September 14, 2013 Register Now

The Phoenix Mercury invites you to “Run With Us” into the 2013 WNBA playoffs. Tighten up your laces and join the Phoenix Mercury as the team races to the ultimate finish line, a third WNBA Championship.

This inaugural 5K walk/run starts and ends at the home of the Phoenix Mercury, US Airways Center in downtown Phoenix. You will run the streets of downtown Phoenix and pass unique city landmarks such as City Hall and the Luhrs Tower, as Scorch, the Phoenix Mercury mascot, members of the Mercury Hip Hop Squad, Suns Entertainment teams, and other special guests cheer you on along the way.

After the race the Phoenix Mercury will host a health and wellness expo filled with activities for the entire family.

Race Beneficiary

Children’s Cancer Network   |
CCN is a 501c3 non-profit organization providing financial, educational, and psychosocial support to Arizona’s children and families dealing with childhood cancer. CCN is a 100% volunteer organization that partners with pediatric oncology health care teams to assist in meeting the most critical needs for these families.

Registration Information

$35- 8/14-9/11 (online registration closes at midnight on the 11th)
$45- 9/12-9/14 (registration will need to be done in person at packet pickup or on race day)

Registration Includes:

  •   One ticket to the first Mercury home playoffs game
  •   Limited edition Race to the Playoffs Dri-Fit running shirt
  •   Phoenix Mercury drawstring bag
  •   Limited edition running bib
  •   Autographed player card (first 250 registrants only)

*Note: Participants will have the opportunity to purchase additional tickets to the Mercury’s first home playoff game at a discounted rate.


Special awards will be given to the overall male and female winner as well as the top three finishers in each age category:
11 & under, 12-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, and 75 & over.

Packet Pick-Up

Participants may pick up their packets prior to the event at US Airways Arena on 9/12 and 9/13 in the Casino Arizona Pavilion.

Thursday (9/12) - 1pm-7pm
Friday (9/13) - 3pm-7pm (Mercury game night, parking fee may apply.)

Packets will also be available on race day prior to the start of the 5k.

Participants will also receive a special Mercury ticket discount for the game on September 13th at Packet Pick-Up on both September 12th & 13th.


The venue’s attached five-story, 700-space parking structure provides the most convenient parking available. Please enter the parking structure from the south side on Jackson Street.