Important Event Information






February 15, 2017rrslogo

Want to save some time on the day of the event?   Our amazing sponsor, Road Runner Sports is throwing a Pre-Registration Packet Pickup Party.  You can pick up your registration package in advance on February 15th between 4 pm and 7 pm at Road Runner Sports located at 43 S. McClintock Dr. Tempe AZ 85281.




BONUS!  Don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity to race participants to win an in-store drawing for $250 in store credit only when you join the Packet Pickup Party!




February 18, 2017PARKING

The City of Tempe greatly thanks (in advance) all participants for parking in the parking lot across the street from the venue on All American Way.  Click here for a map of the location with parking.  Registration begins at 8:00 am at the soccer fields on the south side of Kiwanis Park located at 6111 S. All-America Way Tempe, AZ 85283.  The course route gently winds through Kiwanis Park and around the lake transversing elevations from 1168 – 1199 Ft.





You can’t host an event without food to keep everyone fueled.  The amazing team from Down Under Foods were such a hit at our last event that we were thrilled they will be be back to fill our tummies with those amazing Aussie Pies (Australian Pot Pies)  and deserts available race day.coffeeclipart


But if you need that something extra pick-up the team from Coffee Run will be there to temp us with a full menu of 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

                                                                                 DoTerra Spa                                                                               Q Clique Photo Station

                                                                                  Girl Scouts                                                                                               Red Bull

                                                                             Honest Kitchen                                                                           Red Mountain Compounding Pharmacy

                                                               JD’s Powerhouse K-9 Boot Camp                                                                Tri-City VCA Hosp

                                                                    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.




Exhibitions and Demonstrations 

City of Tempe K-9 Unit

JD’s Powerhouse K-9 Bootcamp demonstrating basic obedience training

Phoenix Disc Dogs

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


Adoption Village

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 and the CARE Medical Fund in order that these 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 Tempe K-9 UnitDSC_0592 (1)

11:15 JD’s Powerhouse K-9 Bootcamp

11:30 am  – Paws 4 Life 

noon – Raffle Winners Identified



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