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Race for Joy 5K...

  • 5K Run/Walk :- Run 3.1 Miles
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Our Lady of Joy Church
36811 N Pima Road

_ The 2018 Race for Joy 5K:

Join Our Lady of Joy Parish and Knights of Columbus for this inaugural 5K Run & Walk, benefitting those in need across Greater Phoenix.

The Race for Joy will take place on April 7, 2018 at Our Lady of Joy Parish in Carefree, Arizona. An awards presentation and pancake breakfast will follow this event.

All Registrants will receive a commemorative dri-fit t-shirt, custom event medal and complimentary pancake breakfast.

Non-registrants may purchase a pancake breakfast for $5.00.



The Our Lady of Joy Conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society has helped those in need across Carefree, Cave Creek and North Scottsdale for many years. This ministry strives to connect our calling from God to serve the needs of His people. The mission of the Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center is to provide food referral information and financial assistance to individuals and families in the Foothills area.

These two wonderful organizations are composed of people who give their time and resources to help those in need. We ask for your support so that you too may participate in this great mission. Please join us in supporting everyone as we “Race for Joy”!


Mail-in and In Person Registration

To register by mail please complete and return our Mail-in Registration Form!  Please make checks payable to StartLine Racing.

To register in person, please come to the Our Lady of Joy Parish Office (map) prior to Friday, April 6th. For registration on Friday, April 6th and Saturday, April 7th please see below under Packet Pick-Up Opportunities.


What You Get!

  • Custom Event Medal for all participants

  • Custom Event Dri-Fit Tech T-Shirt for all participants

  • Age Group Awards for Top Three in all Age Groups.  Our age groups are the following:

    • 8 & Under, 9 & 10, 11-13, 14-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & Over

  • Pre-Race "Runner's Brunch" (bagels, fruit, water, Gatorade, etc)

  • Complimentary Pancake Breakfast for all participants starting at 9am

  • Chip Timed with Real Time Results and Photos on our Website or Mobile App (on Apple and Google)

  • Course set/marked by StartLine Racing to maximize your experience!


Event details and schedule


5K Course Map - Coming soon!


Race Day Information

  • Race Day Registration will be available beginning at 7:30am.

    • We accept cash, check, and credit cards (Visa or Master Card) on race day

  • Race Day fee will be $45

  • Stroller friendly event

  • Leashed pet friendly event

  • Due to the common start/finish line, there is no bag check for this event.



Packet Pick-Up Opportunities

  • Friday, April 6, 2018 from 4-7pm at Fleet Feet Sports (map).

    • Fleet Feet Sports is located at 18261 North Pima Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

  • Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Our Lady of Joy Parish (race location) beginning at 7:30am.



Event Schedule

  • April 6 4:00 PM - Packet Pick-Up at Fleet Feet Sports 4-7pm

  • April 7 7:30 AM - Race Day Packet Pick-up and Registration Opens

  • April 7 9:00 AM - 5K Begins

  • April 7 9:00 AM - Pancake Breakfast

  • April 7 10:30 AM - Award Ceremony Begins (approx)




Other Info


-) 2018 race registration is open • Registration Information




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