Gilbert Days 5K & 1 Mile Run

Event Date

Fri, Nov 14, 2014


Gilbert, AZ

About This Activity

The 30th Annual Gilbert Days 5K and 1 Mile and Family Expo is Gilbert’s premiere athletic event.  The event is held within the boundaries of Freestone Park, utilizing sidewalks, equestrian trails, and the main entrance to the park. With 1,200 registered runners expected,  (40 %children), this race has the largest participation of youth runners in the valley.  In addition, 3,000 spectators are expected.

The event is kicked off with the ever so popular Mascot Race, where sponsor mascots compete for the Mascot Award and of course “bragging rights”. For the runners, medals are presented to the top three finishers in 20 age divisions for both male and female 5K participants.  The event is capped off with post race giveaways, the awards ceremony consisting of awards, free massages, and participants and spectators visiting vendor and sponsor booths at the event Expo.

Event details and schedule

Mascot Run                 4:30 p.m.

1 Mile Run                           4:45 p.m.

(Runners with Stroller, dogs or children under 8 years old please line up in back)

5K Run                         5:00 p.m.

1 Mile Awards

Participation Awards will be awarded to finishers 12 and under.  This is a “For Fun” event and run times will not be recorded.

5K Awards

Awards will be given to the overall male and female 5K winners and the first 3 finishers in each division.  The 5K will be a chip timed run.

Age Divisions

0-8, 9-12,13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Sue Vant Hof Award

Schools that have at least 10% of their enrollment registered for either the 5K or 1 Mile Run will receive a participation plaque for the school.

Race Packet Pick Up

November 12th and 13th      2 – 6 p.m.  at the Parks and Recreation Office 90 E. Civic Center Drive

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