Tame the Wolf 5K Run/Walk

Starts Saturday October 17th, 2020

Gilbert, AZ

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COVID-19 Policies 


Due to COVID-19 there will be significant changes in place to keep everyone safe. Registered runners will receive an email with more details but here are some changes to expect:

  1. There will be staggered starts with assigned start times. Participants will not be allowed in the event area until their assigned start time. Time slots will start at 7am and go every 10 minutes until 8am.
  2. There will be no water or Gatorade coolers out on the course or in the event area. We will only supply bottled water on the course. The event area will have bottled water and pre-packaged food.
  3. All StartLine staff will have masks and gloves
  4. Participants will be required to wear a mask in the event area but not out on the course.
  5. There will be no awards ceremony. Age group awards will be mailed out following the race


Lupus Awareness Month is an annual observance, during the month of May, to call attention to lupus and its impact on the lives of millions of individuals and families. Lupus takes its name from the Latin word "lupus", meaning wolf.


Lupus is a lifelong disorder of the immune system and diagnosing it can be tricky. Lupus may sound like an exotic, rare disease, but it’s not one to be overlooked. The disease can mimic other conditions, and it often takes a different course in different people. Many people have it for years before developing tell-tale symptoms. Although there is no one test for lupus, certain proteins usually show up in a patient's blood. A blood test for antinuclear antibodies (ANAs) can provide a critical clue. A tell-tale sign of lupus is a butterfly-shaped rash across the cheeks and bridge of the nose. Like many other life-threatening autoimmune diseases, it is important to know the early warning signs of Lupus so that any sufferers may begin battling it early on.

With Lupus, immune cells attack the body's own healthy tissues, leading to inflammation and tissue damage. Symptoms may be limited to the skin, but more often lupus also causes internal problems such as joint pain. In severe cases, it can damage the heart, kidneys, and other vital organs. Although there's no cure, there are treatments that can minimize the damage. Thanks to improvements in treatments for lupus, people with the condition are living significantly longer. The outlook for any given individual depends on how severe the disease is, and whether any vital organs are affected. But most people with lupus can expect to live a normal or nearly normal life span.

Join us to bring awareness and increase the understanding, among the general public, of what this disease can do and why it’s so key to know the facts.

On behalf of all Purple Butterfly Warriors, we thank you for participating, spreading awareness, and helping to raise critical funds to Tame the Wolf!

Event details and schedule

5K Course Map


About the Lupus Foundation of America


The Lupus Foundation of America works to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus through programs of research, education, support and advocacy. To give directly to the Lupus Foundation please visit their website here.



Mail-in and Virtual Registration


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

Can't make it to this year's event but still want to participate? We are excited to announce our Tame the Wolf Virtual Race. A virtual race is a race that can be ran at any location. You can walk, use the treadmill, run outside or participate in another race. You can run your race at your pace wherever you like. All virtual race participants will receive a custom event finisher's medal and custom event dri-fit tech t-shirt. All you have to do is register above! Please note - your virtual packet will be mailed out the week following the event.

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]



All Participants Receive:


  • Custom Event Finisher's 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

  • Pre- and Post-Race "Runner's Brunch" (granola bars, fruit, water, Gatorade, etc)

  • Chip Timed with Real Time Results and Photos on our Website or Mobile App (on Apple and Google)

  • Managed by StartLine Racing. Club SLR discounts do not apply.



Race Day Information


  • Race Day Registration will be available beginning at 6:00am at Freestone Park.

    • We accept cash, check, or credit card on race day

  • Cost of registration on race day will be $40.

  • We welcome wheelchairs, strollers & wagons.

  • No roller blades, skateboards or motorized devices are allowed on the run or walk courses.

  • Leashed pet and walker friendly

  • This event will take place rain or shine. There are no refunds for due to weather.


Packet Pick-up Opportunities


  • Friday, October 16, 2020 from 3:00 - 6:00pm at TBD
  • Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Freestone Park (race location) beginning at 7:00am.





Event schedule

    October 16 3:00 PM - Packet Pick up at TBD from 3-6pm
    October 17 6:00 AM - Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-up Opens
    October 17 7:00 AM - 5K Run/Walk Begins
    October 17 8:00 AM - Award Ceremony Begins (approx)


Race Distances

Price Register
Virtual Run - Individual Age group/open $35.00 until Btn active register yellow
5K Run/Walk - Individual Age group/open $35.00 until Btn active register yellow
5K Run/Walk - Individual Age group/open $35.00 until Btn active register yellow
Virtual Run - Individual Age group/open $35.00 until Btn active register yellow

Places to Stay

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Start Location

1045 E Juniper Avenue, Gilbert, AZ

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