Saturday, September 12, 2020

Celebrating summer in AZ with a BOOM SHAKALAKA PARTY! Run solo, grab a partner, or bring your Boom Squad!

6-Hour Endurance nighttime running event for Solo Runners and Relay Teams on 1.31 mile lap course. (you don’t have to run the entire 6 hours – your team score is based on the total laps completed)

QUICK FACTS

Q: Do we need to run the entire 6 hours?

A: No, but you do need to complete at least 1 lap to qualify. You and/or your team can run as many or as few laps as you’d like. If you decide to quit early, you’ll just “check out” with our finish line crew to receive your medals

Q: We have a team, what are the lap exchange rules?

A: Each member of your team can run as few as just 1 lap or as many as you’d like in the time allowed. You are allowed to exchange as often as you’d like, but only 1 runner from each team is allowed on the course at one time.

Q: Is there a space for us to set up a team or solo tent/canopy and hang out while all the running is happening?

A: BOOM Basecamp has plenty of room for everyone, so come ready to hang out, run and cheer!  Set up your canopy, bring food and drinks (sorry folks, the parks don’t allow alcohol) and plan to cheer on your team and all the other runners on the course!  You’ll also need to make sure you have some light in your tent, it will get pretty dark towards the end of the event (there won’t be outlets available so please plan accordingly).

Q: Do I need a headlamp or flashlight?

A: Remember, this event starts at sundown so the course will get pretty dark.  Make sure you bring a headlamp or flashlight to use while you’re running.

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR THE RULES, SCORING AND AWARDS!

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What you Get at the Race

Whether you’re running solo or with a team, BOOM Shakalaka brings the swag!

  • Finisher Medal – take home a piece of the party with your 6″ double disco ball finisher medal, a true heavyweight contender this year!
  • Choose either the super soft black race tee or the women’s racerback tank, sport your accomplishment on Monday morning with these amazing shirts!  WANNA BOOM?
  • Choose the blue or black custom printed drawstring bag – BOOM Shakalaka!
  • We will have water, gatorade, popcorn, snow cones and some special treats for everyone!  Come join the party… WANNA BOOM?
  • We are working on food trucks for 2020, stay tuned for updates on social media channels!
  • Commemorative race bib, printed to inspire you though the night!
  • 100’s of pictures, professionally shot and never watermarked!  Free to download in full resolution as always with #131events
  • An evening of running, music, fun and friends!

The Details

When:

  • Saturday, September 12, 2020
  • Start time 6:00pm -Finish Time Midnight!
  • Packup Pickup on site from 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Where:

  • Tumbleweed Park, Chandler Arizona
  • 745 E Germann Rd, Chandler, AZ 85286
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What:

  • 6 Hour relay or solo running event.
  • 1.31 mile Course
    • Just for reference, this course distance means you can run 10 laps for a Half Marathon or 20 laps for a Full Marathon distance.
  • Run as far or as short as you’d like!  If you or your team chooses not to complete the 6 hours, you’ll “Check Out” so we can finalize your time and distance… and make sure you get your race medals!

Race Categories:

  • Shakalaka Showoffs – Solo Runners
  • Shakalaka Shakers – Teams of 2, (Men/Women/Mixed)
  • BOOM Squads – Teams of up to 10 (Men/Women/Mixed)
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2020 Double Spinning Disco Ball Finisher Medal

The 2020 finisher medal will not disappoint!  Take home a piece of the party with this heavyweight 6″ double spinning disco-ball medal!

2020 BOOM Shirt Options

Choose either the women’s racerback tank or the unisex short sleeve shirt – both in a super soft triblend black!

Drawstring Bags

Course, Parking, BOOMcamp and Start Area

The event takes place in Tumbleweed Park on a closed 1.31 mile course.

Everyone gets a spot in BOOMcamp!  Set up your solo or team sag area with your own popup tent, bring food, drinks and fun!

Packet Pickup will be in the BOOMcamp area, come get your team bibs, shirts and other goodies starting at 4:30pm on race day!

Parking – there is a TON of free parking around the park, so no worries about that!

We will have water, gatorade, popcorn, snow cones and some special treats for everyone!  Come join the party… WANNA BOOM?

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Rules, Rankings, Categories & Awards

Categories & Awards:

  • Shakalaka Showoffs
    • Open to all solo runners
    • Overall awards will be presented to the top 3 Male and Top 3 Female runners
  • Shakalaka Shakers
    • 2 person team
    • Awards will be presented to the top finishers in the Men’s Division, Women’s Division, Mixed Division
    • Top 3 teams will be awarded in divisions of 5 or more teams
  • BOOM Squad
    • Teams of up to 10 runners
    • Awards will be presented to the top finishers in the Men’s/Open Division, Women’s Division, Mixed Division (at least 50% of the team must be women to qualify for the Mixed Division)
    • Top 3 teams will be awarded in divisions of 5 or more teams

Overall Team and Solo Runner Award

Rules & Rankings:

  • Rankings will be determined by the TOTAL NUMBER OF LAPS COMPLETED before the cutoff time (final lap must be completed prior to the cutoff to be counted)
  • All runners must enter/exit the course in the designated exchange area
  • All relay exchanges must be done within the designated exchange area
  • All runners must be wearing their race bib at all times on the course.  Failure to do so could result in a team disqualification.
  • Only 1 runner per team may be on the course at a time, failing to follow this rule may result in team disqualification.
  • Team runners may exchange as often as desired, there is no minimum or maximum lap count for individual runners on a team.
  • Because we now expect this event to sell out, runner substitutions/transfer are allowed up until Thursday of race week at midnight.  After that time, all team rosters are final and no runner changes will be allowed. ILLEGAL SUBSTITUTIONS will result in a team disqualification.
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