Run for the Ta Tas

Wilmington, NC & VIRTUAL RACE
October 3

When & Where

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Mayfaire Town Center
(Grass lots behind Belk)
936 Town Center Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28405
– or – 
Run virtually October 2nd – 4th!

Distances

5K  –  TIMED or VIRTUAL
1 Mile Kids  –  TIMED or VIRTUAL
1 Mile Adults  –  TIMED or VIRTUAL

Start Times

7:40 AM  –  Sub 24 Minute 5K Women
7:42:30 AM  –  Sub 24 Minute 5K Men
8:10 AM  –  30 Minutes or Faster 5K
8:50 AM  –  45 Minutes or Faster 5K
9:40 AM  –  1 Hour or Faster 5K
10:00 AM  –  1 Mile Walk/Run

VIRTUAL OPTION AVAILABLE TOO!

2019 Run for the Ta Tas Photos

2019 Run for the Ta Tas Results

LIVE IN-PERSON RACE INSTRUCTIONS

While we are excited to celebrate the Run for the Ta Tas, we want to be sure we’re celebrating safely.

For participants running the race in person, here is our social distancing and sanitization plan.

  • Start Line
    1. There will be a seperate Start and Finish Line.
    2. Ground markings will be at the start line to start 6 feet apart.
    3. Waves times are listed near the top and bottom of this page in the schedule sections.
    4. Participants are asked to arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before their Wave Start Time.
    5. Single use face masks will be available at the start line. Per the NC Governor’s Executive Order: Participants are to wear a mask, including at the Start Line.  Masks can be removed once the race starts. Do not wear while running.
  • Finish Line
    1. Participants will be asked to exit the finish area following their race.
    2. Single use face masks will be available at the finish line.
    3. Spectators are not permitted at the Start and Finish Lines to stay within the mass gathering number.  To watch runners, please find a spot anywhere along the course.
    4. Water bottles will be available at the finish line for runners to grab on their own.
    5. Finisher medals will be distributed at packet pickup.
  • Water Stop
    1. Small water bottles will be available at the water stop for runners to grab on their own.
  • Face Coverings
    1. Single use face masks will be available at the start line. Per the NC Governor’s Executive Order: Participants are to wear a mask, including at the Start Line.  Masks can be removed once the race starts. Do not wear while running.
    2. Single use face coverings will be available at the finish line.
  • Cleaning & Hygiene 
    1. Staff will perform routine cleaning of any frequently touched areas.
    2. Hand sanitizer will be readily available at the Finish Line.
  • Monitoring for Symptoms
    1. Participants are being reminded if they display any of the COVID-19 symptoms, or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, to remain home.
  • Protecting the Vulnerable Populations
    1. We are asking all participants who fall into the vulnerable population class to stay home and run the event virtually.
  • Registration /  Awards
    1. Onsite Registration: Day of registration will not be available at packet pickup or at the race.
    2. Awards:  Overall and Age Group awards will be available for pick up at Fleet Feet Wilmington.

VIRTUAL RACE INSTRUCTIONS – READ BEFORE YOU RUN!

1. GET THE IYR VIRTUAL APP

– Download the App called “IYR VIRTUAL” on your phone.  IYR has several apps, so be sure to download the one called IYR VIRTUAL. The App is not required, but makes uploading your results automatic.

– Once you open the App, you will be asked for your name and email address to find your registration record.  You will need to use the email address associated with your registration profile. If someone else’s email address was used for your registration profile, you will need to use that email.

2. RUN YOUR RACE

– Run or walk the distance you registered for at any time and anywhere between October 2 and on October 4.

3. SUBMIT YOUR TIME (read before you run)

Option 1: Run with the IYR Virtual App, and let it record your finish time. The App will track your run, tell you when you finish the race, and automatically upload your finish time to the race results.

1) When you’re ready to run, open the IYR Virtual App using the email address associated with your registration record.

2) Search for the name of the race.

3) Click on “Tracker” and then on “Ready for My Race”

4) You will be prompted to enable Background Location in your Settings.  Make sure this background setting is set to ALWAYS, and NOT Only When Using.  The ALWAYS setting ensures that if the phone goes to sleep, or you play music, the App will still track your run.  Following your race, simply go to Settings, find IYR Virtual, and turn off Background Location.

Option 2: Use the IYR Virtual App to Manually Upload your results from your Garmin, GPS, or Strava to the IYR Virtual App after your race.  After your race, open the App, find the race, click on Tracker, then Upload Results.

Option 3: Submit your results through a Google Form.  Just use the link to submit your finish time.  Please note, it does take our team a few days to upload these results online.  SUBMIT FINISH TIME HERE

4. SHARE YOUR PICTURES

– Be sure to take pictures of your run/walk and share them with us.  We will be creating a Facebook album.  SUMBIT PICTURES HERE

The Run for the Ta Tas is a 5K Chaser Race with a 1 Mile Kids Run and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk. But this is not your typical 5K – a Chaser Race is a unique race format where women start first, giving them a head start over the men. Men start exactly 2 mins & 30 secs after the women start (Hint on the name: Run For the Ta Tas).

For 2020, competitive women and men will still participate in the chaser race.  All other participants, men and women, will start together in waves.  Wave start times will be based on mass gathering numbers at the time of the race.

#RunForTheTaTas

About the Causes

This year proceeds will benefit The Pink Ribbon Project, Love is Bald, and Going Beyond the Pink. During Registration you have the option to donate an extra $10 to the charity of your choice.

5K Awards
• First to cross the finish line = $250
• Top 3 Overall, Male & Female = $100, $75, $50
• Top 3 Masters (40+), Male & Female = $50, $40, $30

Top 3 in Age Groups, Male & Female
(Fleet Feet Gift Card)
11 & Under, 12-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Fastest Breast Cancer Survivor
(Trophy)

1 Mile Kids Awards
Top 3 Overall, Boys & Girls
(Trophy)

Awards will be available for pickup at Fleet Feet Wilmington.

PLEASE NOTE: Awards are for In-Person Race Participants ONLY

Race Swag

The 2020 Race Swag includes a Running Buff and “No Stopping the Fight” Finisher Medal!

This is a fast and flat paved road course that takes runners around Mayfaire Town Center, with little road traffic.

This race course is also stroller & wheelchair friendly!
However, dogs are not allowed on this course so please leave them at home or with a non-running spectator.

Schedule & Parking Info

Friday, October 2, 2020

Fleet Feet Sports
1125 Military Cutoff Rd. D
Wilmington, NC 28405

3 PM – 6 PM  –  Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup will also be available at the race, but only 10 minutes prior to each wave start.

Virtual Participants: Race packets must be picked up at the packet pickup, or your packet can be mailed to you for an additional fee.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Mayfaire Town Center
(Grass lots behind Belk)
925 Town Center Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28405

7:40 AM  –  Sub 24 Minute 5K Women
7:42:30 AM  –  Sub 24 Minute 5K Men
8:10 AM  –  30 Minutes or Faster 5K
8:30 AM – 45 Minutes or Faster 5K
8:50 AM  –  45 Minutes or Faster 5K
9:40 AM  –  1 Hour or Faster 5K
10:00 AM  –  1 Mile Walk/Run

Race Day Parking

Parking will be available around the Mayfaire Town Center Shopping Center area. The lots around Belk are closest to the start & finish area.

Want to Sponsor the Event?

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REGISTRATION & PRICING

Thank you for your interest in the 2020 Run for the Ta Tas.

At this time, the event is sold out.  If the North Carolina Governor increases the mass gathering number prior to the race, we will open more spots.  However, we are also sold out of finisher medals and gaiters.

We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you will join us next year when restrictions are lifted. 

Kind Regards,
The Run for the Ta Tas Team

2020 SPONSORS

Title Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor

Packet Pickup Sponsor

“C” Sponsor

Bib Sponsor

Water Stop Sponsor

Official Restaurant Sponsor

FAQ & GUIDELINES

Waiver: The Registration Agreement & Liability Waiver is linked to the Online Registration. This must be selected and approved during registration.

Packet Pick-Up: Family or Friends may pick-up your Race Packet at Packet Pick-Up.

On-Site Registration: Registration is available starting one hour prior to race start. It closes 20 minutes prior to start.

Timing: Jaguar Bib Chip Timing will be used to time this race

Weather: This race is rain or shine. It will be postponed, rescheduled or cancelled if a severe weather warning is in effect.

Refunds: There are no refunds, registration will be accepted as a donation.

Entries are not transferable to other races Timed by Go Time as each race is organized by a different group.
We must stick to this policy as race items have been purchased based on current registrations and it is not fair to choose who receives a refund and who does not.