Friday, April 28, 2017 ~ Kiwanis Park
4:30 pm EVENT EXPO - Welcome & Tree Planting
Break-out the running shoes and get ready for the 8th Annual Arbor Day 5K on Friday, April 28, 2017!
With 125 acres of trees, activity areas and an urban fishing lake, Kiwanis Park the perfect setting for this community fun run/walk that benefits the Trees for Tempe program.
Arbor Day 5K event activities begin at 4:30 p.m. with on-site registration, packet pick-up and an event expo, featuring a tree planting. Grab one of the shovels that will be provided and help make Tempe's urban forest more vital!
The Arizona 811 .811-Mile Fun Run begins at 6 p.m. There is no fee for the AZ 811 .811-Mile Fun Run, though on-site registration is required.
The 8th annual Arbor Day 5K Run/Walk kicks off at 6:15 p.m. The course is a single, scenic loop through Kiwanis Park. The registration fee is $20 through April 27 and increases to $25 the day of the event (Friday, April 28, 2017). Click for map of the 5K route.
Thanks to the generous support of our partners and the community, the past Arbor Day 5K events have provided a significant contribution to the Trees for Tempe program and Tempe's urban forest.
Where does the money go?
Race proceeds will go to benefit the Trees for Tempe program. After the 2008 summer monsoons destroyed more than 400 city-owned trees, Tempe was left struggling to find the resources needed to replenish its tree population. Now, with the revival of the Trees for Tempe program, residents and local businesses can take part in reconstructing the city’s landscape, one tree at a time!
What can you do?
The Trees for Tempe program welcomes monetary contributions and donations of time. There is no minimum dollar amount required to donate, and every cent is appreciated. Residents, organizations and local businesses can also donate their time to help replant the trees. Either way you choose to donate, you will have a direct impact on the quality of life in Tempe now and for years to come!
Donate Money to Trees for Tempe
Make checks and money orders payable to City of Tempe, and be sure to specify Trees for Tempe. Bring or mail to:
Trees for Tempe
Tempe Recreation Services
Attn: Denise Rentschler
3500 S. Rural Road
Tempe, AZ 85282