Race Description

Are you looking for a Family Friendly 5K? You’ve found it! Kyrene del Pueblo Middle School's PTO and Corona del Sol High School's Cross Country Team have partnered to host a healthy and fun fundraiser. This 7th annual family friendly running event includes a chip timed 5K and a 1.3 mile run with disposable timing chips. The courses are flat and well marked with water stations and cheering volunteers. Your entry fee includes a t-shirt, custom finisher medal, post race refreshments and a free raffle. Awards to the top 3 male & female finishers in in the following categories:

5K- Overall, 1-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+
1.3 Mile - Overall, 1-7, 8-10, 11-14, 15+

We hope you'll join us for a fun and active day!

Registration: All mailed registrations must be received by January 22nd. Active registrations are open until Saturday, Jan 24th. In-person registrations at Tempe Sole Sports Saturday 24th 3pm-5pm.

Race Registration

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Please consider helping. Sign up here

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Many thanks to our Sponsors

Gold:  Pennington Gardens Dignified Senior Living
Silver:  Orange Theory Fitness, Walker Orthodontics, 
Warner Family Practice, People’s Mortgage
Bronze: Chandler Eyecare, EliteGene Wellness Center, Grand Canyon University Foundation, Lifequest Chiropractic, McDonald’s, Sole Sports Running Zone, Judy Aguilar-Woertz State Farm Agent, 
Step by Step Pediatrics, Stick 2 It Fitness 

Monday, December 29, 2014

Registration Confirmation Emails sent

Emails were sent out December 29th confirming all registrations as of noon today (12/29). If you registered but didn't receive a confirmation email, please email FamilyFitness5k@gmail.com to check your registration status.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Important Dates & Times

January 8th - Price Increases; register by January 7th to get the best price
January 22nd - Last day to register on Active or by mail (must be received by Jan 22nd)

Packet Pickup & Last Chance to Register- Saturday, 1/24 from 3 pm - 5 pm at Tempe Sole Sports
Race day 5k packet pickup - Sunday, 1/25 8 am - 8:45 am
Race day 1.3 mile packet pickup - Sunday, 1/25 8 am - 10 am
5k Race Start Time - 9:15 am
1.3 Mile Start Time - 10:30 am
Awards Ceremony following the 1.3 mile race - approximately 10:45 am

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Get the best rate - Register By December 18th

Looking for the best rate?  Don't wait.  Register before December 19th to get our early registration rates.  You can register through Active (see link above) or by mailing your registration form.  Please allow mailing time so your registration is received by December 18th.  We are looking forward to a great event.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Save the date - our 7th annual Family Fitness 5k will take place on Sunday, January 25, 2015.  You can expect the same great race experience as last year.  Our only change for this year - our race will benefit Kyrene del Pueblo Middle School and Corona del Sol High School Cross Country.  We are looking forward to another great year.

Saturday, February 1, 2014


Here's what some people are saying about the Family Fitness Event:

I just want to let you all know how much our family appreciates the great event you put on this past Sunday!  This was my 4 yr old's first official race, and we all had a great time.  It was very well organized, the course was marked well and the cheering team along the route was great!  Especially getting to hear his name over the PA as we approached the finish line.  And he is wearing his medal every day showing people. He told me "mommy I am so proud of myself!" This has been a very encouraging event for him to stay active and healthy.  

But really, you all did an amazing job from the snacks, to the raffle, to the promotional booths, to the official timing and posting the pictures.  What a great group of volunteers.  I realize there are many ways to fundraise, some probably much less time consuming than organizing a race, but we appreciate you all encouraging health and fitness in the community.  We hope to join you again next year!


Robin L.

Thanks so much for putting this on.  My family and I had a great time at this event.  We look forward to it again next year!
Jen D.

Thank you so much for the opportunity to get out and run as a family.  My husband and I ran along with our four children, 9 ,5, 3, and 2 months old.  It was such a positive experience for the whole family to be active and spend time together, I wish there were more events like this one.  Thank you for all that you did to put the race together.  It was a very well run event!
Emily S.

I had a GREAT TIME!~   See you next year!
Nancy R.

I just wanted to relay to you that two individuals running the event were from my husband's school in Chandler--both have run in a variety of 5K races.  They said this was a very well-managed event--they enjoyed it.

Jodi P.

Thank you so much!  It was a great event and we look forward to next year! 
Paula M.

Thank you. You and the committee do a fabulous job with this event and it is really a great activity.  We’re graduating from Pueblo this year and are hoping to continue to get email invites/notifications.
I really appreciate all of the effort that goes in to this event and that it is such a positive, healthy activity.
Thanks again for all that you and the team did to make it successful!

Kirsten D.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Thanks for a great race day

Thank you to everyone who made our 6th Annual Family Fitness Event a huge success - participants, volunteers, and sponsors.

We had a record year of race registrations - 480!

You can view the results by following these links:

1.3 mile results

5K results

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Active Registration Deadline Extended

You may register online by using Active.com through Saturday, January 25th up to 10 am.  All paper registrations must still be received (not mailed) by Thursday, January 25th at 3 pm.

You can also register at Sole Sports in Tempe on Saturday from 3 pm - 5 pm.  See race day instructions below for address and more details.

See you on race day.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Here are detailed instructions for
Race Day - Sunday, January 26, 2014

If you haven't registered yet, you can still do so. Thursday, January 23rd is the last day we are accepting registrations.  We won't have registration on race day.  There are 3 ways to register through Thursday:
1. Complete our mail-in form (see above right icon) and bring it to Paloma or Pueblo by Thursday morning. It is too late to mail it now - it won't be received in time.
.   2. Register online at Active.com (see above left icon)
.   3. Register in person at our packet pickup – Saturday, January 25th from 3 pm – 5 pm at Sole Sports Running Zone in Tempe (NE Corner of Rural and Warner).

    Packet Pickup You have two options for picking up your packet. 
     1.  Saturday, January 25th.  Join us at Sole Sports Running Zone - 1006 E. Warner Road #104, Tempe 85284.  Phone # 480-522-2475.  We will be on site from 3 pm to 5 pm to register new people and distribute your goodies, which includes a goodie bag, t-shirt, and race # (bib).  This is a great opportunity to beat the crowds and lines that you might experience on race day.
     2.  We will have the 5k packet pickup on Sunday from 8 am to 8:45 am.  We will start the race on time so please arrive before 8:45 to make sure you have enough time to get your packet before the race starts.  Packet pickup for the 1.3 mile is from 8 am until 10 am.  If you are doing the 1.3 mile only, you do not have to come at 8 to get your packet but be sure to arrive before 10 so you can enter our raffle prize drawing (see below for more details on the raffle).   

    Chip Timing
     4 Peaks Racing will be doing our chip timing this year with disposable chips.  The chip is already attached to your race bib.  Results will be displayed on a computer screen after you cross the finish line.

     Race Morning
     Please be sure to arrive during the designated packet pickup times so you are ready to go with your bib and timing chip when the race starts.  The 5k starts at 9:15 am.  The 1.3 mile starts at 10:30 am.

     Race Location/Parking 
    The race is being held on the joint campus of Kyrene del Pueblo Middle School and Kyrene de la Paloma Elementary.  The main crossroads are Chandler Boulevard and Rural Road.  You can use this address to Mapquest it: 360 S. Twelve Oaks Blvd, Chandler 85226.  There is plenty of parking in the large parking lot between Paloma Elementary and Pueblo Middle Schools.  The large parking lot is located off of Whitten Street.

 5K Start Line
    This year we will group our participants in order of estimated finish time. If you are expecting to finish in less than 20 minutes, you will be at the front.  If you are walking or pushing a baby jogger, you will be at the back.  This will allow our competitive runners to have their best time and allow our walkers to be able to walk without feeling pressured.  Please note, the fastest runners will pass walkers on the sidewalk behind the school.  Walkers, please stay to the right of the sidewalk behind the school.

    Raffle Prize Instructions
    We have many prizes in our raffle drawing this year.  The bottom of your bib is your raffle entry.  Each raffle prize type will have a separate container. You will place your raffle entry into the container for the item of your choice.  Some items will have multiple winners - the container label will clearly state how many winners will be selected for that item.  The winners will be drawn at 10 am. Please be sure you have your entry in by 10 am.  There will be a master raffle prize listing displaying the bib # of the winner.  You must present your bib to collect your prize and all prizes must be claimed at the event.
    Age Group Awards
    Our awards ceremony will be at 11 am, following the 1.3 mile race.  Every year we have awards to issue but the winner has already left.  We will have freebies to toss into the crowd so please stay for the ceremony. And please be sure to check the computer posting before you leave to see if you are in the top 3 for your age group.  
    The forecast looks great for race day.  It will certainly be much warmer than last year!  Those who ran last year will remember we started the morning with a temperature of 26 degrees. It will be beautiful this year.

    Thank you for being a part of our 6th annual event. We're excited you'll be joining us and are proud of all that we have to offer.  Some of our sponsors will be on site with some fun games so please be sure to visit their booths.  Plus we will be sponsoring our own Plinko game booth.  This is all included in your registration fee.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Republic & Tribune Readers - We are excited to have our race featured in the Tribune on Jan 9th & the Republic on Jan 11th.  We have extended our deadline to guarantee your T-shirt size if you register through Active.com (see register online link above) by Saturday (Jan 11th) at midnight.  We look forward to seeing you on January 26th.