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Animals, Holiday, Running, Walking
10th Annual Fulton Homes 12K's of Christmas
Do you love pets? and Christmas? Then you won’t want to miss this annual festival, to be held at Freestone Park in Gilbert on Saturday December 8th. Host to one of the largest pet adoption events of the season, this unique family festival celebrates health, fitness and the joy of Christmas, while supporting local animal rescue groups. Over 20 pet rescue groups will be in Santa’s Pet Village, there to educate you more about the animals they help and to raise money by selling fun Christmas gift items for you and your pets. Dogs, cats and rats - they will all have adoptable pets just waiting to find a forever home this Christmas. Santa’s Pet Village and the Christmas Bazaar are open from 7:30 am through 12:30 pm with free admission. For the more active, there is a run/walk event - the 12k’s of Christmas - offering a 12k run, 6k run/walk and a 1.2k “Santa Sled Run” for families. There are Christmas carolers and performers along the run/walk route and Santa has wrapped gifts under the tree for the most Christmas spirit and the best Christmas-themed running outfits (on people and their pets).
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Benefit/Fundraiser, Running
Cupcake Chase 5k Benefiting LCSA
Join us for our inaugural Cupcake Chase 5k race on January 5, 2019. Located at Arizona Falls, make one of the first races of the new year your fastest race! We offer you a fast, flat course and professionally timed event with cupcakes at finish line! New to running? This is a perfect first race! Walkers are also welcome! Best of all this is an event to benefit Labor's Community Service Agency. We provide affordable housing at lower-than-market rates; transitional housing for homeless families; transportation for low-income families through our SHIFT (Securing Help in Family Transportation) program; and comprehensive case management. LCSA helps Arizona families overcome barriers, empowering them to become self-sufficient and break the cycle of homelessness. We serve more than 700 working class, low-income and vulnerable individuals each year. Our focus remains on families with children. Fundraise $200 for LCSA to have your entry fee waived!
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Benefit/Fundraiser, Running, Holiday
Gilbert Turkey Trot
Started in 2011, the Gilbert Turkey Trot is a local-run philanthropic 5k and 1 mile fun run. This event unites the community in an effort to raise money and increase awareness for local charities AZ Brainfood and Families Fighting Blindness. It is a Thanksgiving day tradition situated in the heart of Gilbert run by volunteers who champion a commitment to service and fun. What started as a small neighborhood gathering a Thanksgiving morning has grown into a family tradition that attracts thousands of participants each year and to date has raised more than $240,000 for our charities.
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Running, Walking, Holiday
Hanukkah Hot Chocolate 5K/1K Run
Start the holidays off right with some exercise…with a treat at the end! Join us at The J for the very first Holiday Fun Run Series and participate in a 5K or 1K Run/Walk. The 5k will be a timed run/walk, while the 1K is a non-timed fun run that you can run or walk, starting in our sculpture garden. We encourage participants to bring the family. The 5K is free for kids 6 and under with registered parent (shirt not included). No pets allowed though, sorry! Shirt is not guaranteed after 11/12, please register early! Prices: 5K Timed Run/Walk; $20 through 10/28/18; $25 – 10/29/18 to 12/1/18; $30 – Race Day. 1K Non-Timed Run/Walk: $10. For more info, call 520-299-3000 x 255 or email
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Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Community Event, Running, Expo/Trade Show
Humana Rock 'N' Roll Arizona Marathon & 1/2 Marathon and Health & Fitness Expo
For over 20 years, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series has made running fun by infusing each course with live bands, cheer teams and more. In 2018, we are brought our best to the Synchrony Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & 1/2 Marathon with more music, runner support, and community engagement every step of the way. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & 1/2 Marathon kicks off your New Year with a beautiful backdrop and weather, and with a Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and KiDS ROCK, there is something for everyone.
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Loko Bandito Obstacle Run
Run, jump, crawl or drag your way past various obstacles along a timed course. A children's course will be offered as well.
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OUR Phoenix Rescue Run
Runners and walkers, come join us for the 3rd Annual O.U.R. Phoenix Rescue 5k Run and Kids Run. Course will be held at the Peoria Sports Complex, a perfect location for a fast, flat race that is stroller friendly. Professionally timed by Race Timers, 5k participants will receive a T-shirt and custom medal, finish line snacks, raffle, and complimentary race photos to download. Additional medals awarded to the top overall finishers as well as the top finishers in each category.
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Rio Salado Trail Run 15K | 10K | 5K
The 15K, 10K and 5K are mixed terrain looping courses with varying elevations. The courses wind up and down along and across the Rio Salado Salt River and its banks. Each consists of paved and dirt paths with a few small jaunts across areas of the river basin containing river rocks. These courses are a perfect way to enjoy the beauty and wildlife of Rio Salado, a hidden gem in the heart of downtown Phoenix, Arizona. If making a decision to use a sport stroller or wheelchair, please keep in mind that this is a trail run with different terrain and elevations. This event and its courses are also pet friendly.
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Running, Benefit/Fundraiser
Santa Hustle® Arizona 5k and Half Marathon
It's not just a race. It's a magical experience. Come join the Santa Hustle® magic on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at the Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale, Arizona. 5K and Half Swag: Santa Hat, Santa Beard, Performance Hoodie, and Finisher Medal. Kids Race Swag: Santa Hat, Santa Beard, Santa Bib, and a Finisher Ribbon. Bonus: Add on the NEW Mrs.Claus package during registration for only $19.95 more! It will include a Red Tutu, Arm Warmers, Candy Cane Socks, and Santa Hustle Tattoos! Half Marathon Start: 8:00 AM 5K Start: 8:10 AM Kids 1-Mile Run: 7:30 AM Race Charity: Glendale Fire Charities URLs: Tickets: Facebook:
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Benefit/Fundraiser, Animals, Social Event, Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Running, Walking
The New Year's Day HAIR of the DOG Run/Walk
The HAIR OF THE DOG Run/Walk (HOTD), benefiting the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, is a New Year's Day destination, not to be missed. And for so many good reasons! - For those that stayed-up to ring in the New Year, no problem: the HOTD does not start until 11am! - For those looking for an 8k (5-mile) PR: cool temps and a mostly flat course will make for fast running! - For those kicking-off New Year’s Resolutions for a fit 2019: this is the perfect opportunity to challenge yourself! - There's Live Music, Exercise Endorphins, Cool Swag, a Fur-baby Race, and Hair of the Dog -- because we love a good running party! - And for those that enjoy spending time with their canine companions: Party with your Pooch and do the One-mile Doggie Dash. The HOTD strives to be the capstone of your winter holiday and a pre-eminent fitness event. Runners and Walkers of all abilities are invited to participate.
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