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Operation Shockwave Memorial 5K...

  • 5K Run:- Run 3.1 Miles
Sunday, February 16, 2020
Kiwanis Park
101 E Baseline Road

_ The 2020 Operation Shockwave Memorial 5K:

This race is to bring awareness to the veteran suicide crisis that we face. We aim to bring hope and show there is another option. We lost Stephen “Doc” Johnson this past March and we hope to keep bringing the 22/day number down.




Operation Shockwave is a 501c non-profit organization, based in Tempe, AZ with the mission to prevent suicide by empowering Veterans to overcome adversity through the promotion of alternative healing modalities, community outreach opportunities, and transitional/rehabilitation services.


To make a donation please visit Operation Shockwave's website here.



Stephen 'Doc' Johnson




Stephen 'Doc' Johnson was born on December 2, 1996 in Germany. His family relocated to Arizona and he graduated from Sandra Day O'Connor High School in 2015. He joined the Arizona Army National Guard in 2015 where he became a combat medic and licensed EMT.




Mail-in and Virtual Registration


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

Can't make it to this year's event but still want to participate? We are excited to announce our Operation Shockwave Memorial Virtual Race. A virtual race is a race that can be ran at any location. You can walk, use the treadmill, run outside or participate in another race. You can run your race at your pace wherever you like. All virtual race participants will receive a custom event finisher's medal and custom event dri-fit tech t-shirt.  All you have to do is register above!  Please note - your virtual packet will be mailed out the week following the event.  

Virtual Registrations are restricted to US addresses only.  If you reside outside of the US and wish to participate please contact StartLine Racing at [email protected]


What You Get!


  • Custom Event Medal

  • Custom Event Dri-Fit Tech Shirt

  • Age Group Awards for Top Three in all Age Groups for the 10K and 5K distances.  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- and Post-Race "Runner's Brunch" (granola bars, fruit, water, Gatorade, etc)

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

  • Event managed by StartLine Racing.  Club SLR discounts do not apply.


Event details and schedule


5K Course Map


Race Day Information


  • Race Day Registration will be available beginning at 7:00am at Kiwanis Park.

    • We accept cash, check, and credit cards on race day

  • Cost of registration on race day will be $40 for the 5K

  • Leashed Pet friendly

  • We welcome wheelchairs, strollers & wagons.

  • No roller blades, skateboards or motorized devices are allowed on the run or walk courses.


Packet Pick-Up Opportunities


  • Friday, February 14, 2020 from 3:00 - 6:00pm at Road Runner Sports - Tempe (map)

    • Road Runner Sports is located at 43 S McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281

  • Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Kiwanis Park (race location) beginning at 7:00am.





Event schedule


    February 14 3:00 PM - Packet Pick-Up at Road Runner Sports in Tempe 3-6pm

    February 16 7:00 AM - Race Day Packet Pick-up Opens

    February 16 8:00 AM - 5K Begins

    February 16 9:00 AM - Award Ceremony Begins (approx)


Other Info


-) 2020 race registration is open • Registration Information




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