That’s right. For all you fine people who just can’t wait to participate in next year’s run, registration is now live!

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We’d like to thank Provo City and BYU for allowing us to continue this annual tradition. Permits are secured, and registration is open early enough to allow us time to hit our goal of 15,000 participants! That’s right, 15,000! With your help, we can do it!

This year, each participant is required to register. As always, registration is 100% FREE. Prior to race day, each registered runner will receive a race bib, which you must have in order to participate on race day. Again, it’s FREE, you just need to click the registration link and sign up. If you would like a t-shirt and timing chip, those may be purchased on the registration page.

President A. LeGrand Richards of the Provo South Stake is encouraging each of last year’s participants to invite (and bring) one new friend/family member/coworker/etc to run this year. He also hopes that every runner will continue the tradition by running—or walking—in honor of an ancestor.

 

We’ll post more info as we get closer to race day, so check back often. See you in 2014!

The Facebook Page for the Temple to Temple 5K Run is now live. We are asking all runners/participants who took photos of the event to go HERE and upload your pics. Tag people you know in the pictures, and let us know where on the race course you shot it. There are a few photos up now, so LIKE the page and tell your friends!

Hey runners! We want to extend a HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Temple to Temple 5K Fun Run! It was a major success, and all because 5,000+ of you supported us in making it happen.

If you’re interested in the final race results, CLICK HERE. Also, we will be launching a Facebook group page soon in hopes that everyone who took pics and videos of the run will upload them for the rest to see. Details on that coming soon.

Due to a HUGE influx of registrants over the last 12 hours, we are closing race registration a few hours early. Over 5,000 people are signed up for this historic event, and we’re thrilled! We apologize to those of you who weren’t able to register, and want you to know that we appreciate your support of and enthusiasm for this run. Know that if you were to show up on the morning of the race, whether it be to support the other runners or to run/walk the course yourself, we certainly won’t turn you away!

To those who have registered, remember to pick up your bibs, shirts and timing chips TONIGHT between 7:00-9:00 pm at the Provo Temple overflow parking lot (22oo North Temple Drive, Provo). You can pick them up the morning of the race between 5:30-7:30 am, but we ask that if you can make it tonight, do it then. That will help us keep things moving on race day.

Again, registration is closed. You’re welcome to use the contact page to ask questions, but the answer to “Is there any way I can still register?” is, no, it’s closed.

Just a reminder that if you would like to register AND buy a t-shirt and timing chip, the deadline to do so is TONIGHT AT 11:00 PM. After that point, you may still register to participate in the run, but you won’t be able to purchase the shirt and timing chip.

After that point, runner registration closes TOMORROW AT 5:00 PM. Now keep in mind there will be shirts available for sale at the race. Just no timing chips after 11:00 PM tonight.

Oh, and we just passed 4,000 registered participants!

Here is a message to all participants from A. LeGrand Richards, president of the Provo South Stake:

Thank you for joining us for the first Temple to Temple 5K run. Temples are special places where families can be sealed for time and eternity. They allow us to perform ordinances in behalf of our ancestors, if they choose to accept them. We invite you to use this chance to remember a specific ancestor who is important in your life that you plan to run for. Tags will be available for you to put their names and stick them to your bib. We also invite you to share the name with others and tell them why they are important to you.

Also, as you complete the course, please notice the markers along the way representing a few of the landmarks the Mormon pioneers passed on their journey from Nauvoo to the Salt Lake Valley. What will take us a few minutes can be a great reminder of the trek that took them several months. 

We look forward to seeing each of you there Wednesday morning!

As we get closer to race day, there are some important things you should know.

First: The last day to register for the Temple-To-Temple 5K is on Monday, July 22. Registration closes at 11:00 pm, so tell your friends and family to sign up today!

Second: For those who have registered and have ordered a shirt and time chip, plan to pick those items up on TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Provo Temple overflow parking lot. The address is 2200 Temple Hill Drive, Provo, UT, 84604. You can also pick your shirt and bib up between 5:30 – 7:30 am the morning of the race near the starting line, on the corner of Temple View Drive and Iroquois Drive (the NE corner of the Provo Temple).

Third: On Sunday, July 21, there will be a fireside with Andy Kirby from Jacobsen Construction, held at the Provo South Stake Center at 7:00 pm. Andy will be talking about the transition of the Provo Tabernacle into the new City Center Temple. The stake center is at 835 S 500 W, Provo, UT, 84601. You won’t want to miss that one!

Lastly: There have been a large number of people working hard to make this race happen, including all of the wonderful volunteers who will be helping out in various capacities on race day. If you run into any of these fine folk, be sure to express your thanks for all they’ve done to bring Provo such an awesome event!

That’s it (for now). See you next week Wednesday!

Yesterday the Daily Herald in Provo ran a story about our upcoming Temple-To-Temple 5K Run! A huge thanks to Genelle Pugmire for putting that together. You can read the story HERE.

Also, with the help of the Daily Herald article (and a lot of word of mouth by the great people in the Provo South Stake) we now have over 2,000 runners signed up! There is still time to get in on this historic event. And as always, registration is absolutely FREE. Sign up HERE.

There have been a lot of questions coming our way regarding race-day details. So here are some helpful answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Q: WHAT TIME DOES THE RACE START?

A: Race begins at 8:00 AM. If you ordered a shirt, you can pick that up on the morning of the race, between 5:30-7:30am at the starting line. Be there about 30 minutes early to ensure a good spot in the race.

Q: HOW MUCH DOES THE RACE COST?

A: It’s FREE! You can pay $8.00 for a shirt and time chip, but otherwise you pay nada. Zip. Zilch.

Q: I HAVE A LARGE FAMILY. CAN I GET A FAMILY DISCOUNT?

A: Sure! The family discount is Free-ninety nine. That’s right, FREE.

Q: IS THIS A STROLLER-FRIENDLY RACE?

A: Yes, we welcome families of all ages to participate. We ask that if you are bringing a stroller, please stay near the rear of the running group to avoid being trampled by runners who are tracking their race times. Also keep in mind that the beginning of the course is a pretty steep downhill, so use caution always put safety first, especially with your little ones.

Q: MY KIDS ARE TOO YOUNG TO RUN THE WHOLE WAY. CAN THEY RIDE THEIR BIKES?

A: Bikes will not be allowed on the course, as they pose too much risk of injury for the other runners. Small scooters (i.e. Razor scooters, etc.) are ok, but we ask that anyone riding them stay near the rear of the group to avoid crashes with other runners. If you’re moving on anything other than your feet, we also ask that you remember to wear your helmet. Safety first!

Q: IS IT OKAY IF I WALK INSTEAD OF RUN?

A: Absolutely. Run, walk, skip, hop, shuffle, strut…how you get from start to finish is up to you! It’s a FUN RUN, with emphasis on the “FUN.”

Q: WILL THERE BE SHUTTLE SERVICE TO & FROM THE STARTING LINE?

A: We will not have a dedicated shuttle service for people to get back up to the starting line where you parked. We encourage each runner to coordinate a ride to and from the place you will be parking. There will be a bus doing very limited runs to and from the finish line for those who have difficulty arranging a ride to pick up their cars, but it will not be able to handle 3,000+ runners. We leave this task up to you.

Have other questions? Go to our Contact page and drop us a line. See you on the 24th!

This just in:

Everyone who registers to run before Tuesday, July 16th will receive a numbered race bib, free of charge. If you would like the timing chip and t-shirt, it’s only $8.00. But the bib is free, so sign up now! 

Also, as the focus of this year’s run is temple work and family history, we are encouraging every participant to run in honor of an ancestor. Make a name tag with their name on it and pin it to your shirt as a cool way to commemorate them. 

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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