10 Things to Know For Race Day

By Sarah Garcia - December 04, 2018

You’ve put in the hard work training and fundraising to be a part of something big — the 13th annual Miles for Moffitt in downtown Tampa. Your participation inspires hope and courage and directly funds life-saving cancer research at Moffitt Cancer Center. As we enter the final countdown to race day, now is the time to have all your questions answered.

Prepare for a successful Miles for Moffitt with these FAQs:

  1. How do I pick up my packet and T-shirt?
    Pre-race packet pickup is Dec. 6 and 7 at select times and locations in Tampa. You can also pick up your packet at Amalie Arena’s Ford Thunder Alley on race day, however, you may want to arrive early to allow enough time before your event. Look for the packet pickup signage. If you would like someone else to pick up your packet, all you need is the name of each participant. We do not mail race packets.

  2. Where should I park?
    Garage and street parking is available throughout the Channelside and downtown Tampa. View our parking guide here.(Link to parking PDF)
  3. What time does my race start?
    We recommend you arrive by 6:45 a.m. to avoid street closures along the race route. View the general event timeline here.

    • 8:30 a.m.: 5K, 10K and Wheelchair races begin
    • 9 a.m.: One-mile fun run/walk begins
    • 10 a.m.: Run with Raymond Kids Dash begins (8 and younger)
  1. What should I bring and what should I leave at home?
    We will not have a bag check on race day, so plan accordingly. Sorry — no pets allowed in Race Village or on the race course. Headphones are permitted but discouraged to ensure the safety of participants. If you wear headphones, please be respectful of others by keeping the volume to a minimum.
  2. Can my team set up a tent?
    The Team Tent area is located on Ford Thunder Alley at Amalie Arena, closest to the river side.  The Team Tent area has limited space and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Teams may arrive as early as 6 a.m. to claim their spot and set up; but Race Village does not open until 7 a.m.  All tents require tent weights, as there is nowhere to stake tents into the ground.
  1. Can I bring a stroller?
    While jogging strollers are not permitted to run, we welcome all strollers to walk the 10K, 5K or one-mile courses. Strollers should line up near the back.
  1. Where is the start and finish line?
    The start and finish lines are located on Channelside Drive in front of Amalie Arena. Food and drinks will be available for participants near the start line prior to the race, as well as at the finish line and in Race Village. Water stations will be available throughout the race course. View the course map here.
  1. When will awards be given out?
    We plan on presenting at 10:30 a.m. in Race Village; however, this schedule is subject to change depending on the day’s schedule of activities.
  1. How does race timing work?
    Chip timing for the 10K, 5K and wheelchair events is provided by FITniche. Your time will not be recorded if you do not have a chip. You must pick up your chip and race number at packet pickup. Pin your race bib to the front of your shirt, visible to race officials, drivers, photographers, and spectators. All participants must wear an official race bib.
  1. Where can I view Miles for Moffitt results and official photos?
    Results will be available at kiosks in the Race Village, and a link to your results will be emailed to you after the event. Official race photos will be posted on Moffitt’s Facebook page, as well as emailed to participants.

Still have questions? Check out our 2018 Event Guide, view our Race Day FAQs or contact the Miles for Moffitt team at MilesForMoffitt@Moffitt.org or 813-745-2006.

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