Extra Yard 5K & 1 Mile Family Fun Run

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January 08, 2017

DATE: Sunday, January 8, 2017

TIME: 5K – 8:00 AM, 1 Mile Family Fun Run – 9:00 AM

The 2017 Extra Yard 5K is a family friendly 3.1 mile race hosted in conjuction with the College Football National Championship weekend in Tampa, Florida. The race will be held on Sunday, January 8th, 2017 in the heart of Downtown Tampa’s Championship Campus and will incorporate a scenic route down a portion of iconic Bayshore Boulevard. In addition to the 5K, a 1 mile Family Fun Run will also be held along a portion of the course.

All proceeds will benefit Extra Yard for Teachers, the College Football Playoff’s primary initiative that goes the “extra yard” by honoring, celebrating, inspiring and empowering teachers.

Race day will include live entertainment, activities with several race sponsors and a post-race awards ceremony.

Awards will be given to the Top Overall Male finisher, Top Overall Female finisher, Top Male Master (40+), Top Female Master (40+) and then the top 3 finishers in each age group:

Under 14
15 – 19
20 – 24
25 – 29
30 – 34
35 – 39
40 – 44
45 – 49
50 – 54
55 – 59
60 – 64
65 – 69
70 – 74
75+

 

*Registration for the 5K race includes a participant shirt (for the first 1,000 only), a finisher’s medal, a chipped race bib, one (1) ticket to Playoff Fan Central at the Tampa Convention Center and an entry for one (1) into the drawing to win two (2) tickets to the College Football National Championship.

*Registration for the 1 Mile Family Fun Run includes a chipped race bib, one (1) ticket to Playoff Fan Central at the Tampa Convention Center and an entry for one (1) into the drawing to win two (2) tickets to the College Football National Championship.

*You must be present to win the tickets to the College Football National Championship

NOTE: If you register for both the 5K and the 1 Mile Family Fun Run, you will only get one entry into the drawing for tickets

Please visit our FAQ page for more information about the race


Awards

*Two (2) tickets to the College Football National Championship game will be awarded to the Top Overall Male and Top Overall Female in addition to one lucky race participant through a drawing at the conclusion of the race (must be registered to be entered into the drawing). Awards (NOT TICKETS) will also be given to the Top Male Master (40+) and Top Female Master (40+) and the top (3) males and females in the following categories:

Under 14
15 – 19
20 – 24
25 – 29
30 – 34
35 – 39
40 – 44
45 – 49
50 – 54
55 – 59
60 – 64
65 – 69
70 – 74
75+

 *You must be present to win the tickets to the College Football National Championship


FAQ’s
What is the date of the event?

The race will be held Sunday, January 8, 2017.


When does the race start?

The 5K will begin at 8:00 AM.  The 1-mile will start at 9:00 AM.


When and where is Packet Pick – Up?

Saturday, January 7, 2017 – Tampa Convention Center


Sunday, January 8 (race day) – 6:00AM – 7:00AM – McDonald’s Ticket Office at Amalie Arena


We recommend picking up your packet on Saturday to avoid race morning delays. You will need to provide picture identification in order to retrieve your packet. If you would like to send someone to pick your packet(s) up for you, you must provide them with a copy of your driver’s license or some other form of picture identification. Packets will not be distributed to those who do not show proper proof of identification. 


What distances are offered?

We offer both a 5K and 1-Mile distance


What is Extra Yard for Teachers?

Extra Yard for Teachers is the College Football Playoff Foundation’s primary philanthropic initiative to honor, celebrate, inspire and empower great teachers nationally and in the communities that host the College Football Playoff. Extra Yard for Teachers seeks to support teachers through the development and implementation of programs in four key focus areas: direct provision of resources, teacher recognition, professional development and leadership training, and by inspiring a college-going culture.


How much does it cost to register for the 5K and/or 1 Mile Family Fun Run?
5K RACE

April 26th – November 1st (11:59pm) = $25/person
November 2nd – January 5th (11:59pm) = $30/person
January 8th (6:00am – 7:00am) = $35/person

*If you register 10 or more people at one time, registration will be $20/person (this only applies to those that register online, prior to January 5th)

1 MILE FAMILY FUN RUN

April 26th – January 5th (11:59pm) = $15/person
January 8th (6:00am – 7:00am) = $20/person
If you register more than one person, each additional person is $10 (this only applies to those that register online, prior to January 5th)

*If you register for the 5K, this does NOT include participation in the 1 Mile Family Fun Run – you must register separately for each race.

What does my registration fee go towards?

100% of your registration fee goes toward the College Football Playoff Extra Yard for Teachers initiative which Honors, Celebrates, Inspires, and Empowers teachers.


Are there awards or prizes?
5K:

*Two (2) tickets to the College Football National Championship game will be awarded to the Top Overall Male and Top Overall Female in addition to one lucky race participant through a drawing at the conclusion of the race (must be registered to have a chance). Awards (NOT TICKETS) will also be given to the Top Male Master (40+), Top Female Master (40+) and the top (3) males and females in the following categories:

14 and under
15 – 19
20 – 24
25 – 29
30 – 34
35 – 39
40 – 44
45 – 49
50 – 54
55 – 59
60 – 64
65 – 69
70 – 74
75+

*You must be present to win the tickets to the College Football National Championship

1-Mile Family Fun Run:

There are no individual prizes or awards for the 1-Mile Fun Run


How do I get a race shirt?

The first 1,000 registered 5K participants will receive an Extra Yard 5K race shirt. Adult Male and Female sizing will be available. No youth sizes will be available. Shirts are NOT included in registration for the 1 Mile Family Fun Run.


When should I get to the Start Line?

5K participants should plan to be at the Start Line area by 7:45 AM. 1-Mile Family Fun Run participants should plan to be at the Start Line area by 8:45 AM.


Where is the Start Line?

Both races will begin on Channelside Drive near South Morgan Street and next to Amalie Arena.


Can I run both the 5K and 1 Mile Family Fun Run?

Participants may participate in both events; but must register separately for each event distance.


Will the Extra Yard 5K and/or 1 Mile Family Fun Run be cancelled for inclement weather?

The Extra Yard 5K and/or 1 Mile Family Fun Run will not be cancelled for inclement weather unless the weather is such that it will threaten the safety of the participants and attendees.


Where can I park?

Parking will be available for $5 in several lots surrounding Amalie Arena.  Lots are cash only.  Please be aware that event road closures and race morning traffic will add to congestion and likely increase your time to park.  We suggest arriving early and planning for delays.


Can someone else pick up my packet?

If you have completed your waiver, yes, someone else can pick up your packet.  That person must provide a photocopy of your photo ID in order to receive your packet.


How do I complete my waiver?

If you registered online, you have already completed your waiver.


How do I know if I have completed my waiver?

Waivers are completed by the person registering online.  If someone else registered for you, please confirm with that person that he/she completed a waiver for you prior to checking out.


What is the course like?

The race will begin next to Amalie Arena near the corner of Channelside Drive and South Morgan Street.  Both race distances will cross the Hillsborough River via Platt Street before turning onto scenic Bayshore Boulevard.  Both courses will utilize Bayshore Boulevard with turnaround points clearly marked for the 5K and 1-Mile distances.


Participants should line up according to their pace with the fastest runners lining up near the front.  Participants may walk, but should not walk in groups of more than three wide as to not impede the paths of others. 


Because the course is an “out and back” all runners are asked to stay on the right side of the road at all times.


Can I walk the course?

Absolutely!  Walkers are more than welcome to participate.  We ask that walkers line up behind other runners at the start of the event.  Walkers should not walk in groups of more than three wide as to not impede the paths of others.


Can I use a jogging/walking stroller?

Jogging/Walking strollers are permitted.  However, these participants must line up behind all other participants in their respective distances.  Bicycles, scooters, roller blades, and other forms of wheeled motorization are prohibited.


Can I bike/roller blade/scooter the course?

Bicycles, scooters, roller blades, and other forms of wheeled motorization are not permitted.  Walking/jogging strollers are permitted provided the participant begins behind all other participants.


Can I run/walk with my pet?

Pets are not permitted to run/walk with participants. Service animals are permitted.


Where can my family/friends watch the race?

Spectators will be able to view the race from several areas throughout the course as well as the Finish Line area.


Do I need my email confirmation?

Occasionally confirmation emails go into your spam or junk folder.  If you are unsure if you are registered, please email Jenna Smith at [email protected]  Email confirmations are NOT needed for packet pickup.


How can I confirm if I am registered?

If you are unsure if you are registered, please email Jenna Smith at [email protected] to confirm.


Do you offer refunds or deferrals?

There are no refunds or deferrals.  The no-refund policy includes requests made due to injury, surgery, pregnancy, personal circumstances, date conflicts and professional commitments.


Can I transfer my registration to someone else?

Participants may not transfer their registration to someone else.


Where can I view a course map?

Click HERE to view a course map for the 5K and 1-Mile distances.


 


Have more questions?

Contact Jenna Smith:


[email protected]


813-342-4065


Maps

To view the course map, click HERE


To view the parking map, click HERE


Packet Pick-Up Information
Packet pick-up will be available on the following dates:

 


Saturday, January 7th – Times TBD – Tampa Convention Center


(Race Day) Sunday, January 8th – 6:00am – 7:00am – McDonald’s Ticket Office at Amalie Arena


 


You will need to provide picture identification in order to retrieve your packet. If you would like to send someone to pick your packet(s) up for you, you must provide them with a copy of your driver’s license or some other form of picture identification. Packets will not be distributed to those who do not show proper proof of identification.


Parking

Parking will be available for $5 in several lots surrounding Amalie Arena.  Lots are cash only.  Please be aware that event road closures and race morning traffic will add to congestion and likely increase your time to park.  We suggest arriving early and planning for delays.


To view the parking map, click HERE.


Results

Check back after the race for a full list of results!

The information about this race is based on information provided by the organizers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]

Races

Extra Yard 5K

January 08, 2017 (Sunday) - 08:00
Running
3.1 miles
 

1 Mile Family Fun Run

January 08, 2017 (Sunday) - 09:00
Running
1 miles