2020 Run to Fight Children's Cancer

Mission & History

Run to Fight Children’s Cancer is the largest race in Arizona dedicated solely to pediatric cancer. Now in its tenth year, the race unites the community in building awareness of childhood cancer and raising much-needed funds for research, treatments, patient education and a host of support services for families battling the disease. All proceeds from the race stay in our community and benefit Arizona children fighting cancer through the work of our beneficiaries, Children’s Cancer Network and Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Our History
Grand Canyon University Foundation hosted the inaugural Run to Fight Children’s Cancer – with its 10K run, 5K run/walk and quarter-mile Children’s Survivors Walk – in 2011. Since then, the race has become a signature event in Arizona, attracting thousands of participants and raising much needed funds for lifesaving treatments at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, along with financial, education and support programs provided to families by Children’s Cancer Network.

In 2018, the Grand Canyon University Foundation passed the baton to Children’s Cancer Network, who assumed operations of the event. Together with runners, sponsors, volunteers and our very own cancer-fighting superheroes, Run to Fight Children’s Cancer is a voice for young cancer survivors and a beacon of hope for families across the state.

Race Details

Run to Fight Children’s Cancer: 10K run, 5K run/walk and Cancer Hero 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 superheores and their families participating in the Cancer Hero Walk.

WHEN:   Rescheduled date yet to be determined.  Location will remain at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

7:00 am 10K begins

7:45 am 5K begins

9:00 am Cancer Hero Walk begins

All participants are invited onto the concourse within the stadium to enjoy the post-race festival and to cheer on our cancer fighting superheroes during their Cancer Hero Walk around the bases on the field!  The post-race festival continues after the Cancer Hero Walk and activities include DJ Dizzie and Just Energy Entertainment, vendor booths, and family activities.  Enjoy the music, games, and vendors!

Race Location: Same Run. New Venue.

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
7555 N Pima Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

On your mark. Get set.


Event Details and Course

Run to Fight Children’s Cancer is on the beautiful grounds of Salt River Fields, the Spring Training Facility of the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies.  The courses for both events, the 5K and the 10K, will keep participants off the city streets and allow them to enjoy the beautiful grounds of this facility.

The 10K event is for runners only and the 5K event is for walkers and runners.  

The Cancer Hero Walk takes place at 9a upon the completion of both the 10K and 5K.  Our heroes will be centerfield for their walk around the bases to the cheers of all Run to Fight participants.

Course Map is coming soon!


Although not required for event participation, the hope is that those that join the Run to Fight Family through event participation 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 Tiffany Creek at Tiffany.creek@childrenscancnernetwork.org

Let's Step Up The Fight >>

Packet Pickup

Packet Pick up Locations and Times (coming soon)

Day-of Registration

Event day registration will be available on the main concourse within the stadium, from 5:30 am until the start of each race. 


All parking will be on the grounds at Salt River Fields. Maps coming soon!

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 concourse.


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, special Run to Fight Children’s Cancer Award 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.

The 2020 Run to Fight Medal below is designed by childhood cancer survivor, Jeff Luttrell. Diagnosed with cancer at the age of 5 years, Jeff is a 26 year survivor and a talented graphic designer.

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
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