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REDLEGS RUN

June 2, 2018

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Close to 3,350 runners and walkers participated on Saturday, May 13, 2017 in the 16th annual race raising over $125,000 for the Reds Community Fund.

RACE INFO

8:00 a.m. - All 10K participants and first 1,500 registered 5K participants*

8:10 a.m. - Remaining 5K participants**

9:30 a.m. - One Mile Family Run

10:15 a.m. - Gapper's Kids Fun Run (children 10 years and younger)

*Official 5K start time will be printed on your race bib. To help with traffic flow, we ask participants to start in their assigned group.

** Elite 5K runners must be in the 8:00 a.m. group that is gun timed to be eligible for the top three 5K male and female awards. All other awards will be based on chip time. Qualifying times for elite classification are sub 18:00 for men and sub 22:00 for women.

COURSE INFO

10K - The 6.2 mile course starts at Great American Ball Park, winds through downtown Cincinnati, goes into northern Kentucky and finishes inside the ballpark near home plate.

5K - The 3.1 mile course starts at Great American Ball Park, winds through downtown Cincinnati and finishes inside the ballpark near home plate.

One Mile Family Run - The 1 mile course starts at Great American Ball Park, turns around by Paul Brown Stadium and finishes inside the ballpark near home plate.

Gapper's Kids Fun Run (children 10 years and younger) - This short course is along the warning track inside Great American Ball Park.

RACE PRICING (entry fees per person for every race)

10K - $42 (through May 28 at 11:59 p.m. ET); $50 (packet pick-up and race day registration)

5K - $32 (through May 28 at 11:59 p.m. ET); $40 (packet pick-up and race day registration)

One Mile Family Run - $21 (through May 28 at 11:59 p.m. ET); $26 (packet pick-up and race day registration)

Gapper's Kids Fun Run - $16

Virtual Race -$25 (through May 28 at 11:59 p.m. ET)

All participants receive a race t-shirt (technical for 10K participants), unique race bib, entry to the post-race party in the Kroger Fan Zone, custom race medal, and one (1) View Level ticket to the Thursday, June 28 Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers game.

BACK IN 2018 - VIRTUAL REDLEGS RUN

Can't make it to Cincinnati this year? Register for the virtual race! Now Reds fans all over the U.S. can earn their own Redlegs Run medal. It's simple- register for the virtual 5K on reds.com/run, run/walk 3.1 miles anytime, anywhere between May 18- June 2, share results & photos on Facebook or Twitter using the #RedlegsRun and you will receive a race medal and T-shirt right to your door. Registration for the virtual race is available online for $25. Virtual racers do not qualify for awards.

PACKET PICKUP

After online registration ends May 28 at 11:59 p.m. ET, new registration will be available at all packet pick-ups and on race morning only. Prices will increase by $8.

All participants will receive an e-mail once registration has closed confirming dates and times for packet pick-up. Please check this website for the most up-to-date information.

  • Thursday, May 31: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Great American Ball Park - Outside the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum
  • Friday, June 1: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Great American Ball Park - Outside the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum
  • Saturday, June 2 (race morning): 6 a.m. Great American Ball Park - Dock 3, off Pete Rose Way

RACE DAY

All 5K and 10K participants will be electronically timed. The One Mile Family Run and Gapper's Kids Fun Run are not chip-timed. However, there are race clocks at the finish line. Tags will be assigned at packet pick-up and verification will occur for those who pre-register.

  • 10K race starts at 8:00 a.m. on the corner of Joe Nuxhall Way and Mehring Way (across from the Moerlein Lager House).
  • 5K race starts at 8:00 a.m. and 8:10 a.m. on the corner of Joe Nuxhall Way and Mehring Way (across from the Moerlein Lager House). Your start time, either 8:00 a.m. or 8:10 a.m., will be printed on your race bib. You must start with your assigned group. The 8:00 a.m. group will be eligible for the top 3 overall male and female awards.
  • One Mile Family Run starts at 9:30 a.m. on the corner of Joe Nuxhall Way and Mehring Way (across from the Moerlein Lager House).
  • Gapper's Kids Fun Run starts at 10:15 a.m. inside Great American Ball Park on the warning track. Please enter via the Kroger Fan Zone and head down to the field by Section 133 after 10:00 a.m.

TIMING & AWARDS

All 5K and 10K participants will be electronically timed. The One Mile Family Run and Gapper's Kids Fun Run are not chip-timed. However, there are race clocks at the finish line. Tags will be assigned at packet pick-up and verification will occur for those who pre-register.

  • The top three 5K males, top three 5K females, top three 10K males and top three 10K females will be honored on the field during a pre-game ceremony at theThursday, June 28 vs. Milwaukee Brewers game. 5K runners must be in the 8:00 a.m. group to be eligible for the top three 5K male and female awards.
  • The top overall 5K male and female will each toss a simultaneous ceremonial first pitch as the Thursday, June 28 vs. Milwaukee Brewers game.
  • The top overall 10K male and female will each toss a simultaneous ceremonial first pitch as the Thursday, June 28 vs. Milwaukee Brewers game.
  • The top male and female 5K and 10K runners in each of the 14 age groups (under 10, 11-14, 15-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, over 70) will be awarded a Reds goody bag. Prizes must be picked up the day of the race.
  • The participant with the most festive Reds attire will win four (4) Field Box tickets for a Reds game on Thursday, June 28 vs. Milwaukee Brewers. The "Festive Fan" promotion is open to all Redlegs Run participants over the age of 18. You are automatically considered for this award just by showing up on race day in your Reds regalia.

PARKING

Please give yourself ample time to travel to Great American Ball Park, find parking, and get to the start line. Traffic will be very heavy on race morning. The Reds Community Fund encourages arriving early and carpooling. Arrive early if you plan on parking near the start line. Roads surrounding Great American Ball Park will close at 7:30 a.m. Please be aware of the Course Map when looking for parking. Roads will re-open approximately 30 minutes after the last participant clears each race section. All roads will open no later than 10:30 a.m.

  • Central Riverfront Garage (underneath Great American Ball Park) will be pay-upon-entry from 5 a.m.-10 a.m.- $5.

From the south: I-75N to the 5th Street exit in Cincinnati. Right on Central, Turn left on West Pete Rose Way to access Central Riverfront Garage.

From the north: I-75S to the Freeman Avenue exit in Cincinnati. Continue straight off the exit. Veer left on to West Pete Rose Way. Central Riverfront Garage can be accessed off Pete Rose Way.

Please note: Central Parking System manages the parking and on-site traffic operation for Great American all Park. Parking prices are subject to change without further notice.

 

VOLUNTEERS

Interested in volunteering for the Redlegs Run?

  • Over 150 volunteers are needed on race day for a variety of tasks
  • Ability to be paired up with friends or family members
  • All volunteers will receive a race t-shirt
  • Breakfast will be provided
  • Each volunteer will receive two (2) View Level tickets to the Thursday, June 28 Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers game
  • Event information will be e-mailed to volunteers a week prior to the event
  • Groups are welcome! To sign-up a group of 10 or more, please contact Sara Ingram singram@reds.com

FAQ

What is included in my registration fee?

All participants receive a race t-shirt (technical for 10K participants), unique race bib, entry to the post-race party in the Kroger Fan Zone, custom race medal, and one (1) View Level ticket to the Thursday, June 28 vs. Milwaukee Brewers game. Each paid participant will receive a race medal upon completion of their respective event.

The post-race party will occur in the Kroger Fan Zone. Activities include: music, food, and beverages.

What is included in my virtual registration fee?

All virtual participants will receive a race t-shirt, unique race bib, custom race medal, and one (1) View Level ticket to the Thursday, June 28 vs. Milwaukee Brewers game mailed to them the week after the race.

Can I transfer from the virtual race to the actual race?

Yes you can. Transfers are available through June 1 for a nominal fee. Please contact singram@reds.com for more information.

Can someone else pick up my packet?

Yes! You are able to pick-up another participant's packet for them. Please have their first and last name and the race they registered for. If they have a common name like Joe Smith, please be prepared to provide their birthdate as well.

Where can I leave my personal items?

In order to maintain the safest environment for all participants, runners/walkers are not allowed to leave personal items behind during races. We strongly recommend that you leave valuables at home, in your car, or with a family member. All persons and carry-in items are subject to search. All unattended bags & items will be removed from the premises. Additionally, no firearms or other weapons are permitted at the event, including on the properly of Great American Ball Park, parking lots and along the Redlegs Run course.

Are there any age restrictions?

Children must be 10 years of age or younger to participate in the Gapper's Kids Fun Run. There are no age restrictions on any of the other races.

What if I have a group of 10 or more?

If you would like to register 10 or more runners for any of the five races, please contact singram@reds.com for further details.

Are there restrooms available?

Portable restrooms are available on Mehring Way between Broadway and Joe Nuxhall Way. Please see the course map for exact locations.

Can I take pictures?

Bring your phone or camera! If you plan to post on any social media platforms, please use #RedlegsRun. Official race photographers will not be present on the field. Please be aware that any photographs and/or videos taken at the event can be used for Reds marketing purposes.

What happens if there is bad weather?

This event will occur Rain or Shine, there are no refunds. The course will be modified in the event it cannot be held inside the stadium.

Can my family/friends watch?

Spectators must enter through the main gates of the ballpark at Crosley Terrace (corner of Second Street and Joe Nuxhall Way) or the right field gate (on Mehring Way before Joe Nuxhall Way). All non-race participants must go through metal detectors before entering the ballpark. Only those registered for the races will be permitted on the warning track.

Can I use a stroller on the course?

Strollers may be used during the race but must be dropped off at Dock 3 prior to entering the ballpark to finish the race. Strollers will not be allowed at the finish line. Reds security staff will be on-hand to transport strollers from the drop-off area to the stroller pick-up area in the post-race party.

Are dogs permitted?

Due to the insurance constraints and location of the finish line, dogs are not permitted at the event.

Where are the waterstops located?

There are 2 waterstops on the 5K course and 3 waterstops on the 10K course. Please see the course map for exact locations.

How can I check my results?

Results for all chip-timed events will be available after the race at the Results Tent in the Kroger Fan Zone. Please visit the tent to pick-up your individually printed personal results. Results will also be available online beginning Sunday, June 3 at reds.com/Run. Anyone that qualifies for a prize must pick it up the day of the race at the prize booth in the Kroger Fan Zone.

Can I walk?

Running and/or walking is welcome during the 5K & 10K events. However, we ask that you please maintain at least an 18:00 minute per mile pace (finishing in under two hours) because we need to re-open the streets that we close at the two hour mark. If you are not able to keep this pace, please keep in mind you may be required to move onto the sidewalks when the roads re-open.

What is the Festive Fan contest?

The participant with the most festive Reds attire will win four (4) Field Box tickets for a Reds game on Thursday, June 28 vs. Milwaukee Brewers. The "Festive Fan" promotion is open to all Redlegs Run participants over the age of 18. You are automatically considered for this award just by showing up on race day in your Reds regalia.

What about parking?

The Reds Community Fund suggests parking in the Central Riverfront Garage underneath the stadium. It is pay-upon-entry from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. for $5. Please see the parking map for lot entrances.

How do I receive my ticket to the Reds game?

Tickets for the Thursday, June 28 vs. Milwaukee Brewers game will be distributed to participants at packet pick-up. Game tickets cannot be exchanged for another date.

Can I purchase additional race shirts?

Additional T-shirts and technical shirts will be sold in the Kroger Fan Zone upon completion of the event or by e-mailing singram@reds.com after the race (based upon availability).

Charity or beneficiary?

All proceeds benefit the Reds Community Fund. The RCF is the official nonprofit organization of the Cincinnati Reds. Since its inception in 2001, the Community Fund has been dedicated to improving the lives of youth through its baseball and softball-themed outreach efforts. Find out more at reds.com/community.

What if I have additional questions?

For more information about the Redlegs Run, please contact us at singram@reds.com.