Packet Pickup Today 3-7 p.m. at MADACC

If you have already registered online or by mail and received your confirmation email, you can pick up your race materials 3-7 p.m. TODAY, Friday July 8, at MADACC, 3839 W. Burnham St.

We recommend you bring a printout of your confirmation (or are able to display it on your phone); very occasionally, especially when one person registers several individuals as part of a team or family, our records do not match your name. Having the confirmation in hand allows us to look up your registration quickly. Please note, timing chips are attached to the race bibs, and only people participating in the 5k race receive bibs. Walkers are not timed and do not receive a bib.

Remember you can still register on site tomorrow before the event, beginning at 7:30 a.m., but you are not guaranteed your preferred shirt.

A few other helpful reminders about tomorrow:

5k race for runners without dogs starts at 9 a.m.; runners with dogs start soon after. Based on feedback from previous years as well as discussions with the race director and chip timing company, to ensure accurate start times we will have the runners with dogs start their race as soon as the race director feels it is appropriate, so please be prepared.

Walkers, with or without dogs, will start at approximately 9:30 a.m. The safety of our two- and four-legged participants is our top priority. For that reason, the race director will determine when it is appropriate for all walkers, with or without dogs, to start. Our goal is to avoid congestion at all points of the course, particularly the start/finish area. We anticipate walkers will start around 9:30 a.m. but exact start time will be the race director’s call. Walkers will be starting on 70th St. between the entrances to the park’s main and playground parking lots. Walkers, please stay in this area and away from the runners’ start line, which will be marked with a sign, as well as the rest of the course until your start time. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Parking options. Construction along State St. has limited street parking as well as reduced access to Hart Park parking lots. We encourage you to park on Honey Creek Parkway east of 70th St. Honey Creek east of 68th St. in particular has plenty of parking.

Route map. Download it here.

Post-race fun. Don’t forget: from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. we will have plenty of activities including lure coursing, agility, vendors, live music, local rescues, adoptables and special surprise guest appearances. Food and beverages will also be on sale, so make a day of it!

Results. We will post a link to the race results here as soon as they are available; please note final results may not be available for 24 hours or more after the event.

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