Hoses can be maximized.

Download the Sponsorship Form for Shoots and Ladders 2018

Download the Vendor Form for Shoots and Ladders 2018

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