KEIZER IRIS RUN 2014
The Keizer Iris Run is a perfect venue for runners and walkers of all levels. Saturday’s courses are closed to cars and lined with spectators cheering you on. On Sunday you’ll catch your breathe along the 200 acres of nationally awarded IRIS growing fields, where the iris’ will be in various stages of colorful bloom. Everyone who crosses the finish line will receive an iris and warm congratulations.
Be sure to enjoy the rest of the festivities by watching the parade after Saturday’s
race or visit the Brewer’s & Vintner’s Village after Sunday’s race.
Also finishers of the 10k and Half Marathon will get a complimentary Cup O’ Soup and beverage of your choice from the KeizerFest Beer Tent! (non-alcoholic beverages also provided upon request; must be 21 or older)
RACE FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Question’s)
ARE THEIR TWO DIFFERENT DAYS OF RUNS?
Yes! Please make sure you register for the correct day.
KIDZ3k & 5k- 5/17/13 (Saturday) Before Iris Festival Parade on River Rd. in Keizer
CLOSED COURSE ON RIVER RD.
Check-In Time Starts; 7am
Race Start Time; 9:15am (Iris Run 5k)
9:30am (KIDZ 3k)
10k & Half-Marathon 5/18/13 (Sunday)
Check-In Time Starts; 6:30am
Race Start Time; 8am (Half-Marathon)
DO YOU GIVE OUT AWARDS
Awards-$25 Certificates to 5K Men’s & Women’s Overall Winners; $50 Certificates to Half Marathon & 10K Men’s & Women’s Over all Winners Medals three deep in the following age groups: 0-14 15-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65-69 70+
3K FUN RUN/WALK: All finishers will receive a medal. Note: Prizes must be picked up from the Keizer Chamber of Commerce by June 1st. Unclaimed awards will be forfeited. Prizes will not be mailed.
I’M NOT SURE I CAN RUN THE ENTIRE DISTANCE IN THE EVENT I ENTERED. CAN I SLOW DOWN OR WALK, IF NECESSARY?
Yes. Running and walking to complete a distance is OK. In fact, mixing walking with running is a great way to improve your conditioning. Many Iris Run participants walk portions of the routes.
But, if you want to walk an entire distance, then you must enter the 5k Iris Run or 10k. Walking the entire distance in the Half-Marathon is not permitted.
There is also a time limit in the 10k and Half Marathon. You must maintain a pace of at least 16 minutes per mile.
WHEN CAN I PICK UP MY BIB NUMBER, T-SHIRT AND TIMING CHIP?
You may collect all this the day before your race
KIDZ 3k & 5k; 5/17/13 from 4pm-7pm
10k & Half-Marathon; 5/18/13 4pm-7pm
Unclaimed packets can still be picked up on “Day of Race” at the Start/Check-in area
CAN I HAVE SOMEONE ELSE PICK UP MY BIB NUMBER, T-SHIRT AND TIMING CHIP FOR ME?
Yes. Whoever you designate to pick up your packet must do so at the Bib Packet Pick Up area at the Keizer Chamber of Commerce at the dates above.
CAN I WEAR HEADPHONES ON THE COURSE OF THE IRIS RUN?
Yes. But, please stay alert. Although the streets are closed (Only full closure for KIDZ 3k and Iris Run 5k) to vehicle traffic, sometimes emergency vehicles must get on or across the routes.
CAN I RUN WITH A BABY JOGGER OR STROLLER?
Running with a baby jogger or a stroller is ONLY permitted in the KIDZ 3k and Iris Run 5k, & 10k. Joggers and Strollers are NOT allowed during the Half-Marathon
CAN I RUN OR WALK WITH MY DOG AT THE IRIS RUNS?
Dogs are NOT Allowed in any of the runs