FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Race Day FAQ PDF download
Download this PDF for a race day schedule, answers to frequently asked questions, and a layout of the race area.
Who does the race benefit?
A 5k fun run/walk to raise awareness and funding for the fight against pulmonary hypertension (PH), a debilitating disease which affects the heart and lungs of children and adults. All Proceeds from the race will benefit the Ewing Family Fund for Pulmonary Hypertension Research at Stanford and the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.
What time does the race start?
The race will begin promptly at 9:00 am rain or shine. Don’t forget to move your clock and “fall back” one hour the night before as daylight savings time ends.
Where is the race held?
The Race Against PH takes place on the Stanford University campus at Pac 12 Plaza (Galvez & Nelson Road)
Where is the bathroom?
Porta potties are available in the start area. Full restroom facilities are available at the Taube Tennis Center (down the walkway, to the left across from the track) follow the signs. There is one bathroom along course - location is printed on the course map.
Racer vs Walker?
For 2016 there will be a runner and walker category. Runners will receive a timing chip and posted time. Walkers will not receive a posted time but can see their finish time on the timing clock as they cross the finish. Only racers will be eligible for top finisher and age group awards.
Where do I line up?
Please allow our competitive racers to line up at the front of the start area. If you are walking please line up to the back of the group. When on the course please stay to the right and leave room for other participants to pass on the left in sections where the course is narrow.
Parents, we do not recommend having children line up at the front of the start line. We have some very fast racers on the course. Allowing children to line up at the front creates a danger for all participants.
Can I bring my bike/scooter/dog?
For the safety of all participants bikes, skates, scooters and other wheeled devices are NOT ALLOWED on the course. Wagons and strollers are allowed but please line up to the back of the group. Wheelchairs and other devices for the disabled are always permitted.
Dogs must be leashed and owners are expected to clean up after their pet. When on the course please stay to the right and leave room for other participants to pass on the left in sections where the course is narrow.
Where can I get a course map? Is the course certified?
The mostly flat paved 5k (3.1 mile) course runs through the heart of the beautiful Stanford Campus (USATF Certification code: CA06057RS). Due to construction the 2016 course has been modified slightly. We have done our best to ensure distance is accurate but course will not be certified for 2016. The race starts at PAC12 Plaza just south of Stanford University Football Stadium, winds through campus, and ends in PAC12 Plaza. There will be one water station located midway through the course. The course is well marked and timed by a professional timing company. There is no time limit to complete the course. Download course map PDF.
What are the award categories?
Awards will be presented to the top 3 male and female overall and to the following male and female age categories: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and over. Overall awards will be determined based on GUN TIME. Age group awards will be determined by CHIP TIME (new for 2016).
What happens after the race?
Refreshments and snacks will be available post race. You may also pick up your race t-shirt. There will be a face painter for the kids and information booths from various organizations. Stop by the PH Awareness table and test your PH knowledge with our PH Quiz.
The awards ceremony will begin at 10:30am. There will be awards for top finishers and medals for all children.
Can I make a donation? Collect donations?
Donations can be made online or in person.
Donations/pledges can be turned in at the PH Awareness Table. Please make checks out to “Stanford/Race Against PH”. We are unable to accept cash donations. All donations over $10 will receive a letter for tax purposes - the letter will be addressed to the name printed on the donation check.
When did the Race Against PH start?
The race against PH was started in 2001 the Ewing Family in an effort to promote awareness about this devastating illness. The funds raised support research efforts dedicated to finding new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for PH.
What is Pulmonary Hypertension?
Pulmonary hypertension (PH), a rare and often misdiagnosed disease, is a blood vessel disorder of the lungs in which the pressure in the pulmonary artery (the blood vessel that leads from the heart to the lungs) rises above normal levels and may become life threatening. Symptoms of pulmonary hypertension include shortness of breath with minimal exertion, fatigue, chest pain, dizzy spells and fainting. There are may unknown causes of PH.
What is the Vera Moulton Wall Center?
The Vera Moulton Wall Center for Pulmonary Vascular Disease was established in 2000 through a generous contribution from an anonymous donor. The Vera Moulton Wall Center for Pulmonary Vascular Disease at Stanford seeks to enhance the lives of patients with PH by providing the highest level of clinical care, advanced training opportunities for physicians and other health care providers, and participating in clinical and basic science research for pulmonary vascular disease.
Where can I find more information?
For more information about the Race Against PH, Pulmonary Hypertension, or the Vera Moulton Wall Center please visit wallcenter.stanford.edu, or call 800-640-WALL(9255) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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