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D-backs Race Against Cancer

5K & 1 MILE BANANA BOAT FAMILY FUN WALK • SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2015
D-backs Race Against Cancer

The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation is thrilled to announce the 2015 D-backs Race Against Cancer presented by the University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital will be on Saturday, May 2 in downtown Phoenix, beginning and ending at Chase Field.

The 3rd annual event will benefit Arizona non-profit organizations that provide screening, treatment and support for those dealing with all types of cancer. Join fellow D-backs fans as we walk and run together to raise money for this important cause!


  1. REGISTRATION
  2. RACE ROUTE
  3. PACKET PICK-UP
  4. COURSE RULES & REGULATIONS
  5. DIRECTIONS & PARKING
  6. EVENT LAYOUT
  7. POST-RACE
  8. AWARDS & PROCEEDS
 REGISTRATION
  • 5K Registration: $40 for all ages until April 23 ($50 after April 23)
    • Includes a tech shirt, drawstring bag, finisher medal and voucher for a game ticket to a select 2015 Arizona Diamondbacks home game.
  • 1 Mile Banana Boat Family Fun Walk Registration: $20 until April 23 ($30 after April 23)
    • Includes a cotton T-shirt, drawstring bag, finisher medal and voucher for a game ticket to a select 2015 Arizona Diamondbacks home game.
    • Children 12 & under may participate in the 1 Mile Banana Boat Family Fun Walk for $5. Includes a youth cotton T-shirt, drawstring bag and finisher medal. (Children's entries in the 1 Mile Banana Boat Family Fun Walk do not include a D-backs game ticket. Additional game tickets will be available for purchase).
  • All participants must register by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1
  • All participants must be pre-registered. THERE WILL BE NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION AVAILABLE.
  • All 5K participants must wear their assigned bib numbers during the event.
  • Team registration is welcomed.
  • There are limited registration spaces available.
  • Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. You may not give your number to another participant.
  • If you are unable to attend the race on May 2 but would like to contribute to the cause, click here.
Race Against Cancer
 PACKET PICK-UP
  • Mail: You may have your race packet and bib mailed to you for an additional $15 if you register before April 14.

D-backs Race Against Cancer race packets and shirts can be picked up during the following times:

Chase Field - Gate E
  • Thursday, April 30: Noon - 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 1: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Located inside the Chase Field Main Gate (next to the ticket windows).
Additional dates and times may be added. Please check back the week before the race for additional information.

Race Day

There will be a registration tent located on 4th Street. 5K packets can be picked up from 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. and Banana Boat 1 Mile Fun Walk packets can be picked up from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

 COURSE RULES & REGULATIONS
  • We welcome wheelchairs, strollers & wagons.
  • Only registered participants are allowed on the run or walk courses.
  • No roller blades, skateboards or motorized devices are allowed on the run or walk courses.
  • No pets are permitted on the run or walk courses.
  • Event will occur rain or shine. All registration fees are non-refundable
 DIRECTIONS & PARKING

PLEASE PLAN FOR HEAVY TRAFFIC. There will be more than 8,000 runners, volunteers and spectators in attendance on race day, which can lead to congestion on roads and at parking garages and lots. For this reason, we recommend leaving your house early and carpooling. Carpooling is highly encouraged as is the use of the Metro Light Rail.

5K recommended arrival time is 6:00 a.m.

1 Mile Banana Boat Family Fun Walk recommended arrive time is 7:30 a.m.

Race Parking map
 POST-RACE

Runners and walkers will have access to an interactive Wellness Zone, complete with D-backs partners and non-profit organizations that will provide the latest information on nutrition, exercise and cancer screening.

 AWARDS & PROCEEDS
Awards

All participants who cross the finish line will receive a commemorative medal at the finish line.

Prizes will be awarded during a special pre-game ceremony prior to a D-backs home game at Chase Field (date to be determined) to the top three male and top three female finishers in each of the following age categories for the 5K:

  • 12 & Under
  • 13-15
  • 16-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60+

The overall top male and female finisher for the 5K will have the opportunity to throw out a ceremonial first pitch prior to that select game. The first pitch date is determined by the Arizona Diamondbacks and is non-negotiable. If the overall top male finisher or the overall top female finisher for the 5K Race are not available on the selected date, the participant with the next best time will be given the opportunity.

Proceeds

All proceeds from the D-backs Race Against Cancer will benefit the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation and will be earmarked for programs and non-profits that provide screening, treatment and support for those dealing with cancer.