Valentine Fun Run/Walk 2016

VFR logo 2016
Campbell Valentine Fun Run/Walk
Established in 1977!

Saturday, February 6th

PRE-REGISTRATION is now CLOSED!  Race Day REGISTRATION will begin at 8am on Saturday, February 6th.  Race shirts and commemorative medals will be available for purchase! Race shirt & medal - $15 together, or $10 each.

"PREGAME HUDDLE" (PACKET PICK-UP)
Pre-Registered participants can pick up their race bib, race shirt, and goodie bag at the packet pick-up held at the Campbell Sports Basement in the Pruneyard Shopping Center on Friday, February 5th from 4:00 to 8:00pm.
Don't be left on the sidelines- let's huddle up for a supped up Valentine Fun Run in celebration of the Bay Area Super Bowl! Get your game face on, reach for those extra yards and score that touchdown! This 39th annual fun run will be a super fun time.
RACE PLAYBOOK (INFO)
 

"PRE- DRAFT DAY" (REGISTRATION)

$42 Adults / $22 under 20.
Register TODAY!  Register by Friday, January 29th to receive an event t-shirt.  NEW! First 1000 registrants will also receive a commemorative race medal! Register HERE or you may also fill out the registration form and return it to the Recreation Office at 1 W. Campbell Ave Rm C-31.  After the deadline, registration will only be available on Race Day between 8:00-8:45 am, and a limited amount of t-shirts will be available for sale.


"LINE OF SCRIMMAGE" (LOCATION)
Campbell Park at the corner of Campbell Avenue & Gilman Avenue located in Campbell, California.
 

"PREGAME HUDDLE" (PACKET PICK-UP)
You can pick up your race bib, race shirt, and goodie bag at the packet pick-up held at the Campbell Sports Basement in the Pruneyard Shopping Center on Friday, February 5th from 4:00 to 8:00pm.

"KICK OFF" (START TIME)

The 10K will begin at 9:00am and the 5K following at 9:15am.
  

"PASS ROUTE TO THE GOAL POST" (COURSE DESCRIPTION - MAP)
The course runs along the Los Gatos Creek Trail and is fairly flat and suitable for runners and walkers of any level.

10K Map        5K Map
  

"FIRST DOWN" (TIMING - START LINE)
Clip timing will be embedded in the bib.  All runners/walkers must cross over the race pad to start their time.  Official race times will be posted at the post race festivities, and online within 2 working days after the race.
 

Start Line/Corrals:  We ask that you "self-seed" at the start line, meaning that faster people start in the front and slower runners/walkers start in the back of the pack.
   
"NO TAILGATING!" (PARKING - NO GEAR CHECK)
Parking is available at the public parking garage at 1st Street @ Rincon (south of the Water Tower), the parking lot & garage at the Pruneyard, and some street parking. Please DO NOT park in Lloyd Square business parking lot on Campbell Ave. There will NOT be any race parking available at the Campbell Park parking lot off Gilman Ave. Parking locations will be about a 5 minute walk from the start/finish area.
 

Take Lightrail to Downtown Campbell! Walk one block east for starting line.
 
Gear Check:
  There will NOT be a gear check.  Please make other arrangements for valuables.
  
"HYDRATION STATION" (WATER STATION)
On Course: There will be two Water Stations for both the 10K and 5K
Finish Area: There will be bottled water provided for each participant at the finish line.
In order to make this a green and enjoyable event for all, please dispose of any gel wrappers, bottles, or any other garbage you may want to shed during the race at any of water stations. Keep in mind, volunteers will need to collect any trash left on the course. 

  
"VINCE LOMBARDI TROPHY" (AWARDS)
Awards will be presented to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in all categories, as well as an additional award the fastest Male and Female overall based on chip time. Awards ceremony will began approximately 10:00 a.m.
  

"TEAM MEDIC" (FIRST AID)
We will have a First Aid stationed at the at start/finish area, as well as on the course. If you need medical help while on the course please let a volunteer know who can call the start/finish for help.

"TIMEOUT!" (RESTROOMS)

Start/Finish Area: There will be temporary restrooms at the start/finish area. For 10K, restrooms also located next to the dog park/fishing ponds.
 
 
"POOCH KICK" (ANIMALS/DOGS)

We like all animals, however due to safety regulations, there are no animals allowed on the course.  With large numbers of people running, animals could pose a safety hazard. Let’s keep our pets and human friends safe!

"TEAMS FEATURING YOUNG ROOKIES" (STROLLERS)
We love your kids, please bring them! The trail will be used in both directions, as well as open to the general public.  For safety reasons and smooth flow for all, we ask that those participants with strollers start toward the back of the starting corral and stay to the right on the course. The left lane must be open for passing at all times. 
 

"HALFTIME ENTERTAINMENT" (IPODS/MUSIC)
We love music, and do not ban MP3 Players and iPod such items, however, if you do chose to use these, please make sure the volume is at a level where you can hear your surroundings. It is your responsibility to be aware of your surroundings on the course.

"ENDZONE" (POST-RACE FESTIVITIES)
There will be healthy snacks, coffee, and water at the Post Race Festivities for participants only, provided by our generous sponsors.  Also, please visit our vendor booths for giveaways, health assessments, and valuable information.