Queen Creek Wash Trail to have increased traffic on March 19

The Queen Creek 5 races will be held on Saturday, March 19, at Desert Mountain Park, 22201 S. Hawes Road. Offering a 5-mile, 5K and half-mile race, all of the races take place on the Queen Creek Wash Trail.

The trail will remain open to the public, but users should plan for increased traffic on the trail from Desert Mountain Park west to Power Road.

QC5 Race times:

7 a.m. – 5-mile
8 a.m. – 5K
9 a.m. – half-mile kids run

Registrations are still being accepted online and in-person during the race expo, with packet pickup from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 18,  at Desert Mountain Park.

QC5 Race prices:

Half-mile kids run: $20 through race day
5K: $40 through race day
5-mile: $45 through race day

The races are part of the town’s Spring into QC event, happening after the QC5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., also at Desert Mountain Park. The free, fun-filled family event includes an egg hunt, color splash, tot spot and entertainment. Games including inflatables and pony rides, great food and shopping will be available for purchase.

For more information about the QC5 visit QueenCreek5.org. Race proceeds benefit Shun the Sun Foundation for skin cancer prevention.

For more information about Spring into QC, visit QueenCreek.org/SpringintoQC.

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