February 9, 2019
Sweethearts 5K – 9:00 AM
Cupid 1K – 9:45 AM
Packet Pick Up
Parking is allowed in our facility parking lot. We encourage parking in nearby neighboring roads, or Meadowbrook Elementary (695 North 325 West, Bountiful, Utah).
Course Details and Map
The weather in February is usually cold! Temperatures usually range from 23 F (Low) to 42 F (High). We’ve only had one race during a snow storm in 7 years.
We will hold the race – rain, snow or shine!
This is course we use for all of our 5K races! If you’ve run with us before, it’s fairly easy…. All right hand turns!
There will be one aid station which will provide water, Gatorade and first aid to any in need. It is located half way through the race at Porter Lane (1600 N) and Main Street. We do not close any roads for our races, please be safe and know the course!
For the 1K, it’s all right turns. The 1K starts in the parking lot behind our facility. Looks for a large sign, that says “1K START” which will be right near the bowery’s north end. The route goes around our facility and ends back in the same parking lot it started in. We ask that all 1K racers stay on the sidewalk, know where to go (the course), and have an adult accompany them if they are under 5 years old. All 1K racers should pay extra close attention to our parking lot entrances! We have volunteers staffed there direct traffic, but racers need to be aware of their surroundings and cars.
Awards and Prizes
Regardless of when you and partner cross the finish line (together or not) you will get the following:
- Polyester gender specific technical running shirt (long sleeve)
- Unique finisher medal
- Custom race bib
- Post-race drinks and snacks
- Free training class opportunity (before the race)
- Sponsor swag and free samples
Awards will be given out approximately at 10:00 AM. The awards for this SWEET race are SWEET stuffed teddy bears! The quicker you are, the larger the bear you win!
Awards will be given to the top 3 overall male/female as well as the top 3 in each age division in the 5K. The 1K will be timed, but there will be no awards/prizes given. We separate the 1K into age groups for anyone under 14 years old, so kids can see where they placed competitively.
Here are the divisions (male/female) for the 5K:
Age Group: 14 & Under / 15 – 18 / 19 – 24 / 25 – 29 / 30 – 34 / 35 – 39 / 40 – 44 / 45 – 49 / 50 – 54 / 55 – 59 / 60 & Older
Weight Group: Athena (Women) / Clydesdale (Men)
Divisions for the 1K: (Time only, no awards given)
2 & Under / 3 – 4 / 5 – 6 / 7 – 8 / 9 – 11 / 12 – 13
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When does registration close?
A: Registration for our Sweethearts Race closes on Friday, February 8th, 2019 at 3:00 am. We do offer race day registration, which is available at packet pick-up times ONLY! Keep in mind prices do increase as the race gets closer – don’t procrastinate!
Q: When is packet pick-up?
A: Packet pick-up will be Saturday, February 9 (morning of the race), from 7:00-8:30 am. It will be located in the Junior High school gym, connected to our facility. (550 N 200 W, Bountiful, Utah 84010)
Q: Can I still pick up my packet (and shirt!) if I choose not to race?
A: Yes! It will be available for you to pick up for 1 week after the race. After that, it will no longer be available for pick up.
Q: What should I wear?
A: Something to RUN in! We won’t cancel our race: rain, snow or shine! Dress for the weather! The last couple years we’ve had the sun grace us on race day, but we have experienced a snowstorm as well as single degree temperatures! Check the weather and be prepared for anything!
Q: How early do I need to be here on race day?
A: Since you are picking up your packet on race day, come EARLY! Plan for lines, we usually have about 500 runners run this race. The shortest lines are at the beginning of packet pick-up which opens at 7:00 am on race day. You’ll need to plan to get parked in a busy parking lot, pick up your packet, get warmed up, and to the starting line before 8:00 am.
Q: Where should I park on race day?
A: Our facility parking lot (550 N 200 W, Bountiful, Utah) is where the majority of racers will park. The parking lot on 400 N in the back of our facility will be closed as the finish area for racers. Meadowbrook Elementary is our offsite parking, it is located at 700 N 325 W, Bountiful, Utah 84010. Street parking is allowed in most areas nearby the facility as well.
Q: Can I change race distances?
A: Yes. This can be done on active.com before the race or in person for a $5.00 fee. If you are increasing distance, you will also be charged the difference in race cost in addition to the $5.00 fee. If you choose to change on race day, there will be a difference in race cost if you’re increasing distance.
Q: Can I exchange my shirt size if it’s the wrong size?
A: Unfortunately we order based on what you selected when you registered. We cannot exchange your shirt size.
Q: What kind of shirt will I get?
A: We provide a long sleeve tech shirt! It is gender specific and is one reason people like our race! So you know, they do tend to run a little small, so ladies… if you’re unsure, go one size up.
Q: What are the awards?
A: The awards for this fit right in for Valentine’s celebrations! All finishers will receive a custom finisher medal for finishing the race! You can wear it all day and show off to your lover what you did that day! Overall winners will receive a sweet teddy bear, and age division winners, (Male and Female) will receive smaller teddy bears! The quicker you run, the bigger the bear you win! There are awards for the 5K only. The 1K Youth (under 14) will not receive awards/prizes, but they will be separated into age division to see where they place competitively!
Q: What if I leave before the award ceremony and I’ve placed in overall or age division awards?
A: We will hold your award at the front desk of our facility for 1 week and you’re welcome to come and pick it up. After that point, it will be unavailable for pick up.
Q: Are results posted? When and where?
A: We post live results to: www.itsyourrace.com . They are preliminary live. We work through a couple glitches and have final results posted within 24 hours to the same site (www.itsyourrace.com) as well as the race website (www.southdavisraces.com), the facility website (www.southdavisrecreation.com), and our race series Facebook page (www.facebook.com/southdavisraces) . Phew. We’ve got a lot of sites to post to.
Q: Can I switch my entry to a friend or family member if I’m injured?
A: Sure! This will also be subject to a $5.00 fee. You’ll need to contact us at email@example.com at least 48 hours in advance of race day!
Q: Can I get a refund if I change my plans or I’m injured?
A: Sorry! No refunds on race registrations!
Q: Can man’s best friend (aka my dog or pet) run with me?
A: Sure! Under 2 conditions… It must be on a leash and you must start in the back of the starting group at the starting line.
Q: Can I run with a stroller?
A: We love families! So absolutely! Again, 2 conditions… You must start in the back of the starting group at the starting line and your child must be on a … wait. Just the one condition, start in the back of the starting group.
Q: Are wheelchairs allowed?
A: You bet! There is handicap accessible parking and facilities.
Q: Is this race timed?
A: Yes! We provide chip timing at both the start and finish of the 5K with our Jaguar timing system. We gun start/chip finish for the 1K. The chip will be attached to the back of your individual bib number that you will receive in your packet at packet pick-up. You must wear your bib on the front of your body on the outermost layer of clothing for accurate results. If you are wearing your bib incorrectly, you may not be eligible for awards.
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The South Davis Race Series is hosted by the South Davis Recreation District. Each race is staffed by employees and volunteers from the Recreation Center, family members of racers, and members of the South Davis community. Due to the cost of hosting such an event, we want all of our volunteers and sponsors to know how grateful we are to your commitment to these races. We could not do these races without you.