Global Energy Race 10K & 5K (Phoenix, AZ) 2018

5999 E Van Buren St
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Running > 10k, 5k

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Bimbo Bakeries is proud to host its 4th annual Global Energy Race! On Sunday, September 23rd, 35 cities and 23 countries will join together to set families and individuals of the world, in motion. Phoenix returns for the third year in a row as one of five U.S. cities participating in this global race. Phoenix Municipal Stadium will once again host the world's race and festivities!

About Global Energy Race

Global Energy Race is for everyone: competitive runners, casual walkers, families, friends, and everyday joggers looking to come out and participate in Bimbo's healthy, active lifestyle initiative. It is truly a global event; In 2016, Global Energy Race broke the Guinness Book of World Records for the most 10K races held simultaneously worldwide on the same day! 

Bimbo Bakeries is also proud to partner with local area food banks during September (Hunger Awareness Month). For every kilometer completed by participants, 2 slices of bread will be donated to St. Mary’s Food Bank to support the local Phoenix community. Every step helps feed someone in need.


Event details and schedule

The Global Energy Race festival area at Phoenix Municipal Stadium will feature fun for everyone! Make sure to check out the post-race recovery zone, refueling snack stations, food trucks, music, special guests, and much more!

The course will take you along Papago Park and Papago Golf Course, with stunning views of the famous Hole-In-The-Rock at Papago Park! After reaching the end of Galvin Parkway, 5K runners will return on the out and back course while 10K runners will connect with the Arizona Cross Cut Canal. Along the Canal, runners will pass by the Desert Botanical Gardens providing great scenic views.

The 10K is a USATF certified course. Chip timing will be used for this distance.

Parking and Transportation
Free parking is available onsite at the parking lots across from Phoenix Municipal stadium.

The nearest METRO Light Rail station is the Washington Street and Priest Drive station. It is about 1/2 mile south of the stadium.

Male and Female first-place 10K winners will receive a trip for two (2) to Madrid to run in the 2019 Global Energy Race!* In addition, trophies will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in the Men’s and Women’s 10K.

All participants in the Global Energy Race will receive a medal at the finish line!

Race Packets
All registered participants will receive a race packet that includes:
• Tech Runners T-shirt
• Drawstring bag
• Race Bib with discposable timing chip
• Finisher's Medal (received at finish line)
• And many other giveaways

Packet pick-up will be available on Friday and Saturday before race day, as well as the morning of the race. Pick-up times and location will be announced at a later date.

Please follow the sign-up process to complete your registration. Race spots are limited, only 1,300 total spots for 10K & 5K combined, so make sure to register early! 

Registration is available on race day. However, it is strongly recommended that you register ahead of time. If you are registering on the day of the race, you must arrive early during the registration window to run or walk.

*Strollers and dogs will not be allowed in either race.


9/21 (Fri.)
Packet Pick-Up (Times TBA)

9/22 (Sat.)
Packet Pick-Up (Times TBA)

9/23 (Race Day)
6:00AM to 6:45AM – Registration/Check-in
7:00AM – 10K Start time
7:15AM – 5K Start time
Awards ceremony to follow completion of the 10K


 10K First Place Prize

AWARDS (10) (Two (2) awards provided each Race (one (1) male and one (1) female): A trip for award recipient and one (1) guest to participate in the 2019 Global Energy Race scheduled to take place in Madrid, Spain. Trip includes round-trip international coach air transportation for award recipient and one (1) guest from major gateway airport nearest award recipient’s residence (as determined by Promoter) to Madrid, Spain, two (2) nights standard hotel accommodations (one (1) room, double occupancy), ground transportation to/from airport/hotel and hotel/race location, registration for winner and guest to participate in the 2019 Global Energy Race, and breakfast, lunch and dinner for winner and guest while on trip (exact location and cost of each meal to be determined by Promoter and its subsidiaries, in their sole discretion).

Challenge begins 6/1/18 at 12:00 a.m. PT, and ends 9/23/18 at 7:30 AM PT. Open to individuals who are 13+ and legal residents in their jurisdiction of residence and are eligible to participate in the challenge or any race. Eligible minors will be required to have their parent’s or legal guardian’s execute a Global Energy Race participant release on their behalf prior to being eligible to participate. Void where prohibited. Subject to full Participation Terms and release, available at Provided by Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc., 255 Business Center Dr., Horsham, PA 19044.


Begins 6/1/18 at 12:00am PT, ends 9/23/18 at 6:30am PT. Open to legal residents of the U.S. & D.C. (excluding AL, HI, IL, MA, MS, & SC), 13+. Eligible minors must obtain their parents’ or legal guardians’ consent prior to participating. Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. will donate 10 slices of bread for each eligible 5k race registration and 20 slices of bread for each eligible 10k race registration, with a max donation of 250k slices of bread donated. Of the 250k slice max donation, a min of 20k slices will be donated to each of the following 5 food banks; (i) St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance; (ii) Los Angeles Regional Food Bank; (iii) Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida; (iv) Philabundance; and (v) North Texas Food Bank. Residents of AL, HI, IL, MA, MS, & SC and legal residents of jurisdictions outside of the U.S. & D.C. are encouraged to register for an eligible race, however, their participation/registration will not affect the amount of bread slices donated. Visit for complete Terms & Conditions. Provided by Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. Information concerning the participating food banks, including financial, licensing or charitable purpose may be obtained at their respective websites at,,,, and

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