Run for Ryan House celebrates 11th annual half-marathon in DC Ranch

Marathon runners and families across Arizona will gather March 7 for the Run for Ryan House at DC Ranch – a fundraising event that provides continued respite and palliative care to children with life-threatening medical needs.

Now in its 11th year, the run features a Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and 1-mile Family Fun Run.

For Arizona families caring for children with life‐threatening conditions, every moment, touch and smile count. Quality time, a must for sustaining energy and hope, is nearly impossible for most families to find on their own.

Respite – short breaks from the continuous strain of round-the-clock care – is essential for families to remain intact, and for children to experience quality of life.  That’s what Ryan House is all about.

Each event starts and finishes along Market Street and courses through DC Ranch. Sponsorships and fundraising from the run continue to raise tens of thousands of dollars which, is one of the many ways, Ryan House maintains facility operations where families are treated daily.

Pro and amateur runners and families are invited to participate.

The Half Marathon begins at 7 a.m.; the 5K at 7:15 a.m.; the 10K at 7:25 a.m. and the one-mile family run begins at 8:30 a.m.

Half Marathon start line is on Market Street at DC Ranch, located near southeast corner of Pima Road and Thompson Peak Parkway. The 10K, 5K, and 1-mile events take place within DC Ranch.

DC Ranch is a 4,400-acre community located adjacent to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve in north Scottsdale. The DC Ranch Community Council facilitates a connected and welcoming community that instills pride and a sense of belonging in every DC Ranch resident by providing communications, events, and opportunities to nurture meaningful relationships with the greater community.

The leadership of the seven-member Community Council Board of Directors and professional staff upholds the DC Ranch community values and enables opportunities for civic, cultural, educational, social, philanthropic and recreational involvement. 

The mission of Ryan House is to provide respite and palliative care to children with life-threatening conditions and, as needed, end-of-life care. All services at Ryan House are guided by the principles of palliative care.

For more information, visit www.ryanhouse.org.

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