Thanks to the 700+ people that attended the 2017 event! See you next year for another round of love-filled fun! Registration for 2018's event will open in November!
Be part of the event that was featured by Runners World as a race that gets you feeling the love! True loves, best buds and solo runners/walkers are all welcomed at this fun race and post-race brunch! 100% of race profits go to charity! Last year over $7000 was donated - half to Ben's Bells Project and half to Southern Arizona Roadrunners' own programming such as the Children's Fitness Fund.
Need to know info:
- -Relay and individual race options
- -Free post-race hot breakfast at Gentle Ben's
- -Mimosa and bloody mary specials availavle for purchase at the awards party
- -First mimosa or bloody mary free to SAR members thanks to Spirit Messingham, PLLC at Tierra Antigua Realty
- -Festive PDA relay exchange zone
- -Costume & PDA contest
- -Course includes UofA stadium ramps
- -Optional super soft, quality race shirts
- -Group challenge to win a keg from Gentle Ben's Brewing Co
- -Benefits Ben's Bells Project!
When: Sunday, February 11th, 2018. Gun goes off at 8:30am.
Where: Staging area at Main Gate Square outside of Gentle Ben's (865 E University Ave). Start line in front of UofA's Centennial Hall.
Parking: Street parking, Tyndall Ave Garage and 2nd St Garage are all free on weekends!
Race Cap: 750
- Race Options (Each lap includes one set of UofA stadium ramps!)
- - 4 mile Relay: 2-person relay where each person runs a 2-mile lap. Friends, sweethearts & family members can be a team! Relays must show some form of PDA (Public Display of Affection) at the PDA Exchange Zone and at the awards ceremony to be eligible for prizes!
- - 4 mile individual race: 2 laps of the course
- - 2 mile fitness walk/jog: 1 lap of the couse
- - Free kids' dash after the main race
Group challenge: Win a Keg! Get your running group, company, or group of friends to sign up and let us know what group you are with when you register (all race options count)! The group with the most participants wins a keg gift certificate from Gentle Ben's/Barrio Brewing Co.! ALL group members must be over 21 to win this prize and you must sign up BEFORE race day!
- More Fun Contests:
- - Costume Contest - Best costume duos win date night prizes!
- - PDA Contest - Date night gift certificate for most creative PDA at the PDA Exchange Zone!
Brunch & Mimosa Post-Race Awards Party at Gentle Ben's:
- - Free egg and potato with bacon breakfast for all participants during the awards party at Gentle Ben's!
- - Mimosa & bloody mary specials for purchase during the awards party! Don't forget your wallet & ID!
- - First mimosa to all Southern Arizona Roadrunners members that do the race is free thanks to Spirit Messingham PLLC at Tierra Antigua Realty! Learn how to become a member here!
- - Kind Valentine, Ben's Bells booth, sponsor booths & photo booth
Optional Pre-Order Race Shirts: Each size will only be available to order until it sells out. If any shirts remain race weekend they will be on sale during packet pick-up. We'll update with the 2018 design created by SAR president Mcihael Miller in late fall! (We're thinking tortise & hare/"Your Pace or Mine?" theme!)
Date and Time
February 11th, 2018
Results will be gun timed. Please allow faster runners to line up towards the front to ensure a safe start!
4 Mile Relay: Top three in each category win a date night prize: Combined age under 60, Combined age 60-79, Combined age 80-99, Combined age 100-119, Combined age 120+. Remember - you don't need to be a romantic duo but you do have to show some form of PDA to claim a prize!
4 Mile Individual Race: Top finishers overall, first top masters and top three in 10-year age categories (19 and under up to 70+) will receive awards sponsored by The Running Shop and other fun prizes.
Costume contest: Top three costumes win a date night prizes!
PDA Contest: Top three Public Displays of Affection at the exchange zone win date night prizes.
Group challenge: Largest group wins a gift certificate for a keg from Gentle Ben's Brewing Co./Barrio Brewing! ALL group members must be over 21 to win this prize, sorry no exceptions. To count as a member of your group you must sign up BEFORE race day!
This year’s race will benefit Ben’s Bells Project. Their mission is to inspire, educate and motivate each other to realize the impact of intentional kindness and to empower individuals to act according to that awareness, thereby strengthening our selves, our relationships and our communities.
Thanks to Main Gate Square, Spirit Messingham at Tierra Antigua Realty, Chapman Automotive Group, He Said She Said Couples Counseling, Vantage West Credit Union, iSmile, Arizona Roofing Solutions, Crest Insurance Group, The Running Shop, Inglis Florist, Genesis Crossroads OB/GYN, Craig Dabler Jewelry, Main Gate Square & Gentle Ben's Brewing.