ENJOY THE COURSE "OVERVIEW"!
Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at the Madera Speedway & Madera District Fairgrounds
Race starts and finishes on the Madera Speedway track.
6:45 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. Packet Pickup
7:30 a.m. Kids Mini Sprint, ages 2-10, on Madera Speedway track.
7:55 a.m. National Anthem
8 a.m. 5K START!
8:45 a.m. Awards Ceremony
9:15 a.m. Course Closes
Registration can also be completed in person at Packet Pickup, March 24th 2017 at CROSSFIT MADERA.
Follow us on FACEBOOK as we regularly have pop-up locations receiving paper regsitration prior to RACE.
T-shirts can not be guaranteed at walk up registration.
Registration will be capped at 500 chipped timed participants for 5K.
T-Shirts available while supplies and inventory last.
Every participant must register, infants and toddlers may be pushed in a stroller by registered adults.
Those with strollers, please line up in the back at the race start.
Now through January 17th, online $20
January 18th-March 5th, online $25
March 6th-RACE DAY, online $30
ONLINE CLOSES MARCH 23rd
Walk-up registration at Packet Pick Up March 24th, $30 *No T-shirt guaranteed
Madera Speedway tickets will be issued at Packet Pick-Up & not guaranteed with
RACE DAY registration.
*Professional timing provided by Talley Timing
* Event t-shirt while supplies last
* Bib number
* One ticket to Madera Speedway Event. ($20 value)
* Water at "Pit Stops" throughout the course and at finish
* Post-race snacks; bananas, water and ICE COLD CHOCOLATE MILK!
Spectators are welcome. Spectators are welcome on the infield as well.
A female and male overall trophy will be awarded.
5K Medals will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place females and males in each 10 year age division:
* under 10
* 10 to 19
* 20 to 29
* 30 to 39
* 40 to 49
* 50 to 59
* 60 and up
ALL KIDS MINI SPRINT PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE A FINISHER RIBBON.
Participant Shirts, Race Bibs and goodies can be picked up on Friday, March 24th 2017 at CROSSFIT MADERA, 1920 Modoc in Madera, Ca. between 3-8 pm. Local Sponsors and special events will be promoted during Packet Pick-Up and EXPO, so make sure you stop in! Race Day Packet Pick- Up will be available from 6:45-7:45 am at Loanmart Madera Speedway.
Overall Course Record set by Benny Madrigal, Madera, California in 2016 @ 16:09
Female Course Record sey by Farin Montanez, Fresno, California in 2016 @ 20:19
2017 *time and distance correction
ANY QUESTIONS NOT MENTIONED, CONTACT US!
When does registration end?
Pre-registration online will end March 23rd, 2017.
Late registration will be allowed Race Day from 6:45 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. Late registrants may not receive Madera Speedway
tickets and are not guaranteed a t-shirt.
What do I get for registering?
Participants will receive an event t-shirt, a Madera Speedway event ticket, a bib with a timing chip, water on the course, and water and snacks in Victory Circle on the infield of the Madera Speedway.
Is the race timed?
Yes. Talley Race Timing will record all registered participant times using timing chips on each participant's bib. Your time will start when you step across the strip on the floor at the starting line, and end when you cross the strip again at the finish line.
Are there prizes?
Top male and female overall winner will receive a trophy. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 females and top 3 males in each age division: under 10, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 and up. The awards ceremony will begin at 8:45 a.m. If you must leave and cannot wait for your award, email the race director at email@example.com and make arrangements to pick up your medal. Awards will not be mailed. All Kids Mini Sprint participants will receive a Finishers ribbon.
Will there be parking? Is it free?
Yes, parking is free. We encourage participants and spectators to park in Lot B, the north side of the fairgrounds. Overflow parking will be in Lot D.
Can I participate with a stroller?
Yes, but those with strollers must line up behind the other participants at the race start so faster runners are not tripped by the strollers. FYI, the course has a small portion over loose gravel and may slow you down a bit...if you are aiming to win!
Can I bring my kids?
Yes! We encourage children to participate by registering for the 5K, all ages are welcome. Children 2-10 may register for the “Kids Mini Sprint”, a one lap race around Madera Speedway track, 1/3 mile. Kids Mini Sprint participants will receive all race amenities.
Babies or toddlers in stroller do not need to register.
No other children (non-bibbed) will be allowed on the course, but kids with supervising adults are welcome to cheer for you!
How long will the event last?
The Kids Mini Sprint will begin promptly at 7:30 and the 5K will begin promptly at 8 a.m. The awards ceremony will begin at 8:45 a.m., although some participants may still be on the course. The course will be closed at 9:15 a.m.
Can walkers participate?
Yes! Runners and walkers are encouraged. If you know you will be walking some or all of the 3.1-mile course, we ask that you line up near the back at the starting line so you don't get trampled by faster runners.
What if I'm too slow?
The course will be open for 1 hour and 15 minutes, allowing for a pace of 24 minutes per mile. If you do not reach the Quarter Midget Track by 9 a.m. you will be diverted to the finish line, cutting nearly 1/2 mile from the course. You can make it!
If I cannot participate, can I get a refund?
No. Consistent with all races, the Second Wind 5K will not offer a refund for race entry fees.
Is there a fee for spectators?
No. We encourage spectators to come and cheer on our runners and walkers!
Are pets allowed?
No. No animals will be allowed on the race course nor in the Grand Stands.
Are bicycles allowed on the course?
How do I know if I'm registered?
Those who register will receive a confirmation email.
Is there an age limit?
No! We encourage runners and walkers of all ages. Participants must pay the registration fee. Smaller children can be pushed in a stroller. No other children will be allowed on the course.
Will there be aid stations on the course?
There will be one "Pit Stop" near the halfway point of the course where volunteers will hand out water. Anyone in need of first aid can notify a Course Monitor/ Traffic Controller or other volunteer.
Can I listen to music with headphones while I run?
It's discouraged. There will be many participants in a relatively small space, and runners will run along a road that will only be partially closed to traffic. We want participants to be aware of their surroundings. There will also be a live band, a marching band, and a DJ along the course to provide music and motivation!
Is there a bag check available?
No. Please leave belongings with friends/family who will be watching the race, or locked securely in your vehicle's trunk.
What happens when I finish?
Finishers will be directed to the Madera Speedway infield "Victory Circle" to refuel with water and snacks. Participants can then join their family and friends in the Grand Stands to eat and watch the rest of the race and the Awards Ceremony.
Will my family be allowed inside the Victory Circle?
Yes, once the race is underway, spectators can come into the infield.
What does my race fee support?
All race proceeds will benefit the Madera County Food Bank and Madera Rescue Mission.
I don't want to run or walk. Can I volunteer?
Yes! Volunteers are needed to help with packet pickup and registration, set-up and tear down on race day, course monitoring and controlling traffic, and water and snack distribution. email firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I get volunteer hours signed off for school?
Yes. Our volunteer coordinator can fill out volunteer hour forms for community service requirements."
Haven’t answered your question?
Contact Race Director Barbara Leach at email@example.com or 559.871.0551
Do you have a SECOND WIND for volunteering?!
HERE ARE OUR NEEDS:
Course Monitor = take up a post on the 3.1 mile course to cheer and ensure participants "stay the course"
Parking Aid = help our participants "land their ship" in an orderly fashion prior to the RACE.
Pit-Stop = water aid station
Packet Pick-Up = Friday, 3/24/17, participants will fill CROSSFIT THRIVE to gather their RACE DAY gear. We need help with set-up, serving up the gear and taking down the event.
PRE-RACE PROMO = It's a small crew that get the RACE out there. If you are willing and full of energy, contact us! We need help mobilizing.
Sponsor and participant contributions have exceeded $50,000 since 2014!