Walk, jog or run! This event is for all fitness levels. 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.
Amphitheatre at Oak Point Park
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 4-inch finisher medal, a gender-specific technical shirt, AMPT drawstring bag, and a Fire/Police silicone bracelet. 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.
UPDATED 5/30/19 – 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. The Shoots and Ladders 5K & 10K Contingency Routes are USATF Certified. We ask that wheelchairs, strollers, and walkers start at the back of the pack to avoid any collisions.
The route change caused a slight change to the Event Schedule. Both the 5K and 10K will start at 7:45 am. The course will remain open for 2-hours and will close at 9:45 am.
Both courses are USATF certified. The 10K will start at 7:30 am and the 5K will start at 7:45 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.
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.
Saturday, May 30, 2020
6:00 AM – Race Day Registration & Packet Pickup
7:30 AM – 10K Start (2-hour time limit)
7:45 AM – 5k Start
8:30 AM – Awards Ceremony
9:30 AM – Course Closes
• Thursday, May 30, 2019 from 10 am to 7 pm
– PLANO Main Event (3941 Central Expy, Plano, TX 75023)
– DALLAS Academy Sports + Outdoors (6375 E Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75231)
• Friday, May 31, 2019 Kick-off Party from 4 pm to 7 pm
(Pick up your packet and enjoy a FREE Dinner Buffet and Happy Hour Specials)
– PLANO Main Event in Plano (3941 Central Expy, Plano, TX 75023)
• RACE DAY from 6 am to 7:30 am (ARRIVE EARLY – expect long lines)
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
*Awards WILL NOT be mailed.
Free parking is available at the Amphitheater lots, as well as across the street at Collin Community College Library – Spring Creek Campus (2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway). See parking map for more details.
We will provide bag check near the entrance of the venue.
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.
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 location?
Yes. You may login to your Race Roster account and update your packet pick up location on your registration record.
OR you may email firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, May 29th 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 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 & over
Do I need to stay for the Awards Ceremony?
Age Group Winners will be announced several times between 8:30 am and 9:30 am. Results will be posted in the RESULTS Tent. If you are unable to stay for the Awards Ceremony, please contact the Site Manager for assistance with claiming your award. 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 9:45 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 9:45 am. Thank you for your cooperation.
Are wheelchairs and strollers allowed?
We are sorry, but this route is not wheelchair or stroller-friendly. For the safety of all, we do not allow strollers or wheelchairs. Thank you for your cooperation.
Where are the restrooms located?
Restroom facilities will be available on the course as well as at the event site.
Can I downgrade or upgrade from one distance to another?
Upgrades and downgrades will be allowed through May 29th. There will be NO refunds, partial refunds, or credits to downgrade. There will be a FEE to upgrade. There will be no sub-event changes allowed AFTER May 29th, 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 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 7:50 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 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 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?
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. Shirt exchanges will be allowed RACE DAY (after packet pick-up closes) based on availability. Shirts WILL NOT be mailed under any circumstance.
If you register after May 20th, it is possible that you WILL NOT receive a race shirt and/or we may not have your shirt size available. While we regret the possibility of your shirt size not being available, we can assure you that ALL finishers WILL receive a FINISHER medal.
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?
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.
• 10K and 5K Runners receive a gender-specific tech t-shirt
• Custom 4″ Finisher Medal
• Thin Blue/Red Line silicone bracelet
• AMPT Drawstring Bag
• Custom Bib
Tag your photos with #ShootsAndLaddersRun #ShootsAndLadders10K #ShootsAndLadders5K, #AMPTShootsAndLadders