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 passed away. 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 Sunday, April 21, 2024, to participate in Children’s Cancer Network’s Run to Fight Children’s Cancer 2024.

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

  • 7:30 AM – 10K Start
  • 7:45 AM – 5K Start
  • 9:00 AM – Cancer Survivor Walk around the pond at Mesa Riverview Park. Please join us to cheer on our cancer fighters and their families.
  • Post – Celebration in the festival area with JUST ENERGY ENTERTAINMENT and Dizzie Ramsey. Music, games, arts and crafts, and vendors!

VIRTUAL: You may choose to complete this goal on April 21, 2024, 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 pluttrell@childrenscancernetwork.org  with your name and bit about your route and experience. Larger videos may be submitted at no charge through wetransfer.com to pluttrell@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 Friday, April 19 at 5pm at which time online registration will close.  Onsite registration will be available on Sunday, April 21st at Mesa Riverview Park from 5:30 am through 7:30 am. 

No promo discount codes will be available once online registration closes.


Tuesday, April 16, 2024  10am- 3:00pm central Phoenix location tbd

Thursday, April 18, 2024 10am-6:00pm at Children’s Cancer Network 6150 W. Chandler Blvd., Ste 1, Chandler, AZ 85226

Sunday, April 21, 2024  5:30am – 7:30am onsite at the event at Mesa Riverview Park in the “Festival Area”. 

Questions? Please contact Martha at martha.castro@childrenscancernetwork.org.





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 in the festival area.


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.

For the top three male and female finishers in each age category, plaques 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