3rd Annual RUN3rd 5k

7301 East Brown Road
Mesa, AZ 85207

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Event Description

Join us for the the 3rd Annual Run3rd 5k Run/Walk at Red Mountain High School in Mesa, Arizona.  The race starts and finishes on the track, inside the recently refurbished Red Mountain HS Football Stadium.  The course is a flat and fast loop around the surrounding Mesa Public Schools property.  We're planning a race day expo with several local vendors for our post race party/awards ceremony (age group and overall).  There will be Run3rd race shirts and medals guaranteed for all participants who pre-register online!

For those unable to make it to the race, but still wanting to join in the Run3rd spirit, we also have a Virtual Race option for those interested! We'll ship your race shirt and medal out approximately one month after the event.

What is Run3rd? Run3rd is a global movement sharing dedications made on behalf of people's loved ones, causes and ideas. It was started by actor, activist and avid long distance runner Sean Astin in January 2012, and has grown to encompass thousands of runners, walkers and others around the globe who have taken its meaning and mission into their hearts.  Proceeds from our event will benefit the Mesa Public Schools After-school Run Programs.  To find out more about Run3rd, visit the Run3rd website or the Run3rd 5k website.

Registration Fees:

  • $35 through March 7th, 2017
  • $40 March 8th through April 7th, 2017
  • $50 Registration race morning
  • Fees for Virtual Run participants within the US are the same as open registration 
  • Fees for International Virtual Run participants are $15 higher to cover shipping costs
  • Mesa Public Schools Students receive a $10 discount on registration fees

Event details and schedule

Event Schedule:

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

  • 6:30am – Day-of Registration and Check-in Begins
  • 8am – Start of the #Run3rd 5k Run/Walk
  • Awards presentation to begin shortly after the race concludes
  • 7am-10am – Local vendors and race expo open on-site

There is plenty of parking at Red Mountain High School.

Sadly, no dogs are permitted at the event due to Mesa Public Schools policy.  

Monday May 1st, 2017

  • Virtual Run Medals/Shirts will begin shipping out for out-of-town participants. Note: We gave a buffer of one month last year, but the vast majority of virtual run packages shipped out the week following the event.  



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