We are pleased to announce that our 43rd annualRunner's Den Pancake Runpresented byIHOP, is officially on the Valley race calendar as a live, in-person, running shoes on the ground road race and is scheduled for February 7, 2021. As always, it will be staged at Paradise Valley Mall in Phoenix.
We have worked hard to develop a plan to deal with the current and near-future Covid-19 situation, with the safety of our participants, volunteers and the public at large our number one concern. Our goal is to not just follow current standards but to help set new ones other events can adopt to move forward safely.
The staging of this year's event will differ from previous versions. Socially distanced starting lines, the use of face masks at all times participants are not running and staggered wave starts are just some of the adjustments planned. The elimination of some of the activities which tend to group people will be limited or eliminated. Click the button immediately below for complete Covid-19 related details.
"Virtual Race" Options In addition to the 10K and 5K "In Person" races, participants may choose the option of competing in the 10K and 5K races "Virtually" Prior to Friday, January 29th at 5pm, any pre-registered "live event" entrant wishing to participate "Virtually" instead of "In Person" due to Covid concerns, may choose to do so. They will simply submit their finish time, from their "Virtual" race, run on a course of their choosing, no later than 1pm on race day using a link the race will provide. Their finish time and place will then be calculated and posted within the overall results. "Virtual" participants will be not be eligible or calculated for age group awards. Their packets with bib, shirt, IHOP pancake certificates (2) and finisher medal must be picked up at Runner's Den during packet pick-up race week. Packets/Medals cannot be mailed.
As we prepare for our 43rd annual Runner's Den Pancake Run, we hope you will join us to enjoy the rich history and competition at one of the oldest and most popular events on the Valley running calendar. IHOP joins us again to serve-up their fantastic pancake breakfast, (this time, in their stores) and help us create the best atmosphere possible. Our goal each year is to stage a great event; merging a competitive race with a family-fun atmosphere. With three different activities available and some of the best pancakes on earth, we've tried to include something for everyone. Remember, the event is limited to the first 2,000 participants so enter early if you are planning to join us. It fills fast. For complete event details, click on the "EVENT INFORMATION" tab above
Benefiting Girls on the Run, serving Maricopa and Pinal Counties
2020 Finisher's Medal
2020 Shirt by Brooks
See how we make Pancakes by clicking tab above
Voted "Best Road Race" for 2018 by Phoenix Magazine
See what participants thought of our 2020 event
Keeping It Tidy
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