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Childhood Cancer Sucks 5K

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Road Runner Sports
Tempe, Arizona
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Childhood Cancer Sucks - But You Can Make a Difference!!

Over 15,000 children in the United States are diagnosed with cancer each year. Southwest Kids' Cancer Foundation helps kids affected by a cancer diagnosis with year-round programming, including week-long camps, weekend retreats, day camp, and family camp.

Race Description: This charity race is a 5K, or any other distance you like, event. It can be run/walked virtually anywhere but should be completed by the end of August. The local race is scheduled for August 20th at Road Runner Sports Tempe!

Cost: $30, includes shipping within the U.S., a beautiful suncatcher finisher's medal, race bib, and wristband.

Benefits: Southwest Kids' Cancer Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit who helps families affected by childhood cancer.

Arizona Camp Sunrise and Sidekicks offers special programs for children who have or have had cancer and their brothers and sisters. Fun is the main goal of our programs, with the special needs and safety of those children our top priority.

A CAMP- Dedicated to providing a healthy summer camp experience to children affected by cancer.
A FAMILY- Dedicated to building support structure for families affected by cancer.
AN EXPERIENCE- Dedicated to building life long memories and friendships through shared experiences.

Event Start Location
Road Runner Sports Tempe

Course Description
Safe, scenic running path along Tempe Town Lake

13 Categories for each Men and Women

Packet Pickup / Expo
Check in the morning of the event, starting at 6 am

Timing / Results
Manual timing with results posted on

Post Race Activities
Light snacks, Age group awards and raffle

Road Runner Sports is located near the West side entrance to Tempe Marketplace, just past Ulta and across from Red Robin

Tempe Marketplace parking

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Retailers (near this event)
 If you need last minute shoes, clothing, energy gel, etc., try one of these local running stores:
 Store City  State   Distance   More Info 
 Performance Footwear  Tempe AZ 0 Miles store info
 Triple Sports  Scottsdale AZ 5 Miles store info
 Sole Sports Running Zone  Tempe AZ 5.9 Miles store info
 iRun Running Store  Phoenix AZ 6.4 Miles store info
 Sole Sports  Scottsdale AZ 7.1 Miles store info
 Scottsdale Running Company  Scottsdale AZ 7.1 Miles store info
 Runners Den  Phoenix AZ 8.2 Miles store info
 Foothills Running Company  Ahwatukee AZ 9.3 Miles store info
 Destination Kona  Scottsdale AZ 13.5 Miles store info
 Road Runner Sports  Phoenix AZ 17.5 Miles store info
 Strapped Jock  Phoenix AZ 18.7 Miles store info
 GEAR Running Store  North Scottsdale AZ 19 Miles store info
 Tortoise and Hare Sports  Glendale AZ 21 Miles store info
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