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October 08, 2023

Battle of the Branches 5K

Steele Indian School Park • 300 E Indian School Rd PhoenixAZ  85012 Organized by StartLine Sports LLC

About this event

A friendly competition between all branches of the military to raise awareness in the Fight against Veteran Suicide. One Branch wins the title for the most registered participants, but the real WINNERS are the Veterans, their families and those of you who registered for the event.


Proceeds from this event support Rally Point Arizona.

Services provided through Rally Point AZ are free of charge for Veterans and their families.


Children ages 12 & under are only $20!

Discount applied at checkout!


Why you should register for the Battle of the Branches 5K Run / Walk

It is estimated that at least one in five Veterans and service members will struggle with substance abuse, relationship issues, stress, hopelessness and even thoughts of suicide. Statistically, 53% of Veterans are more likely to die by suicide than Non-Veterans and Rally Point Arizona Military Navigator program aims to reduce those numbers.

Drawing on their lived experience, Rally Point Navigators provide the needed guidance, access to resources, and peer support necessary to ensure those who have served us know they are not alone. Often all it takes for a person to reach out and ask for help is knowing there will be an outreached and understanding hand on the other side, because they have been there too. While services provided are free to Veterans, military members and their families, financial support through fundraisers, donations and sponsorships is needed to support the Rally Point Arizona Military program.

Event details and schedule

Thank you to our Sponsors! 

Interest in being a sponsor? Check out our sponsorship packet



Mail-in Registration 

To register by mail please complete and return our Mail-in Registration Form! Please make checks payable to StartLine Racing.


Virtual Run Details 

Can’t attend the event in-person? Not a fan of crowds? Prefer to run your own race?

You can still support Veterans and their families no matter where you are and you still get all the swag without paying for extra shipping. Battle of the Branches 5K Run/Walk offers a 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. Prior to the event all virtual participants will receive an email with instructions on how to submit your time. Please note that all items will be shipped following the event on October 8th.

Virtual Registrations are restricted to US addresses only. If you reside outside of the US and wish to participate please contact StartLine Racing at info@startlineracing.com


What You Get! 

Custom Event Finisher's Medal for all participants

Custom Event Dri-Fit Tech T-Shirt for all participants. 

Age Group Awards for Top Three in all Age Groups (Race Day Participants only). Our age groups are the following:

  • 8 & Under, 9 & 10, 11-13, 14-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & Over

Pre- and Post-Race "Runner's Brunch" (granola bars, fruit, water, Gatorade, etc)

Chip Timed with Real Time Results and Photos on our Website or Mobile App (on Apple and Google)

Owned and operated by StartLine Racing!

Please note any race related items (shirts, medals, etc.) will NOT be mailed to those that do not attend.


Race Day Information 

Race day packet pickup and registration will open at 8am at Steele Indian Park.

We accept cash, check, and credit cards on race day.

Prices on race day will be $45

Stroller friendly event. Strollers and Walkers MUST start at the back of the pack.

Leashed pet friendly event

Due to the common start/finish line, there is no bag check for this event.

This event will take place rain or shine. There are no refunds or transfers due to weather.


Course Map 

5K Course Map - Coming Soon!


Packet Pick-Up Opportunities 

Packet Pick-up is available on Saturday, October 7th from 2-5pm at Sole Sports in Arcadia (map)

  • Sole Sports is located at 4730 E Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018

On race day starting at 8am at Steele Indian Park (race site)


Event schedule 

  •   October 7 2:00 PM - Packet Pickup at Sole Sports in Arcadia from 2-5pm
  •   October 8 8:00 AM - Race Day Packet Pickup and Registration Opens
  •   October 8 8:30 AM - Welcome Address
  •   October 8 8:50 AM - Color Guard Presentation
  •   October 8 9:00 AM - 5K Begins
  •   October 8 10:00 AM - Closing Ceremony and Awards Begins (approx.)



Steele Indian School Park

300 E Indian School Rd PhoenixAZ  85012

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