Summer isn’t exactly the greatest time of year to be running in the desert; however there are several races in the Phoenix area and some in the higher, cooler elevations for runners to partake in. Here I have listed some of the races that caught my eye.
5-8-10 7:30 AM Arizona Road Racers Rio Vista Luck Of The Draw
8K Run, 8K Walk, 2 Miles Fun Run/Walk Peoria, AZ
5-15-10 7:00 AM Stroller Strides 5K Walk/Run At the Phoenix Zoo
5-22-10 7:00 AMMartinCharities.org 5K Fun Run/Walk Westgate City Center, Glendale, AZ
5-29-10 7:30 AM Arizona Road Racers Summer Series #1 5K Handicapped by age and gender Run Papago Park Phoenix, AZ
6-5-10 6:30 PM Tucson Medical Center Meet Me Downtown 5k Night Run/Walk
5K Run, 5K Walk
6-26-10 7:30 AM Northland Hospice Run for Life Featuring: Aquafina/Pepsi 10K
• 5K • 1-Mile Kid’s Fun Run. Pancake breakfast for all runners! Flagstaff, AZ
7-4-10 6:30 AM Arizona Road Racers Summer Series #3 4 Miles Run, 4 Miles Walk, 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk. Rio Vista Park, Peoria, AZ
7-11-10 5:00 AM Everyone Runs with the Roosters Kinney Rd. 5 Miler Old Tucson Studios
8-7-10 6:30 AM Vail 5k XC Run/Walk – Race #1 of the AZ Dirt Hog XC Series 2010 Vail, AZ Steve Taggart 520-820-6447
8-14-10 6:00 AM 33rd Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Half Marathon and 5K
8-15-10 7:00 AM 33rd Annual America’s Finest City Half Marathon & 5K San Diego, CA (everyone in Phoenix goes to San Diego each summer, don’t they?)
10-17-10 Denver Rock and Roll Marathon I will be there gaspin’ and graspin’. The race will be followed up with the Broncos vs. Jets game at Invesco field, and it is also my wedding anniversary. What a glorious day!