Media Room » January 2013
Oro Valley, Ariz. (January, 2013). Arizona Distance Classic Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon and Splendido 5K celebration organizers have committed to contributing $5 per runner on Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation Team to its non-profit namesake.
Mesa Verde Elementary School Staff will build a team to run and cheer at the 2013 Arizona Distance Classic to raise funds as a "thank you" to the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation. To assist their efforts ADC will donate $5 directly to the foundation for every member of the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation team that registers for any ADC distance event. (Registrants need only to select the Mesa Verde Christina-Taylor Green Foundation team when completing the online registration form to participate.) Christina-Taylor Green was the vivacious and loving nine-year-old child who lost her life abruptly in the violence that occurred on January 8th, 2011, in Tucson, Arizona. The shots fired resulted in the wounding of 13 people and the deaths of six, including Christina-Taylor Green. CTGMF was founded by Christina-Taylor's parents to continue her hopes and dreams of the future which included helping those less fortunate than herself. CTGMF aims to make the community as good as Christina-Taylor imagined it by helping local children who are in need. Learn more about CTGMF's grants, opportunities and accomplishments here.
The Arizona Distance Classic, described as the most scenic Arizona race event of the year, takes place just north of Tucson in Oro Valley. Drawing walkers, runners and wheelchair racers of all ages and fitness levels locally and from around the country, the Arizona Distance Classic benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation, and the Angola Project.
The Arizona Distance Classic is a true Celebration of the Healthy Active lifestyle. The breathtaking course is open and fully supported for four hours. Plentiful aid stations and cheer groups line the course through the foothills of the stunning Santa Catalina Mountains. At the finish line celebration, every participant receives the ultimate huge finisher’s medal and bountiful post-race refreshments.
The Arizona Distance Classic is a USA Track & Field sanctioned, community event produced by M3S Sports. It is supported and sponsored by the Town of Oro Valley, Ventana Medical Systems, a member of the Roche group, Northwest Medical Center, All About Running and Walking, Tucson Hilton El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort, Arizona Party Rental, Metropolitan Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau / Tucson Sports, Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce, and media partner Explorer News.