Saturday, September 7, 2019

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 teams on 1.31 mile lap course.

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What you Get at the Race

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

  • Finisher Medal – impress your friends with the all new 5″ ribbon threaded medal.  This one is just badass enough to show hard you ran!
  • Choose either the super soft heathered black race tee or the women’s racerback tank, sport your accomplishment on Monday morning with these amazing shirts!  WANNA BOOM?
  • Custom printed drawstring bag – BOOM Shakalaka!
  • 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


  • Saturday, September 7, 2019
  • Start time 6:00pm -Finish Time Midnight!
  • Packup Pickup on site from 4:00pm – 5:30pm


  • Tumbleweed Park, Chandler Arizona
  • 745 E Germann Rd, Chandler, AZ 85286
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  • 6 Hour relay or solo running event.
  • 1.31 mile Course – 10 laps for a half marathon or 20 for a full… or keep running as set the new event distance records for your category!

Race Categories:

  • Shakalaka Showoffs – Solo Runners
  • Shakalaka Shakers – Teams of 2, (Men/Women/Mixed)
  • BOOM Squads – Teams of up to 10 (Men/Women/Mixed)

2019 Swag - Medal, Bag and Shirts

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

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.
  • Runner substitutions are allowed up until packet pickup closes.  After packet pickup closes. No runner changes will be allowed. ILLEGAL SUBSTITUTIONS will result in a team disqualification.
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