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New Waddell Dam

Dam Cancer! Run/Walk 2019


October 1, 2019

New Waddell Dam

Lake Pleasant Will Again Host Annual Run

Pleasant Harbor and Evofit will host the annual Dam Cancer Run/Walk at Lake Pleasant on Oct. 12, featuring a 5K, 10K, Obstacle Run and 5K Walk. All running events traverse the New Waddell Dam. Closed to the public throughout the year, this event provides runners a unique opportunity and vantage point of Lake Pleasant, 440 feet above the New Waddell Dam's foundation.

In addition to the various running events, participants will receive swag bags and will be greeted at the finish line to music, a classic car show and local vendors. To register for all four races, visit Or, for more information, you can call the Pleasant Harbor event line at 623-203-5173.

Spectacular Views

"This is a rare treat for race participants," said Deneen Ramirez, Event Coordinator at Pleasant Harbor RV Resort & Marina. "The dam is not regularly open to the public and the views are spectacular."

In both 5K and 10K races, the top three male and female finishers will be awarded medals, as well as the Top 3 winners of the Obstacle Run. There are no awards presented in the 5K Walk. Part of the proceeds from the cancer run will be benefit Wigged Out, an organization assisting cancer survivors. In addition to event fees, there is a $6.00 entry fee, per carload.

Dam Cancer Run Start Times/Costs:

5K Run – Start Time: 8:00 a.m .; Cost: $45

10K Run – Start Time: 7:00 a.m .; Cost: $55

Obstacle Run – Start Time: 8:10 a.m .; Cost: $55

5K Walk – Start Time: 8:10 a.m .; Cost: $20

Event Age Categories (5K, 10K & Obstacle Run):

17 and under, 18-26, 27–35, 45-53, 54

Directions To Pleasant Harbor

From the Phoenix area, Pleasant Harbor is the closest entrance to Lake Pleasant, conveniently located off Carefree Highway and 87th Avenue (8708 W. Harbor Boulevard, Peoria, AZ 85383). Visitors exiting I-17, travel west on Carefree Highway, or take North 99th Avenue/North Lake Pleasant Parkway from Bell Road to Carefree Highway and then west to 87th Avenue and then onto Harbor Boulevard. Pleasant Harbor entrance fee is $6.00 per vehicle.

About Pleasant Harbor RV, Marina

Pleasant Harbor RV Resort and Marina, located on the southeastern shores of Lake Pleasant, and conveniently adjacent to the metropolitan Phoenix area, is open to the public 365 days a year. The full service marina, features Dillon's Bayou restaurant, boat and slip rentals, as well as hydro flying, Jet Ski, kayak, paddle boat, and sail boat rentals.

As well, the marina features H2-Whoa! – the world's largest floating water slide and is home to Phoenix, a 150 passenger boat cruise providing tours of majestic Lake Pleasant. Pleasant Harbor also features an RV Resort with 253 full hook up sites, 60 partial hook ups and dry camping sites featuring amenities including a club house, pool and Jacuzzi, bocce ball, basketball, shuffleboard, horseshoes, laundry facilities, showers, convenience store and picnic grounds.

For more information about Pleasant Harbor RV Resort and Marina, visit or call the Pleasant Harbor RV Park at 800-475-3272 or the Pleasant Harbor Marina at 928-501-5270.


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