Spay Pride 5K Walk Run

Saving Lives Through Spaying and Neutering






The term “Spay Pride” is obviously a catchy phrase intended to get attention. But the event’s philanthropic roots help remind everyone that spaying and neutering our pets can make a serious dent in mitigating the homeless pet population overcrowding local animal shelters.   At the end of the day, overcrowding of orphaned pets within the local animal shelters results in unnecessary euthanasia.  




February 17, 2018

Eastmark Great Park, 5100 S Eastmark Parkway, Mesa, Arizona 85212


Eastmark Great Park is located at 5100 S Eastmark Parkway, Mesa, AZ and is nestled in the Eastmark Community which runs from Warner Road to Ray Road north to south and from Signal Butte Road to Ellworth Road east and west.  This is such a large event that the City of Mesa will have police officers available to direct traffic due to road closures around the race course.   Registration begins at 8:00 am near the amphitheatre.  The course itself route gently winds through Eastmark Great Park and around the lake transversing elevations from 1168 – 1199 Ft.







You can’t host an event without food to keep everyone fueled.  Various food trucks will be available race day to tempt us with a full menu of sandwiches, specialized espresso drinks, hot or iced, chai, and smoothies.





Take the time to stroll through the Spay Pride Village, listen to the DJ spin some great music and talk to these amazing local vendors who share a common passion for pets, which vendors include:

Artie with the Party                                                                                  Pet Club

Beer Barkies                                                                               Pete & Mac’s Pet Resort

Creative Contributions                                                                         Priestly’s Art Work

Girl Scouts                                                                                 Q Clique Photo Station

Honest Kitchen                                                                  Red Mountain Compounding Pharmacy

Tri-City VCA Hospital 

Liberty Mutual Insurance                                                                             United Pet Care

Paw 4 Life (Medical Assist and Therapy Dogs)                                                     VCA Hospitals of America

PawTree                                                                                                      Yelp! Phoenix



perfect christmas gift                                             Book Signing by Famous Author

Famous author and story teller, Barbara Titus, will be available the day of the event to personally sign copies of her latest children’s book “The Perfect Christmas Gift”.  This amazing children’s book chronicles the true life story of Barbara’s beloved dog Lilly, who found herself at our local animal shelter (Maricopa County Animal Care and Control) at Christmas. Lilly was about to give up hope when a small miracle allowed Lilly the chance of being rescued by Panacea Animal Wellness Sanctuary, which in turn gave Lilly hope to dream of a better life.  Copies of this book will be available for purchase the day of the event and may also be purchased directly on Amazon.  A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to Panacea in hopes that Lilly’s beautiful story can help other animals in need.






Phoenix Disc Dogs

City of Mesa Police Dept

Spring (the only certified Arson Dog in the State of Arizona) and Officer Zehring from Gilbert PD



spay-pride-pets-2spay-pride-pets-2Don’t forget to stop by the MASH Unit and Maricopa County Animal Care and Control for some free hugs and snuggles with the various pets available for adoption!  You are the one missing link that can help transform a neglected, abandoned shelter animal into a beloved and cherished family member.





If you have any loose change the day of the event, please drop it in the “CHANGE FOR CHANGE” depository located near the registration area.   A local bank has graciously agreed to count all the loose change at no cost to the community and donate those funds directly to Panacea Animal Wellness Sanctuary  to disburse to local organizations can continue to support the medical needs of those orphaned, shelter animals.





There will be many raffles and prizes that would thrill anyone. But don’t forget to get your raffle tickets for the grand prize in which Panacea will raffle one custom men’s and woman’s Soul Beach Cruiser.  After all, we live in the perfect climate where you can ride your bike all year.  So who couldn’t pass up the opportunity to grab some air while cruising on one of these custom Soul Beach Cruisers made by local artisans in Tempe, Arizona.





Custom Soul Beach Cruisers






Our DJ (Artie with the Party) will kick off the celebration at 8 am, so don’t be late!


DSC_03578:00 am – Registration begins and Spay Pride village opens to publicDSC_0861

8:30 am – Phoenix Area Disc Dogs

9:00 am  – Spay Pride 5K Walk/Run begins

10:00 am – Race photos available

10:15 am  – Spring the Arson Dog

DSC_0642 (1)10:45 am – City of Mesa K-9 UnitDSC_0592 (1)

11:15 Dance for Life

11:30 am  – Paws 4 Life 

noon – Raffle Winners Identified



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