Running in Glendale

One Admission to Super Hero 5k as a Super Hero or Villain on October 4 from Intense Racing LLC (56% Off)

Intense Racing LLC

Horse Lovers Park

$45 $20

Dress as your favorite hero or villain and compete in a 5k race to benefit the Maryvale Family YMCA

5K, 10K, or 1-Mile Race Entry from The Breast Cancer Society on September 20 or 21 (Up to 53% Off)

The Breast Cancer Society

Phoenix Zoo

$30 $15

Choose your distance and your preferred day and give it your all, with the events benefiting local cancer support needs

$25 for a Charity Marathon-Training Package at Team in Training ($100 Value)

Team In Training

Phoenix

$100 $25

Coaches prepare teams to walk or run half or full marathons, in exchange for support, participants raise money to cure cancer

One 5K or 10K Entry to the Salute Our Troops Run on Saturday, November 1 (Up to 52% Off)

Salute Our Troops Run

Estrella Lakeside

$55 $27

Join this fun, family-oriented event that benefits Military Assistance Mission of Arizona, a local non-profit supporting active troops

$25 for 5K Registration for One at The Colorful 5K - Graffiti Run on Saturday, October 18 $50 Value)

The Colorful 5K - Graffiti Run

Good Year Ball Park

$50 $25

Runners dash along a 5K course while splattering one another with nontoxic color powder

ROC Race – Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge 5K Entry for One, Two, or Four on Sunday, November 16 (Up to 43% Off)

ROC Race – Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge 5K

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

$94.60 $56

Face down 12 obstacles—including waterslides, a giant wrecking ball, and a Tarzan swing—inspired by wacky game shows

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The Cinco de Miler Run sets Cinco de Mayo celebrations in motion with a lineup of local races, including a 5-mile jaunt around the Westgate Entertainment District. Sanctioned and certified by USA Track & Field, this festive spring race leads runners past local landmarks, such as sports arenas and the Glendale Canal. In addition to its primary race, Cinco de Miler also offers a 5K run and a 1-mile Sombrero Shuffle, which gives participants a colorful sombrero to wear proudly or fill with guacamole for fuel. No matter which race they complete, finishers can all gather at a pet-friendly after-party to sip beers, play games, and dance to mariachi music.

9425 W. Coyotes Blvd.
Glendale,
AZ
US

On March 10, the unmistakable sound of scampering sneakers heralded the arrival of Peoria's first ever half-marathon. Divided into age groups ranging from children to senior citizens, participants followed a continuous, open, paved route along the New River Trail System in the first event of Peoria's inaugural race series. Instead of having to deal with the regular streets’ bustle of cars and escaped parade floats, runners will have sole ownership over the pavement during 11 events held throughout the year. All runners receive points for participating in each race and how they finish, with the top 100 point-earners entered in a prize lottery at the end of the Series. Some events also include abbreviated Tortoise & Hare Kids' Run courses that give kids a safe place to develop a love for running and stay active.

10510 North 83rd Avenue
Peoria,
AZ
US

When participants at The Retro Run 5K take their marks, they're more likely to be taken for Cyndi Lauper than a marathon runner. That's because the 3-mile run eschews the put-ons of most modern races: there are no times collected, and those with the best '60s, '70s, or '80s costumes are the ones destined to win the big prize—in the post-race costume competition, anyway. Neon spandex, fanny packs, and fingerless gloves are a hot choice among racers, but even if you're just there in a T-shirt and shorts, the staff will hook you up with a free pair of sunglasses to help you look the part. After the race, runners, walkers, and even pets celebrate with an '80s-themed festival complete with top party music, a costume contest, and pyramid teams reenacting the fall of the Berlin Wall.

8866 W Thunderbird Rd.
Peoria,
AZ
US

Though some participants choose to run and others to walk, everybody who participates in the Color Dash experiences a transformation. As participants make their way through the 5K Color Dash and UVSplash courses they are subjected to bursts of color; additional events include Zombies by Color Dash, which adds the undead to the equation. Though the color will wash away, the memories will remain forever in the minds of all participants who aren't goldfish. Proceeds from Color Dash events benefit local children's charities and organizations.

16101 North 83rd Avenue
Peoria,
AZ
US

The creators of the The Colorful 5K use the term ?run? very loosely. Less of a race, and more a celebration of the human spirit, The Colorful 5K encourages participants to dash, dance, prance, skip, cartwheel, or walk the course as they douse each other in vibrant hues that span the full spectrum. Each run also donates a portion of proceeds to a local charity, which range from Special Olympics affiliates and scholarship funds to city cleanup and beautification projects.

16101 N 83rd Ave
Peoria,
AZ
US

Each year, Mud Factor plows into towns across the country towing along a fun, yet challenging 5K course full of obstacles and mud to trudge through. Costumes are encouraged for runners who like to rock their own style.

10290 West Carefree Highway
Peoria,
AZ
US