Join us on March 24, 2012 for the Thirty-Fifth Annual Azalea Trail Run (ATR), one of the premier 10K road races in the United States. The event also includes 5K and 2K runs. All of the courses are flat and extremely fast.
The 2012 Azalea Trail Run offers USATF certified 10K and 5K courses. All races will start on Government Street, close to the Mobile Civic Center. All courses are flat and fast. Water stations are provided along the course. The 10K course will close 2 hours after the race start. Participants that have not completed the race by 10 AM will be asked to move to the sidewalk.
▪ Course Restrictions - For Everyone's Safety!
Strollers, baby joggers, roller blades, balls, bicycles, headphones, earbuds and pets are prohibited on the race courses.
Walkers and Race walkers
Walkers and race walkers are encouraged and welcome to participate. Individuals who walk and jog should register themselves as runners. The race walk will be judged; USATF race walking rules will apply. To learn more about race walking and race walking rules, please visit www.usatf.org/groups/RaceWalking.
Team Competition - 10K and 5K
Azalea Trail Run encourages friendly team competition in open, corporate, church, school, and military categories. Team application packets may be requested by calling (251) 473-7223, visiting the PCP website, www.pcpacers.org, or by writing to the Azalea Trail Run. Team Captains must complete and submit a team roster by March 14, 2012. All team members must be registered for the ATR by March 22, 2012. Winning teams will receive specially designed awards.
Wheelchairs – 10K only
The wheelchair race will be held in accordance to rules set by Wheelchairsports U.S.A.
10K and 5K Awards
Prize money will be awarded to the top 10K overall male and female finishers under USATF rules. Additional prize money will be awarded to the top 10K male and female American runners. 10K and 5K overall winners will receive distinctive race mementos. Specially designed awards will be presented to the top 10K male and female race walkers, wheelchair, and local finishers. ATR medallions will be awarded to the top ten 10K and 5K finishers (male and female) in 5 year age divisions.
The first 5,000 entrants in the 10K and 5K races will receive short-sleeved moisture management tee shirts; cotton tee shirts after the first 5,000. Cotton tee shirts will be provided for fun run (2K) entrants. To guarantee your tee shirt size, you must be registered by March 3, 2012. The T-shirt booth will be open from 12 PM until 9 PM Friday, March 23 and 6 AM until 12 PM noon Saturday, March 24.
ATR Health and Fitness Expo
The Health and Fitness Expo features medical professionals, free health screenings, nonprofit organizations, fitness experts, and merchandise vendors. The Expo is free, open to the all race participants and their friends and families. Be sure to stop by on Friday afternoon and evening to watch demonstrations of various exercise techniques and equipment. A fashion show of the latest in sportswear will be presented by some of our merchandise vendors including Uncle Joe's Running Store, Running Wild, and Run-N-Tri. Free skin cancer screenings will be offered on Saturday morning – please take advantage of the service.
ATR Rewards Program
Students (K-12), parents, and teachers may register for the ATR Rewards Program by mailing in the registration form, online through Eventbrite.com, or through their school. The Azalea Trail Run offers children (15 years and under) discounted registration fees and an opportunity to earn money for their school or youth group. ATR will donate $1 for each person who registers for the ATR Rewards Program (registrants must fill in the name of school or youth group on the race application); $2 will be donated for each person who registers and completes one of the ATR events. All School and Youth Group entries must be submitted by March 15, 2012 to be included in the ATR Rewards Program.
Superhero Foundation of Mobile
The ATR is teaming up with the Superhero Foundation of Mobile (SFM) to help support the good work of St. Mary's Home in Mobile, AL. The Superhero Foundation's motto is "every child needs a hero; an abused child needs a superhero". All ATR participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero or to create their own superhero. For more information about St. Mary's Home, please visit their website: www.stmaryshomemobile.org
Race entrants may verify the receipt of their applications by checking the list of entrants posted on the Pacers' website (www.pcpacers.org).
Race entrants or their representative may pick up packets between 12 PM and 9 PM on Friday, March 23 at the Mobile Civic Center. Packets will be available for pick up on Saturday, March 24 between 6 AM and 9:30 AM.
ATR participants will enjoy free parking at the Mobile Civic Center Friday and Saturday, March 23 and March 24.
Post-Race Party and Awards Ceremony
The post-race party will include activities in the Mobile Civic Center. All finishers will receive food and beverages while enjoying live music and other post-race hospitality. Awards for overall, wheelchair, race walker, local and team winners will be presented, circumstances allowing, in the Civic Center beginning at 10:30. Age group awards will be available for pick up at 10:30 AM.
Unofficial results will be available by Saturday evening on the PCP home page (http://www.pcpacers.org). Official race results will be posted at the PCP web site approximately one week after the race.
Port City Pacers
The Azalea Trail Run is produced by the Port City Pacers (PCP), a non-profit chapter of the RRCA. The Pacers' mission is to encourage health and fitness through running and walking activities. For information on other PCP events and club membership, please visit the Pacer website at www.pcpacers.org, or contact the Pacers at (251)473-7223 (office), (251)473-7997 (fax), or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATR Right to Cancel or Reschedule
The Azalea Trail Run reserves the right, in the event of an emergency or natural disaster, to cancel the race or to start at a later time. In the event of cancellation, refund of fees is not guaranteed
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