OdySea "Aquari-RUN": Jaws for a Cause 5K

9500 E Via de Ventura
Scottsdale, AZ 85256

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Event Description

Join us for the 2nd annual

OdySea "Aquari-RUN" Jaws for a Cause 5K!






The OdySea 'Aquari-RUN' 5K is a fun and family friendly event to support the OdySea Aquarium Foundation. As the non-profit partner of OdySea Aquarium, The Foundation seeks to educate, engage, enrich and inspire all ages to conserve and protect our planet by supporting local educational programs and conservation work.

2023 is all about sharks, and participation in this race will directly benefit groundbreaking shark research to help protect the wild shark population. Runners are encouraged to wear their best ocean themed attire for their chance to win a fin-tastic prize in the costume contest after the race! We hope to sea you there, because it's going to be jawsome!



Are jaw ready to run?!

Event details and schedule

Mail-in and Virtual Run 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? This year will feature an OdySea Aquari-Run Virtual. 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 (if selected). Please note that your shirt and medal will be mailed out following the event on April 2, 2023. Prior to the event all virtual participants will receive an email with instructions on how to submit your time.

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


What You Get! 

Custom Event Finisher's Medal

Custom Event Dri-Fit Shirt.

Age Group Awards for Top Three in all Age Groups for the 5K only (race day participants only). 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" (granola bars, fruit, water, Gatorade, etc)

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

Event Managed by StartLine Racing! Club SLR discounts do not apply.

Race Day Information 

We welcome wheelchairs, strollers & wagons.

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

Race day registration will be available beginning at 6:30am at Arizona Boardwalk.

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

Race day pricing:

  • 5K Adults - $50
  • 5K Kids - $40
  • Shark Pup Shuffle - $30

This event will take place rain or shine. There are no refunds or transfers due to weather.

Leashed pet friendly


Shark Pup Shuffle

This is a half mile, untimed run/waddle for kids.  All participants will receive a shirt and a medal.


Packet Pickup Opportunities 

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

  • Saturday, April 1st from 2:00 - 5:00pm at Arizona Boardwalk - center stage (map)
    • Arizona Boardwalk is located at 9500 E Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ 85256
  • Sunday, April 2nd starting at 6:30am at Arizona Boardwalk (event site)





Event schedule 

    April 1 2:00 PM - Packet Pick-Up at Arizona Boardwalk from 2-5pm
    April 2 6:30 AM - Race day packet pickup and registration opens
    April 2 7:30 AM - 5K Start Begins
    April 2 7:40 AM - Shark Pup Shuffle Begins
    April 3 8:30 AM - Awards Ceremony (approx.)


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