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4 Reasons to Register for Pat’s Run in Tempe

One of my favorite annual events is just around the corner: Pat’s Run on April 26 in Tempe. If you’ve participated in this race once, I’m sure that you’re already registered. It is hard to believe that this will be the 10th year for this event. Pat’s Run is the perfect way to finish the […]

5K Walks in Tempe This Fall

Time to grab your walking shoes! Get fit for the approaching holidays while supporting an amazing organizations in the process by participating in a 5K walk! There are several fun 5K walks taking place in Tempe this fall. Check out this great list of 5K walks in Tempe taking place through November. Running Scared – […]

An insider’s guide to the Arizona Cactus League’s ballparks and culinary scene

Buy me some craft beer and Sonoran Hot Dogs, I don’t care if I never get back By Charlie Vascellaro  PLEASE NOTE – As of March 12, 2020, the remainder of the Cactus League Spring Training season has been cancelled. For questions, please visit https://cactusleague.com/. While major league baseball’s spring training season coincides and overlaps with the spring break season, there’s always a feeling of playing hooky associated with whiling away […]

ASU Family Weekend

It’s that time again! Family weekend at Arizona State University will be here before you know it! While the fun weekend of events is happening a little later than usual this year (November 8-10, 2019), it will be just as fun-filled as ever before.  As a sophomore this year at Arizona State, I am super […]

Family Weekend at the ASU Tempe Campus

As a senior at Arizona State University, my favorite time of year is when I get adjusted to my new fall schedule, college football has officially started, and I am finally getting settled into my new place and feeling a sense of freedom. Now that we’re past the first month of the school year, there […]

Get pumped for a Tempe triathlon, walk or run

Fall is the best time in Tempe to get active! There are several fun and unique races in Tempe that come in every shape and size. From relaxed 5k walks to competitive marathon courses, there is something for every level of fitness in Tempe to get you motivated! Here is a list of runs, walks […]

Phoenix Rising FC Rises in the Desert

Much like the team name itself, the Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex, rose from the desert landscape quickly and majestically in a span of just 53 days. With it, rose the hopes and aspirations of many of the valley’s long suffering soccer fans desperate for a professional club for which to support. Club Governor and owner […]

Places to watch an ASU or Arizona football game in Tempe

While the Sun Devils are away, we’ll watch them play!   Football season is upon us. When we can’t cheer for our favorite team inside Sun Devil Stadium, the next best thing is to gather with your fellow maroon and gold wearing fans at a local sports bar. Being a college town, Tempe just happens to have […]

Small Talk with Sesty: Jerry Hall, Tempe Diablo Stadium Manager

If you’ve been to a spring training game in Tempe, you’ve been to Tempe Diablo Stadium, the spring training home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim since 1991. I’ve been to this ballpark quite a bit, both for work and to catch a game or two. But I wanted to know a little more […]

Sparky: unmasked and uncut, the interview with Tempe’s favorite mascot

Whenever any of us thinks of Arizona State, one of the first images that jumps into our heads is that of Sparky.  He’s our lovable mascot.  The pre-game football intros featuring him are some of the best in all of sports.  But Sparky is more than just a college mascot.  He’s a symbol of Tempe.  […]

State-Of-The-Art Facilities Make Tempe a Sports Destination

State-of-the-art facilities make Tempe, Arizona a sports destination for pros and weekend warriors alike. After becoming the most decorated Olympian of all time with his 28 total (23 Gold) medals, Michael Phelps did what a lot of people choose to do upon retirement, move to Arizona. While Arizona’s climate, standard of living, and world-renowned golf courses […]

Tempe 5Ks to Put a Spring in Your Step

Time to put your New Year’s resolution to get fit into action! There are lots of 5K and 10k walks and runs taking place in Tempe this spring that will help you get fit while also supporting some great organizations. Here’s a list of a few of my favorites in Tempe and Papago Park. 13th […]

The Journey before Ironman: Brent Scholar

For the special and accomplished few who cross the finish line at an Ironman race, there are no sweeter words than those from Ironman announcer Mike Riley: “You are an Ironman!” Brent Scholar hopes to hear those words for the first time on November 19, 2017 at IRONMAN Arizona in Tempe. Brent will be competing […]

Things To Do During Spring Training Season

We recognize the remaining Cactus League spring training games have been cancelled as of March 12, 2020, however, there are still plenty of fun things to do and see while you’re here visiting Tempe. Spring Training will be back February 2021. Enjoy sunny skies and all the spring vibes at this year’s Cactus League Spring […]

TRI Tempe, Arizona

It’s no secret that athletes love competing in Tempe, especially triathlon athletes. Tempe is becoming the top destination for hosting high caliber triathlons in the country. For the athletes, Tempe offers the ideal tri setting. With miles of spectator-friendly running/biking paths, the accessibility of Tempe Town Lake and of course the most impeccable weather to […]