FLAT AS A PANCAKE

FLAT AS A PANCAKE 2020 IS CANCELLED

 RUN CKM AND FLAT TO SNAG YOUR DOUBLE STACK MEDAL
GATHER YOUR FRIENDS AND ENTER A TEAM

5K RACE FEE:

Early Bird: $29.55 through Friday, June 26, 2020

Regular: $32.55 through Friday, July 31, 2020

Late: $35.55 through Friday, September 18, 2020

Race Day: $38.55

10K RACE FEE:

Early Bird: $33.55 through Friday, June 26, 2020

Regular: $36.55 through Friday, July 31, 2020

Late: $39.55 through Friday, September 18, 2020

Race Day: $42.55

VIRTUAL RUNNER:

$30.00 through Friday, September 18, 2020

You must register by Tuesday, September 8 to be guaranteed your size for one of a kind flippin’ awesome FLAT AS A PANCAKE

T-shirt. Additional shirts will be ordered, but size and availability may be limited. Extra children’s shirts after this date will not be available so please be sure to register early. Also available is the option for all participants to choose between a T-shirt or $10 Big River Running gift card.

TEAMS:

The cause of fighting cancer is what Race To Cure Lymphoma was founded upon and the reason

we celebrate our teams and their honored member. We want the morning of FLAT AS A

PANCAKE to be a celebration and special time for bringing everyone together. Each team of ten

or more people will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Discounted pricing;

  • Event shirt with your team name, choice of color and short slogan depicted on the back;

  • Special recognition throughout the morning for your team; and

  • Two to three minutes for team captain to recognize your cause

REFUND POLICY:

There are no refunds or credits. However – Race To Cure Lymphoma will allow transfers to: 1) friend or family member to FLAT AS A PANCAKE 2020 for a nominal fee of $5; or 2) CINCO K MAYO 2021 at no charge; or 3) FLAT AS A PANCAKE 2021 at no charge. Please contact the race director at racetocurelymphoma@gmail.com before Wednesday, September 16 to arrange the transfer.

EMAIL ADDRESSES:

Include your email address so we can forward race updates. Please add racetocurelymphoma@gmail.com to your address book, so our updates aren't trapped in your spam filters.

RACE WEEK SCHEDULE:

Packet pick-up Thursday, September 17th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Big River Running in Town & Country

Late registration ends on Friday, September 18th

Saturday, September 19th – Race Day:

6:15 AM – Registration opens

7:15 AM – Packet pick-up and registration end

7:20 AM – Welcoming comments

7:23 AM – Prayer

7:27 AM – National Anthem

7:29 AM – Final race instructions

7:30 AM – Start of 5K Short Stack & 10K Full Stack

8:00 AM – Breakfast call for Chris Cakes pancakes

8:45 AM – Awards ceremony for 5K Short Stack overall male & female winners 

9:15 AM – Awards ceremony for for 10K Full Stack overall male & female winners

9:45 AM – Chris Cakes final call for breakfast

AWARDS & RACE RESULTS:

•  Top three men and women will receive a limited edition FLAT AS A PANCAKE Circle of Success trophy. They will continue a RTCL tradition and celebrate with chocolate milk in the ‘winner’s circle.’

•  Top three places for age group awards in the following categories: 14 & under, 15 – 19,  20 – 24, 25 – 29, 30 – 34, 35 – 39, 

40 – 44, 45 – 49, 50 – 54, 55 – 59, 60 – 64, 65 – 69 and 70 & over will receive our signature baker's hat medalAnyone not picking up their award can email the Race Director and make arrangements to pick-up their award at Big River Running in Town & Country.

•  All results available on Big River Running's website:

    a) 2011

    b) 2012

    c) 2013

    d) 2014

    e) 2015

    f) 2016

    g) 2017

    h) 2018

     i) 2019

 

AWARDS CEREMONY:

Presentation of awards will be made to the top three overall male and female winners in each race. Age Group awards can be picked up as soon as final race results are posted.

Look for the registration table at the Sons of Rest Shelter. Computer kiosks will be available to verify your finish time and place. A volunteer will present your age group award upon confirmation of results.

AMENITIES:

•  Delicious all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast served by world famous Chris Cakes

•  Additional beverage/food tickets may be purchased separately for family and friends

•  Refuel from your race with refreshing chocolate milk from Prairie Farms

•  Professional race chip timing provided by Big River Running using the Chrono Track D-Tag system

•  Flippin’ awesome custom designed FLAT AS PANCAKE  T-shirt

•  Unique FLAT AS A PANCAKE finisher’s medal awarded to all athletes

•  Age group winners will be awarded our Baker's Hat medal

•  Those running both CINCO K MAYO and FLAT AS A PANCAKE receive our coveted Double Stack medal

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COURSE:

If you haven't run in Tower Grove Park then you're missing a real treat. Gifted by Henry Shaw to the city of St. Louis in 1866, the tract of land includes 289 acres. It's the second largest park in St. Louis and one of seven National Historic Landmark parks that features majestic Victorian pavilions, gardens and towering trees. The course starts and finishes at the Sons of Rest pavilion and is a scenic 5K loop that's mostly flat and circles the beautiful confines of the park, Use this link for directions to the start line. Reference the Stupp Center as the nearest coordinate if using GPS for directions.

FLAT AS A PANCAKE is professionally timed by Big River Running. Both distances are accurate and certified.

PACKET PICK-UP:

We have a couple of convenient options listed below for you to choose from! If you are unable to personally pick-up your race packet, you may have a friend or family member pick it up for you. Please have them provide a copy of your registration confirmation.

Thursday, September 17th                 4:00 to 7:00 PM

Big River Running – West County
13969 Manchester Road
Town & Country, MO 63011

Saturday, September 19th                  6:00 to 7:15 AM

Race Day
Son's of Rest Pavilion

Tower Grove Park

3616 Southeast Drive

St. Louis, MO 63110

FAQ:

When is FLAT AS A PANCAKE scheduled?

Saturday, September 19, 2020 @ 7:30 AM

  • The 5K Short Stack and 10K Full Stack headline our event.

  • They start promptly at the same time, so allow sufficient time.

  • Those participating in both CINCO K MAYO 2020 and FLAT AS A PANCAKE 2020 receive our amazing Double Stack medal.

Where is Tower Grove Park located?
The address is 3616 Southeast Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110. The start/finish line is located at the Sons of Rest pavilion near S. Grand Blvd. and Main Drive. Use this link for directions to the Sons of Rest Pavilion. Must reference the Stupp Center if using GPS as a guide.

How far is a 5K and 10K race?
The 5K distance is 3.1 miles and 10K is 6.2 miles. One loop in Tower Grove Park is 3.1 miles, so the 10K is two beautiful loops.

How can I register?
Registration will open in December.

Can I register day-of-race?

Yes! You may register on race day from 6:00 to 7:15 AM at the registration tent. Please keep in mind the closing time must be firm so Big River Running can enter all participants into their database before the race starts.

What if I'm a Breakfast Club member?

  • Receive your long sleeve technical T-shirt at FLAT AS A PANCAKE packet pick-up

  • Stop by the FLAT AS A PANCAKE awards tent for you coveted Double Stack medal

Where can I pick up my race packet?

Packet pickup is scheduled at the following locations and times:

  • Race week on Thursday, September 19 from 4 to 7 PM at Big River Running in Town & Country, MO

  • Race day on Saturday, September 21 at Sons of Rest Pavilion from 6:00 to 7:15 AM

If I register late will I still receive an awesome FLAT AS A PANCAKE shirt?
You must register by the cutoff to be guaranteed a shirt. While we do order extra sizes (excluding youth) there may not be enough shirts left over. It's always difficult to accurately estimate the number of participants and should we not have your size, there's two options available: 1) a $10 Big River Running gift card OR 2) check back after the race for any unclaimed shirts.

Are there any special benefits for teams entering the event?

Absolutely! We love our teams and want FLAT AS A PANCAKE to be a special morning for you and your honored team member. More is explained above, but a summary is as follows:

  • Discounted pricing (applies to 10 or more people);

  • Event shirt with your team name, choice of color and short slogan depicted on the back;

  • Special recognition throughout the morning for your team; and

  • Two to three minutes for team captain to recognize your cause

What about that delicious breakfast – when does Chris Cakes begin serving an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast?
The grills will be fired up at 8:00 and you can join us at the Sons of Rest Pavilion immediately after your finish. The cakes will be hot off the grill and served with sausage and Prairie Farms orange juice or chocolate milk. Your registration includes breakfast and your bib tag provides admission. Family and friends are invited to eat for a nominal fee and you can purchase additional tickets in advance for family and friends. 

For those “on the run” following the race, grab and go bags will be available with a bottle of water, banana and Clif Bar. Please note: your choice of food can only be one of the following - a pancake breakfast and beverage OR grab and go bag.

Where can I park on race day? There's ample parking in the streets surrounding Tower Grove Park and inside the park, but they are first come, first serve. Please allow sufficient travel time and exercise caution when you arrive. Late arrivals may be faced with a short jog to the start/finish line.

Are children allowed to participate in the events?
Certainly! Everyone is welcome, however, all minors must be accompanied by an adult. Children must not be left unattended.

Can I participate with my children in a stroller?
Our course is “stroller friendly,” but please be respectful of your fellow runners and start at the back for safety purposes.

Can my dog run with me?
For the safety and comfort of all participants, we ask that everyone leave their pets at home.

Can my friend pick up my packet? Can I pick up my friend’s packet?
You may pick up a friend’s packet, or a friend may pick up a packet for you. Whoever will be picking up the packets will need a note (email is fine) from the person who is not there, authorizing you (or your friend) to pick up the packet.

Are awards based on clock (gun) time or chip time?
All age group awards are based on chip time. The top overall male and female winners will be based on gun time.

What is the difference between chip time and clock (gun) time?
Clock time is the time it takes from the official start of the race to when you cross the finish line. Chip time is the time it takes you to go from the start line to the finish line.

What if I have never run or walked in a 5K race before?
That’s perfectly fine! FLAT AS A PANCAKE is a great event for beginners and experienced athletes alike.

Can I run with IPods, mp3 players, or headphones?
These devices are not banned from FLAT AS A PANCAKE, however, Race To Cure Lymphoma strongly discourages the use of these items for safety reasons. Besides – don’t you want to hear all of our volunteers and the spectators cheering just for YOU?!

Will FLAT AS A PANCAKE participants receive a finisher’s award?
It wouldn't be a Race To Cure Lymphoma event without a finisher's award! You train hard and to celebrate your accomplishment, each participant will be awarded our coveted pancake medal at the finish line and also be eligible for age group awards. In fact, a good number of participants may leave with three medals - Breakfast Club medal, finisher's medal and age group award.

What are the categories for age group awards?

The age groups are as follows: 14 & under, 15 – 19,  20 – 24, 25 – 29, 30 – 34, 35 – 39, 40 – 44, 45 – 49, 50 – 54, 55 – 59,

60 – 64, 65 – 69 and 70 & over. Winners will be awarded three deep and results be posted shortly after each race.

Will an awards presentation be held?
An awards presentation will recognize the top 3 overall male and female finishers. The age group winners may pick up their award at the registration table after the results are posted. Anyone not picking up their award can email the Race Director and make arrangements to pick-up their award at Big River Running in Town & Country.

Where can I find my results after the race?
All official times will be available at the Sons of Rest pavilion within 20 minutes after your finish and posted later in the day on Big River's website.

Is there a water stop on the race course?
Our awesome and enthusiastic volunteers will be serving refreshing water and cheering for you at 1½ miles and just beyond the 5K finish line for our 10K participants.

Is the race certified for the correct distances?
Both the 5K and 10K distances are accurately measured and certified.

Is there a time limit to complete the course?
There is no time limit and we'll have enthusiastic course marshals riding their bicycles to provide additional support.

Are toilets located at the start/finish line?
Johnnies on the Spot will be available near the Sons of Rest Pavilion including a hand washing station

Is there a cause/specific charity that benefits from this event?
Race To Cure Lymphoma is a recognized 501(c)(3) and all proceeds benefit local cancer organizations such as: The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Camp Rainbow (summer camp for kids with cancer).

Can my family and friends come to the race?
Absolutely! Bring your friends and family to cheer YOU on – better yet get them to run or walk with you. They can also purchase breakfast tickets on race day if the urge for a heaping plate of pancakes is tempting their taste buds.

Race To Cure Lymphoma

St. Charles, Missouri 63304

Email: racetocurelymphoma@gmail.com

 

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