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Build a Foundation

Add some variety to your exercise routine. Run one day and strength train the next. This will not only hold your interest in the workouts longer, but it will give your body the time it needs for recovery. Additionally, you are covering more muscle groups throughout the body and keeping the workouts motivating and different.

To build up endurance for your 5K race include some interval training as part of your regimen. Use hill sessions and up-tempo to your runs to do this. Hold a steady running pace where you do not feel like you are just about to die, but that you can keep going.

Head to the track for shorter interval runs while learning to pace yourself. Learn to conserve your energy during the first part of the race and then to let go in the second half so you can make it to the finish line of you 5K race.

4th Annual O.U.R. Phoenix Rescue Run

Join us for the 4th Annual O.U.R. Phoenix Rescue 5k Run, Kids Run, and Virtual Run held at the Peoria Sports Complex. Out of the area? Join us Virtually and choose your own date and course!

*Professionally Timed by Race Timers

*Custom Medals for each finisher plus additional medals for top 3 overall male and female finishers as well as 1st place male and female age category winners

*5k Participants receive Race T-Shirt

*Stroller Friendly

*Complimentary Snacks

*Complimentary Raffle Ticket

*Photos to Download

*Free Kids Zone for Kids Run Participants

*Sorry-no pets allowed

Age Categories are as follows: 12-19,20-29,30-39,40-49,50-59,60-69, 70+.

Following the 5k, a 1-mile Kids Run will be held with each participant receiving a medal, race bib, post race snacks, and free entry to the Kids Zone. Parents can run their 5k while their child plays on on the pirate ship playground, face paints, makes balloons, etc. and waits for their turn to run! Only Children with a race bib and checked in by a parent will be allowed to enter to the Kids Zone. Parents must check their child out of the Kids Zone prior to the Kids Run.

Out of the area or can’t make it on Race Day? Join us virtually! Your run bib and custom medal will be mailed to you.

Phoenix is known for perfect running weather in December with lows in the 50’s and highs in the mid 80’s. All proceeds will directly benefit Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.), a non-profit organization whose mission is to rescue and rehabilitate children sold in sex slavery. Please come join us for a worthy cause and maybe attain a Personal Record in the process!

Virtual 5k Participants:

For those out of the area, come participate virtually! As a Virtual Runner you will choose a 5k course on your own and run it in behalf and support of Operation Underground Railroad. You can choose to complete your Virtual Run on the same day as the Rescue Run, or choose a day that is convenient for you. Your Race Bib and Custom Medal will be mailed to the address you provide.

When you have completed your 5k Virtual Run, be sure to update your Facebook and Instagram status letting your friends and family know of your accomplishment! Add the hashtag: #ourphoenixrescuerun


You can make a donation to O.U.R. on our fundraising page at:


Event details and schedule

Pre-Race Day Registration Packet Pick Up: Friday, 12/6, 4-7pm


Tortoise and Hare Sports

17570 N 75th Ave Ste 600, Glendale, AZ 85308


Race Day Packet Pick Up: 7:30am

5K Run Start Time: 8:30am

Raffle and Awards: 9:30am

1-Mile Kids Run Start Time: 9:50am

*Water station provided along the course with water and snacks at the finish.

Enjoy the finish line festivities. Stick around to celebrate your run and this great cause as you snap your picture in front of the O.U.R. backdrop, listen to music, visit the Sponsor Booths, give a hand to the runners coming in, cheer on the Kids Run participants, and congratulate the winners at the Awards Ceremony, and see if you won one of the many great raffle prizes (each 5k participant is automatically entered and you can purchase additional tickets on event day).

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