Shun the Sun Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, raises money to build shade structures and educate the community on skin cancer awareness and prevention.
The Queen Creek 5 is the ONLY official race in the town of Queen Creek! We work with the QC Spring Festival to bring four amazing races and fun for the whole family.
The more success we get with our Queen Creek races, the greater opportunity we will have to hold more races in Queen Creek. Help us spread the word about staying healthy and fighting against skin cancer!
Yvette Rangel, Race Director
Hello and welcome to the Queen Creek 5 Races! I am so excited to be a part of bringing this racing event to the Valley! I have run over 100 races from marathons to ultras to 10 and 5ks in the U.S. and abroad. Running has brought so many positive things to my life: clarity, balance, self-confidence, travel, getting to see parts of a city/country I wouldn’t see otherwise, and meeting people from around the world to name a few.
My goal is to take all my experience running and make this an awesome race that will bring you that same positive feeling! Come out, run, walk, cheer or volunteer, all for a great cause - skin cancer prevention! Partnering with the Queen Creek Spring Festival makes this an even greater event. And remember, “No matter how bad you feel, you never feel worse after running!”
Dr. Gregory S. Allen, Founder of Shun the Sun
Dr. Allen knew from a very young age he wanted to be a doctor. After dedicating two years to go on an LDS mission, and short stint to play college football, Dr. Allen reconnected with his calling to practice medicine.
After several years of working with Deseret Family Medicine, Dr. Allen decided to open his own family practice, and Allen Family Medicine was opened for business in April 2012. Allen Family Medicine is a successful comprehensive care facility located in Mesa, Arizona. Dr. Allen’s primary focus is to effectively communicate with his patients to provide exceptional care. He is dedicated to saving lives and encouraging wellness
Dr Allen is also the founder of Shun the Sun Skin Cancer Foundation a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. His passion is to educate children and families on proper sun protection and skin cancer awareness.
He is also the Medical Director of Deseret Aesthetic & Lifestyle Institute which is a full-service medical spa facility adjacent to Allen Family Medicine.
Dr. Allen has a beautiful wife, Tera, and five children who also share in his passion for the Shun The Sun Foundation.
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