Celebrate Chinese New Year, also called Chinese Spring Festival, by joining us for a long-standing Phoenix tradition – the annual Chinese New Year 5K Run & Wok.
NEW Location: We are excited to announce that this year’s Chinese New Year Run & Wok will be at a new location. It is still in Papago park, but we’ve moved to an amazing 5k course that is across the street from the Zoo.
Start/Finish will be in the West Buttes Parking Lot (Gavin Parkway and Papago Park Road). Parking is still on the east side of Gavin Parkway in the zoo’s west overflow parking lot, then you’ll walk west and cross Gavin Parkway to get to the start/finish line.
Time: 9 am start, pick up your race packet anytime after 7 am
Cost: $30 until October 1, 2019; $35 until January 1, 2020; $40 after
Route: The new 5k route does a big loop around Papago Park, circling the golf course and passing by the scenic buttes. You are going to love it. It is a really nice run/walk course on fine gravel not pavement.
Do I get a MEDAL? Yes, there will be commemorative Chinese New Year themed finishers medals for everyone, plus age division medals (age categories for every 10 years). Everyone gets a t-shirt and medal.
Can we bring the kids? Absolutely! Papago Park is a lovely metropolitan park – plan to stay after the run to feed the ducks and have a picnic. Or go to the zoo! The course is on a trail, so it may not work for all strollers. It is pet friendly, we just ask that you let the speedsters go off first!
West Buttes Parking Lot at Papago Park is across from the Phoenix Zoo, just south of McDowell Road off of Gavin Parkway. You will park in the west parking lot at the zoo and walk across Gavin parkway to the start/finish of the race. Head for the big green arch!
YEAR OF THE RAT
Come help us celebrated the Chinese Year of the Rat