Free Spirit Run/Walk

Phoenix, AZ

Please join us for the 10th Anniversary of the 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.

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

What You Get

  • Custom Event Medal for ALL finishers 

  • Custom Event Dri-Fit Tech T-shirt

  • Age Group Awards 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

  • Pre- & Post-Race "Athlete's Brunch" (granola bars, fruit, water, Gatorade, etc)

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

Course Maps


Route map for Arizona Falls 5k by StartLine Racing on


Race Day Information

  • Race Day Check In and Registration will be available beginning at 6:00am at Arizona Falls (race location).

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

      • 5K - $40

      • 1 Mile - $30

    • 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 Arizona Falls (a mixture of packed dirt and asphalt/concrete surfaces).  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

  • May 11th 6:00AM -  Race Day Registration & Packet Pick-up Opens

  • May 11th 7:00AM -  5K Begins

  • May 11th 7:10AM -  1 Mile Begins

  • May 11th 8:00AM - Award Ceremony Begins (approx)

When & Where

May 11, 2024


7:00 AM

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Phoenix, AZ

Arizona Falls at G.R. Herberber Park

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