Walk, jog or run – IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL! This event is for all fitness levels. The Red Tail Pavilion 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.
Saturday, June 5, 2021
Red Tail Pavilion (previously known as Oak Point Amphitheatre)
2801 E. Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75074
Benefitting Plano Police Association and Plano Firefighters Association, 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.
All race participants will receive a custom race bib, a 4-inch finisher medal with blinking lights, and a gender-specific technical shirt. 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. This is a rain or shine event, provided the weather does not present a hazard for our runners, volunteers and partners.
Donations of services and products to the event are welcomed.
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.
Due to the recent rain and flooding at Oak Point Park, the trails have become unusable. The excessive amount of mud and standing water on the trails causes us great concern for the safety of our runners and has influenced our decision to use an alternate route. Additionally, more rain is in the forecast and we do not foresee the trails improving by race day.
The route change caused a slight change to the Event Schedule. BOTH the 5K and 10K will start at 7:30 AM. The course will remain open for 2-hours and will close at 9:30 AM.
Both contingency routes are USATF certified. 5K participants run 1 loop to complete the 5K course. 10K participants run 2 identical loops to complete the 10K course. SEE BELOW for more details.
Want to run the course on your own? Check our 2021 certified routes.
Both courses are USATF certified. Your run will be at your own risk.
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.
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.
Saturday, June 5, 2021
6:00 AM to 7:30 AM – Packet Pickup and Race Day Registration
7:30 AM – 5K and 10K Start
7:45 AM to 9:30 AM – LIVE Music and After-Party
8:30 AM to 9:00 AM – Overall & Masters Awards Ceremony (subject to change)
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM – Age Group Awards Pickup
9:30 AM – Course Closes
*Be ON TIME! DO NOT attempt to start AFTER the start time. NO rolling starts.
**PLEASE NOTE: As conditions of the pandemic continue to evolve, AMPT’s COVID-19 Operations Plan is subject to change. These changes may impact the Event Schedule including RACE DAY packet pick-up & registration, start times, and/or the opening/closing ceremonies. We will continue to monitor the developments of COVID-19 and update our website if changes occur. Please check back frequently for any updates concerning this event.
Red Tail Pavilion (previously known as Oak Point Amphitheatre)
2801 E. Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75074
All runners/walkers should plan to arrive a minimum of 30 minutes prior to their start. 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. Please arrive early!
Please note: There will be NO EXIT from the Red Tail Pavilion parking lots until AFTER 9 AM. If you must leave the venue prior to 9 AM, please park at Collin College.
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 (10 am to 7 pm) and/or Thursday, June 3, 2020 (4-7 pm)
Or RACE DAY, Saturday, June 5 2021 from 6:00 am to 7:45 am (ARRIVE EARLY – expect long lines)
PLEASE NOTE: There WILL NOT be a Dallas packet pickup for this event. The Dallas Academy Sports & Outdoors store has a conflict with their schedule and is no longer available to host packet pickup for this event.
Live Music by Timeless
It’s a post-race party you won’t want to miss! Grab a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy LIVE music by Timeless Band! Please remember to maintain social distance while in the Amphitheatre.
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: All runners/walkers should plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to the start time. 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. Please arrive early! Also note, there will be NO EXIT from the Red Tail Pavilion parking lots until AFTER 9:00 AM. If you must leave prior to 9:00 AM, please park at Collin College.
There will be NO bag check. Please leave personal belongings in your car. If you are picking up your race packet on RACE DAY, please allow enough time to bring your SWAG bag to your car prior to the race.
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.
(Age Group Winners must claim their award on RACE DAY from the AWARDS tent. Awards will NOT be mailed. We will offer an abbreviated Awards Ceremony at 8:45 AM to announce the Overall and Master Age Group Winners.
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 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 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 & over
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. Overall and Masters winners will be announced between 8:45 am and 9:00 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 Tent 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 inside the amphitheater. There is a public park restroom located near water stop #1 of the trail route.
Can I downgrade or upgrade from one distance to another?
Upgrades and downgrades will be allowed through May 28th. 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 28th, no exceptions! Please contact email@example.com to upgrade or downgrade your bib assignment.
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 1 week prior to the event date. Requests to transfer to the Virtual Race must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 28, 2021. Virtual transfers are subject to a transfer fee if packet shipping is required. AMPT Running will not mail packets to outside of the continental United States. Requests and transfer fee payments received after May 28, 2021 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 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?
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 7:45 am.
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?
Due to COVID-19, sports drinks may not be available on the course or at the event site. Please bring your own electrolytes. We will serve bottled water ONLY. There will be a water station 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 Oakpoint Park Trails; however, some public roadways will be used. 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. 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. 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 Oakpoint Park Trails are unusable.
Can I register the day of the event?
Due to COVID-19, 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 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.
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 2021 VIRTUAL SHOOTS AND LADDERS 5K/10K ON JUNE 5, 2021?
Nope. Run or walk your race anywhere or anytime now through August 31, 2021. Many VIRTUAL participants will train for this event; therefore, they will run it on June 5th as if they were attending the LIVE race. However, you may chose your own time and place. Just be sure to submit your 2021 RACE RESULTS on or before August 31, 2021.
HOW DOES THE 2021 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 2021 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 2021 VIRTUAL RESULTS?
Once you complete your distance, simply go to our 2021 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 2021 Shoots and Ladders 5K & 10K must be submitted on or before August 31, 2021.
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 email@example.com.
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 2021 results with photos to our Facebook page or post results to our 2021 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 2021 VIRTUAL SHOOTS AND LADDERS 5K/10K COUNT TOWARDS THE 2021 5K & 10K CHALLENGE?
Yes!! The 2021 Shoots and Ladders 5K and 10K counts towards the 5K/10K challenge. Just don’t forget to upload your time to our 2021 RESULTS PAGE. Runners must have a 2021 Virtual 5K/10K finish time to earn the challenge medal.
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 June 21, 2021. 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. Please allow 2-3 weeks for shipping. If you do not receive a tracking number, feel free to email email@example.com.
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 2021 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.
HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THE 2021 TRIPLE DARE HALF MARATHON CHALLENGE?
The Shoots and Ladders 5K & 10K does not have a Half Marathon distance; therefore, it is NOT included in the Triple Dare Half Marathon Challenge. However, you may register for the half marathon challenge by visiting HERE! You may register for the half marathon challenge as a BUNDLE PACKAGE (the easy one-click registration includes entry into all 3 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 2021 Triple Dare Challenge HERE!
WHAT AMPT EVENTS ARE INCLUDED IN THE 2021 TRIPLE DARE HALF MARATHON CHALLENGE?
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