Saturday, February 19, 2011

First Half Marathon!

I had a wonderful experience in my first half marathon! The weather was great and it was very well organized. I appreciated the water and POWERADE stations every mile and the GU stations after the 6th mi. I met and quite a few conversations with people along the way and I loved the pictures of the children with inspirational quotes. I couldn't have asked for a better experience.

Thank you,
Felicia Robles
1/2 marathon

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

First Time Runner

Hi All,
First time running in London's Run and I loved it! Did the 2 mile. Loved the course! Nothing better than running through beautiful farmland! Inspiring to run for such a worthy benefit.
Thank you so much!

Runner All The Way from PA!

I just wanted to say thank you - for London's Run. I visited AZ this weekend to run the half with my best friend. We are from PA - and I have to say that we were more than impressed with London's Run. First, it's awesome that all of the proceeds actually go to Positive Impact. Secondly, the course and course support was phenomenal. Everything was so well organized and executed. Everyone along the course was friendly and supportive. The event was just fantastic. I was so happy to be a part of it all.

We are blessed to have two healthy girls - and this race made me ever more appreciative of that. Thank you all ... God Bless.

Lisa Adams

Sunday, January 30, 2011

A Review from

Awesome Family Friendly Run. I did the 10k. It is all packed dirt trails around the fields. My kids and spouse had plenty of fun free activities to do while they waited for me to finish including a bouncy house and petting zoo. There was free massages before and after the run and plenty of food for the racers at the finish. Not to mention running for a great cause.

I will do this every one every year.

Just get there early to park to avoid the wait to get through the entrance.

From Breanna's Care Pages

“Well, They Call It London’s Run, Daddy”

Posted 12 hours ago

That was her answer when I asked what made her run full out the last twenty or so yards.

This young woman has been confined to a hospital bed and room for the last three months. Her run was more stumbling, bumbling, but she did it. She finished on her terms, not the doctors’, not her mother’s, and not mine.
The day began early with a 0500 wakeup call. A departure time of 0600 followed. We arrived at London’s Run 20 degrees colder than what we left in Phoenix. Slowly, Team Breanna began to gather together. It was overwhelming to see all of the support as we stood on the trailer with the previous beneficiaries and London’s family.

I lost it as we started the 2 mile run. We ran down the opening/ home stretch and I saw all the very familiar faces cheering us on. Thank you all who showed up, physically and in spirit. We ran about a half mile and I picked a spot up ahead to slow down as my arms were already getting tired. As I neared the tree, I noticed a large poster with Brea’s cheerleading picture on it. I let out a bark (it’s a Marine thing.) It read, “You’re pace, or mine.” So much for slowing down right there. I went just a little further. Along the trail other signs and pictures of our fellow beneficiaries and London reminded us of why we were there. At the last bend before the home stretch, London’s mother, Heather ran to us and hugged us. Down the home stretch, I chanted Lon-don as Brea clapped the beat. Unfortunately, I was so out of breath, that no one could understand me. Oh, well, London heard me.

Team Breanna jumped onto the course behind us and ran the last bit cheering Breanna on. When I got about twenty meters out, I pulled the wheelchair over to the side and helped Breanna up. The plan was for her to finish on her feet. I figured a walk or a slow jog. We turned and she ran for it. Her sister, Chelsea on one side me on the other. Her legs wobbled and she zig-zagged toward the finish line, crossing to a loud applause and cheers, probably some tears.

That is when she began to feel like a celebrity with all the cameras going off. “Brea look this way.” “Can I get a picture with you.”

Unfortunately, all of the excitement and activities for the day caught up to her and we had to duck out early.

Again, thank you all for everything you have done and continue to do for my baby-girl. She makes me proud every single day.


Great Race

Great race (especially without the mud this year). The only thing I missed was a butterfly on the shirt this year. See you next year.



Ahh-mazing! This year's race was so fantastic, and I wanted to make sure you knew.
The course could not have been better marked! I wasn't able to look at it before the race, but not once did I question where to go. Set a PR too!
The volunteers were amazing, as always. I especially loved the aid stations every two miles, all the way to the end! And what a variety of aid! Gu and fruit and water and powerade! I loved it.
The chip timing was cool, I've seen the bib/chip a few times but only usually at larger longer races. It was nice to not have to think about it. And it was way cool to see the results right away. Loved that.
My family came out this year and we stayed for quite a while after the race. There were so many things for the kids to do, the reptiles were a big hit especially.
And I also loved all the freebies in my race packet. The food after the race was good too. Your sponsors are really generous!

Great job Heather, and everyone who helped make this race a success! It was definitely worth every penny. Looking forward to seeing many more years of London's Runs.

Melanie Scott

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Monday, February 1, 2010

Great Job!

I just wanted to say that I thought the whole event was awesome! Ive participated in a lot of races and this one by far is my favorite. Thanks to everyone for their hard work and great job getting so many volunteers to help! I didnt notice any problems except the ones caused by the weather weve had and who can control that?

It looks like I did place 3rd in my division for the ½ Marathon bib #4934 finish time 2:01:53. If there is an award I would love to have it! (its my first time placing can you tell?)



Sunday, January 31, 2010

No Big Deal

I participated in this event for the first time, and although there was confusion about the 10k course, I still thought is was a great event, and the fact that it was done for those special kids and their families, the confusion really is not that big of a deal (who has control of the rain and what it does to the courses?!). When I heard that some people were upset about this fact, it bothered me because the reason for this race is to help these families whose children are fighting real battles, so if there is a few minutes of discrepencies in timing/distance-NO BIG DEAL. A saved life and happy child I think is a little better than 10 mins. off a finishing time. Both my husband and I enjoyed this event, were impressed by the turnout, and are already planning on doing it again next year. So great work to all of you guys and I really hope that you guys get more 'good' feedback than 'not so good'. Thanks again!!

Laura Mattis

Great Event

My 2010 bib is now displayed with the other 4 1/2 marathon bibs dating back to the first in 2006...can't wait until next year...the atmosphere, comradeship and course are kept secret in Arizona racing...

Thank You, Again

Don Williams

P.S. ...White River 2003...Race began as a 26.2 trail run and turned into a +50k for most of us...I bet there are still runners out there looking for the trail...You folks do great work...don't doubt it and please please please never consider terminating the event...It is too important...running is only the by product.

LONDON'S RUN 2010: From the Hannabach's

I just wanted to say thank you! Dustin was so proud to walk in the 2K, He dedicated his walk to his Great grandma who passed away on Friday morning from cancer. I just couldn't imagine how such a little guy could be so brave... And then I realized today that it is because of people just like you! People that give encouraging words and Hope. Dustin's fight is far from over but he is well on his way to recovery and we are grateful to have met you. Your family was a big part of his journey, Words cant begin to explain the feeling of being a part of London's Run....We are truly greatful to be a part of it thank you so much.... The Hannabachs