Dave’s Run for ALS

Sunday, March 16, 2014  /  5k & 1 mile FitKidz Run


Dave’s Run for ALS is an event for runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. The event is named for the late David Filer who was an avid runner, active SAR member, and local business owner. David was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, in the summer of 2000. Currently there is no cure for this fatal disease. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go specifically for ALS research, via the Jim Himelic foundation.

- USATF certified and sanctioned 5K flat and fast course (electronically chip timed)

- One Mile Family Fitness Fun Run/Walk (not timed)

- Special award for best age-graded performance, male and female

- Free FitKidz One Mile Race for kids 11 & Under, part of SAR’s FitKidz Racing Series!

- Plenty of fun activities for kids including a jumping castle obstacle course!

This race is part of The Running Shop Grand Prix, produced by SAR.

Date and Time

Sunday, March 16, 2014
8:30 AM (5K Competitive Run/Walk)
Following the start of the 5K (1 Mile FitKidz and Family Fitness Fun Run/Walk)

Race Distances and Courses

Dave’s Run for ALS: A fast and accurately measured USATF certified and sanctioned 5K course
around the beautiful new Crossroads at Silverbell Park in Marana, AZ.

FitKidz and Family Fitness Fun Run/Walk: 1 mile



Crossroads at Silverbell park. Cortaro road exit off I-10 in Marana, AZ. Head west to Silverbell and then south to the main park entrance.
Map available.

Race Fees

Dave’s Run for ALS - 5K

$20 - SAR Member before 3/9/14
$23 - Non-SAR Member before 3/9/14
$27 - On and after 3/9/14 and on Race Day

Family Fitness One Mile Fun Run/Walk (Ages 12 & Up)


FitKidz One Mile (Ages 11 & Under)

$ 0


  • Print Registration Form and mail it in. Registration by mail must be postmarked by Sunday, March 9, 2014.
  • Register online with a credit card at active.com.
  • You can print the form here on this site and mail it in with your payment or you may drop off printed registrations anytime at The Running Shop up to March 13, 2014. Please note that only cash or checks are accepted for payment.
  • Race Day Registration is from 7:00am to 8:00am at Crossroads at Silverbell Park. Please note that only cash or checks are accepted for payment.

Packet Pick-Up

Packet Pick-up will be held the day before the race, Saturday, March 15, 2014, from 10am - 2pm at The Running Shop, 3055 N Campbell Ave Suite 153.

Packet Pick-up will also be available race morning from 7am - 8am.


Awards are limited to the competitive 5K run/walk
Awards will be given for first 3 in the open overall and master’s categories and in 5-year age groups.
All participants will receive an official event t-shirt and will be eligible for raffle prizes!


A portion of the race proceeds will benefit ALS research through the JIm Himelic Foundation.

Community Partners

Town of Marana and Marana Parks and Recreation.

Race Weather

We can’t promise perfect weather as we were reminded last year! However, temperatures are usually around 55 degrees F, with clear skies, and little or no wind. Check out Tucson’s current conditions and forecast so you’ll be race-ready!  We’ve asked the rain to stay away…


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  • Contact the Southern Arizona Roadrunners Hotline at (520) 326-9383 for more information.
  • Race Director Tim Bentley and Steve Outridge: or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).