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Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 - Red Mountain High School in Mesa, Arizona
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Virtual Run Option

Are you unable to join us in Mesa? You can participate via our virtual option! Same great race shirt and medal get delivered to your door, and you help make a difference for kids in need!

Our Sponsors

Please support the businesses that support our event!
Jester’z Improv Comedy
JesterZ Improv Comedy specializes in LIVE improv comedy performance and has been performing for audiences of all ages and corporations since 2001. Improv comedy shows are performed weekly in Mesa’s Riverview Plaza. In addition to shows at our theater we also perform for companies and do corporate training, private parties, and event entertainment all over Arizona as well as across America… From Nebraska, Texas & Utah to Hawaii. HAVE COMEDY – WILL TRAVEL!!
NextCare Urgent Care
When you are in need of urgent care, wouldn’t you like to be assured that you are going to receive exceptional, affordable service? As one of the nation’s largest providers of urgent care and occupational medical services, NextCare strives to ensure you and your family will experience the highest level of care. With 35 locations in Arizona, there is sure to be a NextCare near you!
Kohl’sFIT
Kohl’sFIT is a program that promotes active lifestyles and healthy eating for children and families through community outreach and education and via the website at www.kohlsfit.com. The Kohl’sFIT program promotes being fit and eating well. The program encourages effective, community-based strategies to enhance healthy behaviors in children, families and their communities.
Las Sendas Animal Hospital/Grooming
We are a full service veterinary hospital providing exceptional medical care. Our team is dedicated to providing you and your pet with the very best veterinary healthcare available seven days a week. We treat each of our patients just as we would want our own pets to be treated- with care, compassion, and understanding. Take comfort in knowing that your pet’s well being is as important to us as it is to you. We look forward to meeting you and your pets!
East West Karate Mesa
At East West Karate, our classes and teaching methods help children become confident, raise self-esteem, and instill a positive self-image. Children also learn self-defense and safety skills that will prepare them for everything from bullying to peer pressure. We also offer a variety of classes for adults! Whether your goal is to lose weight, learn self-defense techniques, or simply mix up your normal gym routine with an amazing workout — East West Karate has something for everyone!
Cadence Running Company
We believe that running is a lifelong pursuit, and we want to keep you running strong by helping you find the right shoe for your gait, and all the accessories you need to make running enjoyable. In addition to runners, we also work with walkers, injury referrals from doctors and physical therapists, as well as people who are simply just on their feet all day, and need comfortable shoes. Whatever your needs are, the team here at Cadence Running Company would love to help you.
Mathnasium of Mesa
When math makes sense, kids leap way ahead – whether they started out far behind or already ahead in math. Our formula for teaching kids math, the Mathnasium Method™ has transformed the way kids learn math for over a decade across 500+ centers in the US and Canada! Mathnasium of Mesa has provided homework help and math tutoring to hundreds of students in the Mesa and Apache Junction communities since 2004.
Massage Envy
Massage Envy offers many different types of massage to choose from: Swedish massage for overall body relaxation. Deep tissue massage to loosen those stubborn knots that keep your muscles tied up and tense. Sports massage to stretch marathon runners and weekend warriors alike. Pre-Natal massage for soon-to-be moms, and Reflexology for you new parents who forget to take care of yourselves. Best of all, every massage is customized to your specific needs.
Desert Ridge Home Services
Choosing an Air Conditioning Repair or Installation Company in Arizona can be a challenge, even more so if you are having an urgent cooling emergency! Finding a trustworthy company that delivers professional, competitively-priced service and efficiently restores your air conditioning is tricky. Rest assured, choosing Desert Ridge Air Conditioning will exceed your expectations.
Sparkle Athletic
Sparkle Athletic was born out of the blood, sweat and sparkle of three friends. Long-time runners and triathletes Carrie, Elise and Kelly stormed the Surf City USA Marathon in Huntington Beach, California clad in sparkle running skirts. Little did they know it was the beginning of something great… and something very sparkly. Haven’t you heard? Sparkle is the new black. Become a member of #TeamSparkle today!
Sun Devil Auto
Sun Devil Auto was founded in 1978 and has remained a family-owned and operated business ever since. We are located on Power Road, just south of McKellips in East Mesa, and provide quality auto repair service when you need it. Our ASE certified technicians only perform work you authorize, and guarantee all work in writing. Sun Devil Auto has the specialty diagnostic equipment needed to successfully evaluate your vehicle. We are also a proud member of the Better Business Bureau and have received an A+ rating.
Low Budget Movers
Choosing Low Budget Movers as your movers doesn’t mean you are sacrificing quality of work for price. With us, you get both! We know that your belongings mean a lot to you, and that you are looking to hire a local Phoenix-area moving company that you can trust to get the job done. With years of service and more happy customers then we could fit into all of our moving vans, we are ready to assist you with your residential move, commercial move or anything else in Arizona.
Elite Fitness
A fitness facility that actual cares about its members. We here at Elite Personal Training and Gym believe in fitness and the benefits it has on people, not only physically but emotionally. With this in mind, we want to have a community within our facilities that represents this belief, and that accepts everyone at all stages of the fitness journey. No matter what your goals are, we are here to help. We are called to be different, and to a higher Standard.
Bert Jones Photography
Bert Jones Photography, who provided free race photos last year’s event is back for 2016! Bert can handles all your photography needs including weddings, special events, family portraits and anything else you need.
Woods by Will
Will has been crafting numerous items of various designs over the past 20 years. Woods by Will is a two-person operation; Will does all of the woodworking and his wife, Mary Ann, handles the business and website updates. Will takes pride in his attention to detail and does not take shortcuts. In all cases, the items available are not limited to those shown online. He will be happy to work with you in designing new products.
D-Backs Race Against Cancer
The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation is thrilled to announce the 2016 D-backs Race Against Cancer presented by the University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital will be on Sunday, April 10 in downtown Phoenix, beginning and ending at Chase Field. The 4th annual event will benefit Arizona non-profit organizations that provide screening, treatment and support for those dealing with all types of cancer. Join fellow D-backs fans as we walk and run together to raise money for this important cause!
Party People Rentals
For all your party rental equipment needs, turn to Party People Rentals & Sales in Phoenix, AZ. We offer equipment for all events, including weddings, corporate parties, and birthdays. Feel free to schedule an appointment for a consultation to discuss your specific needs with one of our event rental consultants at either (602) 264-0062 (Phoenix) or (480) 998-1088 (Scottsdale).
Hammer Nutrition
Hammer Nutrition says it all- “To help people attain the highest degree of health and performance using a holistic approach to nutrition and fueling. We support our products and the athletes who use them with honest information and the best customer care.” Use the link below to visit their website and save 15% off your first order!
Brothers’ Ink Productions
Award-winning Film Production Company with offices in Los Angeles, California and Phoenix, Arizona. This includes the Brothers’ Ink Production, Reveille, Emmy Award Winning short film and Brothers’ Ink Productions and Locker 13 Motion Picture. We are a feature movie production, TV and film production company as well as a book publisher.

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