Running, walking series benefits Apache Junction High athletics

I Run For Prospector Football participants will receive a medal at the finish line, May 5 at Flatiron Park. (Submitted photo)

Join Apache Junction Parks and Recreation and Apache Junction High School Athletics for the pilot program — I Run For Prospector Football.

The Prospector Football program will host the last event in the spring downtown running series on Saturday, May 5 featuring the run/walk at Flatiron Park located 100 N. Apache Trail, according to a press release.

Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. and the run/walk will start promptly at 9 a.m. Runners will have a choice of distances from two to four miles in length and walkers will be able to enjoy the two-mile route.

All participants will receive a medal at the finish line, the release noted.

Team members and parents will be on-site volunteering and drumming up registrants for the event. The cost is $20 per person to enter with all proceeds to benefit the team by helping fund uniforms, clinics, equipment, and camp expenses.

Visit the registration page at or go to the MGC at 1035 N. Idaho Road.

For more information on this program or other programs and services, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 480-983-2181 or visit

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