Avoid Skipping Recovery
Listening to your body is key to avoiding injury and burnout. Your body can actually grow stronger when you are at rest. The process of training includes workouts that are strategically placed along with rest days, which provides stimulation during the activity and recovery when you are at rest. If you are new to running, it is important not to push yourself to hard. Injuries can pop up when training advances too quickly. If your body is giving you warning signs, listen and take the extra time off so you can fully adjust and recover to meet your specific fitness needs.
St. Joseph's Westgate Medical Center Desert Dash 10K, 5K and 1 Mile will feature fun for the whole family.
The fun run will benefit St. Joseph's Westgate Medical Center programs and services. The growing center is a not-for-profit, 24 bed inpatient hospital that opened in May 2014. The medical campus and hospital features new approaches to healthcare and utilizes the most innovative uses of materials to promote patient safety, patient satisfaction and medical efficiency.
Ages 12 and under are only $15!
To register by mail please complete and return our Mail-in Registration Form! Please make checks payable to StartLine Racing.
Custom Event Finisher's Medal for all participants
Custom Event Dri-Fit Tech T-Shirt for all participants
Age Group Awards for Top Three in all Age Groups in 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" (bagels, fruit, water, Gatorade, etc)
Course set/marked by StartLine Racing to maximize your experience!
10K Course Map - coming soon
5K Course Map - coming soon
Race Day Registration will be available beginning at 6:45am.
We accept cash, check, or credit card on race day
Cost of registration on race day will be $40 for adults and $20 for ages 12 and under.
We welcome wheelchairs, strollers & wagons.
No roller blades, skateboards or motorized devices are allowed on the run or walk courses.
Leashed pet friendly
You will have two opportunities to pick-up your race packet (bib, chip, event swag, etc):
October 19 4:00 PM - Packet Pickup at St. Joseph's Westgate Medical Center 4-7pm
October 20 6:45 AM - Race Day Packet Pick-up and Registration Opens
October 20 7:45 AM - 10K Run Begins
October 20 8:00 AM - 5K Run Begins
October 20 8:10 AM - 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk Begins
October 20 9:00 AM - Award Ceremony Begins (approx.)