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 500 patients who have received the "gift of life", thanks to the outstanding program at St. Joseph's which, in less than 10 years, has become the second largest lung transplant center in the country.

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"Laura's Run" is Moving at Kiwanis Park!

Laura's Run is moving!! Due to increasing participation, the 11th Annual "Laura's will be at Kiwanis Park in Tempe.  Access to the Run will be off 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, and is 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)                               

And..."Laura's Run" Now Includes a 10K!!

This year, for the first time, "Laura's Run will include a new 10K course, in additon to our traditional 5K.  As always, there will be the 1.5K route for walkers, the "Kids' Dash", 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 award 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, live music by Tod and Ethan, kids' activities, great silent auction items, and more.  It's a morning of fun for the whole family!

2017 Event Registration

Click here to register for the 11th Annual "Laura's Run" on April 8, 2017 at Kiwanis Park in Tempe!                                                      

Kiwanis Park Area Map and Course Route

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