Saturday, September 14, 2019

The Swift Family Run is back again for 2019!

Get your running legs ready and join the Chapman community for a fun and FREE! morning of running and family activities. Walkers welcome as well! This is an opportunity to engage the whole Chapman community and promote active lifestyles on our beautiful Chapman campus. This year’s event will once again include four distinct events open to Chapman students, siblings, parents, teachers & staff. Sign up for one or more!

Register online by September 1 (midnight) to be entered in the raffle for a free run t-shirt!
All teachers/staff who register will qualify for a special Staff Raffle.


Wallace Park (1516 Northwest 25th Avenue)
The event will be held at the large grassy field between the baseball diamonds.

8:30 – 9:15 AM – Registration
9:30 – 11:00 AM – Races
9:00 – 11:30 AM – Expo

1 Mile
400 meter
4 x 400 meter relay
Kid’s Dash

There will be snacks and drinks, family-friendly games and activities, Chapman gear for purchase, giveaways, and more!

One lap on the grass around the two baseball fields is 400 meters. View a large downloadable PDF here or click the image below.


Swift Family Run 2019 t-shirts in youth and adult sizes will be available for purchase online starting on 8/1. Stay tuned!

T-shirt and bib pickup will be on Friday, September 13 during/after Round Up in the main lobby of Chapman Elementary School from 7:45-8:30am. 


Registration will open on 8/1!


To help make this event a success, day-of volunteers are needed and appreciated! Sign up coming soon!


THANK YOU to all of our corporate sponsors and in-kind donors. Please support them!


1. Is this event open to the public?
No, this is a private Chapman community event open to families & staff at Chapman.

2. Are strollers allowed?
No strollers on the course please. We want to minimize congestion and provide a safe route for everyone.

3. Are dogs allowed?
Dogs are not allowed on the course. They are allowed in the park but must be on leash. There is an off-leash dog park in Wallace Park.

4. Is the race timed?
No. This is a fun run. We will have a race clock so you can time yourself.

5. Where can I park?
Parking will be limited. Please respect the neighbors and others who will be at Wallace park for sports or other activities. We strongly encourage you to walk if you are close to the park. Consider it a warm up for your running legs!

6. What is the Family Mile?
There will be two mile events: Challenge and Family. Challenge is for anyone who plans to complete it under 7 minute pace. Family is open to all levels, and everyone is welcome to participate!

7. What is the 4×400 meter relay?
A 4 x 400 meter relay is a mile race with teams of 4 runners who each complete one 400 meter lap. You can sign up as a team of 4, or part of a team or an individual and you will be placed on a team on race day.

8. Does everyone race at once?
For the 400m and kids’ dash, we will have multiple heats based on grade levels.

9. Is there day-of registration?
Yes, you can sign up on the day-of the race until the events fill up. Each of the events are capped at a limit to minimize congestion on the course.

10. I’d like to volunteer or help with this event.
Great, all help is welcome! Sign up for volunteering coming soon.

Have more questions? Please email