El Tour de Mesa

2013 El Tour de Mesa

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Phoenix Children's Hospital - Miracles in Motion Challenge
El Tour de Mesa
"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step" - Lao-tzu

Beginning and experienced athletes are welcome to join.

The Miracles in Motion challenge at Phoenix Children's Hospital is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to Train, Race and Give and receive expert training and advice along the way from our training partner RaceLab. But more importantly, it's a chance to make miracles happen for our patients. Each Miracles in Motion participant is racing in honor of a former or current Phoenix Children's Hospital patient, building a special bond that will last forever.

Training starts January 12, 2013 and each individual participant and team member is asked to raise at least $1,000 that will benefit Phoenix Children's Hospital. Fundraising tips and a personal fundraising web page help participants reach their goals. All race day entry fees are paid, and RaceLab (Endurance Sports Coaching and Training) will lead the team through an organized training program with weekly workout schedules. Participants also receive free seminars on topics like proper shoes, stretching, injury prevention, nutrition, hydration, and mental and physical preparation for race day.

The program culminates at the El Tour de Mesa Saturday, April 6, 2013.

Individual Members and Teams Members are asked to raise $1000 per person which includes:

  • Race fees paid
  • Miracles in Motion Kick-Off Party
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital (MVP’s) Most Valuable Patients
  • Personal online fundraising page
  • Exclusive Miracles in Motion race day shirt
  • RaceLab Training Program/Workouts
  • Opportunity to tour Phoenix Children's Hospital

Money Raised: $3,915.00

Goal: $10,000.00
Raised: $3,915.00

Top 5 Participants

  1 -  Personal Gift Michelle Makofske ($1,685.00)
  2 -  Greg Mannon ($1,000.00)
  3 -  Personal Gift Dawn Mannon ($540.00)
  4 -  Mindy Przeor ($140.00)
  5 -  Amber Mellano ($100.00)

Top 5 Teams

  1 -  Jobing.com ($1,130.00)
  2 -  TEAM XEROX ($1,100.00)

El Tour de Mesa Event Information

EVENT DATE: Saturday, April 6, 2013

*New Distances, Start Lines and Finish Lines

The long “main event” distance:  70 miles
Start Time:  6:15 a.m.

The route largely follows the same scenic course as previous years with the beautiful and rugged backdrop of the Salt River Recreation Area and Tonto National Forest , circumnavigating the East Valley’s most recognizable landmark, Red Mountain. The Start/Finish Line has moved to downtown Mesa, AZ on Center Street at 1st Street.

The short “main event” distance:  28 miles.
Start time:  8:15 a.m.

The distance features a “remote” start at a new location: which is almost finalized. It will finish in downtown Mesa, AZ with the other events.  If you drove to your start line, you’ll need to plan a way back from the finish line.  At present, a shuttle back to the 28-mile start is not arranged, but we’re working on it!

New Finish Line
Downtown Mesa, AZ is the site for the new Finish line on Center Street at 1st Street adjoining The Great Arizona Bicycle Festival (see below).

El Tour de Mesa Event Benefits (for all Registered Cyclists)

  • Medallion to all finishers
  • Free admission to the Tour Expo/Packet Pick Up
  • Event t-shirt
  • Fruit, snacks and water at aid stations every 7-12 miles
  • SAG support
  • Opportunity to earn special Awards
  • Traffic control on route
  • First Aid support
  • Subscription to Tail Winds newspaper
  • Electronically timed finish
  • Results published on website and Tail Winds

El Tour de Mesa Website

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