Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
The Raiders 5K is a chip-timed out-and-back 3.1-mile run/walk to benefit the Raiders Foundation, with a focus on supporting mental health and suicide prevention.
The Raiders 5K will be on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at Allegiant Stadium. After the race, awards and activities will be held on the field.
Friday, March 3rd
2:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Packet pick up in Lot B
Saturday, March 4th
6:30 AM - Parking opens in Lot V
7:00 AM – Road closures begin
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM - Packet pick up in Lot B
8:30 AM – ‘Group’ queuing begins
9:00 AM - Race starts
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Allegiant Stadium opens for Post-Race On-Field Celebration (open to all guests)
10:15 AM – Overall and Award Group winners announced
12:00 PM – Road closures end, event ends
Registrants will receive:
- Raiders 5K T-Shirt
- Raiders 5K Medal
- Raiders 5K Race Bib
- Raiders 5K Gift Bag
- Access to the post-race on-field celebration inside Allegiant Stadium
The Raiders 5K has sold out and we are no longer able to accept any further registrations.
Yes, your family and friends can attend in the post-race activities on the field but will not be permitted on the course while you run unless they are participating themselves.
All children 6 and older must be registered for the 5K and have a race bib. All children 5 and under are free and do not need to be registered.
You may use a stroller, but all those with a stroller will start at the back of the pack for the safety of all racers. Bicycles, wagons, and recreational scooters (such as kick scooters) will not be permitted. Wheelchairs and mobility scooters are always welcome.
We encourage participants to arrive early to give yourself ample time to find parking, arrive at the starting line and self-seed.
Complimentary parking will be available for the Raiders 5K on a first-come, first-served basis at Lot V.
Please note: There will be multiple road closures as part of the race route for the 5K. Road closures begin at 7:00 AM and will end at 12:00 PM. These roads include: Dean Martin, Polaris, and Hacienda immediately surrounding Allegiant Stadium.
Please refer to the map below for reference.
Rideshare drop-off and pick-up only is in Lot N.
Please note that the NFL Clear Bag Policy will be in effect.
For information regarding Allegiant Stadium prohibited items and policies, please refer to the A-Z Guide here.
Packet pickup will be on Friday, March 3rd at Allegiant Stadium in Lot B from 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM. You must bring a photo ID to pick up your own packet and the packet of any minors you registered.
Someone may pick up your packet if they can present a photo or copy of your photo ID.
To 'beat the crowd’ we strongly encourage you to pick up your packet the day before on March 3rd at Allegiant Stadium during packet pickup from 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM. But, if you are unable to pick up your packet at that time, packet pickup will open on race day from 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM.
Unless you signed up for the virtual 5K, all participants in the live race must pick up their packet in person. We are unable to ship packets due to cancellations.
There is no guarantee we can exchange your shirt, but if you are unhappy with your shirt size you may come to the packet pickup tent after the race to see if there are any shirts available to exchange.
Yes, for the in-person race, your bib will contain a chip that activates and times once you start and cross the finish line. The virtual race bibs will not contain the timing chip. We will be providing the link to access race results closer to Race Day.
Participants will self-sort themselves into groups based on their anticipated completion time. Groups will be organized by staff near the starting line, and staff will bring the groups to the starting line in heats. The fastest time group will start first at 9:00am, with the proceeding groups starting in heats every 2 minutes.
There will be seven groups divided by age ranges:
- 18 and under
Awards will be given to the best times per age group. Award groups are separate from the start-time groups.
The Raiders 5K is an out-and-back race that will begin on Al Davis Way, wrap around Allegiant Stadium, continue along Hacienda and turn around at Luxor Dr.
The entire race is run on a paved surface.
There will be a water stop at the halfway ‘turnaround’ point (1.55 miles into the course)
Water will be provided at the start and finish lines for participants. After the race, fruit will be given to participants at the finish line. Food and beverage will be available for purchase inside Allegiant Stadium during the post-race field celebration.
Weather, emergencies, or other issues of public safety may cause cancellation or postponement of the Event(s), outside of the control of event management. For all such occurrences, we are unable to offer refunds in the event of cancellation, but registered participants will have two options:
1. Switch to the virtual event and receive all your items via mail; or
2. Donate event registration fees to the Raiders Foundation.
The specific protocol for allocating participant registration fees will be communicated to participants in the case of an event cancellation.
A 5K is formally 3.1 miles, or 5 kilometers. To participate in the virtual Raiders 5K, you would register online, select ‘virtual’, and still receive a Raiders 5K bag, bib, participant medal and shirt. You would then determine your own route that covers the distance, can do the 5K at your own pace and track your pace however you would like.
Yes, virtual registrants should expect to receive their packet by March 1st. Due to the extended distance of shipping, international participants may receive their packets after this date.
Unfortunately, no. Awards will only be given at the live race.
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