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Join the Luke Jones Foundation for their 2nd Annual Luke Jones Memorial 5K!  This 5K event will be held on January 12, 2019 at Foothills Park in Glendale.


Luke's Legacy, The Luke Jones Foundation will use event proceeds to support its mission, which is to provide assistance to public safety and first responder families in times of tragedy and difficulty, tuition assistance for EMS and paramedic courses, and adoption assistance for families struggling to fund the adoption. 

Luke's Legacy mission is to make it a little easier for families to cope when tragedy strikes, create beautiful families and advance awareness in the firefighting profession.


About Luke Jones


Luke Jones began his pursuit of firefighting when he was 18 years old and became a firefighter/paramedic for Daisy Mountain Fire Department in 2005 so he could serve his community and sacrifice for others. Luke had a passion for helping people, which made the fire service a perfect position for him. He would have given you the shirt off of his back, an ear to listen, a laugh to lift your spirit and the last dollar in his wallet if that is what was needed. He sacrificed for others and was honored to do so. 

At the age of 37, Luke's life was tragically taken on January 22, 2017, leaving behind a wife and a 1 year old daughter.  

In order to honor Luke, continue to serve his community, carry on his giving heart and try to turn this tragedy into something positive, Luke's Legacy, The Luke Jones Foundation was created.   

Registration fees

5K Run/Walk Closed

  1. $35.00
    Oct 25 - Jan 11

Mail-in and Virtual Registration

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

Can't make it to this year's event but still want to participate? We are excited to announce our Luke Jones Memorial Virtual Race. A virtual race is a race that can be ran at any location. You can walk, use the treadmill, run outside or 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 shirt.  All you have to do is register above!  Please note that your medal and shirt will not be mailed out until after the completion of the event on January 12, 2019.

Virtual Registrations are restricted to US addresses only.  If you reside outside of the US and wish to participate please contact StartLine Racing at

What You Get!

  • Custom Event Medal
  • Custom Event Shirt

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

  • 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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Course Map


Race Day Information

  • Race Day Registration will be available beginning at 7:30am.

    • We accept cash, check, or credit card on race day

  • Cost of registration on race day will be $40.

  • We welcome wheelchairs, strollers & wagons.

  • No roller blades, skateboards or motorized devices are allowed on the run or walk courses.

  • Leashed pet friendly

Packet Pick-Up Opportunities

You will have two opportunities to pick-up your race packet (bib, chip, event swag, etc):

  • Friday, January 11th from 4:00 - 7:00pm at Tortoise and Hare Sports (map)
    • Tortoise and Hare Sports is located at 17570 N 75th Ave #605, Glendale, AZ 85308 

  • Saturday, January 12th starting at 7:30am at Glendale Foothills Park (event site)

Event Schedule

  • January 11 4:00 PM - Packet Pick-Up at Tortoise and Hare Sports from 4-7pm

  • January 12 7:30 AM - Race Day Packet Pick-up and Registration Opens

  • January 12 8:30 AM - 5K Begins

  • January 12 9:30 AM - Award Ceremony Begins (approx)

Contact Information

Event Location

Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, West Union Hills Drive, Glendale, AZ, USA

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