The Patriot Run is a patriotic themed event that highlights the Prescott Valley Healing Field of Northern Arizona. The Healing Field is a memorial of nearly 3,000 American Flags that represent the lives lost on 9/11. The 10K, 5K, and 1 mile fun run will start and finish at the Healing Field. The course for the 10K, 5K, and 1 mile follows a relatively flat route around the Town of Prescott Valley. All participants are encouraged to dress up in a patriotic theme to represent the Good Ol' USA. There will be prizes given to Most Patriotic Kid (15 and younger,) the Most Patriotic Guy (16 and up,) and the Most Patriotic Lady (16 and up.) There will be a public service element as well with fire trucks and police vehicles on display and a Kids Physical Agility Test (KPAT) course. The KPAT is a miniature version of the physical testing that future firefighters have to complete before starting their career as a fulltime firefighter. There will be a fun raffle drawing to round out the event.
Event details and schedule
Please register as early as possible. All registration fee's are non-refundable as of August 1st, 2016. Last minute registration and early check-in will be available on September 9th at the Prescott Valley Civic Center from 4p-6p. Race day check-in will open at 7:00am on September 10th.
All participants must complete a waiver of liability. The waiver is attached to this event page for you to print, complete, and bring on race day. There is also a registration form available to print if you plan on completing registration in person. Having these forms completed ahead of time will expedite the registration process.
There is no charge for kids from 0 - 4 years of age. However all participants must have a completed registration form(this form is available with the waiver of liability please print, complete, and bring both on race day.)
Special Note ****We want to express respect and appreciation to our US Military Veterans and Active Duty soldiers by waiving their entry fee. If you are a veteran or active duty personnel please register in person on September 9th from 4pm - 6pm or on September 10th from 7am - 8:30am. With respect we ask that you bring proof of service (such as a copy of your DD214 or news paper clipping, etc.) or your 'Active Duty Military ID'.****
There will be prizes given to Most Patriotic Dressed Kid (0 -15), Most Patriotic Dressed Guy (16 and up), and Most Patriotic Lady (16 and up.) We'll kick off the event at 8:30, the Central Arizona Honor Guard will present colors and the National Anthem will be sung. There will be a staggered start time starting with the 10K at 9:00am, the 5K at 9:10, and the 1 mile run/walk at 9:20. There will be a fire and police apparatus display as well as a miniature combat challenge course for the kids. There will be a large tent set up with tables, chairs, and refreshments for participants. Participants registered before August 16th will receive a drywick event t-shirt. Those registering after this date will receive a high quality cotton event t-shirt. There will be a raffle drawing after the Run so raffle tickets sales will start at 7:00am (at the raffle table) the winners will be announced at approx 11:00am. The route for all races is relatively flat. The 5K and 10K will run through the Prescott Valley Entertainment District where a bagpiper will be playing tunes as you run by. Plenty of parking will be available, but may require a short walk to the Civic Center. There will not be a fee charged for parking. Leave yourself plenty of time to check out the apparatus display and wander through the Healing Field, it will be worth your while! Patriotism is the theme. Come on out, show your patriotism, and enjoy the experience!
Follow us on Facebook at Patriot Run 2016 and Instagram at thepatriotrun2016. Email email@example.com with questions, to request aerial pics of the race course, and details on discounts available at area hotels.