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Women’s Running Series Scottsdale: Race Information

    Days til race day on Nov 2, 2014197

Please visit the frequently asked questions section for more detailed information.

Date/Time:

Sunday, November 2, 2014. The half marathon and 5k begin at 7:00 AM

Course Time Limit:

Both the half marathon and 5K courses are USTAF certified. All participants on the course during the race must be registered and wearing a bib! Participants must maintain a 18 minute per mile or less pace. Half Marathon course must be completed within 4 hours. 5K course must be completed within 1 hour. WALKERS ARE WELCOME!

Expo:

Each registered individuals must pick up her own race packet at the two-day Health & Fitness Expo. Please refer to the packet pick-up section of the FAQs for important details regarding packet pick-up.

Location: TBD

  • Friday, October 31 – times TBD
  • Saturday, November 1 – times TBD

Average Temp:

Average High: 75 degrees

Average Low: 48 degrees

Race Rules

  • Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. No exceptions.
  • Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, you may not give or sell your race number to anyone else, and you may not transfer your entry fee to future races.
  • If you attempt to sell your race number, you may be banned from future Competitor Group events for three years.
  • You must be at least 18 years old to participate in the Marathon and 12 years old to participate in the Half Marathon.
  • You must be in good health and physically prepared to take on the challenge of a Marathon or Half Marathon.
  • You must show photo ID to receive your race number and timing chip.
  • You must pick up your own race packet and race number at the Health & Fitness Expo.
  • Race numbers are required to participate.
  • No coaches, handcycles, bikes, in-line skates, skateboards, baby joggers or dogs will be allowed on the course. For more information about handcycles, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

PARTICIPANTS

REGISTRATION/ PACKET PICKUP/ EXPO

THE RACE & COURSE

PARKING

AWARDS

POST-RACE INFORMATION


PARTICIPANTS

CAN WALKERS PARTICIPATE?

Absolutely! The Women’s Running Half Marathon and 5K is for athletes of all speeds and sizes. Please note: Due to city road closure and traffic requirements, ALL participants MUST complete the half marathon within the 4 hour course time limit, and ALL 5K participants MUST complete the course within 1 hour. To finish within the course time limits  you must maintain a pace of at least 18:00 minutes per mile (or faster).

DO I HAVE TO BE PART OF A TEAM TO PARTICIPATE?

No, you do not need to be part of a team to participate. There are two ways in which you can register for The Women’s Running Half Marathon: either as an individual or as a team member.  A Half Marathon team consists of at least 5 female participants, one of whom will also be designated as the captain. You will also need a team name. The captain registers herself first and establishes the team name (and password, if desired). Then, all other members will register themselves and chose the option to join that team. There are no registration discounts for teams. All members of the team run the full 13.1 Half Marathon course. Regardless of how many members on your team, everyone will be timed as individuals. The five fastest female times will be added together for the team score. If your team does not have at least 5 female finisher’s, you will not receive a team score. All team members are also eligible for individual awards. The team option is available in the Half Marathon distance only. Awards are given for the top 3 Fastest Teams and the Largest Team.

CAN MEN PARTICIPATE?

The Women’s Half Marathon is open to both men & women participants, howeverage group and overall awards will be given to female participants only.  We suggest that men participate only  in support of a woman or a charity. If a male is interested in participating in this event to win, get an award, or PR we would be happy to suggest some other events in the local area that would be better suited for those goals.

ARE THERE ANY AGE REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE?

You must be 12 years old on race day to participate in the half marathon. You must be 8 years old on race day to participate in the 5K.

HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER?

Volunteers are vital to the success of the event and not only are WRS volunteers a super group of people, they get in on all the behind the scenes race day action! The event will need hundreds of volunteers to staff the aid stations, work the Expo and offer support to the runners at the start and finish. For more information, including job descriptions and shift times, please visit our volunteer page.

All volunteers will receive an official race volunteer t-shirt.

REGISTRATION/ PACKET PICKUP/ EXPO

DO I HAVE TO BE PART OF A TEAM TO PARTICIPATE?

No, you do not need to be part of a team to participate. There are two ways in which you can register for The Women’s Half Marathon: either as an individual or as a team member.  A Half Marathon team consists of at least 5 female participants, one of whom will also be designated as the captain. You will also need a team name. The captain registers herself first and establishes the team name (and password, if desired). Then, all other members will register themselves and chose the option to join that team. There are no registration discounts for teams. All members of the team run the full 13.1 Half Marathon course. Regardless of how many members on your team, everyone will be timed as individuals. The five fastest female times will be added together for the team score. If your team does not have at least 5 female finisher’s, you will not receive a team score. All team members are also eligible for individual awards. The team option is available in the Half Marathon distance only. Awards are given for the Fastest Team and the Largest Team.

 CAN I CHANGE MY MIND ABOUT WHICH DISTANCE TO RUN?

Please contact customer service at wrsaz@competitorgroup.com before Sept 23rd in order to downgrade your registration. Please provide your request along with your first name, last name, new predicted finish time and mailing address that you registered with.

To upgrade from the 5K to the Half Marathon, simply email this request along with your first name, last name and mailing address registered with, and your new predicted finish time to Customer Service. The early upgrade fee is $10 plus the cost difference between the current Half Marathon fee and the fee that was paid at the time of the original registration. (processing fee is not used in calculating price difference).

After the deadline of September 23rd you will need to pay an upgrade fee at the Expo. Please pick up your half marathon race number and proceed to the Solutions; table. You will be charged $10 plus the cost difference between the Half Marathon expo fee and the fee that was paid at the time of the original registration (processing fee is not used in calculating price difference).

WHAT IF I REGISTER AND THEN BECOME INJURED OR AM UNABLE TO ATTEND THE RACE?

Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE and entries are NON-TRANSFERABLE. Sorry, no exceptions. Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate. You may not give or sell your number to anyone else. You also may not transfer your application to the following year or another Competitor Group event.

If you registered and are unable to participate in the race, we will be happy to mail your participant T-shirt to you. Please fill out and submit the Cancellation/T-shirt Request Form. T-shirt Request Forms will be accepted up to 30 days after the event. Participant T-shirts will be mailed approximately 4-6 weeks after the event.

WHERE CAN I PICK UP MY RACE PACKET?

Race packets will be available to pick up only at the two-day Health & Fitness Expo, location TBD  Please bring a valid photo ID and signed event waiver. There is NO race day packet pick up. All participants must visit the expo in order to pick up their race packet, goodie bag and participant tee. THERE IS NO RACE DAY PICK UP.

For more information about the two-day expo, please visit our participant information page.

In order to pick up your race packet, goodie bag and participant tee, you must bring the following to the expo on October 31 or November 1:

  1. Download the 2014 Confirmation Sheet (a link to download your confirmation sheet will be emailed to you within two weeks before the event)
  2. Bring your signed 2014 Event Waiver and a photo ID to the registration area in order to pick up your packet.

HOW CAN I MAKE CHANGES TO MY REGISTRATION SUCH AS EMAIL ADDRESS OR SHIRT SIZE?

Yes, you can make changes to your registration by either contactingwrsaz@competitorgroup.com or 800-311-1255 before 9/23/14.

CAN SOMEONE ELSE PICK UP MY RACE PACKET ON MY BEHALF?

Race participants must visit the Expo to pick up their race number, timing tag, T-Shirt, and goodie bag. These items cannot be mailed and will not be available for pick-up on race day. Family and friends will not be able to pick up your race number and timing tag for you. PHOTO ID AND CONFIRMATION SHEET ARE REQUIRED TO PICK UP YOUR RACE NUMBER AND TIMING TAG AT THE EXPO.

THE RACE & COURSE

WHERE ARE THE AID STATIONS AND WHAT IS BEING SERVED?

Half Marathon Course Aid Stations:

Coming Soon

All aid stations will also have portable toilets.

WHERE CAN I FIND A COURSE MAP?

Our 2014 course map coming soon

ARE HEADPHONES AND/OR STROLLERS ALLOWED ON THE COURSE?

Personal music players with headphones/ earbuds are allowed on the course. Our USATF insurance does not cover baby joggers/strollers, bicycles, inline skates or animals (except service dogs) on the course so for safety reasons they are not allowed.

WHERE CAN I LEAVE MY GEAR WHILE I RACE?

Before you enter your assigned corral, drop-off your pre-race/post-race clothing and belongings at the Gear Check. While you run, your gear will be held at Gear Check.

Each participant will receive a reusable goodie bag at the Health & Fitness Expo when you pick up your packet that will serve as your gear bag on race day. The Gear Check area will be assigned by last name and will be located near the Start Line. Attach your gear tag to your gear bag before you leave it with the Gear Check crew. After the race, reclaim your checked bag at the same location that you dropped off your bag before the race. On race morning, Gear Check will be operating from 5:00am – 11:00am.

Please note: DO NOT leave valuables, cash or jewelry in your gear bag. The event is not responsible for any lost items. Gear bags must be claimed before close of the Finish Line Festival on race day.

TRANSPORTATION/PARKING

WILL THERE BE ANY SHUTTLES ON RACE DAY?

There will be no shuttles for the race- please see our parking information that is coming soon.

WHERE DO I PARK FOR THE EVENT?

Parking Coming Soon

AWARDS

WHAT PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED AND IN WHAT CATEGORIES?

Half Marathon

The Women’s Running Series will recognize and award the top three female runners to cross the finish line in the half marathon. These overall winners will be determined solely by the order in which they cross the finish line, as opposed to chip times. Therefore, female runners who would like to compete for the top three spots should plan to line-up as close to the starting line as possible. This is an open race and there will not be separate start times or a designated “elite” wave.

In addition to the first, second and third place winners in the Half Marathon only, the Women’s Running Series will recognize the top female finishers in each age group. Chip-time will be used to establish age group winners. An award ceremony will be held mid-morning on race day where all awards will be distributed. If you are unable to stay for the ceremony, awards will be mailed 4-6 weeks after the race.

AGE GROUPS:

  • 14 and Under (Half Marathon only)
  • 15-19
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70+

5K

The Women’s Running Series will recognize and award the top three female runners to cross the finish line in the 5k. These overall winners will be determined solely by the order in which they cross the finish line, as opposed to chip times. Therefore, female runners who would like to compete for the top three spots should plan to line-up as close to the starting line as possible. This is an open race and there will not be separate start times or a designated “elite” wave.

In addition, we will be recognizing the top five female participants completing their first ever 5k with awards. . An award ceremony will be held mid-morning on race day where all awards will be distributed. If you are unable to stay for the ceremony, awards will be mailed 4-6 weeks after the race.

Teams

Each race participant is timed individually; therefore, members of half marathon teams are eligible for team, overall, and age group awards.

Team times will be calculated by adding together the five fastest female times on each team. Awards will be given to the top three fastest teams and also to the largest team (team with the most registered members).

DO ALL RACERS RECEIVE A MEDAL OR CERTIFICATE?

Each finisher of the Women’s Running Half Marathon and 5k will receive a race medal.

POST-RACE INFORMATION

WHERE CAN I FIND RACE RESULTS?

After the race, results will be posted at womensrunning.com by 7pm race evening

WHO CAN I CONTACT IF I HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS?

Please email wrsaz@competitorgroup.com

Road Closure Information

The Women’s Running Series Arizona Half Marathon starts at 7:00 am on Sunday, November 2, 2014.

Be Aware. Plan Ahead.

Drivers are encouraged to adjust travel time within and around the race course.

  • The Women’s Running Series Arizona Half Marathon will bring more than 4,000 runners and walkers to Scottsdale, in addition to thousands of spectators, family and friends.
  • To get the most out of your weekend and minimize stress, be aware of the road closures in your area and plan ahead for an alternate route or added travel time.

Road Closure Grid Coming Soon.

No Parking Zones

Areas along the race route will be marked as “No Parking – Tow Away Zones.” Please adhere to the dates/times posted. All zones will be enforced.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

For more information or help with alternate directions call 480-518-5869 or email arizona@competitorgroup.com.