Friday, April 24, 2009

Brides for the Cure info!

Did you know that there are over 18,000 participants in the 2009 Komen Ozark Race for the Cure? Here are some tips to make your experience a better one on Race Morning...

Arriving & Parking
Traveling NORTH on I-540, take Exit 82 and turn right off of the exit. Proceed to the light and turn left onto Promenade Boulevard.
Traveling SOUTH on I-540, take Exit 83 and turn left off of the exit, then turn left onto New Hope Road. Turn right onto Promenade Boulevard.

The Brides for the Cure Team Tent location will be in the Pinnacle Hills Promenade parking lot at the corner of Promenade Boulevard and Rife Medical/Crest. There is a stoplight at this intersection and our team area will be set up with white tents and chairs. This area is located on the Promenade Boulevard side of Dillards & the Texas Land and Cattle Restaurant.

Parking is available on a first come, first parked basis in the Pinnacle Hills Promenade Mall and in designated areas south of New Hope Road and the north side of the mall. We suggest that you park in the Dillards/Texas Land and Cattle parking areas OR across the street in the Best Buy parking lot. These lots are convenient to our Team Tent, as well as the start and finishing locations for the Race. We also suggest that you carpool with friends and family to ease the traveling and parking process.

Lane closures on the Race course will begin at 7:00 AM and slow traffic significantly. Please arrive EARLY! See the Race Morning itinerary for more information on what time to arrive. Please familiarize yourself with alternate travel routes in case of a late arrival.

Race Day Itinerary
To provide you with the best Race Day experience possible, please follow this Brides for the Cure Itinerary:

6:30 AM Arrive at Brides for the Cure Team Tent for T-Shirt and
Swag Bag Pick Up
6:30 AM Survivor Reunion Breakfast at Promenade Food Court*
6:45 AM Team Breakfast, provided by Rick's Bakery and your
Presenting Sponsors
7:15 AM Survivor Photo* through Komen
7:15 AM Team Photo at Brides for the Cure Team Tent
7:15 AM Elite Runners travel to Race Starting Line
7:30 AM Survivor Parade of Pink*
7:30 AM Elite Runners 5K Race Begins following Parade
7:30 AM Brides for the Cure travels to Race Starting Area
8:00 AM 5K Race/Walk Begins
10:00 AM Kids Dash in Komen Kandyland Zone for Kids 12
and Under
10:30 AM Prizes Awarded at Brides for the Cure Team Tent
You must be present to win!

*Survivors, please bring one co-survivor with you to these events to honor those who have walked through this journey with you. These are events coordinated by Komen, not Brides for the Cure. Please see the Komen website for more information.

What to Bring & What to Wear
Please wear your Brides for the Cure Team Tee for the Race Day! Remember to wear comfortable clothes for running or walking the 5K, including your tennis shoes.

You must wear your Race Number to participate in the 5K. Don't forget to bring it with you the morning of the Race!

*Pick up your Race gear on Friday, April 24th from 12-5:30 at Festivities in Springdale, located at 1374 Carley Road! (Located near the corner of HWY 412/Sunset and Carley Road.)

Have some fun with your Race attire! Are you a bride-to-be? Why not wear a veil, sash, or crown to show off your status? What about the groom, bridesmaids, moms & dads? Dress them up too with sashes, buttons, bouquets....anything to show our 'Wedding Party' style to the other 18,000 participants! Let's give 'em something to talk about!

Don't forget to bring your camera to document this exciting day with friends & family. Remember to keep your load light for the Race by leaving purses, bags, and other personal items in your vehicle.

Win Great Prizes
All Brides for the Cure prizes will be awarded by raffle-style drawings. Each prize will be displayed on tables under the Brides for the Cure Team Tent with registration slips. You are invited to register once for each prize that you are interested in winning. All team members are allowed to register for any prize that they choose.

There will be a very exciting prize given to the Bride with the largest 'Race Wedding Party' present at the time we begin to award prizes. Don't forget that you can still recruit your friends & family to join the team! Only Brides for the Cure team members will be counted in your 'Race Wedding Party.'

You MUST BE PRESENT to win all prizes at the time of the drawings.

**Thanks to Jenessa for all this wonderful info on her blog**

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