PHOENIX -- The 3TV Phoenix 10K and Half Marathon was a huge success when thousands took to the pavement and ran through downtown Phoenix this past Sunday.
The 38th-annual race featured a Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, kid’s run, and live music. It also featured five new inductees into the Arizona Runner's Hall of Fame.
Arizona Runner’s Hall of Fame:
As part of the race, a new class will be inducted into the Arizona Runner’s Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees include:
- Legendary miler Steve Scott, who ran 136 sub-4:00 miles in his career. Scott ran some of the fastest miles in history, and won the 1980 U.S. Olympic Trials. He will be at the race.
- Ed Mendoza, an Olympian in the 10,000 meters. He will be at the race.
- Kathy Gibbons Jackson, who won the race in 1976, 1977 and 1978, will be posthumously honored. Her sister will be at the race.
- Sally Whitney, who will be competing in her 31st Phoenix 10K this year. She was badly injured after falling from a horse but finishes the course using a brace. She wears a T-shirt that says, “I will finish,” and she does, inspiring many along the course.
- William S. Levine, who has supported the Phoenix 10K for years and helped make the first race 38 years ago a success.
Thanks to all who came out and supported this great event and we'll see you next year!
About the 3TV Phoenix 10K
Started 38 years ago by Dr. Art Mollen, the 3TV Phoenix 10K and Half Marathon has grown from humble beginnings. The first race was at 40th Street and Camelback Road and 1,500 runners ran along a canal. The race eventually moved to downtown Phoenix where it remained until light rail construction forced a move in 2005. In 2011, the race returned to Central Avenue. The race now includes a Half Marathon, 10K, a 5K run/walk, children’s events, a costume contest, and more. The race benefits The Mollen Foundation, preventing childhood obesity. Follow the race on Facebook and Twitter (PHX10K). For more information visit www.Phoenix10K.com.