Race Email #1

In case you missed it, here’s the information we sent out via email to all participants today …


Thank you for registering for the Inaugural #RUN3rd 5k! With only 26 days until race day, we wanted to share a few bits of race information with you.

Packet Pick-up

Packet Pick-up will be held at Tribe Multisport in Mesa on Friday, April 10th from 3-7pm. Tribe is located on the SW corner of Power & McDowell at 6655 East McDowell Road, Suite 101 – Mesa, Arizona 85215. This is a great chance to stock up on last minute race needs!

We will also be offering race-day packet pick-up starting at 6:30am at Red Mountain High School, located on the south side of Brown, east of Power Rd. at 7301 East Brown Road – Mesa, Arizona 85207.

Race Schedule – Saturday, April 11th – Red Mountain HS

6:30am – Packet pick-up and race-day registration open
8:00am – 5k begins
Following the 5k we will have awards for top runners, giveaways and raffles.


Our race expo will be open from 7am-noon and will take place on the Red Mountain High School football field. The expo is free and open to the public.

Raffle: Many of our sponsors, vendors and friends have donated great items for you to win. All runners will receive one free raffle ticket at packet pick-up; additional tickets can be purchased for $1 each or 6 for $5.

Vendors: We will have booths set up by our sponsors and expo vendors with activities and information. Stop by, say hi and thank them for supporting our students!

Food Trucks: Bring your appetite! Affogato, Liberty’s Biscuits & Kick’s Frozen Yogurt will be there all morning and they are all donating a portion of their sales to our benefactors!

Dogs (and other animals): We have had a few questions regarding running with dogs. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed on school grounds as per MPS policy so we kindly ask you to leave your furry friends at home for this event.

Comedy Show

If you’re looking for something fun to do in the evening, we suggest visiting our presenting sponsor – Jester’Z – and catching a family friendly improv comedy show. They are located in the Mesa Riverview shopping center and have shows on Friday and Saturday nights at 7pm and 9pm. Reservations for tickets can be made on their website by clicking here.

Virtual Runners

For those of you running with us virtually, you are welcome to run your 5k anytime between now and April 30th in any location around the world!

After you complete your 5k, please visit our #RUN3rd 5k Event page on Facebook and let us know how it went so we can celebrate with you. We would love to see pictures of where you ran and hear your #RUN3rd story!

Shirts and medals will be mailed out to our virtual runners after April 11th.

Switching Events

If you were planning on joining us in Mesa on April 11th and are no longer able to, you may switch to the virtual 5k at no cost. The last day to switch events is when online registration closes on April 8th.

We greatly appreciate your support of our running programs! In case you missed it, click here for a story on one of the running clubs benefiting from our event.

Thank you and we’ll see you soon!

Kris & Mindy

And They’re Off Racing, LLC