Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff Dave McKay Memorial Virtual Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk

November 1, 2020 thru November 15,, 2020 Flagstaff, AZ 86001 US RaceJoy Ready

Half Marathon

$40 Registration ends November 15, 2020 at 8:00am MST


$40 Registration ends November 15, 2020 at 8:00am MST

Kids Run

$10 Registration ends November 15, 2020 at 8:00am MST
Actual Course - Thorpe Park Flagstaff
OR Your Anywhere Course!
Flagstaff, AZ US 86001

Join the 2nd oldest half marathon in Arizona! This year due to COVID-19, we are going to have a virtual race that you can run anywhere!  We will be offering the free RaceJoy App that will allow you to follow the beautiful course that starts at Thorpe Park and climbs the steep urban trail onto Observatory Mesa (where astronomers discovered Pluto) and follows dirt roads on with spectacular views of the San Francisco Peaks. Elevations range between 6900 ft at the start, to 7600 ft at the turn around! The 5K is also on Observatory Mesa. ALL proceeds benefit BBBSF Mentoring Programs!

Walk/Run either race course ANYTIME between November 1st and November 15th or pick your own course and the upload and share your time!



Don't miss this video of past races - it says it all!!!


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff is not your typical organization. We help children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities. 

Since 1967, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (Bigs) and children (Littles), ages 6 through 18, in Flagstaff and Williams. We continue to develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of thousands of young people.  

Our Vision:

That all children achieve success in life.

​Our Mission:

Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Accountability Statement:

We partner with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community and hold ourselves accountable for each child in our program achieving:Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationshipsAvoidance of risky behaviors Educational success. 


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff greatly relies on the generosity of individuals to support the organization’s annual operating budget. Gifts from caring people like you make it possible for our staff to recruit volunteer Big Brothers and Big Sisters and provide them with one-to-one expert advice and support. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff also offers a wide variety of activities—social, educational, entertainment, vocational and more—for our “Bigs” and “Littles.” It costs our agency $1,500 to make and support a match for one year. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff is Arizona Qualified Charitable Organization and a proud member of the Flagstaff Tax Credit Coalition. The Arizona Charitable Tax Credit is a dollar-for-dollar tax credit allowing you to donate to qualified Arizona organizations, and claim a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit of up to $800 if married filing jointly, or $400 if filing individually! This credit can be made in addition to any school or foster care organizations. Visit for more info

DONATIONS can be made without a race entry - click on the blue "DONATE" button in page header!  

Your BBBSF donation may be tax deductible.  Our tax ID number is 23-7170086 for your records. Our Arizona QCO Code is 20690. 
Thank you for your consideration and generosity!



Through your RunSignUp profile, download and print your custom BBBS  race Bib with your assigned number.

For running the Virtual ACTUAL Observatory Mesa courses, the race begins at the Thorpe Park Picnic Ramada north gate. Download the map or GPX file to see the details of each course.

For running a Virtual ANYWHERE - Your Own Course - find your favorite half marathon, 5K or Kid's 1 mile dash course.

For BOTH - the Actual Observatory Mesa course and Virtual Anywhere course - use the RaceJoy App for easy integration. With RaceJoy, you can track your run and directly upload your finish time to the results. You can also pass on Race Joy and manually load up your time to the results too.


Log your run finish time in your RunSignUp Machine Solutions Run & Walk for Kids profile!! 
Once registered, you will receive an email, separate from your confirmation, that contains a direct link to post your results.  These instructions describe the several ways to log your time.

* from the RunSignup Race Page -- Navigate to the RunSignup race page > select the Results tab > select Submit Virtual Result.  Search for your registration, select Submit Virtual Results > enter in your time > select Submit/Update Results.
* from Your RunSignup Profile -- Navigate to your RunSignup profile by selecting the Profile Icon at the top right hand corner.  Under your Upcoming Events > select Submit Virtual Results > enter in your time > select Submit/Update Results.
* from your Machine Solutions RunSignup account -- Log in to your RunSignup account and select Machine Solutions, Manage Registration.  On the footer of the page, select Virtual Race. select Submit/Update Results.

AND - if you use the RaceJoy app on your phone on either the Actual half marathon route or the Anywhere route, you can automatically send your time up to your RunSignup results log directly from RaceJoy.  

Check it out!! 

When you are in the RESULTS page, search for / click on your name.   Once you load your result and get a Success message, you can see your finish post to the roster.  And updating your result can be completed quickly without a full log-in by entering your E-mail or last 4 digits of your phone number!

This is also the spot from where you can load up your great photos -- share the run!


Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff Dave McKay Memorial Virtual Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To
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