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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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kind Snacks
There’s healthy. There’s tasty. Then there’s healthy and tasty. KIND believes you deserve both—it’s their brAND philosophy. What began with just 8 bar varieties in 2004 has grown to over 22 bars and 6 Healthy Grains snackable clusters, and a multitude of new recipes being perfected and refined to our standards in the KIND kitchen. So whether your snacking style is choosy or adventurous (or both), they’ll always be thinking up new ways to delight your taste buds and keep your body happy.
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.
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!
Train hard, be green in our moisture wicking technical shirts. Wegrynd was created to fill the need for eco-friendly running wear at an affordable price. Made from 55% bamboo charcoal and 45% recycled polyester our premium, lightweight fabric will keep you cool and dry while shielding you from the elements and reducing odor. Use promo code #RUN3RD for 15% off online orders.
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).
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!
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!
Headsweats line-up include washable, airlight, supremely wicking hats and visors that dominate the triathlon, rowing, adventure racing worlds. They continue to work relentlessly to bring the most cutting-edge, advanced and fun headwear products to new markets for construction workers, chefs, police forces, snow-boarders, and marathoners alike. Use code EVERYSTEP25 to save 25% off your regularly priced online order.
T. and Cookies
Cookies for any occasion! Let Tia and her team add custom deliciousness to your next party or event. Use the link below to visit the T. and Cookies Facebook page for more information and to see samples of their work!
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.
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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