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5K Individual Run for Competitive Runners without Dogs

$40 8:00AM CDT - 8:00PM CDT Registration ends September 26, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT

5K Individual Run with or without Dogs

$40 8:00AM CDT - 8:00PM CDT Registration ends September 26, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT

5K Children Walk/Run Under 14 yrs with Dogs

$25 8:00AM CDT - 8:00PM CDT Registration ends September 26, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT

5K Children Walk/Run Under 14 yrs without Dogs

$25 8:00AM CDT - 8:00PM CDT Registration ends September 26, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.snipsa.org/.

Place
Alamo Heights Swimming Pool
250 Viesca St.
San Antonio, TX US 78209
Description

 

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EVENT TIMES:
5K Individual Run for Competitive Runners – September 26th, 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Virtual Runners may run/walk any time between 7:00 a.m. on September 26th and 12:00 a.m. on October 4th.

COURSE FOR COMPETITIVE RUNNERS:
We will be asking participants to follow local government officials’ COVID-19 guidelines.  There will be two unofficial racecourses where you can complete the 5K with official timing.  You will receive a disposable chip with your registration packet and specifics directions on where the timing mats will be to begin and end your race. Please note, there is no “official” start time.  You may show up to either location and begin your timed run any time between 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.  You may run solo or with your family or trusted friends – please, no groups larger than 10.  We request that you keep your distance with other runners.

COURSE:
Alamo Heights Swimming Pool
250 Viesca, San Antonio, TX 78209

The race course is semi-challenging around Alamo Heights area. View the race course HERE

VIRTUAL RUN
For those participants that may be out of town or prefer to walk/run their own course, they may walk/run anytime between 7:00 a.m. September 26th and 12:00 a.m. on October 4th.  Walk/run at home, the gym or any of your favorite trails.

PRE-REGISTRATION
Pre-register online at snipsa.org and runsignup.com

PACKET PICK-UP
Pick-up for San Antonio Participants:

SNIPSA Office
4216 McCullough Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78212

  • Wednesday, September 23rd, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 24th, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, September 25th, 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Virtual, out of town participants have the option to have their packet mailed for an additional $10 when registering online.

Note:  There is a $10 shipping fee for race packages mailed to out of area participants.

EVENT FEES*:
5K Individual Run for Competitive Runners without Dogs $40
5k Individual Walk/Run $40 (with or without dogs)
5K Children Walk/Run $25
5K Team Entry (10 person minimum) Walk/Run $35
*No refunds.  100% of proceeds will be used to fund animal medical needs.

TEAMS – Once you reach the minimum of 10 runners, you will get a $5 refund. This is to ensure that you have a minimum of 10 runners per team.

AWARDS:
Award medals will be given only to participants that complete their run with official chip timing at one of the courses above.  If participants choose to run the race on their own, or they are out of town, they still have the opportunity to register timing results on runsignup.com, but these times will not be eligible for a race medal.  Medals can be picked at our office September 28th – October 2nd, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

AWARD CATEGORIES:
Awards will be in the form of medals (gold, silver, bronze) given for:

  • 1st Overall M/F
  • Top 3 M/F w/dog (runner and dog must run and cross the finish line together)
  • 1st Master (over 50) M/F
  • Top 3 M/F in the following age groups (Individual 5K only): 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and older.

    *All awards will be based on chip time.  Winners are not eligible for multiple awards.

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What is a Virtual Race?
    In general, a virtual race, unlike a traditional race, can be run at any time and can be run anywhere. Participants can walk, use a treadmill, run outside, push baby strollers, walk/run with your dog – think of the possibilities! Participants can run or walk this particular race at any speed they like. Virtual races can be completed on a specific day or if that’s not convenient, most organizers designate a block of time so the race can be completed whenever and however is most convenient for the participant!  To be considered for prizes, the “official” race day will be September 26 (between 7am and 12 noon).  If you are running because you believe in the cause that SNIPSA represents, you will be able to upload your 5K times through October 4th.

  • How does a Virtual Run work?
    This year we’re getting creative and giving participants options to determine how to come together as a community to celebrate how raising vital funds for homeless and unwanted animals makes a difference today and every day.
  • OPTION 1 – The “official” timed chip 5K run/walk
    Please note, although the times will count towards prizes, there is no “official” start time. On Saturday, September 26th, from 7:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m., racers may physically run/walk the 5K course at Alamo Heights Swimming Pool.  Participants may run solo, with a dog, or with family or trusted friends – no groups larger than 10.
    There will be minimal staff positioned at the beginning of the course at the timing station.  Race packets will include a race bib embedded with a disposable chip for tracking racers’ times.  Staff will ensure that social distancing guidelines are enforced and answer any questions racers may have.  Solo participants will begin the race in groups of 2, spaced 6 feet apart, starting every minute.  We do ask that while participants wait to begin the race, they observe community-mandated COVID-19 guidelines by wearing a face mask and keeping 6 feet apart.  Racers are not required to wear a face mask once the race has begun.

    Course:
    Alamo Heights Swimming Pool
    250 Viesca
    San Antonio, TX 78209

  • OPTION 2  - Feel more comfortable social distancing, but still believe in the cause?  Are you participating from out of town?  There is just as much fun to be had when you participate virtually.  You can run or walk at home, at the gym on a treadmill, or at any of your favorite trails.  Feel free to get together with family, friends, or teams to complete the 5K, while maintaining safe social distancing recommendations.

  • If I choose Option 2, the virtual option, how do I submit my results for the virtual race?
    For participants that do not run the 5K at one of the “official timed” locations, results may be uploaded at runsignup.org.  Note, that award medals will only be given to racers that complete the run with official chip timing at one of the above two courses on September 26, 2020.

  • What “swag” is included in the race packet?
    Race packets will include a race bib with disposable chip, race t-shirt, face mask and fanny pack.

  • I am participating from out of town.  How will I get my race packet?
    Out-of-town participants have the option to have their packet mailed for an additional $10 when registering online.

  • Is there a minimum age to enter the race?
    No!  We have no limitations on age.  We encourage all ages to participate.

  • Hydration – Will water be available?
    Yes, we will have two water stations at both courses. There will be one a the start/finish line and one along the race course itself.

  • Can I get a refund?
    Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds on registration because production costs are fixed prior to the race.

 

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