Laura's Run



The first “Laura’s Run” in March 2007 was organized by Laura’s family and friends in celebration of her courage and indomitable spirit through years of medical challenges.  Everyone agreed that it was a fun day of shared remembrances and family-friendly events.  The recurring question was, “Are we going to do this again next year?”  The answer was a resounding “Yes!”  So began the annual “Laura’s Run”, which raises funds to support lung transplant patients at St. Joseph Hospital's Norton Thoracic Institute.  This year, we celebrate not only Laura's courage and spirit but the courage and spirit of more than 650 lung transplant patients who have received the "gift of life", thanks to the outstanding program at St. Joseph's.  In just over 10 years, it has become one of the busiest lung transplant centers in the country.

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This will be the 13th Annual "Laura's Run"!!

The 13th Annual "Laura's Run" will be held at Kiwanis Park in Tempe.  Access to the Run will be at 101 West Baseline Road, just west of Mill Avenue.  Kiwanis Park is a spacious, multi-purpose complex that is centrally located just south of the ASU campus, easily accessible from all parts of the Valley.  The Run course, professionally mapped and monitored by StartLine Racing, circles the park's picturesque lake and extends to the path along the Arizona Canal.  (Please see map below)                               

"Laura's Run" Now Includes a 10K and a 5K!!

"Laura's Run" now includes a 10K course, in additon to our traditional 5K.  As always, there will be the 1.5K route for walkers, the "Kids' Dash", and the Doggie Trot where pups (leashed, please!) are invited to join their runners and walkers on-course.  Everyone will receive a custom "Laura's Run" medal, and the top three finishers in each age category will be recognized and awarded place fobs for their medals.

Registered runners and walkers will receive a “Laura’s Run” Dri-Fit Tech T-shirt, so register early to guarantee that your size will be available. Come and enjoy a complimentary Runners' Brunch, activities for the kids, great silent auction items, music and more.  It's a morning of fun for the whole family!

2019 Event Registration

Click here to register for the 13th Annual "Laura's Run" on April 6, 2019 at Kiwanis Park in Tempe!                                                      

Kiwanis Park Area Map and Course Route

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