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Do you ever check out the course before the race? I had a little time this morning before work to do a little Scottsdale Stadium scope-out shuffling for this Saturday’s Giant Race. 🕵️ I was able to see where Gate E was for packet pick-up this Friday ✔️ What the stadium looked like in general ✔️ and BONUS see some players. It didn’t occur to me why there were a few police officers standing around and a handful of people with binders hovering near this one gate. Then I realized that the players were driving in to start their practice for today’s spring training game against the Reds.
⬇️ Here are some tips I thought to share if you are attending packet pick-up this Friday or racing this Saturday.
1️⃣ Gate E: Go to the west side of the stadium that faces Drinkwater Blvd, that is where you’ll find Gate E. You’ll need to go there to pick-up your packet and bib this Friday, March 1st from 1pm-7:30pm.
2️⃣ Parking: Don’t try to park at the stadium. That little parking lot off of Osborn Road is for players only! There are tons of free parking garages near the stadium or take a free ride on the Scottsdale Trolley.
3️⃣ Start line: The start line is at Scottsdale Stadium and starts on Drinkwater Blvd. The 10K starts at 7am. The 5k starts at 7:15am.
4️⃣ New Course Route: There has been recent construction in Scottsdale, and minor adjustments were made to both the 5K and 10K course. I’ll be running the 5k course. Click to see the new course map.
5️⃣ Save Money: There is time to run this race. Registration ends in a day. Sign-up here: https://raceroster.com/events/2019/19721/2019-scottsdale-giant-race-presented-by-alaska-airlines. Save $10 with code WERUNAZ19