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Goodie Bag

Good news, Dallas! Your 2014 Cinco de Miler goodie bag includes some sweet swag, including the following:

  • Technical running tee with cool Aztec print in men’s or women’s cuts
  • Reusable drawstring backpack
  • Super-festive Finisher Beer Stein

   

Post Race Fiesta

After you cross the finish line, head over to the beer garden where your first beer, chips, salsa, churros and sweet dipping sauces are on us! Continue your Cinco de Mayo celebration and dance the day away to live mariachi bands.

Beer Tickets and Wristbands

Who’s ready for a beer? All participants need a wristband to consume alcohol. Identification will be checked and verified wristbands distributed at Packet Pick Up.

Choose from the following beer ticket options:
• 5 tickets for $20 @ Packet Pick Up
• $5 per ticket on Race Day. Cash only.

Charity

Ronald McDonald House Charities – Dallas
Many families travel far from home to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children. Often, it can be a long time to be away from home, or to divide a family. For children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having their mom and dad close by for love and support.

The Ronald McDonald House program provides a “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost. Our Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on healing their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest. long time to be away from home, or to divide a family. For children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having their mom and dad close by for love and support.

Click here to make a donation to RMHC Dallas!

 

FAQ

General Info

+ What time is the race?

Triple Nickel – 7:45am
5K Start Time- 7:45am
5 Miler Start Time- 8:30am

Recommended Race Day arrival time: 6:45am

+ How do I get there? Where should I park?


We highly encourage carpooling, or biking to the event. There will be thousands of participants, volunteers, and spectators on site race morning. Please plan for heavy traffic and allow ample time to check your gear and get into your corral.

Please view our Transportation Guide about any Transportation needs you may have.

Recommended race day arrival time for the 5 miler and 5k is 6:45 am.

PLEASE NOTE:
Fair Park will charge a parking fee to any vehicles that arrive AFTER 8:00 am

+ Where can I see the details of my registration?

Log into RAM Racing, then click My Account to view your registration.

+ Can I get a refund or transfer my entry?

All participant entries are non-transferable and non-refundable according to USATF regulations.

+ Will you email me more information closer to the event?

Yes, keep an eye out for emails from info@ramracing.org.

+ I want to be in the same corral as my friend. What can we do?

Go ahead and move back in corrals—but please don’t move up.

+ Can I walk the Cinco de Miler?

Cinco de Miler welcomes walkers that can keep up with the 15 minute per mile pace. That’s about four miles per hour, or a very brisk walk.

+ Is there an age minimum or maximum?

Cinco De Miler welcomes all ages to the race.

+ Are there toilets on-site?

Yes—there are port-o-johns at the start/finish area and at the aid stations.

+ Are baby carriers permitted?

Not on course, but they’re welcome in spectating sections!

+ Are dogs allowed?

Sorry, no dogs are allowed on the course.

+ Can I bring my bike?

Feel free to ride to the event, but you’ll have to park it before you get to the course.

Packet Pick Up

+ How do I get my race day bib timing tag and goodie bag?

Location:

Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park

1462 First Ave.

Dallas, TX 75226

Hours: Friday, May 2, 2014 9:00a – 6:00p

Packet Pick-Up Parking:

Upon entrance to Fair Park, please say that you are visiting the Aquarium. You’ll find the Children’s Aquarium between the Texas Star Ferris wheel and the Fair Park Band Shell. Please park in the lot right inside Gate 6.

Children’s Aquarium will be offering $2 off admission till Noon on Race-day!

The Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park is part of the Dallas Zoo family. It originally opened in 1936 as a feature of the Texas Centennial celebration Housed in its original Art Deco building, the Aquarium is home to a varied collection of thousands of aquatic animals. These include marine and freshwater fish, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.

After undergoing an $8 million transformation, the new Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park debuted in September, 2010.

The Children’s Aquarium showcases the “greatest hits” of the sea. Kids will love viewing sharks, jellyfish, eels, rays, piranhas, turtles, clown fish, and other species from popular movies and books. The child-friendly design offers interactive exhibits for hands-on exploration, with a Coastal touch pool filled with horseshoe crabs, sea stars, sea urchins, anemones, and other creatures.

An outdoor pavilion includes Stingray Bay, where guests can feed and interact with cownose and southern rays and small bamboo sharks. Eagle rays, zebra, bonnethead, and other sharks will be swimming nearby in a larger pool.

Visit the website for the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park http://www.childrensaquariumfairpark.com/

*No packets or goodie bags will be distributed past the close of packet pickup. NO EXCEPTIONS! Friends and/or family members may collect your packet for you. Just send them with a copy of your confirmation email.

+ I can’t make it to the race. Can I still receive my packet?

Yes. Please have yourself, a friend, or a family member stop by Packet Pick Up to collect your bib and goodie bag.

+ Can I change my goodie bag size?

You can switch sizes until a month before the event on your RAM Racing account.

+ Is there packet mailing?

RAM Racing now offers the option to have your packet mailed for the 2014 Cinco de Miler. If you have already registered for the event, and would like to register for packet by mail, follow the instructions below:
a. Log into your RAM Racing account
b. Open the “Your Races” tab in the upper right corner of the screen c. Click on the View tab next to the correct race d. Select the “Packet Mailing” option and follow the prompts through the payment process to pay the $15.27 for shipping

If you have not already registered for the race, you will have the option to add packet mailing during the registration process.
The deadline for packet mailing for the 2014 Cinco de Miler is March 31, 2014. Please, no P.O. Box addresses.

Course

+ What is the Cinco de Miler course?

Chicago-2014-Course-Map

+ I need more information about the course

• USATF sanctioned

• Minimum pace: 15 minute mile

• Aid stations: Aid Stations are located at approximately 1.75 miles and 3.5 miles. Each station includes Gatorade, water, port a johns, and medical support.

• Mile markers: Each mile will be marked.

• Start line staging begins at 9am

• Medical Info: ALS units will be positioned at each aid station. In addition should any runners be in need of medical attention, course marshals and aid stations captains will be in communication with the medical teams at all times. Medical facilities will also be available at the finish line.

+ How long do I have to finish the race?

Please note that a 15 minute mile pace or faster is required. A 15 min. mile pace is roughly four miles per hour, equivalent to a very brisk walk. If you fall below this pace, the race organizers can no longer guarantee course support. Aid Stations, medical support, portable toilets, and road closures will begin to become unavailable to participants. The local police and race organizers will ask you to either move up onto the sidewalk or require you to be transported further up on course to catch up to the 15 min. per mile group.

Triple Nickel

+ What is the Triple Nickel?

Who is up for the Challenge?!? Run the Cinco De Miler Dallas Triple Nickel!

Take the challenge of running both the 5k AND the 5 mile races by registering for the Cinco de Miler Triple Nickel. Triple Nickel participants will receive a tech running race shirt with the Triple Nickel logo on the sleeve, a medal at the completion of both races and will be eligible for a separate awards category.

In order to participate in the Triple Nickel, participants must register for the Triple Nickel Competition, start in their designated corral at the beginning of the 5k and maintain a 15 minute/mile pace. Upon finishing the 5k, please follow the directional signage to reset for the 5 mile race.

Triple Nickel Overall awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers with the lowest combined 5k and 5 mile chip time. Overall 5k and 5 Mile awards will be determined based on gun time.

Post Race Party

+ What is the Post Race Fiesta?

 

After crossing the finish line enjoy your chips & salsa, churro and ice cold beer. Sit back and enjoy the live music or dance away your afternoon.

Gear Check

+ I need more information about Gear check

Gear check will be available race morning to all registered participants from 6:30AM-10:30AM. Gear check bags must be 12″ X 18″ or smaller. RAM Racing is not responsible for lost, damaged or misplaced items. Please have the gear check tab from your bib adhered to your bag prior to entering the gear check lines.

Bags may be left at official gear check tent ONLY. Unattended bags will be immediately removed from the premises and discarded.

Timing and awards

+ How am I timed?

All participants receive a B-Tag timing chip, attached to their race bib when they pick up their race materials at packet pickup. Please don’t remove the B-Tag from your bib, as no bibs or B-Tags will be distributed on race day.

+ How can I make sure my timing is accurate?

• Clearly visible on the front of the torso
• Unaltered and unmodified with no folds or wrinkles
• Pinned in all four corners
• Not covered by jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.

+ Where will the results be posted?

A. Results for each participant will include a 5K split and finish time. Official results will be posted online within 24 hours of the event.

+ How can I win an award?

The top three male and female overall finishers will receive a festive Cinco de Miler sombrero! The awards ceremony will take place in the Post Race Fiesta at approximately 9:30AM. Age group awards will be sent via mail after the event. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

+ Where can I find my race day photo?

You can find your race day photo here.

Volunteer

+ How can I volunteer?

Volunteer Positions
RAM Racing Individual Volunteer Guidelines

RAM Racing Group Volunteer Guidelines

Want to volunteer? Please visit our volunteer page.

Or shoot an email to dlample@ramracing.org