Runners (also referred to as racers) will receive a timing chip and posted time. Walkers will not receive a posted time but can see their finish time on the timing clock as they cross the finish. Only racers will be eligible for top finisher and age group awards.
A 5K fun run/walk to raise awareness and funding for the fight against pulmonary hypertension (PH), a debilitating disease which affects the heart and lungs of children and adults. All Proceeds from the race will benefit the Ewing Family Fund for Pulmonary Hypertension Research at Stanford.
Porta potties are available in the start area. Full restroom facilities are available at the Taube Tennis Center (down the walkway, to the left across from the track) follow the signs. There is one bathroom along course - location is printed on the course map.
Please allow our competitive racers to line up at the front of the start area. If you are walking please line up to the back of the group. When on the course please stay to the right and leave room for other participants to pass on the left in sections where the course is narrow.
Parents, we do not recommend having children line up at the front of the start line. We have some very fast racers on the course. Allowing children to line up at the front creates a danger for all participants.
For the safety of all participants bikes, skates, scooters and other wheeled devices are NOT ALLOWED on the course. Wagons and strollers are allowed but please line up to the back of the group. Wheelchairs and other devices for the disabled are always permitted.
Dogs must be leashed and owners are expected to clean up after their pet. When on the course please stay to the right and leave room for other participants to pass on the left in sections where the course is narrow.
*2018 Update: Due to construction, the course may be modified slightly and may not be USATF certified.
The mostly flat paved 5K (3.1 mile) course runs through the heart of the beautiful Stanford Campus (USATF Certificationcode: CA06057RS). The race starts at PAC12 Plaza just south of Stanford University Football Stadium, winds through campus, and ends in PAC12 Plaza. There will be one water station located midway through the course. The course is well marked and timed by a professional timing company. There is no time limit to complete the course.
Awards will be presented to the top 3 male and female overall and to the following male and female age categories: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and over. Overall awards will be determined based on GUN TIME. Age group awards will be determined by CHIP TIME.
Refreshments and snacks will be available post race. You may also pick up your race t-shirt. There will be a face painter for the kids and information booths from various organizations. Stop by the PH Awareness table and test your PH knowledge with our PH Quiz.
The awards ceremony will begin at 10:30am. There will be awards for top finishers and medals for all children.
Donations/pledges can be turned in at the PH Awareness Table. Please make checks out to “Stanford/Race Against PH”. We are unable to accept cash donations. All donations over $10 will receive a letter for tax purposes - the letter will be addressed to the name printed on the donation check.
The Race Against PH was started in 2001 by a pulmonary hypertension patient and her family in an effort to promote awareness about this devastating illness. The funds raised support research efforts dedicated to finding new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for PH.
Pulmonary hypertension (PH), a rare and often misdiagnosed disease, is a blood vessel disorder of the lungs in which the pressure in the pulmonary artery (the blood vessel that leads from the heart to the lungs) rises above normal levels and may become life threatening. Symptoms of pulmonary hypertension include shortness of breath with minimal exertion, fatigue, chest pain, dizzy spells and fainting. There are may unknown causes of PH.
The Vera Moulton Wall Center for Pulmonary Vascular Disease was established in 2000 through a generous contribution from an anonymous donor. The Vera Moulton Wall Center for Pulmonary Vascular Disease at Stanford seeks to enhance the lives of patients with PH by providing the highest level of clinical care, advanced training opportunities for physicians and other health care providers, and participating in clinical and basic science research for pulmonary vascular disease.