FAQs - The Giant Race
SCOTTSDALE – RACE WEEKEND QUESTIONS:


What time does the race start?

The start-line will be located at Scottsdale Stadium on N Drinkwater Blvd (follow your fellow Giant Racers, music, & signs pointing you in the direction of the start-line). The 10K starts at 7:00 a.m. and The 5k starts at 7:45 a.m.

Do you have a course map?

Yes, see below 5K & 10K Course Maps for Scottsdale.

Where do I park on race weekend, and what is the price?

Parking is limited around Scottsdale Stadium. We suggest a casual walk from your hotel (FREE), a light jog (FREE), or parking in one of the various garages nearby (FREE).  The closest parking garage to the starting line is located at the Scottsdale Library and Civic Center on N Drinkwater Blvd.adjacent to Scottsdale Stadium.  To avoid road closures on the morning of the race, access the Scottsdale Library and Civic Center garage by driving south on N Drinkwater Blvd (avoid northbound lane on N Drinkwater Blvd by Scottsdale Stadium).

Additional parking info here.

When do I pick up my packet?

Friday, February 23rd

You may attend our packet pick-up event on Friday, February 23, from 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Home Plate Plaza at Scottsdale Stadium (located at the corner of N Drinkwater Blvd and E Osborn Rd.) to retrieve your shirt, but you will be required to bring your bib with you in order to claim it. Otherwise, your shirt will be available for pick-up after your race along the concourse inside Scottsdale Stadium.

All runners will receive their finisher medal upon crossing the finish line.

Can guests/spectators join in on the fun during Race weekend?

Absolutely! We are opening the ballpark to spectators who would like to watch their friends and family cross the finish line!

Are participants allowed to run/walk with strollers?

Yes! We ask that anyone running or walking with a stroller starts at the back of the Race.

Are dogs allowed to run?
While we love dogs unfortunately they are not allowed on the course.

I am interested in volunteering for the Giant Race this year. Where can I find more information?

You can sign up to volunteer HERE.

 

SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL:


What swag do I get?

Everyone registered for our 5K, 10K, Half Marathon will receive a Buy One Get One (BOGO) Giants Ticket, an exclusive race bobblehead, Finisher’s Medal, Commemorative Race Bib, and Race T-Shirt.

What distances are you offering?

For 2024, we are offering a 5K, 10K and Half Marathon (both in person and virtually) as well as a Kids Race and family challenge.

Please note the Kids Race takes place the day before (Saturday!)

What is included in the VIP Package?

Anyone who registers for our VIP Package will receive express packet pick up, complimentary gear check, exclusive restroom access, free coffee, drinks and light snacks and post-race lounge access at the ballpark! To get in on this, make sure to check the VIP add-on when registering.

How do I redeem the BOGO (Buy One, Get One) Ticket Offer?

Information will be emailed to you after you register.

I am interested in registering my group to run the race. How do I do that?

When registering, you can create a team by selecting ‘Yes, create a new team and add this registrant‘ OR to join an existing team, select ‘join an existing team‘ and search for the team name.

If you are interested in registering a group of 20 or more for the 2024 Giant Race, please reach out to info@giantrace.com and one of our team members will connect with you to get more information.

I don’t live in the United States, can I still participate?

Of course, anyone is welcome to participate. However, anyone residing outside of the United States is required to pay for shipping. You will be able to do that during registration.

Are the other Giant Race locations being offered this year?

You can still participate in our 2024 Giant Race Scottsdale race on February 24th to get your Doubleheader Challenge Medal

Is there a course time limit for the races?

There will be a 3 hour time limit for the Half Marathon, 5K and 10K races.

What if I registered for the 2024 Live Race and I am no longer able to attend?

If you are no longer to attend the 2023 Live Race, you can defer your registration for 2024 or change your registration to our virtual race. Please reach out to info@giantrace.com to make these changes.

What if I live too far away and can not attend the Health & Wellness Expo on Saturday August 17th?

You can select the ‘Bib Mailing’ option in your registration to have your bib mailed to you before the race. The cutoff out date for mailing bibs will be August 1st.

What is included in my race packet mailing?

Your bib is the only item that will be mailed out prior to the race. Your shirt and bobblehead will be picked up after you finish the race on Sunday.

I am interested in volunteering for the Giant Race. Where can I sign up?

You can sign up to volunteer HERE.

Will there be photographers taking pictures of participants on the course?

Yes, we will have photographers taking participant course photos.

 

VIRTUAL RACE QUESTIONS:


How do I prove that I’ve completed my race?

First off, we trust you to complete your distances. But if you want to share and be featured on our results page, we’re using Strava & RunKeeper to track all results. We will have an entire page dedicated to instructions, FAQ’s, and information about how to use RunKeeper when we get closer to Race Day. You can either track your run directly through RunKeeper, or manually upload run times straight on our results pages. If running technology free is your style it is never a requirement to share your results with us, we’ll still send you your swag.

When will my items be shipped to me?

Your items will be shipped to you after the San Francisco Giant Race.