Build a Foundation
Add some variety to your exercise routine. Run one day and strength train the next. This will not only hold your interest in the workouts longer, but it will give your body the time it needs for recovery. Additionally, you are covering more muscle groups throughout the body and keeping the workouts motivating and different.
To build up endurance for your 5K race include some interval training as part of your regimen. Use hill sessions and up-tempo to your runs to do this. Hold a steady running pace where you do not feel like you are just about to die, but that you can keep going.
Head to the track for shorter interval runs while learning to pace yourself. Learn to conserve your energy during the first part of the race and then to let go in the second half so you can make it to the finish line of you 5K race.
GLOBAL ENERGY RACE IS BACK!
Bimbo Bakeries is proud to host its 5th annual Global Energy Race! On Sunday, September 22nd, 35 cities and 22 countries will join together to set families and individuals of the world, in motion. Phoenix returns for the fourth year in a row as one of five U.S. cities participating in this global race. Phoenix Municipal Stadium will once again host the world's race and festivities!
About Global Energy Race
Global Energy Race is for everyone: competitive runners, casual walkers, families, friends, and everyday joggers looking to come out and participate in Bimbo's healthy, active lifestyle initiative. It is truly a global event; In 2016, Global Energy Race broke the Guinness Book of World Records for the most 10K races held simultaneously worldwide on the same day!
Bimbo Bakeries is also proud to partner with local area food banks during September (Hunger Awareness Month). For every kilometer completed by participants, 2 slices of bread will be donated to St. Mary’s Food Bank to support the local Phoenix community. Every step helps feed someone in need.
The Global Energy Race festival area at Phoenix Municipal Stadium will feature fun for everyone! Make sure to check out the post-race recovery zone, refueling snack stations, food trucks, music, special guests, and much more!
The course will take you along Papago Park and Papago Golf Course, with stunning views of the famous Hole-In-The-Rock at Papago Park! After reaching the end of Galvin Parkway, 5K runners will return on the out and back course while 10K runners will connect with the Arizona Cross Cut Canal. Along the Canal, runners will pass by the Desert Botanical Gardens providing great scenic views.
The 10K is a USATF certified course. Chip timing will be used for this distance.
Parking and Transportation
Free parking is available onsite at the parking lots across from Phoenix Municipal stadium.
The nearest METRO Light Rail station is the Washington Street and Priest Drive station. It is about 1/2 mile south of the stadium.
Male and Female first-place 10K winners will receive a trip for two (2) to Buenos Aires to run in the 2020 Global Energy Race!* In addition, trophies will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in the Men’s and Women’s 10K.
All participants in the Global Energy Race will receive a medal at the finish line!
All registered participants will receive a race packet that includes:
• Tech Runners T-shirt
• Tote bag
• Race Bib with timing chip
• Finisher's Medal (received at finish line)
• And many other giveaways
Packet pick-up will be available on Friday and Saturday before race day, as well as the morning of the race, at Road Runner Sports at 43 S McClintock Dr, Tempe, AZ 8528
Packet Pickup: Road Runner Sports (43 McClintock Dr, Tempe AZ 85281) during the below timeframes.
Friday, September 20th: 3:00pm-6:00pm
Saturday, September 21st: 2:00pm-5:00pm
*Strollers and dogs will not be allowed in either race.
9/22 (Race Day) *subject to change
6:00AM to 6:45AM – Check-in
7:00AM – 10K Start time
7:15AM – 5K Start time
Awards ceremony to follow completion of the 10K
10K First Place Prize
AWARDS (10) (Two (2) awards provided each Race (one (1) male and one (1) female): A trip for award recipient and one (1) guest to participate in the 2020 Global Energy Race scheduled to take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Trip includes round-trip international coach air transportation for award recipient and one (1) guest from major gateway airport nearest award recipient’s residence (as determined by Promoter) to Buenos Aires, Argentina, two (2) nights standard hotel accommodations (one (1) room, double occupancy), ground transportation to/from airport/hotel and hotel/race location, registration for winner and guest to participate in the 2020 Global Energy Race, and breakfast, lunch and dinner for winner and guest while on trip (exact location and cost of each meal to be determined by Promoter and its subsidiaries, in their sole discretion).
Challenge begins 6/5/19 at 12:00 a.m. PT, and ends 9/22/19 at 7:30 AM PT. Open to individuals who are 13+ and legal residents in their jurisdiction of residence and are eligible to participate in the challenge or any race. Eligible minors will be required to have their parent’s or legal guardian’s execute a Global Energy Race participant release on their behalf prior to being eligible to participate. Void where prohibited. Subject to full Participation Terms and release, available at www.globalenergyrace.com. Provided by Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc., 255 Business Center Dr., Horsham, PA 19044.
Begins 6/5/19 at 12:00am PT, ends 9/22/19 at 6:30am PT. Open to legal residents of the U.S. & D.C. (excluding AL, HI, IL, MA, MS, & SC), 13+. Eligible minors must obtain their parents’ or legal guardians’ consent prior to participating. Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. will donate 10 slices of bread for each eligible 5k race registration and 20 slices of bread for each eligible 10k race registration, with a max donation of 250k slices of bread donated. Of the 250k slice max donation, a min of 20k slices will be donated to each of the following 5 food banks; (i) St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance; (ii) Los Angeles Regional Food Bank; (iii) Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida; (iv) Philabundance; and (v) North Texas Food Bank. Residents of AL, HI, IL, MA, MS, & SC and legal residents of jurisdictions outside of the U.S. & D.C. are encouraged to register for an eligible race, however, their participation/registration will not affect the amount of bread slices donated. Visit www.globalenergyrace.com for complete Terms & Conditions. Provided by Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. Information concerning the participating food banks, including financial, licensing or charitable purpose may be obtained at their respective websites at www.firstfoodbank.org/, www.lafoodbank.org/, www.feedhopenow.org, www.philabundance.org/, and www.ntfb.org.