💟VALENTINE'S DAY 4 MILE🌹
EVENT DAY AND VIRTUAL "LOVE FROM HOME"
IMPORTANT EVENT INFORMATION
Greetings!

(Oops.... we got so excited we missed having an important link to start times, please ignore the original email). - sorry!

It is hard to believe we are onto our 4th event in the RunDenver Series, but it is the one we all love, Valentine's Day 4 Mile Run/Walk "Run 4 (miles) the Love of It.

We look forward to seeing you on February 14th at Washinton Park (and welcome our "Love at Home" virtual runners). For the love of it, please review all the essential information below. For those that will be doing the event virtually, you can find information on how to submit your results and take part in our Motigo Audio Experience. *Remember, if you can't attend in-person, you can switch to virtual - details provided below.

  • Head over to our Facebook page (details below) and share your Love Story with us about your spouse, BFF, etc. and you can win a prize.

We are glad we have long sleeve super soft custom shirts for you as the weather is calling for cold temps and some light snow. Weather-wise, the event is a go, so please layer up. Parks and Rec, as will our staff, will do their best to ensure areas are clear as can be of any significant snow and ice, but please use caution. So while we may be a bit cold on the outside, no doubt we will all have warm hearts!💖

HAL Sports and Cupid

PS - our friends from Big Blue Swim School have a deal you will fall in love with for swim lessons for your kids, all under very safe COVID mitigation measures. Check them out (see banner below).
HAL Sports has been working (and continues to work) with all state and city agencies to ensure a very safe event. Denver is currently under Level Yellow and we have been approved to move forward.

Please be aware of the following safety policies and measures.

SAFETY MEASURES & REMINDERS
  • If you are sick or not feeling well, please stay home.
  • If you have been exposed to anyone with COVID over the last 14 days, you may not attend.
  • Masks are required at all times, except when you are running or walking on the course. Once you finish, you will be required to put your mask back on.
  • Practice social distancing. When on the course, do not keep near anyone that is not part of your family unit. When around the start and finish areas, social distancing of a minimum of six (6) feet is required.
  • Plan to arrive around 30 minutes prior to your start time. Please do not arrive any earlier.
  • You may not congregate after the event and cannot be with more than 5 (five) people in your group.
  • We strongly encourage you to pick up your packet and bib at our advance packet pickup (details below). If you cannot make it to the advance packet pickup, we will have a race day pickup area for you.

**The in-person event will be produced with the utmost care and precaution to minimize contact points and keep everyone safe and healthy. The event is capped to allow for proper social distancing. HAL Sports operates and produces events in Denver and around the state under safety guidelines for safe events and COVID mitigation approved at both city and state levels.
ADVANCE PACKET PICKUP (Strongly Recommended)
For safety, we strongly recommend that you pick up your race packet at our advance packet pickup. Get your sweet custom bib with timing tag, and your Valentine's Day super soft long sleeve shirt. With some love from Road Runner Sports on great deals just for you.

*Note: If you cannot make the advance packet pickup, there will be a late pickup area on event morning. We also allow others to pick up on your behalf. Please do not arrive any earlier than 30 minutes from your scheduled start time.
EVENT SCHEDULE
  • 7:30 AM - Bib Pick-up opens (please do not arrive any earlier than 25 to 30 mins prior to your start time)
  • 8:00 AM group starts (includes USATF Race Walk)
  • 8:30 AM group starts (includes USATF Race Walk)
  • 9:00 AM group starts
  • 9:30 AM group starts
  • 10:00 AM group starts
  • 10:30 AM group starts
  • 11:00 AM group starts
  • 11:30 AM group starts

Start Times: Start times are strictly enforced due to capacity limits per COVID Mitigation guidelines. You must run or walk in the start time you picked during registration or as assigned due to changed guidelines. Click the button below to look up your start time.
4 MILE COURSE MAP: Click here
HEART FUN
  • 💕Share your Love Story (about your spouse, BFF, etc.) on our RunDenver Series Facebook page! The story with the most "likes" wins a special prize.
  • 👕Official Valentine's Day Long Sleeve Tshirt
  • 💘Special appearance by Cupid!
  • 💑Dress up as your favorite couple from a TV/Movie/Book or dressed for a fancy Date Night for our Valentine's Day 4 Mile Costume Contest
  • 🏅"Fall in Love" Finisher Medal
  • 🏆Overall and age group awards
  • 🖼️Free downloadable event pictures
  • 🎧On course audio experience with messages from Cupid and friends along with other special guests (both for in-person and virtual participants) with MOTIGO (Details below)
PARKING
There is plenty of parking located at South High School and around Washington Park. Please be sure you pay attention to parking signage around residential areas as some sections have limited one-hour public parking.
BIBS AND TIMING
As a reminder, your bib is your entry into the event and other activities. You must wear it on your front and on the outermost layer of clothing you will be participating in. Your bib is also your timing tag and you will notice it on the back of your bib. PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE. Also, please be careful not to fold, bend, or wrinkle your bib to prevent damage to the timing tag. The timing tags are disposable and do not need to be returned.
VIRTUAL SIGNUP
Are you are registered but unable to participate in-person at one or more of the RunDenver Series events and don't want to miss out on the cool swag or earning series points? No sweat! You can participate virtually to complete our epic custom combined RunDenver medal! We just need you to follow a few easy steps (please note, this is not for those of you that are already signed up for the whole series virtually).  

Here is what you need to do:

  1. Tell us which event(s) you want to run virtually via this private page. You can sign up for multiple all at once, or come back multiple times and sign up for each one individually. You must signup no later than the start time of each event (8 a.m.) on the event day.
  2. Select if you will pick up your swag at the next packet pickup, at the next event, or you can have it mailed to you for a small shipping and handling fee (you may also pick up your packet at the advanced packet pick up on February 6th).
  3. Run, walk, skip your event virtually when it works best for you, but to be included in the official results, you must complete the event from Feb 7 to Feb 14).
  4. Bask in your awesomeness!
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR VIRTUAL RESULTS

General Process
  • Step 1: Create an account with our partners at SoDiSp.com (click here)The first step is to create an account. You can either enter a username and password or connect using one of the available direct integrations to popular fitness platforms.
  • Already have a sodisp account? Simply login with the same authentication method you used when creating an account to continue with step 2


  • Step 3: You will be asked for a verification code. This code is unique to you and the verification code is my "[last name][firstname]sb". So if my name is Jane Smith my verification code would be "smithjanevd" (all lowercase). Then click "Join Event"

  • Step 3: Start logging activities - Once you are connected with your event you can start entering activities. You can open the Connections section in your profile to connect your sodisp account with popular GPS devices and apps. Doing this has the benefit of automatically syncing your activities straight from the watch/app into your virtual event with no manual steps in between, or you can also do manual entry of your run/walk if you don't have, or don't want to use a GPS watch or app.
HOW MOTIGO WORKS (for both in-person and virtual)
Setup prior to your run/walk
  • Download the Motigo App. (Currently available for iOS and Android)
  • Sign up for a free account
  1. Allow Motigo to “access your location” - it needs to be able to do this so the messages play at the proper mileage points.
  • Choose "Race." On the next screen, pick "Select Event"then choose your “Distance”.
  • Share Event with your own personal link: Invite your friends and family to pre-record cheers that will play during your race.  They can download the Motigo App OR visit the Motigo website www.getmotigo.com and “Record Cheers” via web!

On the day of your Race/Run (in-person or virtual)
  • Before your run, open Motigo then click “Start Event” and you're good to go (make sure cellular and GPS is enabled for Motigo).
  • Turn on any other music or other fitness apps you typically use. Motigo won't interfere with them.
  • Start moving! The messages will come on periodically, and your other audio that's playing will automatically lower in volume.
  • When you're done, press "Finish Event." All your messages will be archived in “My Past Events” where you will have them to listen to again and again.

Other questions about using Motigo? Motigo has a super helpful “How It Works” video and FAQ page

Also, feel free to reach out directly to Motigo –info@getmotigo.com
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