Phoenix (Nov. 10, 2022) – Registration is now open for the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee 5K-9 Fun Run presented by PetSmart at azsuperbowl.com/5k9. The family- and pet-friendly event kicks off at 8 a.m. on January 7, 2023 at Riverview Park in Mesa, Ariz.
“We’re excited for the community to come together for a morning of healthy family fun and of course, including our four-legged friends in activities leading up to Super Bowl LVII is a highlight,” said Jay Parry, President and CEO of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee. “PetSmart is an amazing partner who shares our goals of leaving a positive imprint on the community, and helping locals make lifelong Super Bowl memories.”
Registration is $30 per person, and a portion of each registration will benefit PetSmart Charities, the country’s leading funder of animal welfare. Plus, two-legged participants receive a commemorative State Forty Eight T-shirt, along with a special bandana for four-legged participants. To register, visit azsuperbowl.com/5k9.
“We know pet parents enjoy getting outside and being active with their pets, so we wanted to offer pets and their people a way to make some great memories together,” said PetSmart SVP and Chief Marketing Officer Will Smith. “The 5K-9 Fun Run is a chance to share a special experience with your pet, and it’s fun that supports a cause! Every registration benefits PetSmart Charities, so participants are directly impacting work that transforms the lives of pets and the people who love them.”
Participants and attendees will enjoy booths and activities at the start and finish of the race, including the PetSmart MVPets TAILgate experience, where pet parents can create a custom football player card with their pet’s photo, complete with a souvenir lanyard.
Pets will get the VIP treatment on race day with experiences and treats just for them, including:
- PetSmart Grooming booth to pamper your pet with a scent bar and bandanas
- PetSmart Dog Training booth with demos and agility platforms
- PetSmart Doggy Daycare and Pets Hotel booth with story time and dog-safe bubbles
- PetSmart Treats Loyalty booth for giveaways and instant Treats rewards
Local animal welfare organizations will also be onsite with adoptable pets, and additional activities including free custom-engraved pet tags from TagWorks for the first 800 pet parents to visit the booth, a pet-friendly photo booth, the Dog Park Bar, tasty food trucks and more.
To register and for additional information, visit azsuperbowl.com/5k9.
All activities and giveaways associated with the event are while supplies last and subject to availability.
About the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee
The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee is a nonprofit organization responsible for planning and executing a successful Super Bowl LVII in 2023. The goal of the Host Committee is to galvanize local stakeholders in a united approach to hosting the largest single-day sporting event in the world by maximizing positive media exposure, fueling the economic engine of Arizona, and leaving a lasting legacy in the community. The Host Committee serves as liaison between the NFL and all regional efforts, culminating with the game in 2023 at State Farm Stadium, home to the Arizona Cardinals. This is the fourth time Arizona is hosting the Super Bowl, following 1996, 2008 and 2015. Only four other sites (South Florida, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Tampa Bay) hold this distinction. For more information, visit azsuperbowl.com or follow @AZSuperBowl on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
PetSmart LLC is the leading pet retailer offering products, services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we love pets and we believe pets make us better people. Every day with every connection, PetSmart’s passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their pets so they can live more fulfilled lives. This vision impacts everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates and how we give back to our communities.
PetSmart operates approximately 1,660 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as more than 200 in-store PetSmart PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. We provide a broad range of competitively priced pet food and products, as well as services such as dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp™ and pet adoption.
PetSmart, PetSmart Charities® and PetSmart Charities® of Canada work with nearly 4,000 animal welfare organizations to bring adoptable pets into stores so they have the best chance possible of finding a forever home.
Through this in-store adoption program and other signature events, PetSmart has facilitated nearly 10 million adoptions, more than any other brick-and-mortar organization.