Shun the Sun Foundation brings you the very unique race distance of 15K, the traditional 5K, a .5 mile dash for kids and the 1 Mile Buddy Run!

All races start and end at the beautiful new Mansel Carter Oasis Park.

The first 300 to register for any race will earn a finisher's medal after crossing the finish line!


Start Time: 7:00AM

$45 thru February 28

$55 March 1 - Race Day


Start Time: 8:00AM

$30 thru February 28

$40 March 1 - Race Day

.5 Mile Kids Dash

Start Time: 9:00AM*

$10 thru Race Day

*Start time is approximate

1 Mile Buddy Run

Start Time: 9:15 AM

$15 thru Race Day

This is a 1-mile partner run for kids/teens with special needs (physical or mental) and their Buddy. The aspiring athlete gets to experience the race just like any other runner by wearing a runner’s bib, earning a medal and taking home a race shirt! The Buddy is there to assist or accompany the special needs athlete and ensure a fun race experience. The Buddy does NOT have to register or pay for the race, unless he/she would also like to receive the race bib, medal and shirt. Strollers, wheelchairs and service animals are permitted during this race.

New Race Route!

All races start and end at Mansel Carter Oasis Park and run along the Queen Creek multi-use trail (paved asphalt). Note that the park is so new that Google has not updated the map for this area yet. Once you have parked, look for the Shun the Sun start and finish blow up and walk that direction. Races will start heading west on the trail, then turn around near Power Road. The 15K will continue east past the park, then turn around again where the trail ends, near Ellsworth Road.

Because of the width of the trail and the out-and-back course, Please treat this like a double-track and RUN ONLY TWO ABREAST. To help runners maximize their potential on the trail, we will use wave starts for both the 15K and 5K. Please be honest about your running pace and step up to the start line accordingly. This makes it a positive experience for everyone!

Pick Your Race and Register Today!

Legal Statement

The Queen Creek 5 events reserve the right to reject any entry and to disqualify any individual from the race based on non payment of race fees, competing with unofficial number, competing with an official number assigned to another person, transferring an official number to another person, crossing the finish line without having completed the entire course, and/or providing false information on entry forms. Queen Creek 5 reserves the right to change the details of the race as needed.