2013 Purple Day 5k Event Info!

The weather is going to be cold and hopefully clear tomorrow, but check outside and dress appropriately before you leave.  Regardless, it’s going to be a beautiful morning on the Jordan River trail!

PACKET PICKUP
Avoid the last minute lines! Please be sure to arrive at the event at least a half-hour before the start of the race.  We want to make sure that you get your packet (which includes your shirt and race bib) in plenty of time.

EVENT DETAILS
Date: Saturday, March 23rd
Race Start: 9AM (arrive at least 30 minutes early for packet pickup if you haven’t picked up yet)
Location: East Riverfront Park Pavilion, 10991 S Riverfront Parkway, South Jordan, UT 84095
Google Map: http://www.google.com/maps?q=40.552642,-111.914324

COURSE DESCRIPTION
The 5K race is a 3.1 mile out-and-back course that will start and finish at the East Riverfront Park Pavilion.  The course will proceed southbound on the Jordan River Trail for approximately 1.55 miles before turning around and running back along the same path.  A course map can be found at our site here.

DIRECTIONS TO OUR 5K
From 1-15 Freeway:
–    Take Exit 293 for 10600 South in Sandy, and head West.
–    Turn Left at the light for Riverfront Parkway (directly across from Mulligan’s Golf Course)
–    Go through the first roundabout and continue to proceed on Riverfront Parkway
–    Take the first Left after the roundabout (at the sign for the Purple Day 5K). If you get to the second roundabout you’ve gone too far!
–    Park your car and proceed to the large pavilion in the park.

From Bangerter Highway:
–    Travel to 10400 South in South Jordan, then turn and head East on 10400 South.
–    Turn Right at the light for Riverfront Parkway (directly across from Mulligan’s Golf Course)
–    Go through the first roundabout and continue to proceed on Riverfront Parkway
–    Take the first Left after the roundabout (at the sign for the Purple Day 5K). If you get to the second roundabout you’ve gone too far!
–    Park your car and proceed to the large pavilion in the park.

PARKING
There is ample parking once you arrive.

BRING SOME DONATION DOLLARS FOR CONFECTION HEAVEN
So Cupcake is once again providing a special Purple Day Cupcake for us – but we’re kicking it up a notch with purple velvet, chocolate or vanilla cupcakes with purple frosting and sprinkles – look for the cupcake truck at the pavilion during the event.   You can get one cupcake for a $3 donation or 2 for $5 from the So Cupcake Truck.  We are hoping that you’ll treat yourself to one of these beautiful and tasty creations!

PUSH TO THE FINISH
We are proud to be working with Push to the Finish, an organization that places runners with kids who would otherwise not be able to compete in running events.  We’re excited to welcome the PTTF runners, the amazing people they run with, and their families as a part of our 2nd annual event.

A GENEROUS BUNCH
We have several generous supporters who have provided prizes this year.  There are a lot of people to recognize who have helped to make this a really great race, so much so that it deserves another email to tell you about these people and what they are contributing (really, we’re going to dedicate a future email to this).  In the meantime, here’s a list of the businesses and families we would love to recognize: Kelli Bramble Photography, Studio Azul, Amplified Fitness, StickyKitties, The Cookie Chaser 2k/5k, Kiss Me Dirty Race Series, Extra Mile LLC, The wAIRhouse Trampoline Park, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Larry Miller Movie Theatres, Café Rio, So Cupcake, Einstein Bagels, Road ID, and the fantastic folks at RUNGR8 Running Store.

ABOUT THE PURPLE DAY 5K
Purple Day® is March 26th, and is considered a Global Day for Epilepsy Awareness.  Our event is scheduled on Saturday, March 23rd to coincide with Purple Day®.  We advocate for better understanding of Epilepsy and seizures, and provide instructions and giveaways for what to do if you see a seizure.  We also promote a more active lifestyle for anyone through participation in our 5k run, walk and roll.

We’re continuing to build this event up.  Beginning this year, DifAbility Utah is an organization that will act as host for the race.  We are in the process of registering as a domestic non-profit agency, which means that a portion of future registrations and any donations will be tax deductible.  Our goal has not changed; this year we are working with Epilepsy Association of Utah to raise funds for their local awareness and outreach programs.  A portion of proceeds will also go to The Anita Kaufmann Foundation, the global sponsor of Purple Day®.

Thanks very much, and be sure to rock that Purple!