Dave’s Run for ALS - 5K & FitKidz/Family Mile

Sunday, March 13, 2016
Race Info
Course Info
Race Info

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 FitKidz and Family Fitness Fun Run/Walk (not timed)
  • Free sport massages after the race courtesy of Proactive Physical Therapy
  • Plenty of fun activities for kids including facepainting and a jumping castle obstacle course!
  • This race is part of The Running Shop Grand Prix, produced by SAR.

RACE DIRECTORS: Tim Bentley and Steve Outridge. Contact Tim here. Contact Steve here.

Date and Time

Sunday, March 15, 2015
8:30 AM (5K Competitive Run/Walk)
9:15 AM (1 Mile Family Fitness Fun Run/Walk)

Race Awards

- 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 hat and will be eligible for raffle prizes!

Packet Pick-Up

- Packet Pick-up will be held the day before the race, Saturday, March 14, 2015, from 10am - 2pm at The Running Shop, 3055 N Campbell Ave Suite 153.

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


A portion of the race proceeds will benefit ALS research through the JIm Himelic Foundation. And this year we're announcing:

Dave's ICE Bucket Challenge

Help support the Jim Himelic Foundation by participating in Dave's ICE Bucket Challenge!

Many of you have heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge. But, did you know that this challenge was created by the ALS Foundation to help them raise awareness for the fight against ALS? We'd like to challenge those folks participating in Dave's Run for ALS to our own version of the challenge which we're calling, "Dave's Ice Bucket Challenge".

As you know, Dave's Run for ALS is name after David Filer, who was an avid runner, active SAR member, and local businessman diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, in the summer of 2000. The event benefits the Jim Himelic Foundation which raises funds for ALS Research at the University of Arizona.

Simply let your friends and family know that after the race you will have a bucket of ice water dumped on your head and all you need them to do is to donate in your honor to the Jim Himelic Foundation.

What do I need to do?

1. Prior to March 12, 2015, send an email to co-Race Director Steve Outridge stating your intention to participate in Dave's Ice Bucket Challenge.

2. Get your friends and family to donate to the Jim Himelic Foundation in your honor following the instructions below.

3. Track your donations on the form which you can download here: http://www.azroadrunners.org/images/uploads/DavesRunDonationForm2015.pdf and make sure to bring your form on race day.

4. Come out to run or walk the 5K at Dave's Run for ALS on 3/15/15. After the finish and before the award ceremony we will have all of the folks participating come on up, give you a shout out including the amount of money raised, and finally dump a bucket of ICE water on you!

What do my friends and family need to do?

1. They can go on-line to the Jim Himelic Foundation website and click the link for their on-line donations: http://www.jimhimelicfoundation.org/ and let you know the amount they donated so you can write it on the donation form.

2. They can give you cash or check and you can bring it with you on race day and give it to the Race Directors who will give it to the Jim Himelic Foundation Team.

What will the Race Director do?

1. Race Directors Tim Bentley and Steve Outridge promise to put on the very best event they can for all of you and that all of the funds raised through Dave's Ice Bucket Challenge go directly to the Jim Himelic Foundation!.

2. As an added challenge on race day, donations (cash or check) will be collected and if we can raise at least $100, co-Race Director Steve Outridge will get a bucket of ice water dumped on his own head!

3. Provide plenty of water and ice on race day!

Community Partners

Town of Marana and Marana Parks and Recreation.


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Race Fees

Dave’s Run for ALS 5K
$18 - SAR Member by 1/15/15
$23 - Non-SAR Member by 1/15/15

$20 - SAR Member by 3/1/15
$25 - Non-SAR Member by 3/1/15

$28 - After 3/1/15 and on Race Day

1 Mile - FitKidz and Family Fitness Fun Run/Walk
$ 0
- Kids not yet in middle school - FitKidz Mile

$15 - Middle School and up by 2/1/2015
$18 - Middle School and up after 2/1/2015 and on Race Day


  • Print Registration Form and mail it in. Registration by mail must be postmarked by Tuesday, March 10, 2015.
  • On-line and mail in registration is now closed. 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 14th, 2015. Please note that only cash or checks are accepted for payment when mailing in the printed form. Packet pickup and in person Registration will take place at The Running Shop on Saturday, 3/14/15, from 10am - 2pm. Credit cards will be accepted for payment at the Running Shop. You can also pick up packets and register for the race at the event from 7am - 8:15am on 3/15/15.
  • Race Day Registration is from 7:00am to 8:15am at Crossroads at Silverbell Park. Credit cards will be accepted for payment race morning.
News Course Info

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 Weather

We can’t promise perfect weather as we were reminded two years ago! 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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