El Paso Veteran Food Pantry Dash 5K Run & Walk


Event Date

Sat, Jun 11, 2016


El Paso, TX


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El Paso Veteran Food Pantry Dash 5K Run & Walk

$12.50 $12.50 Closed

About This Activity

                                                2nd Annual El Paso Veteran Food Pantry Dash 5K Run and Walk

                                                            Benefiting the VNP (Veteran Non Profit of El Paso)

Sponsored by: Prudential, BlackBrush Energy, Security Service Federal Credit Union, Dell Fort Bliss Ambassador Team, Great Lakes Computers, Western Tech College, GC Services, Rebuilding El Paso, EPVRA (El Paso Veterans & Riders Association), Push Fitness West Side, and USAA.

Race Starts at 8:00 am on 11 June 2016 at Ascarate Park! Award Ceremony starts at 9:45 am!

Help us fill the shelves of the El Paso Veteran Food Pantry by participating in this great event! Last year we raised over $2,800 for the VNP (501c, nonprofit charity who runs the Veteran Food Pantry). Packet pickup, day of race registration, pre-race vendors, and informational booths will open at 6:45am on 11 June 2016. This year we'll also have a higher quality race teeshirt. This year's shirt will be a mix blend shirt! Sign up before 1 May 2016 to guarantee teeshirt and size!

VNP is currently providing meals for over 300 veterans and their dependents monthly. All funds received by the VNP stay locally and provides for our El Paso Veterans! This event is their largest fund raising event.

Bib Pickup: 10 June 2016 at the VNP 4317 Dyer Street, El Paso Texas 79930 from 11am to 7pm. (VNP has two new signs making the location even easier to find!)

Participants can also pickup their bibs at the event starting at 6:45am

Donations: Can goods, clothing items (in good conditions), and cash donations can be donated during both packet pickup and day of the event. Additionally donations can be made at any time during the race registration period here at RunSignUp.com. Just select the donation tab!

The El Paso Veteran Food Pantry has established a relationship with local vendors. These relationships enable them to purchase a pound of food for .15cents.
$1 = 6 pounds of food
$2 = 13 pounds of food
$5 = 33 pounds of food
$10 = 66 pounds of food

The El Paso Food Pantry will also be accepting can food donations at their location during the packet pick up!

A $1 dollar raffle will also take place during the race. All proceeds go directly to The Veteran Food Pantry. Tickets will be on sale at the event. The following items are up for raffle:

Dell Laptop and Free CrossFit training at Push Fitness West Side

Registration Fees:

Registration NOW OPEN!

November 1st, 2015 to December 31st, 2015      $12.50 Race Fee
January 1st, 2016 to February 15th, 2016,           $15.50 Race Fee
February 16th, 2016 to March 31st, 2016,           $20.00 Race Fee
April 1st, 2016 to June 5th, 2016,                        $25.00 Race Fee
Registration at Bib Pickup* & Day of Race         $30.00 Race Fee

Day of Race Registration starts at 6:45am and closes at 7:45am.

We're planning for another Groupon campaign between May and June; however, the $12.50 fee will be the cheapest fee!

Event shirts size guaranteed for everyone that signs up before 1 May 16. This year's event shirt will be 50 / 50 Mixed Blend Shirt (higher quality than last year's shirt). Shirt sizes after 1 May 16 will be first come first served during bib pickup.

Groups larger than 15 participants, Army Units, School Teams, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, please contact us for a discounted rate.

No Refunds: Race will happen shine, rain, or dust storm! ! !

Award Ceremony at 9:45 to award Top Finishers, Biggest Team, Event Profit Check to VNP, and $1 Raffle Prize Winners. Individual age group winners medals will be availibale for pick up at the VNP or will be mailed to winners upon completion for the official results.

Unofficial results will be available prior to the award ceremony and Official Results will be posted within one week of the race completetion.

Race Rules:

1. Race will be RFID timed

2. All participants must cross the start and finish line to be timed

3.  Participants must fully cross the finish line for RFID Chip to be measured. (Participants wanting to return to the course to finish with friends, must cross the finish line prior to returning to the crouse!)

Trophies will be presented for overall Male and Female Finishers and largest Team*
(*Largest Team will be determine by the group with the greatest number of team members wearing a team shirt or uniform during the event.)

Medals will be presented for the top three male and female finishers in the following categories:
9 & under, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over.

Refreshments to be provided for participants at the finish line by USAA.

*Participants are responsible for paying the park entrance fee.


Prudential, BlackBrush Energy, Security Service Federal Credit Union, Dell Fort Bliss Ambassador Team, Great Lakes Computers, Western Tech College, GC Services, Rebuilding El Paso, EPVRA (El Paso Veterans & Riders Association), Push Fitness West Side, and USAA.

With your support, we hope to have a bigger and even better event this year! Help us raise even more funds for the Veteran Non-Profit(VNP) as they are serving our EL Paso community by feeding almost 300 veterans a month! This annual event is the VNP largest fund raising event.

Please follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MJM-Timing-Service-Race-Coordinator-Service-651091081668437/timeline/?ref=hl

Official Race Page: https://runsignup.com/Race/Events/TX/ElPaso/ElPasoVeteranFoodPantryDash5KRunWalk#event-72411

Can’t wait to see you there!

Interested in sponsoring or know of a business interested in sponsoring the 2nd Annual El Paso Food Pantry Dash 5K Run & Walk will be 11 June 2016, please contact the race director at mike@mjmtimingservice.com for sponsorship packages.

Tips for RFID Event Timed Events:

1. Place the bib or chip as directed. Most RFID chips are placed directly on the race bib. Place the bib on the front of your shirt, preferably in the middle of your chest. For races with shoe or bracelet RFID chips, place them exactly as directed. Placing your bib anywhere else can lead to it not being read, wrong time, or disqualification from the event.

2. Don't bend or fold your bib. Bending or folding the bib can result in the RFID chip being damaged or cause malfunctions.
With MJM or Orbiter events, a black rubber strip is placed on top of the RFID chip. This is an additional step we do to ensure the chip is protected. Majority of RFID chips placed directly on to the race bib will have some protective material over it. If you are able to see a metallic chip on your race bib, place notify someone ASAP.

3. Talk to the race registration table or race director before switching bibs or races. Switching bibs is normally not allowed and can results in issues with the results.

4. If race day registration is available, sign up at least 15 minutes before the race start time! This will ensure your time is included in the unofficial / race day results.

5. Make sure you cross the sensor at the start / finish line. If you don't cross in front of the sensor, it can't capture your race time. If you want to return to the course so you can complete it with a friend, you are more than welcome too! Just pass the sensor before turning around to find your friend.

6. If you want to gather around the finish line after the race, please remove your bib. This will remove any remote chance of the chip being registered by the sensor again.

7. Give the race timer and race director time to put together the results, gathering around or asking questions about an individual time, slows the unofficial results process down. If you believe you are a top finished or won your age bracket but need to leave early, please see the race director.

8. No system or method of race timing is perfect, mistakes happen. Most errors are caught during the initial result screening. Unofficial results may contain errors and that is why Official Results take long times to publish. If there is an error, please bring it up calmly to the race director. Be able to say who (what bib numbers) you finished around and or what time your GPS watch, map my run, or strava has. Please remember GPS based tracking and RFID will have a time difference normally of a few seconds or up to 2 minutes.

9. Always check to make sure there are not any special race instructions. Certain type of races or RFID systems may have different requirements. Check the race rules to be on the safe side!

By following these simple steps, we can all work together to ensure RFID timed races are accurate with majority of errors being avoided.

We want every race experience to be a positive one and no matter what, please remember these events benefit a cause. MJM is trying to identify the best, most cost effective way for races to be accurately timed, while providing charities the lowest timing service fees.

Good or bad, we learn from every event!


*Participants are responsible for paying the park entrance fee.

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