Memorial Run Information

Arizona First Responder and Military Memorial Motorcycle Runs

RegistrationOnly one registration entitles you entry into all three runs and barbecues.

PLEASE NOTE: STARTING LOCATIONS, STARTING TIMES, RUN ROUTES, and BARBECUE LOCATION(S) MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

If changes occur, we will provide the changes on social media, this website and via email.

Our Annual First Responder Memorial Motorcycle Runs consists of runs throughout Arizona on the third Saturday of September in Northern Arizona, the third Saturday of October in Southern Arizona, and the first Saturday of November in Central Arizona. We conclude each run with a memorial ceremony at the barbecues for those First Responders who made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting the citizens of Arizona and our country.

Our 2021 runs will occur on September 18th in Northern Arizona; October 16th in Southern Arizona and on November 6th in Central Arizona.

Our definition of a First Responder is somewhat different than most. We define a First Responder as all local, county, state and federal law enforcement to include corrections and probation officers; firefighters, either governmental or private emergency medical personnel, military personnel, highway zone workers and tow truck operators.

We realize there is an Arizona and National Memorial for fallen First Responders; however, our goals are quite different. We strive to build on the camaraderie between agencies, pay it forward by raise money for charities who support First Responders, the families of First Responders who are seriously injured or killed in the line of duty, and to never allow our fallen to be forgotten.

The charity organization we support is the 100 Club of Arizona.

We encourage all agencies, either governmental or privately owned companies who have had a line of duty death to develop their own routes, hold their own memorial ceremonies on the day of our runs, then meet us at a designated meeting locations, join in our runs and enjoy the barbecues we host. All we ask is that you register with us and support our chosen charity.

GHOST RIDER OPTION

Does our run dates conflict with your schedule? Do you live out of state and cannot make it to Arizona for the runs? Our Ghost Rider option gives you the ability to support our cause in honoring First Responders seriously injured or killed in the line of duty. You also have the option to choose to name a seriously injured, fallen First Responder or a friend as a Ghost Rider.

If you would like to register as a Ghost Rider please visit our Ghost Rider registration page.

NORTHERN ARIZONA RUN

Kingman Run –

Will take riders through Wikieup, the Prescott National Forest, Jerome Cottonwood, Sedona Oak Creek Canyon to Flagstaff. The entire route is approximately 240 miles in length and a total of approximately five and one-half hours travel time with relief breaks and refueling stops.

For detailed information about the Kingman Run, please download the documents below.

Pinetop/Lakeside Run –

Will take riders through Springerville, Concho, Holbrook, near Meteor Crater to Flagstaff. The entire route is approximately 240 miles and a total of approximately four and one-half hours of travel time with relief breaks and refueling stops.

For detailed information about the Pinetop/Lakeside Run, please download the documents below.

Prescott Run –

Will take riders through Jerome, Cottonwood, Cornville Village of Oak Creek, Sedona to Flagstaff. If we encounter traffic and road construction issues in Sedona, we will us an alternate route. The primary route, through Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon is approximately 100 miles in length and approximately three and one-half hours in length. The alternate route on I-17 is approximately 125 miles and four hours of travel time with relief breaks and refueling stops.

For detailed information about the Prescott Run, please download the documents below.

Arizona Pioneers Home Cemetery Run –

Riders from this group will meet with the riders of the Prescott Run at 1111 Commerce Drive and will follow the Prescott Run..

For detailed information about the Arizona Pioneers Home Cemetery Run, please download the documents below.

All Northern riders will meet at the Oregano’s Restaurant, 1061 S. Plaza Way. After a 15-to-20-minute relief break, we will depart and travel to GOAZ Motorcycles, 1400 E. Butler Avenue for the barbecue, approximately 2 miles and eight minutes travel time. This year, the Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse will be catering the barbecue.

Menu – Cowboy Barbecue…… Meats- Smoked Pork and Chicken, Cowboy Beans, Coleslaw, cookies, Iced Tea, Lemonade, Water.

For detailed information about the run to GOAZ Motorcycles, please download the documents below.

SOUTHERN ARIZONA RUN

Tucson Metro Run –

Will keep riders in the Tucson/Marana area. The entire route is approximately 52 miles and three hours travel time with stops.

For detailed information about the Tucson /Marana Run, please download the documents below.

Tucson/Nogales/Texas Canyon Run –

Will take riders through Sahuarita, Green Valley, Nogales, Patagonia, Sonoita, Whetstone, Benson, Texas Canyon and to Marana. The entire route is approximately 232 miles and a total of five hours with relief breaks and refueling stops.

For detailed information about the Tucson/Nogales/Texas Canyon Run, please download the documents below.

Yuma Run –

Will take riders through Dateland, Gila Bend, Ajo, Why, Sells, Three Points, Picture Rocks, Saguaro National Park to Marana. The entire route is approximately 300 miles and approximately five and one-half hours travel time with relief breaks and refueling stops.

For detailed information about the Yuma Run, please download the documents below.

Once all riders arrive in Marana, we will meet at the Harkins Theater parking lot, 5755 W. Arizona Pavilions Drive. Riders will depart the Harkins Theater and travel to Harley-Davidson of Tucson, 7355 N. 10 East Frontage Road for the barbecue. Approximately 2 miles and 8 minutes travel time. This year, the Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse will be catering the barbecue.

Menu – Cowboy Barbecue…… Meats- Smoked Pork and Chicken, Cowboy Beans, Coleslaw, cookies, Iced Tea, Lemonade, Water.

CENTRAL ARIZONA RUN

Cave Creek/Anthem/Phoenix Run –

Will take riders through New River, Anthem, Phoenix and to Mesa. The entire route is approximately 75 miles and approximately two hours travel time.

For detailed information about the Cave Creek/Anthem/Phoenix Run, please download the documents below.

Sacaton Rest Area Run –

Depending on the number of riders for this run, riders will take one of two routes. If there is a small group, riders will take the primary route which will take riders through Chandler, Lower Santan Village, Sacaton to the westbound Sacaton Rest Area on Interstate 10. Riders will then return to Mesa. The entire route is approximately 68 miles and will take approximately two and one-half hours travel time with stops. If we have a large group for this run, we will utilize a secondary route.

For detailed information about the Sacaton Rest Area Run, please download the documents below.

State Route 87 (Beeline Highway) Run –

Will take riders to near Sunflower and back to Mesa. The entire route is approximately 61 miles and will take approximately two hours travel time.

 For detailed information about the State Route 87 Run, please download the documents below.

Yarnell Hill Fire Memorial Park Run –

Will take riders through Congress, Wickenburg, across Highway 74 to Interstate 17, to Phoenix then to Mesa.

For detailed information about the Yarnell Hill Fire Memorial Park Run, please download the documents below.

Central Barbecue Route

Once all riders arrive in Mesa, we will meet at the Mesa Community College parking lot, 51833 W. Southern Avenue, the riders will depart Mesa Community College and travel to Desert Wind Harley-Davidson, 922 S. Country Club Drive for the barbecue. This year, the Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse will be catering the barbecue.

Menu – Cowboy Barbecue…… Meats- Smoked Pork and Chicken, Cowboy Beans, Coleslaw, cookies, Iced Tea, Lemonade, Water.

Run Specific Information

Once you are registered, approximately two week prior to the run(s) you are registered for, we will provided you with specific information, such as rider check-in dates and times, rider check-in locations, run starting times, run routes/designated meeting locations, and the barbecue(s) location.

In various locations, we have host hotels who provide us with reduced rates for our riders. In an email, we will provide you with the names and locations of our host hotels, their room rates and any code you may need to receive our preferred room rates. Please visit our Host Hotel page to make reservations.

Our Runs

We normally have a large number of motorcycles and non-motorcycle type vehicles involved with our runs. Due to this, we utilize the Motorcycle Safety Foundation ride formation guide during our runs. If you are planning to ride in one or all three of our runs, please download the guide and become familiar it.

REGISTRATION FEES:

$45 for single rider (includes Tee Shirt, Goodie Bag & BBQ)

$65 for rider & passenger (includes Tee Shirts, Goodie Bags & BBQ)

Registration on September 10, 2021 and after that date:

$55 for single rider (includes Tee Shirt, Goodie Bag & BBQ)

$75 for rider and passenger (includes Tee Shirts, Goodie Bags & BBQ)

PLEASE NOTE: We cannot guarantee Tee Shirts and Goodie Bags will be available for those who register after August 1, 2021.

To register for the runs, please visit our Run Registration page.