Battle of the Branches 5K

Starts Thursday October 1st, 2020

Scottsdale, AZ

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Effective immediately, City of Phoenix has cancelled this event due to health concerns regarding COVID-19.
Because of this decision we have converted this event to a competitive virtual run.  All registered runners will receive an email with their options.
If you have any questions please reach out to StartLine Racing at [email protected]

Battle of the Branches 5K – United in the Fight Against Veteran Suicide

A friendly competition between the military branches to raise money and awareness in the fight against Veteran Suicide.

One Branch wins the title for the most registered participants, but all are winners. Register to support your favorite military branch.


Children ages 12 and younger are only $20.

Discount applied at checkout.

Event details and schedule

Mail-in and Virtual Run Registration


To register by mail please complete and return our Mail-in Registration Form! Please make checks payable to StartLine Racing.


Virtual Challenge Information


We are doing a Virtual Run with a twist! If this is your first Virtual Run, it is simple - all you need to do is run anywhere in the world that you are. It could be around your neighborhood, on the treadmill, or even at another race/event you are already running. You must have the RunKeeper app downloaded before starting your virtual run.

But what is the twist? We are doing a "Competitive" Virtual Run. Along with our partners at Race Roster and RunKeeper App we have developed a way for you to accurately track your run and report your time. No more "trusting" that everyone is running the same distance - now it is done automatically. That means that we can give out awards with the confidence that everyone is playing by the same rules.

To be eligible for Age Group awards you will have to track your run using the RunKeeper app. You will receive an email on Sunday, September 28th with a link to use to track your run. Once you reach your distance your results/time will automatically be uploaded to our Results page!

You will have 6 days to complete your run (October 1st thru October 6th). Awards will be mailed out along with your shirt and medal the week of October 6th!

That's it. Simple!! If you have any questions about the process please email us at [email protected].

Virtual Registrations are restricted to US addresses only. If you reside outside of the US and wish to participate please contact StartLine Racing at [email protected] 


What You Get!


  • Custom Event Medal for all participants

  • Custom Event Dri-Fit Tech T-Shirt for all participants.

  • Age Group Awards for Top Three in all Age Groups. Our age groups are the following:

    • 8 & Under, 9 & 10, 11-13, 14-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & Over

  • Event managed by StartLine Racing. Club SLR discounts do not apply.





Race Distances

Price Register
5K Run/Walk - Individual Age group/open Click to Find Out Btn active register yellow
5K Run/Walk - Veterans Only - Individual A... Click to Find Out Btn active register yellow
5K Run/Walk - Individual Age group/open Click to Find Out Btn active register yellow
Virtual Run - Individual Age group/open Click to Find Out Btn active register yellow

Places to Stay

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Start Location

13160 N 76th Street, Scottsdale, AZ

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