Event Details

Run to Fight Children’s Cancer: 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk, and Cancer Survivor Walk

WHO: Run to Fight Children’s Cancer is an event to both celebrate survivorship and honor those who have lost their battle. We welcome participants of all ages and all levels including elite runners, joggers, and walkers. All are invited to cheer on our amazing superheroes and their families participating in the Cancer Survivor Walk.

WHEN: Join us on Saturday, May 6, 2023, to participate in Children’s Cancer Network’s Run to Fight Children’s Cancer 2023.

IN PERSON PARTICIPANTS: Join us at Mesa Riverview Park at 2100 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Mesa, AZ 85201.

  • 7:00 AM – 10K Start
  • 7:45 AM – 5K Start
  • 9:00 AM – Cancer Survivor Walk around the bases on the field. Please join us in the stands to cheer on our cancer fighters and their families.
  • Post – Celebration on the concourse with JUST ENERGY ENTERTAINMENT and Dizzie Ramsey. Music, games, arts and crafts, and vendors!

VIRTUAL: You may choose to complete this goal on May 6, 2023, or before on the route of your choosing. You may choose to complete this goal alone, as a small group or a team with social distancing. All we ask is that you include us along the way virtually. Submit your photos, videos, stories, and quotes to Patti at patti.luttrell@childrenscancernetwork.org  with your name and bit about your route and experience. Larger videos may be submitted at no charge through wetransfer.com to patti.luttrell@childrenscancernetwork.org. We look forward to sharing your experiences via social media to help all see your spirit and support. Thank you!

Event Location

Located at the northwest corner of Dobson and Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa Riverview is a premier recreation destination. Mesa’s Riverview Park home to the Cubs Spring Training Facility, Sloan Park, a stocked community fishing lake, a playground extraordinaire and a spray ground with multiple water features.  There are many public transportation options to Mesa Riverview Park.

On your mark. Get set. GO!


Course Map


Although not required for event participation, the hope is that those that join the Run to Fight family through event participation and volunteering will be moved to join the fundraising efforts.

When you register, the opportunity to build a fundraising team will be presented. All funds will benefit the family centered programs and services of Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Children’s Cancer Network. Thank you for your support!

For assistance with fundraising or teams, contact Ben at ben.gokee@childrenscancnernetwork.org. 

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Packet Pickup

Please note:  Online registration will be open through Thursday, May 4 at 5pm at which time online registration will close.  Onsite registration will be available on Saturday, May 6th at Mesa Riverview Park from 5:30 am through 7:30 am. No promo discount codes will be available once online registration closes.


Tuesday, May 2, 2023  10am- 3:00pm at Children’s Cancer Network 6150 W. Chandler Blvd., Ste 1, Chandler, AZ 85226

Wednesday, May 3, 2023 10:30am – 6:00pm at Macy’s at Biltmore Fashion Park 2502 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016, first floor

Thursday, May 4, 2023 10am-6:00pm at Children’s Cancer Network 6150 W. Chandler Blvd., Ste 1, Chandler, AZ 85226

Saturday, May 6, 2023 5:30am – 7:30am onsite at the event at Mesa Riverview Park in the “Festival Area” at registration as noted on the event map above.

Questions? Please contact Patti at patti.luttrell@childrenscancernetwork.ora


The yellow parking lot will be open for early morning volunteer and vendor parking as well as the participant parking.  Once parked, exit the parking lot to the south, cross Cubs Way to the Festival Area.  From this area, there is easy access to the 10K and 5K startline / finish line just to the west of the Festival Area; and the Cancer Survivor Walk start and finish line just to the south of the Festival Area.  Signage will be present on the morning of the event.

Timing and Awards


Run to Fight Children’s Cancer is a chip timed race. Results are typically available online within one hour after the start of each race and are also displayed on monitors located at the Timing Booth on the plaza.


Everyone medals at Run to Fight Children’s Cancer! Finisher medals are handed out at the conclusion of both races by our wonderful volunteers. Be sure you receive yours at the finish line.

The 2023 Run to Fight Medal was designed by childhood cancer survivor Jeff Luttrell. Diagnosed with cancer at the age of 5-years-old, Jeff is a 30 year survivor and a talented graphic designer.

For the top three male and female finishers in each age category, special award stick pins will be available and can be picked up at the Medals Table by the timing results display. Results are posted approximately one hour after the start of each run.




Award categories include the following age ranges
11 & under30 - 3455 - 59
12 - 1535 - 3960 - 64
16 - 1940 - 4465 - 69
20 - 2445 - 4970 -74
25 - 2950 - 5475 & over