If you’re not up for the 12-kilometer run, 6-kilometer run/walk or 1.2-kilometer family fun run, this holiday-themed event also features a Christmas gift bazaar, pet adoption village and stage with live entertainment. Leashed pets are welcome, and a portion of proceeds go to Maricopa County Animal Care & Control and Phoenix Animal Care Coalition.
DETAILS >> 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Freestone Park, 1045 E. Juniper Road, Gilbert. Free admission and parking; race fees vary. (480) 609-3978 or www.12krun.com.