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Logistical things to know for Pat's Run...

April 16, 2008

WHAT TIME SHOULD A RUNNER GET THERE?...If registering Saturday morning or picking up your packet on race day, be there by 5 a.m. All other participants are asked to be there by 6:15 a.m. for the 7 a.m. "Run" start. Please plan to arrive early.

REFRESHMENT INFORMATION...Our expo will be open from 6 a.m.-11 a.m. on the east side of the stadium. Sponsors will be offering products and refreshments will be available for purchase.

WHERE SHOULD I PARK?...First off, carpool if you can. Parking for participants is available at the north end of Sun Devil Stadium on the north side of Rio Salado Parkway and in the parking structure between Wells Fargo Arena and the Sun Angel Track, but if you want to get the parking structure you are advised to get there by 6 a.m. Did we mention to please plan to arrive early? Please do note that exiting from the garage will be blocked until after 9:30 a.m.

WILL THERE BE A NATIONAL ANTHEM?...The national anthem is scheduled to be played at 6:50 a.m.

TRAFFIC: The 202 westbound ramp and eastbound off ramp at Rural will be closed at 6:45 a.m. and southbound Rural curb lane (Curry to Sixth Street) will close at 6:50 a.m. Rio Salado East from Mill Avenue will close at 7 a.m. Roads should reopen shortly after 9:30 am.

EASIEST WAY TO GET THERE, PLEASE...: If traveling on Highway 202 to Sun Devil Stadium, exit Highway 202 at McClintock. Head South to Rio Salado Parkway West. Runners starting at 7:00 am should park in Lot 59 (north of the stadium). Non-timed walkers starting at 7:30 am should park on the eastside of Rural (northeast corner of Scottsdale Road and Rio Salado Parkway).

PACKET PICK-UP: Packet pick-up will be available April 16-18 at the Sun Devil Stadium North End/Gate (please note: this is a different location than in years past), 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Also available race morning, Packard Drive at the Registration Desk, 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. Packets include your shirt, race bib and last minute instructions as well as information from sponsors. They may be picked up for participants by other people, we encourage this for teams and groups. Kids Run shirts and bibs can also be picked up through April 19 at the north end.

KID'S RUN REGISTRATION ON RACE DAY: Registration on race day is at the entrance to the Kids Area.


CHILD LOST AND FOUND...: Children will be at the Lost & Found /First Aid Station in the Kids Area. Notify staff inĀ orange shirts ASAP if you find a child and please walk them to the Lost & Found.

PORT-O-POTTIES: They are next to Parking Structure 7, near main registration (red balloon)

FIRST AID...: Along course, in the Kids Area and in Sun Devil Stadium