Run/Walk a 5K and Support Trauma Education


Join the Tackle Trauma 5K Race and Fundraiser to Make a Life-Changing Impact!

Arizona Trauma Association’s Tackle Trauma (TM) isn’t just another race; it’s your opportunity to be part of a transformative movement. Here’s why you should be a vital part of this event:

A Call to Action for a Serious Public Health Issue: Trauma isn’t just an issue; it’s a crisis. Traumatic injuries are the leading cause of death for children and adults up to age 46, resulting in lifelong suffering and placing a substantial economic burden on our healthcare system. This is a public health emergency that demands our attention.

Empower Trauma Care: By participating in this annual fundraiser, you become an agent of change. Your involvement helps provide crucial support to trauma care, research, and education. Together, we can make a real impact on the lives affected by trauma.

Location Choices: Join us in Tempe, AZ, at the stunning Kiwanis Park, or choose the virtual option if you can’t be there in person. Our commitment to the cause knows no boundaries.

Date: Sunday, February 11, 2024

Start Time: 8 AM, but arrive early to register and meet your neighbors!

Location: Kiwanis Park, 95 W. Baseline Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283

Calling All Volunteers: If you can’t run but want to make a difference, become a volunteer and support this crucial cause. Your time and effort are greatly appreciated!

Spread the Word: Share this event with your friends, family, and community. Our collective effort can help reduce fatalities, create a safer world, and alleviate the suffering caused by trauma.

Be the Change: Register now for the Tackle Trauma 5K Race and Fundraiser. You’re not just signing up for a race; you’re signing up to save lives, reduce suffering, and improve the well-being of our great state. This is your chance to make a profound impact.

Why Your Participation in Tackle Trauma Matters

Trauma is a critical issue in the United States. Here’s some additional vital information that underscores the importance of your involvement:

In the United States:

  • Trauma is the leading cause of death for individuals up to the age of 45.
  • It’s the fourth leading cause of death overall across all ages.
  • Nearly 40,000 lives are lost to homicide and suicide each year.
  • In 2001, over 30,000 suicides were reported.

Motor Vehicle Crashes:

  • In 2005, there were a staggering 43,443 deaths and 2.7 million injuries due to motor vehicle crashes in the US.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI):

  • TBI is the single largest cause of death from injury in the United States.
  • Annually, approximately 1,000,000 people in the US suffer from TBI.
  • Of these, 230,000 require hospitalization, and 50,000 lose their lives (comprising one-third of all trauma deaths).
  • A staggering 80,000 to 90,000 individuals live with long-term disability due to TBI.
  • Over 5 million people in the US are living with disabilities resulting from TBI, with an estimated cost exceeding $37.8 billion each year.

Your support helps address these pressing issues, save lives, reduce suffering, and contribute to a safer and healthier Arizona. Sign up today to be a part of this change, and together, let’s tackle trauma and build a better future for all.


Calling All Volunteers: If you can’t run/walk but want to make a difference, become a volunteer and support this crucial cause. Your time and effort are greatly appreciated!

Support a Critical Cause: By volunteering, you actively contribute to supporting trauma care, raising awareness about the significance of trauma prevention, education, and research. Your efforts help in reducing trauma-related fatalities and improving healthcare.

Make a Difference: Your involvement can directly impact the lives of those affected by traumatic injuries. Whether it’s through event logistics, participant assistance, or promoting the cause, your contribution matters.

Community Engagement: Volunteering brings you closer to your community. You’ll meet like-minded individuals who share a passion for making a positive change. It’s an opportunity to connect with people who care about public health.

So, if you’re considering volunteering at the Tackle Trauma 5K Run/Walk, you’re not just offering your time; you’re making a positive impact on individuals’ lives, your community, and the broader field of healthcare. It’s a wonderful way to give back while gaining valuable experiences and connections.


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    The Arizona Trauma Association (AzTA) was started by a group of surgeons in 2007 to improve the delivery of health care to injured patients throughout the state of Arizona by supporting collaborative research, education and outreach activities of trauma centers in the state of Arizona.

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