Walk the Fight & Run the Distance for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center

Tempe, AZ

Welcome Back

We are excited to announce we will be hosting the 17th Annual Walk the Fight & Run the Distance in person on January 21, 2023, in person at Tempe Beach Park. However, for those who do not feel comfortable walking with others in the community, we are offering a virtual participation option similar to the last year's walk.

Using this new hybrid model, we are offering several different race options for you. Please pick the one that fits your abilities and comfort level. If at any time you need to alter your race option please contact us and we will happily oblige. For those attendees walking in person you can choose from a timed 5K run (3.2 miles), a 4K walk (2.8 miles), or a 2 block fun walk. To participate virtually, choose the Virtual Walk to proceed with your registration. Thank you to all our generous sponsors and volunteers that help make the event a success. Please visit our sponsor section to learn more about each sponsor and how they are improving living with Parkinson's disease.

Don't forget to share your photos and videos on our Facebook page after the event!

Parkinson’s disease impacts every aspect of someone’s life and is about much more than medicine. To achieve the best quality of life, people need to be engaged in exercise, be engaged in mindful activities, engaged with each other and their community…and having fun!  The Walk/Run helps those with Parkinson's and their families connect with others living with the disease, support for carepartners and empower people with PD, carepartners and family members to achieve better quality of life.

Please help us make this year's walk a grand success by participating in any way possible. Whether you form a team, walk/run as an individual or support a family member or the Parkinson’s community with a donation in their honor. Your support for this event is crucial and will have a lasting impact on the Parkinson’s community in Arizona. Together let’s raise the bar to $150,000!

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

What You Get

  • Custom Event Medal for paid registrants

  • Custom Event Dri-Fit Tech T-Shirt.

  • Age Group Awards for the 5K Timed Run Event for Top Three in all Age Groups (excluding Virtual Runners) for the following:

    • 8 & Under, 9-10, 11-13, 14-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & Over

  • Chip Timed with Real Time Results and Photos provided by StartLine Racing on their Website

  • Course set/marked by StartLine Racing to maximize your experience!!

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Race Day Information

  • Race Day Check In and Registration will be available beginning at 7:00am at Tempe Beach Park

    • We accept cash, check, and credit card on race day.  Race day prices are:

      • 5K Run - $45

      • Walk - $40

    • All shirts sizes may not be available on race day (please register online before race day to guarantee your shirt size choice).

  • Wheelchair, stroller, and leashed pet friendly event.

    • All wheelchairs, stollers, and leashed pets must start at the back of the start line coral.

      • All participants are chipped time, so your time will not be affected by starting at the back of the coral.  Your  time will not start until you cross the start line.

  • The course will take you along the dedicated running trails at Tempe Town Lake (all asphalt and concrete), starting and ending at Tempe Beach Park.  Please note - this is an open use trail system and does not close for our event.

  • Due to the common start/finish line there will be no bag check for this event.

Event Schedule

  • January 20 3:00PM -  Packet Pick-Up at Road Runner Sports Tempe from 3:00 - 6:00pm

  • January 21 7:00AM -  Race Day Registration & Packet Pick-up Open at Tempe Beach Park

  • January 21 8:00AM -  5K Run Begins

  • January 21 8:30AM -  Resource Fair & Children's Activities Open

  • January 21 8:45AM -  Walk Welcome & Pet Parade & Contest

  • January 21 8:50AM - 5K Run Award Ceremony Begins (approx)

  • January 21 9:00AM -  Interactive Stretching / Dance Segment Begins5K Run Award Ceremony Begins (approx)

  • January 21 9:30AM - 4K Walk Begins

  • January 21 10:00AM - 2 Block FUN Walk Begins

  • January 21 12:00PM - Walk Awards (approx)

When & Where

Jan 21, 2023


7:00 AM

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Tempe, AZ

Tempe Beach Park

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