VOW TO DRIVE SOBER® RUN
Arizona Falls | GR Herberger Park | Arcadia, East Central Phoenix, Arizona
Saturday, December 3, 2022
THINGS TO KNOW
Skateboards, skates, bicycles, wagons, and the like are not allowed.
Handcycles, running chairs, sports wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and sports strollers are allowed. When planning to use a handcycle, running chair, sports wheelchair, walker, cane, or sports stroller, select it as a part of completing your race registration. Add it later by referring to your registration confirmation for your online self-service change requests link and completing a change request. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are also welcome.
For each participant to receive email and text notifications on race day or a participant feedback survey, ensure each registered participant has a unique email address and cell phone number and not a landline.
If you have accidentally typo’d during your registration or registered another participant with inaccurate information, it will remain incorrect in race day results unless you take the necessary steps to identify and correct it.
Participating with inaccurate information in your race entry, such as gender and birth date or age, or participating as someone else, affects everyone, not just you.
Always make sure your information is accurate, including taking steps to transfer your race entry to someone else when needed. Doing so is free.
Validate the information in your registration confirmation at the time of receipt and on the results monitors on race day or online immediately following your completion of the race. Pay particular attention to gender, birthdate or age group division, and the spelling of your name.
In advance of the event, to correct a discrepancy in your race entry or to transfer it, go to change requests, or you can make changes onsite during pre-packet pickup or at registration.
If you identify a discrepancy in your race entry upon completing the race, go to the timing station near the finish line before results are finalized and have it reviewed for correction. After the results close, you can send an email to email@example.com for review to determine what, if anything, can be done to address your concern.
Correctly Wearing Your Bib
Correctly wearing your bib will help ensure accurate reads as you cross timing points and ultimately help ensure a recordable timing result. It will also help ensure a race crew member does not stop you on the course due to not correctly displaying your bib.
Always place your bib on your front torso unobstructed. Alternatively, attaching your bib to an upper thigh facing forward is okay. Do not bend the timing chip, remove the foam tape covering it, or put the bib anywhere else on your body, including the back of your torso or where it is hidden. In addition to helping ensure timing chip reads, the foam tape also helps prevent moisture from getting onto the timing chip from sweat or rain. Keep your bib away from liquid.
If needed, safety pins are available at onsite registration to help you attach your bib to your clothing.
Deactivating Your bib
If you have secured your bib, have it with you on race day, and have decided not to participate in the race, make sure you have gone to the timing station to have the bib deactivated. Not doing so can cause your bib to read, placing you into race results as participating in error and affecting the result placements and awards of those who did the race. Similarly, please do the same for anyone else’s bib you have that is not participating.
If you start the race and for any reason do not complete the entire course, make sure you go to the timing station to have your bib deactivated. Not doing this can place you into race results in error and affect the result placements and awards of those who did complete the race.
You may not participate in any race category where you are not registered. Instead, take the necessary steps to transfer your race entry to the new race category you want to participate in. View change requests for details on correctly moving your entry into a new category.
Though we do our best to forecast, size, color, and type of shirt are not guaranteed. If you do not receive the shirt you want, go to registration immediately following the race to determine whether or not an exchange is possible. You must not wear any shirt you receive if you’re going to attempt exchanging it after the run.
While supplies last. Swag bags have a mixture of goodies inside from multiple sources. Content may vary from bag to bag, and swag is not guaranteed as a part of your registration.
A first aid kit will be available for minor incidents at the start and finish. If you or someone you are observing needs medical assistance, please notify a race crew member. If you believe you or someone else may be experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately.
Water will be available for runners and walkers at the finish and 5K midpoint.
Restrooms are public near the start, finish, and expo area in GR Herberger Park. No portable toilets will be along the course.
This event does not offer a bag check service. Please plan the storing of any personal items accordingly.
Participant Food & Beverage
Light refreshments will be available to participants at the refreshment table before and after the 1-Mile and 5K races while supplies last.
Bringing Guests or Participating with Friends and Family
Bring your friends and family with you as your cheerleading squad and, if your friends and family are participating with you, consider creating a team during race registration. View teams for more details.
The Next Step Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation that presents its story and educates from the offender’s point of view about the life-altering effects of impaired driving to schools, corporations, and community groups.
It helps communities learn about the impacts and consequences surrounding the decision to drive under the influence and the all-to-often devastating effects, which often extend to many more individuals than the driver who has made the wrong decision to drive impaired.
Everyone is welcome to join and support Team Brandon at any of the many events it participates in and the Vow to Drive Sober® Run, both of which help bring awareness to the fight against impaired driving.
All it takes is one message to a listening ear to save a life. Please help The Next Step Foundation and make sure the word goes out to those who need it before the tragedy strikes.