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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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For the Family, Children, Benefit/Fundraiser, Running
14th Annual Run for Ryan House
Come one, come all for the 14th annual Run for Ryan House featuring a 5K and 1 Mile Family Fun Run on Saturday, Oct. 6 at Mesa Riverview Park. We invite you to get outside and spend the morning with us and assist in our mission to continue to provide world-class care and programs for the medically fragile children and families we serve as they navigate life-limiting or end-of-life journeys. Event highlights include: • Runners, walkers, wheelchairs, strollers, dogs, teams & virtual runners welcome • A shirt, bib, goodie bag, and a participation medal • Race Expo and awards ceremony • Sign up to create your personal fundraising page • New friends and great memories!
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Community Event, Benefit/Fundraiser, For the Family, Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Running, Walking
1st Annual Pleasant Harbor Dam Cancer! 5K Run/Walk
Pleasant Harbor and Evofit, will be hosting the 1st Annual Pleasant Harbor Dam Cancer! 5K Run/Walk at Lake Pleasant on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The race will take place on the New Waddell Dam which is 4,700 feet long and 440 feet high. Construction of the current Lake Pleasant dam, began in 1984, commencing in 1994. Never open to the public, runners will have a unique vantage point running high above the lake’s surface. Tickets for the Dam Cancer! 5K Run/Walk are $46.00 and available online at Children, 10 years and younger, are free with parent supervision. Registration for the event begins at 8:00 a.m. and the entry fee includes a T-shirt, snacks, timed run and access to activities on the Pleasant Harbor event lawn after the race, including a DJ, vintage car show and food trucks. The event ends at 1:00 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Wigged Out, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help return a sense of self and confidence to individuals who are afflicted by medically related hair loss. The organization has provided more than 500 wigs to people in need.
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Walking, Running, Benefit/Fundraiser
2018 Phoenix Walk for PKD
Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) causes multiple fluid-filled cysts to grow in the kidneys resulting in massive enlargement and eventually leading to kidney failure. PKD is the 4th leading cause of kidney failure. The average size of a healthy kidney is a human fist. Polycystic kidneys can get as large as a football, and weigh up to 30 pounds each. Parents have a 50 percent chance of passing PKD to each of their children. Unlike some genetic diseases, it does not skip a generation. The annual Walk for Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is our signature fundraising and awareness event and the largest gathering of PKD patients, families, friends and supporters. The funds raised through the Walk for PKD help us take strides towards reaching our goal to end PKD and ensure no one faces the disease alone. In 2018 more than 50 inspiring events will occur in cities across the nation. The Walk is a family-oriented event that honors and supports loved ones, creates a sense of community and provides hope for a better tomorrow. With your help, a treatment is within reach. Sign up your team and start your fundraising now. For more information contact Anne Brown
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Community Event, Health & Wellness/Nutrition, For the Family, Benefit/Fundraiser, Children, Running
43rd Annual 3TV Phoenix 10K and Half Marathon
Join us for Number 43. We offer a 5k, 10k, Half-Marathon and 1 Mile fun run for ages 12 and under. This is the race that started it all, bringing the City of Phoenix to its feet back in 1976. Founded by Dr. Art Mollen, his vision brought our growing, vibrant city together with a sport still in its infancy. It set the charge used to ignite the running boom in Arizona. Over the years, the race has hosted Olympic Gold medalists, American record holders and more first time race participants than any other event in the southwestern United States. It's not just Arizona's original road race. It's not just a great party. It is Phoenix at its finest!
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Benefit/Fundraiser, Running
Avondale Veterans Day Ceremony, Fun Run & Hero’s Breakfast
Help us honor our Veterans and their families with a Fitness Challenge and Hero’s Breakfast at Estrella Mountain Community College. Net proceeds support the new Southwest Valley Veterans Center at Luke Airforce Base. The day will kick off with a Fun Run at 8:30 am, Hero’s Breakfast at 9:00 am and Ceremony at 9:30 am. Hero’s Breakfast is free to all Veterans, their families and all race participants. This event is hosted by the City of Avondale and Estrella Mountain Community College Veterans Center. Registration is required.
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Running, General
Dragons & Skulls
Explore this fantastic planet where beautiful mysterious 3D creatures collapse into a terrifying place filled with 4D mammoth gorgeous beasts! Be a part of the scenery after all its your world! Cosplay is all the rage at Dragons Zombies & Skulls and we welcome wild, strange, unique, curiouslycostumed characters. The Dragon After Party is extreme featuring mesmerizing visual effects and stages of top music and cutting-edge production.
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Community Event, Running
Gilbert Days Glow Run
The Gilbert Days Glow Run is an event designed for people of all ages and athletic abilities. Runners, walkers, skippers and jumpers are welcome to join in for an evening filled with glow sticks, black lights and great music. This event is not timed, making it ideal for both experienced runners and first-time participants. On your mark, get set, let’s glow!
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Walking,Running,Benefit/Fundraiser,Children,Community Event
Make-A-Wish Arizona Phoenix Walk For Wishes
Walk For Wishes® is our biggest, family-friendly celebration of the year, powered by volunteers, companies, donors, supporters and wish families! Everyone of all ages and all abilities is invited to join us for a morning of fun, games and wishes to celebrate wishes granted and help raise funds for Arizona children battling critical illnesses, one step at a time. Create a team with your friends and family today – then get ready to turn your steps into wishes.
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Community Event, Running, Walking
NorthBridge's 2nd Annual Run For Success
Join NorthBridge students in a fun 5k (3.1 mile) run/walk. This event is open to the public and is designed for runners, walkers, families, and teams, looking to come together and support the NorthBridge Program as we continue to provide support for students with learning differences. The 2nd Annual Run for Success NorthBridge to AZ Falls 5K will be held on Saturday, November 10th, 2018 at Arizona Falls. If you are interested in participating but are not sure the 5K is for you, participate in the 1-mile fun run/walk held just before the 5K kicks off. The 1-mile fun run/walk is a good option for all skill levels and ages. We will have warm-ups, music, and snacks throughout the morning.
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