The Broccolini 5k Run/Walk & 1 Mile Fun Run

Event Date

Sun, Oct 26, 2014


Phoenix, AZ

About This Activity

The 24th annual New England Half Marathon takes place on a scenic, point-to-point course during the peak of autumn. It starts on the west end of Cherry Woods State Park and, after two loops, proceeds directly south to the beautiful Willow Hills. You finish the last half mile running past an apple orchard with a live band motivating you to cross the finish line. It’s a Boston Qualifier, for those of you who are competitive.
This run is not the 24th annual New England Half Marathon. It is the Broccolini 5k & 1 Mile Run/Walk and it supports the Alport Syndrome Foundation. It was established to raise awareness for Alport Syndrome and Broccolini. We have a long history of putting on the running events over the past 8 years and are particularly proud of this one.

The Alport Syndrome Foundation is a volunteer-led organization started by families affected by this genetic kidney disease. They are a 501(c)(3) non-profit Foundation that gives a voice to all those affected by Alport Syndrome and champions research to find a cure. The majority of those affected by Alport Syndrome are boys who require dialysis or a kidney transplant by their early 20s. Proceeds from fundraising will be used for outreach and patient education. Please help us make a difference in the lives of patients and families dealing with this disease. To get more information visit

It also raises awareness for Broccolini. Broccolini is often misclassified as a “young” or “baby” broccoli. In reality this is not the case. Broccolini is allowed to fully develop before it is harvested. It was created as a hybridization between broccoli and gai-lan.  It is simply delicious.


This even will also benefit the Boy Scounts of America as a service project. 

Event details and schedule

The Event: Race Start 8:00am

                        Sunday, Oct. 26th, 2014

                        Reach 11 Sports Complex 2425 E Deer Valley Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85050

Registration online at:

                      or @ packet pick-up or day of.

5K Broccolini Run/Walk: $20.00

1 Mile Weenie Run/Walk: $20.00

Race Director: Joshua Charles Grisa


Packet pick-up: Friday, Oct. 24th, 2014 - 4:00pm - 7:00 pm

                        @ iRun 4730 E. Indian School Rd.

                        Phoenix, AZ 85018

                        Or before the race.

Participants will receive commemorative t-shirt(excellent), pre & post-race refreshments, entertainment, and a chance to win great prizes. There will also be booths for our sponsors and beneficiaries. Winners get awards. This is a Broccolini themed event. The event will not be chip timed if you wish to track your time you are permitted to time yourself or use our official clock at the finish/start line.

Parking: This will be at Reach 11 Sports Complex near the soccer fields. If this becomes full, there is additional parking at your first left once you enter the park followed by a short walk, or jog if you're feeling up to it, to the start.

For info. on being a sponsor please contact Josh Grisa at

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