13th Annual Race Against PH 5k Fun Run/Walk

Date

Start: Sunday, November 3, 2013 @ 9:00 AM (PST)

Address
Stanford University Stadium/PAC 12 Plaza 295 Galvez St., Corner of Galvez Street and Nelson Road
Stanford , CA 94305
Organizer's Website

http://www.raceagainstph.org/

About This Activity

All proceeds from the race will benefit the Ewing Family Fund for Pulmonary Hypertension Research at Stanford and Vera Moulton Wall Center for Pulmonary Vascular Disease at Stanford

Late Registration

Late registration will be available 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, November 2nd at Fleet Feet Sports, Menlo Park. Cash or Checks ONLY.Race Day Registration will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Cash or Checks ONLY.Visit http://www.raceagainstph.org for details.

Packet Pick-up

Pre Registered participants may pick up their bib numbers on race day from 7:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m., come to the registration area. Early packet pick up will also be available 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, November 2 at Fleet Feet Sports Menlo Park. Visit www.raceagainstph.org for more details.

Race Profile

A 5k fun run/walk to raise awareness and funding for the fight against pulmonary hypertension (PH), a debilitating disease which affects the hearts and lungs of children and adults.

Event Start Time

The race will begin promptly at 9:00 am rain or shine.

Course Information

This flat paved course runs through the heart of the Stanford Campus. The race starts in PAC 12 Plaza, winds through campus, and ends in PAC 12 Plaza. There will be one water station located midway through the course. The race is chip timed by a professional timing company. There is no time limit to complete the course. USATF Certification code: CA06057RS.

Additional Course Information

For the safety of all participants NO bikes, scooters, skates, skateboards or similar items are allowed on the course. Wheelchairs and mobility devices for the disabled are permitted. Strollers are allowable but asked to line up at the back of the start area.

Awards

Awards will be presented to the top 3 male and female overall and by age categories under 12, 12-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and over. All awards will be determined by GUN time.

Post-Race Activities

Post-event activities will include refreshments, entertainment, and award ceremony.

Driving Directions

FROM HIGHWAY 101: Take the Oregon Expressway/Embarcadero Rd Exit. Take Embarcadero Rd West following signs to Stanford University. Embarcadero crosses El Camino and becomes Galvez. Immediately following football stadium turn Left on Nelson Rd. FROM HIGHWAY 280: Take the Page Mill Rd exit. Take Page Mill Rd East towards Palo Alto until El Camino Real. Turn Left on El Camino Real. Turn Left on Galvez (also marked Embarcadero Rd). Immediately following football stadium turn Left on Nelson Rd.

Parking Information

Stanford Football Stadium, on the corner of Galvez Street and Nelson Road. Free parking in the Cobb Track and Field lot on Nelson Road. The entrance will be on the right-hand side. Signs will be posted. For an online map of the Stanford Campus go to: http://www.stanford.edu/home/visitors/maps.html (on the Stanford Google Map search for building ?Stanford stadium? - zoom out on map results to see Cobb Track and Field Lot/Pac 12 Plaza)

Volunteers Needed

Race day volunteers are needed for registration and race monitors. Please contact 800-640-9255 or wallcenter@stanford.edu if you or your group would like to volunteer. All volunteers will receive a race t-shirt.

Event History

The race against PH was started in 2001 by a pulmonary hypertension patient and her family in an effort to promote awareness about this devastating illness. The funds raised support research efforts dedicated to finding new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for PH.

What is Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension (PH), a rare and often misdiagnosed disease, is a blood vessel disorder of the lungs in which the pressure in the pulmonary artery (the blood vessel that leads from the heart to the lungs) rises above normal levels and may become life threatening. Symptoms of pulmonary hypertension include shortness of breath with minimal exertion, fatigue, chest pain, dizzy spells and fainting.

What is the Vera Moulton Wall Center

The Vera Moulton Wall Center for Pulmonary Vascular Disease was established in 2000 through a generous contribution from an anonymous donor. The Vera Moulton Wall Center for Pulmonary Vascular Disease at Stanford seeks to enhance the lives of patients with PH by providing the highest level of clinical care, advanced training opportunities for physicians and other health care providers, and participating in clinical and basic science research for pulmonary vascular disease.

Team Registration

One person must serve as team captain and create your team on active.com. See the "Create your team" link above. Once the captain creates the team then other team members can register. If your team has already been created go directly to the registration page and select your team from the drop down menu during registration. Gather a group of 15 or more race participants and we will provide you with a designated table in our group meet-up area. See our website for more details.

Additional Information

For more information about Pulmonary Hypertension or the Vera Moulton Wall Center please visit wallcenter.stanford.edu, or call 800-640-WALL (9255) or e-mail wallcenter@stanford.edu

TEAM CAPTAINS

Please click the "Create your Team" button and create your team. Once your team has been created please return to this page and click on the green "Register Now" button and register for your team.

For more information about Pulmonary Hypertension or the Vera Moulton Wall Center, please visit wallcenter.stanford.edu, call 800-640-WALL (9244) or e-mail wallcenter@stanford.edu

Online Donations
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