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9th Annual Laura's Run
5K, 5 Mile
Sat, Apr 11, 2015
Running-5K - Individual Age group/open
Run/Walk-1.5 Mile - Individual Age group/open
About This Activity
Details: Join us for the 9th Annual Laura's Run, celebrating the life of Laura Hart Burdick and the amazing work she has inspired. Laura's Run features a 5K Run, 1.5 Mile Run/Walk, Doggie Trot, and Kids' Dash. The event concludes with raffle prizes, live music, refreshments, and fun for the WHOLE family. This year's Laura's Run will also serve as the final event in the Dignity Health AZ Run Series.
The first “Laura’s Run” was held in 2007. It was organized by Laura’s family and friends as a celebration of her remarkable spirit. Everyone agreed that it was a fun day of shared remembrances and family-friendly events. The recurring question was, “Are we going to do this again next year?” The answer was “Yes!” So began the annual “Laura’s Run”, proceeds of which support the lung transplant program at St. Joseph Hospital's Heart and Lung Institute.
What You Get!!
Custom Event Finisher's Medal
Custom Event Dri-Fit Tech T-Shirt
Age Group Awards for Top Three in all Age Groups
Pre- and Post-Race "Runner's Brunch" (bagels, fruit, water, Gatorade, etc)
Course set/marked by a professional race management team to maximize your experience!
5K & 1.5 Mile Walk
$30 through April
$35 on Race Day
Kids' Dash & Doggie Trot FREE!
Event details and schedule
Schedule of Events
Friday, April 10
4:00 - 6:30pm Packet picket up and late registration. Location TBA
Saturday, April 11
7:00am Race Day Packet Pick-up & Registration Opens
8:00am 5K Run Begins
8:10am 1.5 Mile Run/Walk Begins
9:00am Awards Begin (approximate)
9:15am Dignity Health AZ Run Series Award Drawing Begins (approximate)
All participants will be chip timed by StartLine Racing. Age group awards will be issued to the top three participants in all age groups (5 year age increments will be used).
Can't run/walk in the event but want to participate? We are always looking for volunteers to help support our athletes. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete our Volunteer Application!
Laura successfully battled leukemia as a college student but found that her lungs had been damaged during treatment. Her only option would be a lung transplant. She underwent transplant surgery at Stanford University Medical Center in January 2003. In April, she returned to Arizona with her husband, Jon, to live and thrive with her "gift of life". In September 2005, Laura died due to complications from infection.
During her transplant experience, Laura identified needs for additional services that could reduce some of the challenges that transplant patients and their families face during their illness, surgery, and recuperation. It was her desire to help provide such services to her fellow organ recipients. When St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix introduced its new lung transplant program in 2007, the board of Laura's Foundation recognized it as an opportunity to fulfill Laura's aspirations!
Dignity Health AZ Run Series Information
Laura's Run will serve as the final event in our new Dignity Health AZ Run Series, a collection of four races that will benefit the amazing work done at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center and the Barrow's Neurological Center. All participants will receive 10 series points for each event they participate in. Additional points will be awarded for top 10 finishers in each gender and top 5 finishers in each age group.
Need more motivation? The top 100 point earners in the series will be entered into our Dignity Health AZ Drawing. Along with multiple prizes from our sponsors, one runner will win a VIP Suite to a 2015 Arizona Diamondbacks game!