Lace up those running shoes and get ready for the “Sun City West Sunsational 5K Run/Walk,” which begins- 8 a.m. Sunday, March 10, at Stardust Golf Course, 12702 W. Stardust Blvd., in Sun City West.

You can register HERE. The Sunsational 5K is open to residents of all communities and will be a rain-or-shine event. Early registration is $30 for adults 18 and over; late registration after Feb. 1 is $35. Day of the event registration is $40. Children 17 and younger are free in the 5K with a paying adult, but they will not receive a T-shirt or timing chip. Parents must sign a waiver for participating children. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Arizona Humane Society.

Every day the Arizona Humane Society works tirelessly to rescue, heal, adopt and advocate for sick, injured and abused animals. Without the public’s support, they couldn’t offer animals an opportunity for a second chance at life. When you make a gift to the Arizona Humane Society you are saving lives of homeless pets in our community.

Runners will receive a race T-shirt, race bib, timing chip, race medal and post-race snacks. Awards will be given in age groups starting at 40-years-old and up. Children 17 and under are not included in awards consideration. A celebration of the victories and participation will take place immediately following the race.

Wear comfortable walking or running shoes and sun protection. No pets will be allowed to participate in the race. Water stations and rest rooms will be available on the course. Spectators are welcome along the route. There will be no parking at Stardust Golf Course. Participants are asked to park at Beardsley Rec Center, 12755 Beardsley Road, where a shuttle will be available.

Photo: Participants walk Stardust Golf Course at the 2018 event.