Gotta Run is organized to provide a structured organization for the purpose of promoting running as a sport and healthy lifestyle within our community. We hosts group runs, fun runs, and training runs on the road, trail and/or track. The Club also engages in community activities, to publicize by appropriate means, the benefits of running as a means of physical fitness to improve the health status of people in our community. We are a non profit group.
We believe in giving back to our community. Since 2013, we have raised over $25,000 for children with cancer who live in our town and surrounding areas. We have organized 5k races to raise funds for these children and their families. Every year on Thanksgiving we get together early in the morning and run 5 miles or 10 miles. We gather food donations and take it to St. Mary's Food Pantry.
We meet at Valley Vista High School in Surprise, AZ every Wednesday night from 6:00 pm to 7:15 at the track. We have 4 groups - Speedsters, Runners, Joggers and Walkers. A level for everyone! Each group has a different workout they run. On the 13th week we do a mile time trial so you can see your progress.
Some of the fun things we do - We've placed 1st as a team at Lake Powell Half Marathon 3 years in a row, Ragnar Del Sol - 1st place Overall 2016, 2nd Place Overall 2017,and 3rd Place Overall 2018. We've had runners qualify for Boston. April 2018 30 plus club members are running Revel Mt. Charleston Marathon and Half Marathon. We enjoy supporting each other and celebrating everyone's accomplishments.