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What is the location for 2023?

The location for the 5K and Kids Dash is now at the beautiful location of Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Resort (7555 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85258).

How do I participate in the Phoenix Children's 5K & Kids Dash?

Phoenix Children’s 5K & Kids Dash event will take place on Saturday, October 7th at Salt River Fields. Rally your family, neighbors and colleagues to join you in person, or virtually, and help raise funds and awareness for Phoenix Children's. Then WALK. RUN. FUNDRAISE. your way to the finish line.

How do I participate in the 5K & Kids Dash virtually? 

We’ve made virtual participation in the 5K & Kids Dash easy. Register and create your fundraising page, then Walk. Run. FUNdraise at the time of your choosing on or before October 7. Participating virtually can be anything you want it to be—run on a treadmill, take a walk through your neighborhood with a four-legged friend, ride a bike or a scooter to your local park, or create a backyard obstacle course. Choose your day and your starting line and do whatever feels most comfortable at your own pace. Be sure to share your photos and videos on social media using #PC5K!

Will I have to use my phone, running watch or other device to record my results? 

No, as a non-qualifying event. we encourage participants to complete at their own pace.

Please share your “finish line” photos on social media using #PC5K so we can celebrate with you!  

How much is registration?

Day of registration is $60 for adults. Take advantage of Early Bird pricing!

Do participants get an event T-shirt?

All participants will receive the 5K+Kids Dash event shirt. However, if you want this year’s exclusive limited-edition Phoenix Children’s 40th anniversary 5K Pullover, all you have to do is fundraise $100 (as an individual)! Please note this is in addition to the registration fee. Participants will have the opportunity pick up shirts, bibs and their incentive pullover early (see below) or on the morning of the event at the Registration/Check-In tent.

Can I pick up my event shirt and bib before the race?

Yes. Early packet pick-up will be available during the following dates and times at the Phoenix Children's Foundation (2929 E Camelback Rd., Ste 122, Phoenix, AZ 85017):

  • Tuesday, October 3 from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 4 from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 5 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Is fundraising required? 

While fundraising is not required to participate, it is encouraged! We understand that this is a particularly challenging time to be asking your friends and family for donations. However, we need your help now more than ever. Please log into your personalized participant center to discover new ways to fundraise! We have some great incentive prizes you can earn as a 'Thank You' from us for all of your hard work! Remember, 100% of proceeds from Phoenix Children’s 5K & Kids Dash goes right to the kids who need it most!   

New for 2023: Raise $100 as an Individual Fundraiser to receive this year's exclusive limited-edition Phoenix Children's 40th anniversary 5K T-shirt.

How do I fundraise?

Register as a participant and follow the easy steps to set-up your fundraising page. You can customize your page with your own personal message and photo! Set the tone and become the first to donate to your cause. Then ask your friends and family to donate to your page. Share your fundraising page link on social media and through email so they can donate through a secure site with their credit card. You can also accept cash and/or checks.

Where do I park? 

Parking for all Phoenix Children's 5K and Kids Dash participants is available in the Granite Parking Lot. The granite Lot is located o the northwest part of Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Click the map below.

5K Race Map 2023

Can we bring wheels?

Strollers, wheelchairs and other mobility aids are welcome. Please leave the roller skates, skateboards and bicycles at home. 

Can we bring our dogs?

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, only service animals that area trained to assist you with tasks of daily living, and certified by the ADA, are welcome at Salt River Fields. Any individual who service animal does not meet this policy is subject to removal from Salt River Fields property. “Comfort Animals” are not considered service animals. Visitors in violation will be asked to leave.

Animals who provide personal protection, emotional support, companionship, and therapy are not considered service animals under the ADA requirements, and therefore will not be allowed access to Salt River Fields. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Where does the money go?

Funds raised through the event will benefit the Phoenix Children’s Hope Fund—helping to launch critical new programs, purchase essential equipment, conduct cutting-edge research, provide charitable care, and more.

I need some help fundraising. Do you have any tips?

You bet! In addition to the coaching emails available in your participant center, we have also put together some handy tips and resources located on the Fundraising page.

Can I collect donations offline?

Absolutely! Offline donations (cash and checks) will be counted toward your fundraising total and can be mailed to:

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation
ATTN: Phoenix Children's 5K
2929 E. Camelback Rd. Suite 122
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Include an offline donation form with your cash and/or check(s) payable to “Phoenix Children's Foundation” or "PCHF." To ensure that you and your team get credit, include your name and your team name. It may take up to seven business days to process your donation and have it reflected on your fundraising page. Click here for the offline donation form.

If I register before my team captain, can I still join their team?

Yes. Once your team captain has registered, log into your Participant Center, Click on the Profile tab, then click on the Event Options tab and look for "Change Team Membership." You'll see an option to Join a Team or say that you are happy with your current team settings. You won't have the option to join the team until he or she has registered and created the team.

Can I join a team after I've completed the registration process?

Absolutely! At any time after you register, you can log into your Participant Center, Click on the Profile tab, then click on the Event Options tab and look for "Change Team Membership." You'll see an option to Join a Team or say that you are happy with your current team settings.

When will I receive my incentives? 

Participants that have raised the $100 minimum through their personal fundraising page will have the opportunity to pick up their incentive early at the Foundation (see above question #6) or the morning of the event at the Registration/Check-In tent.

What is the Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation's tax ID number?

Our tax ID number is 74-2421549.

My question wasn't answered here. Whom can I contact?

Please send your questions to and we will do our best to get it answered right away!