It’s time. You promised in your New Year’s Resolution to start on that fitness program. Here it is. A 5K Run & Walk to make your resolution count. 80% of success is just showing up…
Location: Ramada 9&10, Papago Park, Phoenix
Time: 9 am start, pick up your race packet anytime after 7 am
Cost: $30 unit August 1, 2019; $35 until December 1, 2019; $40 after
Route: You’ll enjoy a scenic, supported run or walk through Papago Park next to the zoo, then along the paved canal path behind the Botanical Gardens and back through the park past Hole in the Rock. Safe, no road crossings and flat!
Can we bring the kids? You betcha! 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 stroller friendly, we just ask that you let the speedsters go off first!
I am not in shape…. Can I still race? Of course – round is a shape! And that’s what New Year’s resolutions are all about, getting yourself in better shape. From racing stallions to couch potatoes, everyone is welcome.
Do we get any good swag? Yes, everyone gets a logo’d tshirt and a finishers medal plus we’ll have age division medals (age categories for every 10 years). You won’t want to miss Portillo’s chocolate cake!
Race is limited to 300 runners and walkers. No race day registration.
Pick up your packet on race day after 7 am, or on Saturday January 4th at Fleet Feet in Scottsdale (18261 N Pima Rd E 135, Scottsdale, AZ 85255) between 2 and 4 pm.
DIRECTIONS and PARKING
Papago Park is beside the Phoenix Zoo, just south of McDowell Road off of Gavin Parkway. When you enter the park, head to the north end of the zoo parking lot. Park there and walk east to the start/finish of the race. You’ll see the big arch!
Share your RESOLUTION
Bring your New Year’s Resolution… you can write it on a blank bib to wear during the run.