Sparky's Challenge and Carnival

10K race will start at 3:30 p.m. followed by the 5K race at 3:45 p.m. Carnival begins when the race begins.

Join the Arizona State University community for the seventh annual Sparky's Challenge 5K/10K event!

Begin the week of homecoming festivities on the right foot with this family-friendly event for people of all ages and ability levels. Participants can choose to walk or run in either the 5K or 10K.

This event is free to current ASU faculty, staff and students and only $15 for ASU affiliates, alumni and community.

All participants will receive a Sparky's Challenge official race T-shirt and finisher's medal.  


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

Can't make it to this year's event but still want to participate? We are excited to announce our Sparky's Challenge 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 and we will mail you your gear after the event!

Event Schedule:

• Oct. 21, 2–5 p.m. — Packet pickup at Sun Devil Fitness Complex
• Oct. 22, 2:30 p.m. — Race day packet pickup and registration opens
• Oct. 22, 3:30 p.m. — 10K race begins
• Oct. 22, 3:45 p.m. — 5K race begins
• Oct. 22, 5 p.m. — Award ceremony begins (approximate)
Sparky's Challenge Homecoming

Sun Devil Fitness Complex

Event Map: 
Carnival will be located in the North Parking Lot, other parking is available.
Free to all students, faculty and staff; $15 for ASU alumni, affiliates and community

For More Information Contact:

TJ Hill
Sun Devil Fitness Complex