Arizona First Responder and Military Memorial Motorcycle Runs
Registration – Only 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 2023 runs will occur on September 23rd in Northern Arizona; October 21st in Southern Arizona and on November 11th 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.
NORTHERN ARIZONA RUN
September 23rd, 2023
Kingman Run –
Will take riders through Wikieup, Skull Valley, the Prescott National Forest, Jerome Cottonwood, Cornville 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. The alternate route is approximately 125 miles and four hours of travel time with relief breaks and refueling stops.
This year during the Prescott Run we will be adding a stop in Flagstaff to honor Flagstaff Police Department Officer Tyler Stewart.
For detailed information about the Prescott Run, please download the documents below.
Once all riders have arrived at our designated location, Oregano’s Pizza Bistro, 1061 South Plaza Way in Flagstaff, we will have a parade of bikes to GOAZ Motorcycles, 1400 E. Butler Avenue for the barbecue.
For detailed information about the run to GOAZ Motorcycles, please download the documents below.
SOUTHERN ARIZONA RUN
October 21, 2023
Cochise County Run (NEW ROUTE)-
Riders will start in Sierra Vista and will visit Naco, and Douglas. They will travel north on US 191, to Dragoon then to the “Thing” for a relief/refueling stop and meet riders from the Nogales route. Both groups will stop at Texas Canyon for a memorial ceremony. Afterwards, the groups will ride together to Tucson.
Tucson Metro Run –
Will keep riders in the Tucson/Marana area. The entire route is approximately 55 miles and three and one-half 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 to six 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.
November 11, 2023
Phoenix/Sacaton Rest Area Run –
This approximate 82 mile route will take riders through Phoenix to Sacaton and will return to Mesa for the barbecue.
Detailed information about the Sacaton Rest Area Run is being finalized. As soon as details are completed a downloadable turn by turn document and map will be provided
State Route 87 (Beeline Highway) Run –
Will take riders to near Sunflower and back to Mesa. The entire route is approximately 70 miles and will take approximately two hours travel time. This year we will be adding stops at Salt River Fire Department and Scottsdale Police Department.
For detailed information about the State Route 87 Run, please download the documents below.
This approximate 100 mile route will take riders through Prescott, Yarnell, Congress, Wickenburg, New River, Anthem to Mesa. This year we will be adding a stop at the Yavapai County First Responder Monument in Prescott prior to leaving Prescott.
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.
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.
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.
RUN REGISTRATION FEES:
$45 for single rider (includes Tee Shirt & BBQ)
$65 for rider & passenger (includes Tee Shirts & BBQ)
To register for the runs, please visit our Run Registration page.
For those riders registering on the day(s) of the event(s) there will be a $10 increase in the registration fees.
$55 for single rider (while supplies last Tee Shirt, Goodie Bag (while supplies last) & BBQ)
$75 for rider and passenger (while supplies last Tee Shirts, Goodie Bags (while supplies last) & BBQ)
If you would like to join us at the barbecue please visit our BARBECUE REGISTRATION page to register.
Registration RECEIVED AFTER AUGUST 1ST OR on day of the event(s): PLEASE REGISTER EARLY
We cannot guarantee tee shirts will be available for registrations received after August 1, 2023 or on the day of the event(s).