Walking in Tempe


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  • Splash Mob 5K
    The kids are lurking around each turn of the 5-kilometer course, their hands full of Super Soakers, water balloons, and other aquatic artillery. A group of runners comes into view, and suddenly it's like the zipper broke on a rain cloud. The children shower the race participants and help them fight the swelter of the Arizona heat. Those who don’t wish to be “hit” wear bright red and wave a white flag in surrender. The kids—who have been instructed to only aim for the neck down—let these ones pass sans moisture. The Splash Mob 5K puts this cool, watery twist on the standard race. Not only does it keep participants cool and kids smiling, but it also raises funds for a good cause: the Children First Academy. This Title I school educates approximately 300 students, 68% of which are homeless and 100% of which qualify for free breakfast and lunch.
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    1500 N McClintock Dr
    Tempe, AZ US
  • Maricopa Health Foundation
    Participants in the Super WOW Run are encouraged to dress up like their favorite super-powered crime-fighter or villain, but they become real-world heroes just by showing up. That's because the 5K run/walk benefits the Maricopa Health Foundation?the only public health system in the state of Arizona. Those without a costume can pick out a cape and eye-mask of their own for a nominal additional fee, and pint-size heroes can get in on the action with a kid-friendly 50-yard dash, an obstacle course, inflatables, and scrumptious healthy food.
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    2100 West 8th Street
    Mesa, AZ US
  • Vertical Hiking Tours
    After going on a number of boring hikes around Phoenix, the husband-and-wife duo behind Vertical Hiking Tours decided they had the perfect solution—pair hikes with other fun things to do in Phoenix. On one of their hikes, for example, the group explores the Phoenix desert while a photographer teaches techniques for capturing its natural beauty. On another desert hike, the group makes frequent stops to strike yoga poses, guided by a yoga instructor. Every excursion is also helmed by a guide certified in CPR, and First Aid.
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    850 S LONGMORE APT 251
    Mesa, AZ US
  • Adventures 2000
    Plenty of couples meet online, but Adventures 2000 ensures they can also meet over a moonlit hike or an afternoon skydive. Though not a matchmaking service, the network connects singles aged 21?55 throughout the Phoenix area with a range of professionally organized events. These informal happenings are conducted in a low-pressure atmosphere, making it easier for participants to make new friends or meet someone special to adopt a highway with. Adventures 2000's staff coordinates 30?35 of these activities and events each month, from horseback riding, whitewater rafting, and rock climbing to dinner parties and game nights. They also organize outings to live concerts and theatrical productions, and plan excursions as playful as themed treasure hunts or as elaborate as week-long travel packages. To ensure a safe and carefree attitude of the events, the staff extensively screens all new members.
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    4400 North Scottsdale Road
    Scottsdale, AZ US
  • Nocturnal Lands
    A night spent dancing to a DJ at the club burns calories and works up a sweat, so why not put the dance floor on a 5K course? That's exactly what Night Nation Run has done?participants run, walk, or dance their way through a race course illuminated by interactive light shows and pumping with electronic dance music from live DJs. After partying through multiple DJ stages, revelers finish at a raucous main-stage after-party. Headliner DJs soundtrack the event on the main stage while participants celebrate crossing the finish line as a member of the Night Nation.
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    7555 North Pima Rd
    Scottsdale, AZ US
  • Rivalry Rage 5K
    Rivalry Rage 5K gives college-sports fans across the nation the chance to defend their school's pride. In their inaugural race, Arizona Wildcats try to outrun Arizona State Sun Devils, with future 5Ks pitting Bruins against Trojans and Longhorns against Aggies. Whichever school has the most registered runners will be declared the winner, and that school's athletic department is awarded a portion of the proceeds.
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    959 E Baylor Lane
    Gilbert, AZ US
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