SCOTTSDALE GIANT RACE PRESENTED BY ALASKA AIRLINES
FEBRUARY 29, 2020
Scottsdale Stadium, East Osborn Road, Scottsdale, AZ
10K / 5K
10K at 7:00am MST
5K at 7:30am MST
10K / 5K
10K at 7:00am MST
5K at 7:30am MST
Unless you paid the additional $8 (during registration) to have your bib mailed to you, we look forward to seeing your face (smiling only) at Packet Pickup. You may pick up multiple packets but are required to have a copy of your friend/family member’s confirmation email and photo ID (a cellphone image will suffice).
At our packet pickup event, you will receive your bib (timing chip attached) and race tee.
Friday, February 28th, 2020 – 1:00pm – 7:30pm Palm Court at Scottsdale Stadium.
For those of you already typing an email saying “my flight doesn’t land until midnight from Chicago and I don’t want to miss it in the mail…”, please note that we will be onsite at the start line from 5:30 am – 6:45 am handing out bibs (Palm Court at Scottsdale Stadium). Please only use this option if necessary. No one likes long lines on race morning (save the line-standing for your post-race bottomless brunch reservations).
Please keep in mind that our Packet Pickup date & time may change between now and race weekend. We encourage you to stay up to date with all race updates by filling out this form: GIANT RACE UPDATES.
There is NO public parking available in the Scottsdale Stadium lots. Zero. Not even for five minutes (unless your first name is Buster and/or your last name is Bochy). So how do we recommend getting to the stadium, you ask? It’s easy, and in most cases, entirely FREE.
We recommend walking to the stadium (FREE), taking a Scottsdale trolley (FREE), taking a pedicab (tips encouraged), or parking (FREE) in one of the public parking structures adjacent to the stadium. Please read below for more Parking & Trolley Information, or visit www.scottsdaleaz.gov/trolley.
Scottsdale offers FREE parking throughout the Downtown area. However, parking lots adjacent to the stadium do fill quickly so we encourage you to arrive early or plan ahead. Public parking structures are located at:
Please note that some parking areas have a 3 hour time limit. Handicap accessible parking is located in the City Court parking lot located south of Indian School Road on 75th Street and in the Civic Center parking structure.
Scottsdale’s FREE trolleys will again serve Scottsdale Stadium during the San Francisco Giants Spring Training season. Click here for more details on the Scottsdale Trolley.
Click below to see all 2020 race results!
Click below to view past race results.
Q: ARE THERE ANY REFUNDS?
We are unable to cancel & refund race registrations, but there are a few options you can choose from:
Q: CAN I SWITCH RACE DISTANCES
Yep! Simply visit this link, and you can choose which race distance you would like to transfer to.
Q: CAN I ADD ON THE PACKET MAILING OPTION?
Packets are mailed out and scheduled to arrive 5 – 7 days before the event. Please note that t-shirts will NOT be mailed. You may pick up your t-shirt after you cross the finish line in Scottsdale. If you DO NOT select the bib mailing option, you MUST attend the packet pickup event on Friday, February 28th at Scottsdale Stadium – Palm Court from 1 – 7:30 PM.
If you wish to receive your bib in the mail, you may request to do so HERE.
Q: WHEN AND WHERE IS THE PACKET PICKUP EVENT?
Friday, February 28th at Scottsdale Stadium – Palm Court from 1 – 7:30 PM. Additional details can be found HERE.
Q: I OPTED IN FOR PACKET MAILING, BUT MY PACKET HASN’T COME IN THE MAIL YET. WHAT DO I DO?
Keep a lookout in your mailbox this week — your race bib and timing chip are on the way. If you do not receive your race packet in the mail by Thursday, February 27th, please DO NOT WORRY. But please do email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can find a solution to get your bib to you before you start the race.
Q: WHAT ARE THE RACE START TIMES?
Q: ARE STROLLERS ALLOWED ON THE COURSE?
Strollers are only permitted on the 5k course.
Q: IS THIS RACE WALKER-FRIENDLY?
Yes, walkers are welcome in the Scottsdale Giant Race! Just be sure to maintain the minimum-pacing requirement for the race you are participating in.
Q: WHAT ARE THE TIME LIMITS?
Q: WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON’T FINISH IN TIME?
Runners who do not maintain the suggested pace MAY be instructed to turn around and head back to the Finish Line to accommodate road openings mandated by the City of Scottsdale. Any participants who do not maintain pace proceed at their own risk will be required to use sidewalks adjacent to the course and must abide by stoplights and pedestrian traffic laws. If you happen to be on the course after the required pace time, we will do everything in our power to keep the finish line open a bit longer if possible.
Q: I KNOW I REGISTERED, BUT I CAN’T FIND MY CONFIRMATION EMAIL.
Click HERE to confirm your registration.
Q: I FOUND A MISTAKE ON MY REGISTRATION. HOW CAN I FIX IT?
Please visit your participant dashboard.
Q: WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO GET UPDATES ON THE EVENT?
There are several ways to keep updated:
1 – Give us a follow on social (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
2 – Sign up to receive our newsletter HERE.
Q: DOES THE RACE HAVE SWEAT CHECK?
There is no sweat check/bag check for this event.
Q: CAN FAMILY AND FRIENDS WATCH A PARTICIPANT FINISH?
Yes, Scottsdale Stadium will be open (for free!) to spectators beginning at 7:00 AM on race day.
Have a question that wasn’t answered here? Please contact us today.
You may be running virtually, but your awards & bragging rights are very real…
Our virtual race allows you to participate in the Scottsdale Giant Race presented by Alaska Airlines remotely!
Virtual Race? What’s that?
Running virtually allows Giant Racers to participate in our event remotely while receiving the medal, t-shirt, and other race goodies in the mail 7-14 days after the event.
What do I have to do to earn my finisher medal, bragging rights, awards, etc.?
HOW IT WORKS:
Step 1:REGISTER for the 2020 Scottsdale Giant Race presented by Alaska Airlines HERE.
Step 2:Join the Giant Race Strava Run Club*
Step 3:Run/Walk & record your distance on the Strava page when most convenient for you
Step 4: Receive said medal in the mail 7 – 14 days after the conclusion of the event.
Will running virtually still make me eligible for the Giant Race Series Awards? (Turn Two, Three Bagger & Series Sweep Awards)
Yes! All awards will be handed out during The San Francisco Giant Race Weekend, September 4th – 6th. If you choose to run the San Francisco Giant Race virtually, you will receive your awards in the mail AFTER the event. *Awards & other race goodies will only be mailed domestically unless special arrangements are made.
Who can sign up to run virtually?
Anyone is eligible to sign up for any virtual distance offered. *Awards & other race goodies will only be mailed domestically unless special arrangements are made.
Can I still receive an Age Group Award if I’ve earned it based on how fast I complete my course (wherever in the world I may be)?
No; Age Group Awards will only be awarded to those who’ve earned them at the event.
I’ve signed up to run the Giant Race in person, but something’s come up–can I run virtually instead?
Yes. Switch your race to the Virtual Run distance of your choice by managing your registration.
I’ve signed up to run virtually, but I’ve decided I want to come to the event and run with the other Giant Racers instead. Can I?
Yes, but you must complete the switch PRIOR TO FEBRUARY 28th. Online Registration closes on FEBRUARY 28th & we will not be able to switch your race after that date. Switch your race to the distance of your choice prior to February 28th by managing your registration.