Vet Fun Run

Vet Run

The West Valley’s 10th Annual Veterans Day 5k Run/Walk and Ceremony is officially open for registration! The run, held at Estrella Mountain Community College in partnership with the City of Avondale, benefits veterans who face financial barriers to education. The City of Avondale Police and Fire Departments will also be onsite, providing interactive activities for all attendees. Local gyms will be hosting four exercise stations during the 5K run.

Proceeds of the Vet Fun Run will go to the Dr. Ernest Lara – EMCC Veterans Scholarship Fund. This scholarship fund is designed to assist veterans at Estrella Mountain Community College who may face financial barriers in pursuing or completing their education.

Following the run is a Warrior’s Breakfast sponsored by Filliberto’s and Dutch Bros Tolleson for all attendees. The City of Avondale will then host a Veteran’s Day Ceremony to honor our veterans.

For the first time ever, tickets will also be available for purchase for a VIP Experience after the activities open to the public. The Experience will include a special catered brunch with beverage tastings, courtesy of 8-Bit Aleworks.

Get Ready for our 10th Annual Vet Fun Run!

November 11th, 2023

Event Schedule:

  • 0800 - Registration Starts at the southwest corner of Estrella North Plaza.
  • 0915 - Warm Up
  • 0930 - Run!
  • 1030 - Warrior Breakfast
  • 1100 - Veteran Appreciation Ceremony
  • 1200 - VIP Experience

The City of Avondale Police and Fire Department will be onsite with fun and interactive activities and community resources!

$11.11 for Veterans and Military

$25 for Civilian Admission | Includes entry fee, commemorative t-shirt, running bib, and warriors breakfast.

$50 for VIP Admission | Includes the same as above + 10th anniversary commemorative challenge coin, beverage glass, and a special catered brunch & brews sponsored by 8-bit Aleworks

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View the Photo Galleries of Previous Fun Runs!

EMCC Vet Fun Run 2022


All net proceeds will directly support Dr. Ernest Lara- EMCC Veterans Scholarship Fund. This program is designed to assist veterans in financial situations that may prevent them from going to school or completing a degree.