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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  

All registered participants will be fully refunded.


Join Our Lady of Joy Parish and Knights of Columbus for this inaugural 5K Run & Walk, benefiting those in need across Greater Phoenix.

The Race for Joy will take place on April 7, 2018 at Our Lady of Joy Parish in Carefree, Arizona. An awards presentation and pancake breakfast will follow this event.


All Registrants will receive a commemorative dri-fit t-shirt, custom event medal and complimentary pancake breakfast.

Non-registrants may purchase a pancake breakfast for $5.00.

Registration fees

About

Our Lady of Joy Knights of Columbus 

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RACE FOR JOY

Our Lady of Joy Conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Foothills Food Bank has helped those in need across Carefree, Cave Creek and North Scottsdale for several years. This ministry strives to connect our calling from God to serve the needs of His people. These two wonderful organizations are composed of people who give their time and resources to help those in need. 

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For instance, The Foothills Food Bank:

Currently helps 500 or more families per month; over 3200 families per year

Helps over 1,000 children annually

The need for help is growing at a rate of 10% per month

Over 980,000 pounds of food is distributed annually

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Our Lady of Joy has 30 dedicated Vincentians serving our area

They provide on-call teams that will, 24 hours a day, visit those asking for assistance assessing their needs then helping with or directing them to the needed services like:

Help with rent

Vehicle maintenance or gas

Dental work

Obtaining prescriptions

Help with short term financial needs

Help us restore JOY to those in need. We ask for your support so that you too may participate in this great mission. Please join us in supporting everyone as we “Race for Joy”!

Mail-in and In Person Registration

To register by mail please complete and return our Mail-in Registration Form!  Please make checks payable to StartLine Racing.

To register in person, please come to the Our Lady of Joy Parish Office (map) prior to Friday, April 6th. For registration on Friday, April 6th and Saturday, April 7th please see below under Packet Pick-Up Opportunities.

What You Get!

  • Custom Event Medal for all participants

  • Custom Event Dri-Fit Tech T-Shirt for all participants

  • Age Group Awards for Top Three in all Age Groups.  Our age groups are the following:

    • 8 & Under, 9 & 10, 11-13, 14-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & Over

  • Pre-Race "Runner's Brunch" (bagels, fruit, water, Gatorade, etc)

  • Complimentary Pancake Breakfast for all participants starting at 9am

  • Chip Timed with Real Time Results and Photos on our Website or Mobile App (on Apple and Google)

  • Course set/marked by StartLine Racing to maximize your experience!


                                                             
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Become a sponsor!

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Interested in becoming a sponsor?  Call Race Chairman Terry White (623-512-2296) or James McGarrity (480-677-0198)


Feed Sponsor – $1000

– Name prominently displayed on event t-shirts

– 8 race entries and 8 event t-shirts

– 8 complimentary pancake breakfasts

– Listed on Registration website

– Listed on headline banner at event

– Listed in “Race for Joy” event day brochure

– Name and logo on mile-marker course signposts

– Displayed on OLJ website, bulletins and social media


Clothe Sponsor – $500

– Name prominently displayed on event t-shirts

– 4 race entries and 4 event t-shirts

– 4 complimentary pancake breakfasts

– Listed on Registration website

– Listed in “Race for Joy” event day brochure

– Name and logo on mile-marker course signposts

– Displayed on OLJ website, bulletins and social media


House Sponsor – $300

– 2 race entries and 2 event t-shirts

– 2 complimentary pancake breakfasts

– Listed on Registration website

– Listed in “Race for Joy” event day brochure

– Displayed on OLJ website, bulletins and social media


Heal Sponsor – $150

– 1 race entry and 1 event t-shirt

– 1 complimentary pancake breakfast

– Listed on Registration website

– Listed in “Race for Joy” event day brochure

All Sponsorship monies will be processed by the Carefree Christopher Columbus Association (C.C.C.A.) a 501(c)(3) Corporation by Our Lady of Joy Knights of Columbus, P.O. Box 3558         Carefree, AZ 85337

Race Day Information

  • Race Day Registration will be available beginning at 8:15am.

    • We accept cash, check, and credit cards on race day

  • Race Day fee will be $45

  • Stroller friendly event

  • Leashed pet friendly event

  • Due to the common start/finish line, there is no bag check for this event.

Course Map

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Packet Pick-Up Opportunities

  • Friday, April 6, 2018 from 4-7pm at Fleet Feet Sports (map).

    • Fleet Feet Sports is located at 18261 North Pima Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

  • Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Our Lady of Joy Parish (race location) beginning at 8:15am.

Event Schedule

  • April 6 4:00 PM - Packet Pick-Up at Fleet Feet Sports 4-7pm

  • April 7 8:15 AM - Race Day Packet Pick-up and Registration Opens

  • April 7 9:00 AM - Pancake Breakfast

  • April 7 9:15 AM - 5K Begins

  • April 7 10:30 AM - Award Ceremony Begins (approx)

Contact Information

Event Location

36811 North Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ, United States

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