16th Annual Stanford Race Against PH 5k

151 Sam Mac Donald Mall
Stanford, CA 94305

Running > 5k

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Event Description

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.

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.  Runners and walkers of all ages and skill levels are welcome. 

All proceeds from the race will benefit the Ewing Family Fund for Pulmonary Hypertension Research at Stanford and The Vera Moulton Wall Center for Pulmonary Vascular Disease at Stanford.  To make a donation please visit:  http://www.active.com/donate/phrace16



Event details and schedule

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.  There are treatments available but there is currently no cure for PH.

Team/Group Registration

One person must serve as team captain and create your team on active.com. To create a team start the registration process.  If you are running or walking select the appropriate category and you will have a chance to create your team during registration.  If you are not running or walking choose the "Non participating team captain" optopn and you will be able to create your team without charge (note: you will not be registered for the race, you are only creating a team with this option).

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. Visit raceagainstph.org for more details.

Become a Fundraiser

Help us get to a cure even faster by becoming an online fundraiser.  Ask your freinds, family, and colleagues to support the cause.  Every donation matters, no matter the amount.  Visit:  http://www.active.com/donate/phrace16 to set up your online fundraising page.  If you want to fundraise in person visit:  http://www.raceagainstph.org/donate-fundraise.html.  

Volunteers Needed

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

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. 

Course Safety 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 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.

Late Registration

Late registration will be available 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, November 5th, location TBD. 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 raceagainstph.org for details.

Virtual Race 

Can't attend the Race Against PH in person but want to support the cause?  Register as a virtual racer and sleep in on race day.  Your event shirt will be mailed to you.

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 5 location TBD. Visit raceagainstph.org for more details.

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: visit.stanford.edu/plan/ on the searchable campus map search for “Varsity Lot” - zoom on map results to see Cobb Track and Field Lot/Pac 12 Plaza/Varsity Lot)

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.

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

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