Join the ASU Community for the 6th Annual Sparky's Challenge 5K and 10K event!
Begin the week of homecoming festivities on the right foot with this family-friendly event for people of all ages and ability levels. Participants can choose to walk or run in either the 5K or 10k.
This is event is FREE to current ASU students, staff and faculty and only $10 for ASU affiliates, alumni and community.
ALL participants will receive a Sparky's Challenge Official Race T-Shirt and Finisher's medal.
Registration is required for ALL participants.
- Custom Event Finisher's Medal
- Custom Event Dri-Fit T-Shirt
- Age Group Awards for Top Three in all Age Groups. Our age groups are the following:
- Pre- and Post-Race "Runner's Snack" (bagels, fruit, water, Gatorade, etc)
- Course set/marked by StartLine Racing to maximize your experience!
5K Course Map
10K Course Map
Stroller friendly event!
Packet Pick-Up Opportunities
You will have two opportunities to pick-up your race packet (bib, chip, event swag, etc):
Saturday, October 15th from 2:00 - 5:00pm at Sun Devil Fitness Complex on ASU West Campus (map).Sunday, October 16th starting at 2:30pm at ASU West Campus (race location)
October 15 02:00 PM - Packet Pickup at Sun Devil Fitness Complex 2-5pm
October 16 02:30 PM - Race Day Packet Pick-up and Registration Opens
October 16 03:30 PM - 10K Race Begins
October 16 03:45 PM - 5K Race Begins
October 16 05:00 PM - Awards Begin (approximate)
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