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Runs and Walks and Hikes

We are currently on our Summer Schedule for Saturday runs/walks.

Join us for weekly runs, walks. We meet every Saturday as well as midweek on Tuesdays and Thursdays in and around the Phoenix metro area. 

We also have hikes! Once a month we meet for an beginner to intermediate hike in and around the Phoenix metro area.

 

We welcome people of all running and walking abilities. You do not have to be an accomplished runner to join FRFWPHX. We have all speeds and levels! 

Saturday Run & Walk
Saturdays 8am Summer Schedule (approx. April to October)

Join us for our Saturday Run & Walk on the Murphy Bridle Path on Central Avenue. We meet at the northwest end of the North Phoenix Baptist Church parking lot at 8AM for a one hour run or walk.

Google map here or see map below for driving directions

8am  - Group Circle-up, announcements, stretches

8:15-ish -Group run 1 hour

9:30  -Breakfast

Parking is free. Distances include 3 to 6-mile routes, and 2 to 2.5-mile walks. The address is 5757 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012. See map below and partial course routes here.

Meet and Visit Afterwards: Join us afterwards at 9:30am for brunch or coffee, even if you didn’t run or walk. Every week a local restaurant is selected so the group can eat and drink and socialize. Check the schedule/calendar for the selected restaurant. Note that selected restaurants are subject to change without notice -please contact members on the day to confirm location.

Breakfast calendar: (click address for directions)

May 25:  OHSO/ Little O's Sunnyslope - 8525 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85020

June 1: First Watch at Park Central - 3110 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012

June 8: Brunch Snob - 5555 N 7th St STE 108, Phoenix, AZ 85014

June 15 - Wildflower - 5813 N 7th St Suite 130, Phoenix, AZ 85014

June 22- Provision Coffee - 711 E Missouri Ave Ste 115, Phoenix, AZ 85014

June 29 - Postino's on Central - 5144 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012

July 6:  OHSO/ Little O's Sunnyslope - 8525 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85020

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Saturday Summer
Saturday Run & Walk
Saturdays 8am Winter Schedule (approx. October to April)

Join us for our Saturday Run & Walk in Papago Park. We meet at the north end of the Phoenix Zoo parking lot at 8 AM for a one hour run or walk. At the end of Papago Road, turn left; after a small curve to the left, we are at the right side near the north end of the parking lot. Parking is free. Distances include 3 to 6-mile routes, and 2 to 2.5-mile walks. The parking lot address is 455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008.

Google map here or see map below for driving directions.  Partial course routes here.

Meet and Visit Afterwards: Join us afterwards at 9:30am for brunch or coffee, even if you didn’t run or walk. Every week a local restaurant is selected so the group can eat and drink and socialize. Check the schedule/calendar for the selected restaurant. Note that selected restaurants are subject to change without notice -please contact members to confirm location.

Breakfast calendar:

March 2:  Daily Dose – 96 S Rockford Dr. #105, Tempe, AZ 85281

March 9: U.S. Egg Scottsdale – 3238 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

March16: TBD

March 23: TBD

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Saturday Winter
Tuesday Run & Walk
Tuesdays @ 6:30pm

Join us for our Tuesday Run/Walks in downtown Phoenix, AZ. We meet at the Margaret T Hance Park parking lot at 6:30 pm for a one-hour run or walk. Parking is free. Distances include 3 to 6-mile routes, and 2 to 2.5-mile walks.

Google map here or see map below for driving directions

The parking lot address is 67 W Culver St. Phoenix, AZ 85003. Click map  below for directions.

Park in the parking lot on the south side of Culver St which is between Central Ave & 3rd Ave. Please note that because of the Valley Metro Light Rail in the middle of the street if you are on Central Ave you can only turn onto Culver St from the southbound Central Ave lanes. Parking is free and the Roosevelt/Central Light Rail station is very close.

Meet and Visit Afterwards:  Join us afterwards at 7:45-ish for dinner or snack or drinks, even if you didn’t run or walk. Every week a local restaurant is selected by the group that night, so please contact members to confirm location if you are only joining for dinner or snacks afterwards.

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Tuesdays
Thursday Run & Walk
Thursdays @ 6:30pm

Join us for our Thursday Run/Walks. We have three rotating locations for our Thursday Run/Walks:

1st & 3rd Thursday

            We will be in Tempe, AZ. We meet at the Tempe Beach Park, 250 W Rio Salado Pkwy Tempe, AZ 85281

2nd Thursday 

            We will be in Peoria, AZ. We meet at Rio Vista Park, 8866 W Thunderbird Rd, Peoria, AZ 85381

4th Thursday

            We will be in Scottsdale, AZ. We meet at Indian School Park, 4289 Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Every Thursday we meet at 6:30 pm for a one-hour run or walk. Distances include 3 to 6-mile routes, and 2 to 2.5-mile walks.

Meet and Visit Afterwards:  Join us afterwards at 7:45-ish for dinner or snack or drinks, even if you didn’t run or walk. Every week a local restaurant is selected by the group that night, so please contact members to confirm location if you are only joining afterwards.

Thursday Alternative parking

at Tempe, AZ

During unexpected special events at Tempe Town Lake and when the Tempe Beach Park parking lot is closed, we have an alternative parking lot located west of Tempe Center for the Arts. This is an unpaved trailhead parking lot. We meet at the edge of the parking lot where the pedestrian/cycle walk follows the Salt River.

Google Map here or see map for driving directions

Thursdays
Monthly Hikes

Join us for our monthly hikes on one of Phoenix's many outdoor hiking trails. The hikes are designed for beginner to intermediate levels (no rock climbing). 

Every month is a different location so check out our calendar or look on our Instagram or Facebook page for  details and additional information.

February 25 - Desert Tortoise Trail @ 9am,  1901 W Desert Vista Trail, Phoenix, AZ 85085, USA

March - TBD

April 7 - Gateway Loop Trail -McDowell Sonoran Preserve @ 9am, 18333 N Thompson Peak Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

May 5 - Dreamy Draw @ 8:30am, 2421 E Northern Ave, Phoenix AZ 85020

June 2 - North Mountain @ 6:30am, 12950 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 850220

Monthly Hike
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