Paws 2 Read 5k

5K

Event Date

Sat, Jan 9, 2016

Address

Mesa, AZ

Pricing

Activity Today Later

Running/Walking-5K - Individual Age group/open

$30 $30 Closed

Virtual Running/Walking-5K - Individual Age group/open

$25 $25 Closed

About This Activity

ABOUT THE RACE

Grab your running shoes and join us for a stroller and leash-friendly 5k event to benefit Paws 2 Read!

Our first annual Paws 2 Read 5K Run will take place on Saturday, January 9 2016 at Mesa Public Library-Red Mountain Branch! The race starts at the library, takes a scenic loop around the Red Mountain lake and concludes back at the library for a fun runner’s festival featuring our supporting businesses and organizations.

Paws 2 Read is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering reading programs that allow children to enhance their literacy skill by reading aloud to pet therapy animals. Our programs enable children to establish confidence in their reading capabilities, free from worry of messing up a word or being laughed at. The experience of a non-critical, caring environment can truly change a reader’s outlook on life and that is why Paws 2 Read was created.

Can’t make it to this year’s event but still want to participate? We are excited to announce our Paw 2 Read Virtual Race. A virtual race is a race that can be completed from any location. You can walk, use the treadmill, run outside or even participate in another race. You can run your race at your pace wherever you like. All virtual race participants will receive a race bib and finisher’s medal. All you have to do is register as a virtual runner.

All In-Person Participants Receive:

  • Registration Goody Bag
  • Runner’s Bib
  • Official Timing Chip
  • Custom Event Finisher’s Medal
  • Custom Event T-Shirt
  • Age Group Awards for Top Three in all Age Groups (Race Day Participants only)
  • Pre- and Post-Race “Runner’s Brunch” (bagels, fruit, water, etc)

All Virtual Run Participants Receive:

  • Registration Goody Bag
  • Runner’s Bib
  • Custom Event Finisher’s Medal

Event details and schedule

REGISTRATION DETAILS AND SCHEDULE

5k Run/Walk* Early Registration (prior to Dec. 25th): $30
5k Run/Walk* Registration (after Dec. 25th): $35

Virtual 5k Run/Walk: $25

*In-person race will have a 1 hour completion cutoff.

Strollers and leashed dogs are welcome to accompany you during the race.

PACKET PICK-UP

Friday, January 8, 2016 from 4:00 – 7:00 AM – Location TBA
Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Mesa Public Library-Red Mountain Branch (race location) beginning at 7:30 AM.

PARKING

Free parking will be available at the Library. We recommend you carpool as spaces are limited.

FESTIVITIES

Festival activities include a vendor expo, food trucks and live music. Guests are welcome, and encouraged to head over to the library for their events, including LEGO club and an appearance by a local author.

EVENT SCHEDULE

Jan 8th, 4:00 PM – Packet Pick up: Location TBA
Jan 9th, 7:30 AM – Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-up Opens
Jan 9th, 8:15 AM – Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-up Closes
Jan 9th, 8:30 AM – 5K Run/Walk Begins*
Jan 9th, 8:35 AM – 5K Run/Walk with Dogs Begins*
Jan 9th, 8:40 AM – Stroller 5K Run/Walk Begins*
Jan 9th, 10:15 AM – Award Ceremony Begins (approx.)
*In-person race will have a 1 hour completion cutoff.

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