The 20th running of the Fine Valentine event will be on Valentine’s Day! This long-standing fun race staged at Old Main and the University of Arizona on the morning of Sunday, February 14, 2016 will be filled with love. All proceeds will benefit Ben;s Bells and SAR's awesome programs!
4 mile relay: Two team members each run approximately 2 miles. Each team member will run up one set of football stadium ramps! NOTE: you do not have to be a romantic couple to be in the couple’s relay. However, to receive any awards you do need to demonstrate some form of Public Display of Affection, otherwise known as PDA . . .
Special prizes for the best couple's and individual costumes, so get creative! The best PDA will also earn an extra award!
4 mile (approximate) individual ramp run race: The individual race will be two loops, which means two sets of football stadium ramps!
2 mile non-competitive walk/jog: The 2 mile walk/jog is designed to promote daily exercise, so bring the whole family along! Strollers are welcome!
Group challenge: Win a Keg! Gather your co-workers/team members/friends and let us know what organization/group you are with when you register. Group with the most participants wins! The grand prize for the team challenge will be a gift certificate for a keg from Barrio Brewing Co! (ALL group members must be over 21 to win this prize, sorry no exceptions).
Free children’s race after the main races
Registration and packet pick-up: Available Satuday Feb 13th at The Running Shop from 11am-2pm and on race day from 7am-8am outside of Gentle Ben's Brewing with an 8:30am race start time.
Post-race festivities at Gentle Ben's Brewing : Free pancake/egg/bacon breakfast, awards, mimosas (first one free for SAR members), costume judging, Ben’s Bells booth and more!
The course will be a 2 mile loop starting at Centennial Hall. It will take you along the UofA mall, past McKale Center, up & down a full set of football stadium ramps. After the big “hill” you’ll run below the stadium and take Cherry Ave back to the UofA mall. Then you’ll head towards Old Main & the exchange point where your lover (or friend) awaits to do the same route. 4-mile Individual races will do the loop twice & 2-mile walkers will do the loop once! Distances are not certified.
Be part of a 20th anniversary of the race that was featured in on Runnersworld.com and Running Times magazine in 2014 as races that get you feeling the love! Check it out: http://m.runnersworld.com/races/for-love-and-running & http://www.runnersworld.com/photos/races-that-get-you-feeling-the-love (See slide 8!)
Registration and packet pick-up will be available race day from 7am-8am, with an 8:30am race start time.
Location: University Avenue, at the Main Gate at the University of Arizona outside of Gentle Ben's Brewing. Parking in nearby garages and on nearby streets.
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