5K Thin Mint Sprint (Oct. 7). All ages. 5K Thin Mint Sprint or 1-mile Samoa Stroll in Tempe’s Kiwanis Park. Proceeds benefit Girl Scout programs.
Phoenix Children’s Hospital 5K (Oct. 7). Join current and former patients and their families at the Phoenix Children’s 5K walk/run and 1 mile fun run in downtown Phoenix to support vital programs and services offered at PCH.
Run for Ryan House (Oct. 7). This 13th annual event offers a 5K and 1-mile family fun run to help provide world-class care and programs for medically-fragile children and their families. Runners, walkers, wheelchairs, strollers, dogs, teams and virtual runners welcome at Mesa Riverview Park.
Zoo Walk for Autism Research (Oct. 7). All ages. Proceeds from this walk at the Phoenix Zoo benefit Arizona State University’s Autism/Asperger’s Research Program.
A Race for Maggie’s Place (Oct. 8). All ages. 10K race, 9K run (representing the months of pregnancy), 5K run/walk/stroller push, diaper dash and kids dash to benefit Maggie’s Place, a local nonprofit that helps pregnant and parenting women in need.
Walk for Wishes (Oct. 15). The Make-A-Wish Arizona Phoenix Walk for Wishes is presented by Blue Bunny Ice Cream. This 1-mile and 3K run/walk includes activities and vendors at Tempe Marketplace.
AIDS Walk Arizona & 5K Run (Oct. 22). All ages. Walk or run in downtown Phoenix to benefit Aunt Rita’s Foundation and programs to prevent HIV/AIDS or assist those living with the disease. Dogs are welcome.
Buddy Walk Arizona (Oct 28). Team up for Down Syndrome with your family and friends during Arizona State University’s homecoming parade to benefit the Down Syndrome Network of Arizona.
Walk to Defeat ALS (Oct. 28). All ages. Walk to benefit the ALS Association Arizona Chapter. Route is stroller and wheelchair accessible at Scottsdale Stadium.
Zombie Walk 9 (Oct. 28). The largest gathering of zombies in the Southwest has a new event site: The Warehouse District. Live bands, costume contest, food trucks, kid zone, zombification station and thousands of zombies to benefit the Arizona Hemophilia Association.
Arizona for Autism Speaks Walk (Oct. 29). All ages. 5K walk, 1-mile family fun walk and community resource fair at Tempe Beach Park. Proceeds benefit autism research, awareness and outreach.