CALLING ALL SUPERHEROES!
Grab your capes and join fellow athletes, fun-runners, firefighters, first responders, and Multiple Sclerosis Warriors at the annual Patrick Taylor Memorial 5K. This "superhero" themed wheel, walk, run steps off Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Reid Park in Tucson, Arizona. (5K and or 1 mile option. This event will be timed- 5k will be chipped.) From superhero activities for kids of all ages to a historic opening ceremony, you won't want to miss this festive fall event set in the lush greenery of Tucson's Reid Park. Wait it gets better... There will be chili and beverages waiting for you at our finish line! Woo hoo!We are partnering with The Tucson Firefighters Chili Cook-Off conveniently located on site! Grab your crew and sign up your superhero squad today! We will award prizes for the following:
- The team that raises the most money
- The team with the most participants
- The most epic superhero dressed team
- First woman to cross the finish line (5K)
- First man to cross the finish line (5K)
All of the event proceeds benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation and The Greater Purpose Project 501 (c)(3).
ABOUT OUR HERO: PATRICK TAYLOR:
The event celebrates the life of Patrick Taylor: firefighter, father and husband who transformed his Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis into a greater purpose of helping and inspiring others. When Patrick was diagnosed with MS he began training for the Paralympics, somedays the former firefighter would roll 15 miles in his wheel chair on his way to the gym. During these rides Pat would carry items on his lap to donate to local charity drives. Patrick was a huge proponent of health and fitness and spent his last day on Earth training at the gym. He died in January of 2015 but that’s not where his story ends only where his legacy begins. This hometown hero is the inspiration behind The Greater Purpose Project (non-profit). (www.TheGreaterPurposeProject.com)
Event details and schedule
Important Dates and Dets!
Thursday, November 2: Packet Pick-Up (Time and Location TBA)
Saturday, November 4: Patrick Taylor Memorial 5K (Wheel, Walk, Run!)
(See photos below for map and parking. We will be emailing you with up to date information about course and other details.)
Attire: Dress in your favorite superhero gear! Your registration fee also includes a Patrick Taylor Memorial T-shirt, bib and other superhero swag.
9AM- Day of Registration
9AM-10 AM- Superhero Photo Booth, photos with guest superheroes, activities for the kiddos
10 AM- Opening Ceremonies
- 30 by 60 foot historic Patriot Flag ceremony (see photos)
- Live music, special guests
10:30 AM- Wheelers, Walkers, Runners take your marks!
After the run stay for the Tucson Firefighters Association Chili Cook-Off!
The Greater Purpose Project