Free Spirit 5K

Phoenix, AZ

Please join us for the 4th Annual Free Spirit 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  

The event will take place at Arizona Falls and will feature 5K and 1 mile distances along the canal

 Join friends and family of "Free Spirit" Malachi Patrick Kenney III (MPK III) as we walk and run together to raise money in his memory for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Mal died in August 2014 at the age of 67 after battling two different kinds of Leukemia.  He was diagnosed with CLL in July 2011 and eventually Tcell Lymphoma in May 2014, which took his life only 3 short months later.  As Mal's Mayo Clinic hematologist said, he was hit by lightning not once, but TWICE.  


Mal was the kind of person that made an extraordinary impact on those around him.  In his work life, family life, social and spiritual life - he was a phenomenal father, true friend, an amazing teacher and gave himself generously to all who knew him.  Mal served as a constant reminder that man does not simply have a soul; rather, man IS a soul, and he has a body.  Hence, the Free Spirit Run! 

His impact still lives on in so many of us and we are honored to remember his legacy with this annual race and through charitable contributions to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to hopefully make a difference to others who are affected by these diseases.

All Participants Receive:

  • Custom Event Finisher's Medal

  • Custom Event Dri-Fit Tech T-Shirt

  • Age Group Awards for Top Three in all Age Groups (Race Day participants only).  Our age groups are 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

  • Pre- and Post-Race "Runner's Brunch" (bagels, fruit, water, Gatorade, etc)

  • Chip Timed with Real Time Results and Photos on our Website or Mobile App (on Apple and Google)

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

Race Day Information

  • Race Day Registration will be available beginning at 7:00am at Arizona Falls (race location).

    • We accept cash, check, or credit card (VISA and Master Card only) on race day

  • Cost of registration on race day will be $40 for the 5K and $30 for the 1 Mile

  • We welcome wheelchairs, strollers & wagons. 

  • No roller blades, skateboards or motorized devices are allowed on the run or walk courses.

  • Leashed pet friendly

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

Course Maps

5K

1 Mile

Event Schedule

  • November 23 7:00 AM - Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-up Opens

  • November 23 8:00 AM - 5K Run/Walk Begins

  • November 23 8:10 AM - 1 Mile Run/Walk Begins

  • November 23 9:15 AM - Award Ceremony Begins (approx)

When & Where

Nov 23, 2018

Friday

8:00 AM

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Phoenix, AZ

Arizona Falls at G.R. Herberber Park

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