March 4th, 2017
Scottsdale Giant Race
10K – Strike 3 Mile at Scottsdale Stadium
Race Distances – take a moment to try and remember who “won” Spring Training last year. Don’t recall? Thought so. Just like Spring Training, The Scottsdale Giant Race is not necessarily about winning/losing. It’s about kicking off the year properly by getting loose and back to running form, and having fun. Our 10 Kilometer & 3 Mile distances will help you do just that.
10K/3 Mile Start Times – TBD – But plan for the starting gun to go off sometime around the 7:00am hour. Early enough to finish before the heat, and late enough to feel OK about a mimosa afterward.
- Spring Training Single Game Baseball Tickets – these officially go on sale to the public in January, 2017. However, registering early for the Scottsdale Giant Race will allow you into a special pre-sale to buy tickets for the Giants home games during race weekend. Expect a pre-sale invitation sent to the email you register with. Tickets will be limited and we cannot guarantee baseball tickets to all runners.
Packet Mailing – you have the option of choosing to receive your bib/timing chip in the mail via United States Postal Service (roughly 5-10 days before race day) for a $15 fee. You must register before 11:59pm on February 16, 2016 to take advantage of this option. PLEASE NOTE: if you are traveling from the Bay Area to Scottsdale, we highly recommend that you pick up your bib onsite at packet pick up on Friday, March 3rd.
Series Sweep Award – Running the Scottsdale Giant Race automatically puts you in the running towards the Series Sweep Award (which will be announced soon). The Series Sweep Award is given to those who participate in all four Giant Race events in 2017. If you are hoping to Sweep the Series in 2017, please ensure you register for all races using the same form of your name and birthdate (i.e. John each time, instead of Johnny, Jack, and JoJo).
Race Goodies – Runners will receive a technical race t-shirt & finisher medal.
- Virtual/Remote Runner Option – NEW THIS YEAR! Run the event remotely (i.e. on your own wherever in the world you are), receive your race goodies in the mail, and make yourself eligible for the Giant Race Series Awards. We know that Scottsdale is a trek, and while we encourage everyone to come to the event in person (because Spring Training is so darn fun), we recognize not everyone is able to. Your virtual registration includes mailing of your race goodies (shirt and medal; they will arrive after the event date), and will also make you eligible for the annual Series Sweep Award (given to those who participate in all four events in 2017). All we ask is that you snap a photo of yourself running remotely and #giantrace. Extra brownie points for exotic locations.