14th Annual Laura's Run

101 E Baseline Road
Tempe, AZ 85283


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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update




We have just received notice that, effective immediately, City of Tempe is cancelling all events due to health concerns regarding the coronavirus.  So this event has been cancelled.




All registrations will be converted to virtual registrations and your race packets including shirt and finisher's medal will be mailed out on Monday, April 6th.




If you have any questions please reach out to StartLine Racing at info@startlineracing.com


Join us for the 14th Annual Laura's Run, celebrating the life of Laura Hart Burdick and the amazing work she has inspired. Laura's Run features a 10K Run, 5K Run, 1 Mile Run/Walk, Doggie Trot, and Kids' Dash. The event concludes with a silent auction, music, refreshments, and fun for the WHOLE family.

The first “Laura’s Run” was held in 2007.  It was organized by Laura’s family and friends as a celebration of her remarkable spirit.  Everyone agreed that it was a fun day of shared remembrances and family-friendly events.  The recurring question was, “Are we going to do this again next year?”  The answer was “Yes!”  So began the annual “Laura’s Run”, proceeds of which support the lung transplant program at the Norton Thoracic Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center.

Virtual Run Details 

Of course we want you to participate with us on race day, but we know that you may not be able to make it to Tempe to join us.  So, if you can't make it on race day but still want to run and get your swag (including finisher's medal and event shirt) you can by participating VIRTUALLY.  Get out and run the 5K or walk the 1 Mile from anywhere you are and we will send you your swag following the event!  Please note your packet will be mailed out after the physical event on April 4th.  

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 Tech T-Shirt
  • Age Group Awards for Top Three in all Age Groups for the 10K and 5K race (Race Day participants only)
  • Pre- and Post-Race "Runner's Brunch" (granola bars, fruit, water, Gatorade, etc)
  • Real Time Results and Photos on our Website or Mobile App (on Apple and Google)
  • Event Managed by StartLine Racing.  Cllub SLR discounts do not apply

Event details and schedule

5K Course Map

10K Course Map - 2 laps

Schedule of Events

Friday, April 3

  • 3:00 - 7:00pm  Packet picket up and late registration at Sole Sports in Tempe

Saturday, April 4

  • 7:00am    Race Day Packet Pick-up & Registration Opens 
  • 8:00am    10K Run Begins
  • 8:10am    5K Run Begins 
  • 8:15am    1 Mile Run/Walk Begins
  • 8:45am    Kids Dash Begin 
  • 9:00am    Awards Begin (approximate) 

Race Information

All participants will be chip timed by StartLine Racing.  Age group awards will be issued to the top three participants in all age groups (5 year age increments will be used).

About the Laura Hart Burdick & the Foundation

The Laura Hart Burdick Foundation was created to celebrate the life of our beloved daughter, wife, sister, and friend who died in 2005 at the age of 33.

Laura successfully battled leukemia as a college student but found that her lungs had been damaged during treatment.  Her only option would be a lung transplant.  She underwent transplant surgery at Stanford University Medical Center in January 2003.  In April, she returned to Arizona with her husband, Jon, to live and thrive with her "gift of life".  In September 2005, Laura died due to complications from infection.

During her transplant experience, Laura identified needs for additional services that could reduce some of the challenges that transplant patients and their families face during their illness, surgery, and recuperation.  It was her desire to help provide such services to her fellow organ recipients.  When St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix introduced its new lung transplant program in 2007, the board of Laura's Foundation recognized it as an opportunity to fulfill Laura's aspirations!

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