COVID-19 – For everyone’s safety and protection at this event, you must wear a face mask. After starting the race, you may remove your face cover and put it back on upon crossing the finish line. Ensure you practice safe distancing, a minimum of 6 feet from others, and limit the number of people you assemble with to no more than ten people. The race is staged into waves to restrict the number of people waiting during the lineup at the start line. The waves also allow for better spacing of participants on the course. Make sure you start in your designated wave to prevent disqualification. Find your wave by referring to your registration confirmation. You also can skip packet pickup, crowds, and lines on race day by optionally having your race packet mailed directly to you with a shipping and handling fee when registering before Friday, October 8, 2021.
CUPCAKE CHASE 5K RUN
Run or Walk with us!
Saturday, October 16, 2021
ARIZONA FALLS | GR HERBERGER PARK
Labor’s Community Service Agency
Fundraise $200 for LCSA and we’ll refund your entry fee!
RACE DAY COUNTDOWN
Join us for the third annual Cupcake Chase at Arizona Falls (GR Herberger Park) in the prestigious Arcadia neighborhood in east north-central Phoenix. Make the Cupcake Chase 5K Run one of your must-do races. With its professionally timed ultra-fast, flat looping course, you stand a good chance of achieving your next PR. Plus, you’ll find cupcakes waiting for you at the finish line! If you are new to running, the Cupcake Chase 5K Run is a perfect first race, and walkers are always welcome. Best of all, this event benefits affordable housing for Phoenix families.
Secure your custom finisher medal as you cross the finish line or by mail with the virtual option.
Secure your race shirt during packet pickup or by mail when you optionally purchase it with the virtual option.
Location & Times
Saturday, October 16, 2021
GR Herberger Park
Enter the GR Herberger Park parking lot on the north side of East Indian School Road between North 56th Street and North 58th Place. Alternatively, enter the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church parking lot on the east side of North 56th Street on the north side of the canal just north of East Indian School Road.
7:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Packet Pickup & Onsite Registration
7:00 AM to 10:00 AM on race day, make sure you have secured your packet at least 15 minutes before the start of your wave. There is no pre-packet pickup offered for this event. Optionally, for a $15 shipping and handling fee, request your bib by mail when registering before Friday, October 8, 2021.
5K Race Waves
Make sure you start in your designated wave to prevent disqualification. Find your wave by referring to your registration confirmation.
8:45 AM Lineup
9 AM Start
9:15 AM Start Disqualification
10:15 AM Finish Disqualification
9:15 AM Lineup
9:30 AM Start
9:45 AM Start Disqualification
10:45 AM Finish Disqualification
9:45 AM Lineup
10 AM Start
10:15 AM Start Disqualification
11:15 AM Finish Disqualification
10:15 AM Lineup
10:30 AM Start
10:45 AM Start Disqualification
11:45 AM Finish Disqualification
Award Recognition Ceremony
11 AM to 11:30 AM (Approximate)
Overall – Top 3 Men, Top 3 Women, Top 3 Youth 0-14 – Chip Time.
About the 5K Course
The course is fast mixed terrain using paved and dirt paths that loop with a minimal elevation change located in Arcadia, an east central-Phoenix neighborhood. This course is perfect for attempting a PR (personal record or personal best) or having a fun, leisurely run, walk, or wheel. Water will be available for runners and walkers at the start, finish, and midpoint. Restrooms are available near the start, finish and expo area. Sports strollers, running chairs, handcycles, and sports wheelchairs are allowed on the course. No pets are allowed at this event. Run or walk within 1 hour and 15 minutes from the race start time. The course may vary slightly on race day and will be well marked to help keep you on course.
5K Course Directions
From the Arizona Falls Start Line northeast of Indian School Road between North 56th Street and North 60th Street at GR Herberger Park, head northeast along the north canal bank to North 68th Street crossing over the footbridge to the south side of the canal just before reaching North 68th Street. Head southwest along the south canal bank to the Arizona Falls Finish Line.
The initial member registering for the race will be able to create their team during registration. Additional members will then select their team from the team drop-down. Each team member’s race result will indicate their team name, so you do not need to qualify for team results to be recognized as a team. To compete, you must have at least five members. A team qualifies for group results when it has at least five members with valid race results. That team’s top five qualifying members are used to compute the team’s overall placement.
A first aid kit will be available at the start and finish for minor incidents. If you or someone you are observing needs medical assistance, please notify a race crew member. If you believe you or someone else may be experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately.
Timed 5K Race Category
01/05/20 – 07/17/21 – $30.00
07/18/21 – 08/21/21 – $35.00
08/22/21 – 09/25/21 – $40.00
09/26/21 – 10/16/21 – $50.00
Youth Timed 5K Race Category
Under 15 years of age - All promotional offers excluded
01/05/20 - 10/16/21 - $25.00
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