Paws 2 Read 5K


Event Date

Sat, May 7, 2016


Mesa, AZ


Activity Today Later

Running-5K - Individual Age group/open

$35 $35 Closed

Running-Virtual Run - Individual Age group/open

$30 $30 Closed

About This Activity

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, May 7 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.
Can't make it on race day? Check out our Paw 2 Read Virtual Race below!

Event details and schedule

Mail-in & Virtual Run Registration

To register by mail please complete and return our Mail-in Registration Form!

Can't make it to this year's event but still want to participate? We are excited to announce our Paws 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 custom event finisher's medal and custom event t-shirt. 

All Virtual Run Participants Receive:
  • Registration Goody Bag
  • Runner’s Bib
  • Custom Event Finisher's Medal
  • Custom Event T-Shirt

All Participants Receive:

  • Custom Event Finisher's Medal
  • Custom Event Dri-Fit Tech 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, Gatorade, etc)
  • Real Time Results and Photos on our Website or Mobile App (on Apple and Google)
  • Registration Goody Bag

Race Day Information

  • Race Day Registration will be available beginning at 6:30am at Mesa Public Library - Red Mountain Branch.Cost of registration on race day will be $50.
    • We accept cash, check, or credit card (VISA and Master Card only) on race day
  • There will be a 1 hour completion cutoff for all race day participants.

Packet Pick-up Opportunities

  • Friday, May 6, 2016 from 3-5pm at Mesa Public Library - Red Mountain Branch (map)

  • Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Mesa Public Library - Red Mountain Branch (race location) (map) beginning at 6:30am.

Event Schedule

  • May 6 03:00 PM - Packet Pick up: Red Mountain Library

  • May 7 06:30 AM - Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-up Opens

  • May 7 07:30 AM - 5K Run/Walk Begins

  • May 7 07:35 AM - 5K Run/Walk with dogs begins

  • May 7 07:40 AM - 5K Run/Walk with strollers begins

  • May 7 09:15 AM - Award Ceremony Begins (approx)


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