Put Your Boots On the Ground at
Saddleback College's S.A.M.E. VETS 5K!
The Saddleback College Veterans Program and Society of American Military Engineers (S.A.M.E.) have partnered together to bring you the First Annual Saddleback College Veteran's 5K. Spend this Father’s Day creating memories with your family while supporting student veterans in your community. Run fast, jog, trot, walk or stroll on a scenic course* around Saddleback campus. Plenty of parking, lots of refreshments, and plenty of family fun. It is the picture perfect way to start celebrating FATHER’S DAY! And don’t be afraid to wear your red, white, and blue or military-themed gear!
All proceeds used for emergency grants and academic support for Saddleback veterans!
All finishers will receive “Dog Tag” medal for all registrants and a short-sleeve event tee for all 5K participants!
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* Course is accessible to adaptive athletes, wheelchairs, and strollers.
WHEN: Sunday, November 11, 2018, Veterans Day RACE STARTS at 8:00AM!
(For more detailed time schedule, see Schedule).
WHERE: Saddleback College, 28000 Marguerite Pkwy, Mission Viejo, CA 92691. Use main entrance on Avery Pkwy.
PARKING: Lot 1, parking will be free for attendees.
- From the I-5 freeway, exit Avery Parkway in Mission Viejo and head East. Once you pass through Marguerite Parkway and up a small hill, you will enter the campus on the left. Turn right on Campus Drive East, at the first stop sign you will turn right into Parking Lot 1.
Marguerite entrance will be closed for the race from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.
Starts at 8:00 AM
Age: All ages
Included: Event shirt*, RFID timer chip bib, “dog tag” finisher medal*, water, refreshments, and more.
* Register by November 1st to guarantee event shirt and dog tag finisher medal. Supplies are limited and
are first come first serve.
Fees: $35 General Admission
REGISTER TODAY! REGISTRATION ENDS November 9th
$25 for veterans, active-duty military, and Saddleback students.
Timing: All participants will receive professionally timed results. We will be utilizing the RFID timing chip, which is attached to your bib. Your bib must be visible and worn at all times to receive a final time. Your timing tag will activate and start once you cross the start line.
Description: The 5K is a fun event for families and individuals to enjoy. Walk, jog or run through the scenic course through Saddleback College and Veterans Memorial. Professional timing, results and age division awards for those "in it to win it". Families can bring strollers, but agree to use at own risk. Walkers and Strollers, please position at the back of the pack at the start.
* Course is accessible to adaptive athletes, wheelchairs, and strollers.
KID’S RUCK RUN:
Starts at 9:30 AM
Age: 12 and under
Included: Kids Drawstring Backpack, “dog tag” medal, water, refreshments, and more.
Fees: $25 for children ages 3-12.
We have several races for kids of all ages. The youngest divisions will start first at 9:30 am and all other races will follow. Each kids race is staged on a course that goes out and back. Kids can turn around at anytime without penalty. Staff will be provided along the route to help direct the kids.
The Kids Ruck Run is a fun military themed event that allows children ages 5-12 with a chance to gear up with a ruck. The ruck, commonly known as a rucksack, is a specialized backpack used by military personnel is an essential piece of gear has a long tradition of use in the military.
Kids have the option to run with or without a ruck. If parents/kids decide to participate in the ruck run, any added weight is optional. Parents who register their kids and want to buddy up and run alongside the track with their runners may do so without registering themselves. We request only one parent per child. so there's room for all registered participants. Parents who are not registered for the 5K or kids run that want to run with their kids will not be eligible for a shirt or medal. All registered kids will receive a drawstring backpack, and dog tag finisher medal. Rucks are limited on a 1st come basis to wear on race day. Check in early.
3 yrs. and under. Distance: 50 yds. Starts: 9:30 am
4-6 yrs. Distance: 100 yds. Starts: 9:35 am
7-9 yrs. Distance: 1/4 mile Starts: 9:40 am
10-12 yrs. Distance: 1/2 mile Starts: 9:45 am
Award medals will be presented to the top 3 Male/Female finishers in the following age divisions:
Divisions: 3-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39 40-44, 45-49, 50-54,55-59 60-64, 65-69, 70-over.
Unfortunately, we will not be able to mail awards to winners, so be sure to pick up awards at the award ceremony!
Pre-Race Day Packet Pick Up:
Be sure to pick up your packet before race day! Pre-race Day Pick-Ups will be entered into our Opportunity Drawing to win prizes from our sponsor, Snail's Pace! (up to a $100 value)
Time: 11:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Location: Snail's Pace (Mission Viejo)
24451 Alicia Pkwy, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Note: (REVISED) If you can't attend, friends and family cannot pick up your packet unless you are the parent or guardian of a registered minor participating. Each registrant and parent/guardian of minor participants must sign a waiver before the race. Waivers are required for all participants (registered or not registered participants, i.e. children in strollers), you will not be able to participate, there will be no exceptions. We are sorry for any inconveniences this may cause.
You have two options to sign and pick up your packet.
1. Snail's Pace Packet Pick-Up (24451 Alicia Pkwy, Mission Viejo, CA 92691)
between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM
2. Race Day (Saddleback College 28000 Marguerite Pkwy, Mission Viejo, CA 92691)
between 6:00 AM and 7:30AM but lines may be long. Arrive early!
If you are signing up late at Packet Pick up or Race day. Please be prepared to pay by CASH only.
Runners who miss online registration can register in person at packet pick up on Saturday, June 17th, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Snails Pace in Mission Viejo (24451 Alicia Pkwy, Mission Viejo, CA 92691) or register on Race day, Sunday, June 18th, 2017 between 6:00-7:45 AM at Saddleback College.
Please note there will be a fee increase for the day of the race, the amount is as follows. Please arrive early to register (6:00-7:45 AM) and please be prepared to pay by CASH only. T-shirts sizes are only guaranteed to participants who register before June 8th, 2017. Shirt and dog tags are in limited supply for registrations after June 12th, so be sure to register by June 12th!
$40 General Admission, Veterans, & Students (CASH ONLY)
$25 Kids Run/Kids Ruck Run Admission (CASH ONLY)
6:00 AM Final Registration/Packet Pick Up opens
7:00 AM Expo opens
7:30 AM Frog Fitness 5K Warm-Up
7:45 AM Registration closes
7:45 AM National Anthem & Student Veteran Awards
8:00 AM 5K Race Start
9:30 AM Kids Run/Ruck Run Start
(SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE)
* Please note that the above schedule is tentative and updated with more details coming soon. Any questions, scroll down to Race Contact Info and click "QUESTIONS?" to contact us.
Saddleback College Vets Center & Society of American Military Engineers Student Chapter (S.A.M.E.)/ Lace It Up Events
The event takes place rain or shine.
All proceeds from this event will directly benefit the Saddleback College Veterans Program by promoting student success through grants for our student veteran community here at Saddleback College.
I want to register for the 5K, but I missed online registration. Can I still register?
Yes, runners who miss online registration can register in person at packet pick up on Saturday, June 17th, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Snails Pace in Mission Viejo (24451 Alicia Pkwy, Mission Viejo, CA 92691) or register on Race day, Sunday, June 18th, 2017 at Saddleback College.
Please note there will be a fee increase for the day of the race, the amount is $40 General Admission and $25 Kids Admission. Please arrive early to register (6:00-7:45 AM) and please be prepared to pay by CASH only. Medals and T-shirts sizes are only guaranteed to participants who register before June 8th, 2017. Shirt and dog tags are in limited supply for registrations after June 12th, so be sure to register by June 12th!
I registered online after June 12th, am I guaranteed a shirt and medal?
Online registrations after Tuesday, June 12th, 2017 are not guaranteed your shirt size or finisher medal, T-shirts and dog tag finishers will be limited supply, so be sure to arrive early on race day or even better pre-race Day to pick up your packet!
Is this course accessible for adaptive athletes, strollers, or wheelchairs?
Yes. Come one, come all! We want to ensure anyone can come support and participate in this family friendly event.
I am not a veteran, active military, or a Saddleback student. Can I still participate?
Yes! Absolutely, anyone and everyone of all ages are invited to participate. No military or Saddleback College affiliation needed to join in the fun.
I want to volunteer. How can I sign-up?
Thank you! We need you! We are looking for volunteers for shifts on Sunday, June 18th, 2017 from 5:30 AM to 1:00 PM and for Packet Pickup on Saturday, June 17th, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. If you want to volunteer, email your name, availability (dates and times), your email and phone number to Brooke at firstname.lastname@example.org, and she'll be in contact with you shortly. We couldn't do this without you! :)
Can I bring my dog(s)?
We certainly wish they could, but pets are not permitted at the event. The exception is if your pup is a registered Service Dog, or an ESA (Emotional Support Animal), they are welcome to attend, but will be restricted to the Expo area outside the Stadium. Unfortunately they will not be allowed in the Stadium or on the course during the event. We do ask you to bring proof of registration for each registered pup you bring along.
Any questions? Scroll down to Race Contact Info and click "QUESTIONS?" to contact us :)
EVENT SPONSORS WELCOMED!
If you are interested in becoming an event sponsor, please contact Terence Nelson (Vets Program Coordinator) at email@example.com