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The Day of Play is a City of Chandler produced event that is part of a nation wide celebration recognizing the importance of fitness, health and wellness for kids of all ages.  Families are provided an opportunity to learn about a healthy lifestyle. 

Come spend the morning at Tumbleweed Park as we promote health, wellness, and fitness for kids of all ages. Free activities will get the kids playing and their minds active, while parents can explore the various booths on health, wellness, and fitness.

Day of Play will feature a variety of fun activities organized by many of the non-profit organizations, businesses and municipal divisions serving the community.

Foam Fun Run
Run, walk, crawl, or laugh your way through our 5K course filled with foam awesomeness! The most important thing is to have fun – while getting some exercise.

General Race Information
Run Start Time - 9:30 a.m.
Registration - is now open and will remain open until event day
Who Can Participate
      - Anyone who registers can participate
      - Children 10 and under MUST race with an adult chaperone
      - Children 3 years and younger may participate in strollers at no cost. No runners packet will
        be supplied for child in stroller unless he/she has been registered for the race.

Registration Information*
Early Bird Special: June 29 to August 21 – $20 per runner
General: August 22 to October 21 at midnight – $25 per runner
Race Day: October 22 – $30 per runner

*Registration cost includes: runners packet (race bib, race t-shirt, special participant item) and running in the 5K Foam Fun Run

Register Here!

Stretch With Us!
Participants of the Foam Fun Run can stretch and get prepared for their 5K run with Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy staff. 

Warm Up Stretches will begin at 9:10am on October 22 at the Start Line.

The dynamic warm up will include:
*Knee Hugs                               *Inverted Hamstring
*Standing Quad                         *Lateral Lunge
*Kick to Opposite Hand             *High Knees
*Lunge and Reach                    *Butt Kickers
*Groiners                                   *Calf Stretch

Playful Stage Schedule
9:20am-9:40am         Studio 3 Performing Arts
10:00am-10:15am     Arizona Dance Studio
10:30am-10:50am     Sparkling Ice Dance Contest
11:10am-11:30am     Desert Star Dance
11:45am-12:05pm     ASU Men's Gymnastics Team

Studio 3 Performing Arts
The Studio 3 Showstoppers from Studio 3 Performing Arts Academy are Arizona's premiere show choir, featuring performers ages 6-18, who train weekly in dance, voice, and musical theatre. These triple threats are excited to share their latest show "The Hands of Change," hoping to inspire others to end cultural & social barriers, stop bullying, and make a difference in the community. Studio 3 Performing Arts is proud to be a family-friendly studio, with modest costumes and choreography, and instructors who instill a special confidence in every student. For more information on the Showstoppers, or our many other programs for the novice to advanced student, check out their website at

Arizona Dance Studio
Arizona Dance Studio a locally owned and operated studio located on the North West corner of Riggs and McQueen. Offering a variety of classes for boy and girls ages 2 to adult in tap, jazz, ballet, tumbling, and much more. Their mission at Arizona Dance Studio is to provide excellent dance education in a caring and compassionate environment, which encourages the growth and development of the individual student, while developing character qualities, which will last a lifetime. Arizona Dance Studios’ unique approach to dance instruction nurtures these concepts in a non-competitive atmosphere. For more information please visit their website at

Desert Star Dance
Deset Star Dance has been in operation since 2003 and thriving in the Phoenix East Valley for 13 years.  Their excellence in dance, theater, tumbling, and creative movement classes for preschoolers through adults has influenced thousands of students throughout the years.  Their goal is to provide a strong foundation in movement using fun and creative techniques. Deset Star Dance strives to help children develop coordination, improve their self-esteem, encourage participation in a group setting, and enhance their physical fitness. Their programs encourage creativity and are a great resource for improving listening skills and memory.  But, most of all they are fun!

ASU Gymnastics Team
The Arizona State Men's Gymnastics Team became a club sport in 1993 after the University cut the team due to Title IX budget issues. Since then, the team has continued to compete a full schedule against other NCAA teams while attempting to place individuals on the US National Team.  The loss of NCAA status has not dampened any spirits, nor ended the success of the team.  Since 1994, the team has won the USA National Collegiate Championship team title 18 times including the 2014-15 season.  Many fine athletes from around the country continue to arrive each year at ASU, all with as much dedication, commitment, and desire to succeed as in years past.

Featured Activities
Sparkling Ice Dance Contest
Get your dancing shoes on and come show us your moves!  Open to kids ages 5-15.  The contest starts at 10:30am at the Playful City Stage.  It is limited to the first five youths to register in each age category - 5 to 10 and 11 to 15.  Prospective participants will register at the Playful City Stage at 10:15am on event day.  First place prize packages will be provided to each winner in the two age categories by Sparkling Ice!

Sparkling Ice Interactive Area
Stop by and check out the fun with Sparkling Ice!  Guests will have the ability to sample Sparkling Ice cans.  A drawing station will be available for artists to color the exterior of special Sparkling Ice Troll cans.  The fun doesn't stop there...guests can visit between 10am - 1pm to get a caricature drawn Troll inspired picture.

Flu Shots provided by Walgreens
Attendees will be able to get their flu shots during the event.  ID and Insurance Information will need to be provided.

Dignity Health Hello Humankindness FUNZone
Challenge your friends or yourself to the Dignity Health obstacle course in the Hello Humankindness FUNZone! Go through exhilarating obstacles, visit our temporary tattoo station, meet Mr. Brain Ball, and enter to win cool prizes! You'll have way too much fun as you zip through each obstacle to the finish line. All ages are welcome to run, walk, crawl, or roll through the course. Stop by the Dignity Health Hello Humankindness FUNZone and let the games begin!

Child Car Seat Clinic
Trained technicians are waiting to inspect and install your child's car seat.  The Chandler Fire, Health & Medical team will be waiting for you!  To schedule an appointment, call 480-782-2046 - leave your name and phone number.  Appointments are not required.

Chalk It Up!
Artists of all skill levels can create their best work or just doodle for fun with chalk for all to see.  Come be the next great artist to be discovered!

Sponsorship Opportunities
Mayor Tibshraeny's Day of Play is continually seeking interested individuals, organizations and companies who want to sponsor our great festival with either in-kind services or monetary donations. The benefits of being a sponsor range from on-stage logo recognition and announcements during the festival to name and/or logo recognition on flyers, posters, postcards, websites, press releases, festival program, and much more. Benefits vary based on sponsorship levels. For more information on becoming a sponsor, please call 480-782-2665, email, or review our 2016-2017 sponsorship package.

Interested in participating as a vendor for the Chandler Mayor's Day of Play? Potential vendors will need to provide a service or be a involved in health, wellness, or fitness category.

General Application Information
- The Vendor Priority* application deadline is Friday, May 27, 2016.
     *Vendor priority applies to any vendor that has participated in past year's for the Day of Play.
- The general vendor application deadline is Friday, August 12, 2016 or when all space has been reserved.
- If you are a new organization applying to participate in the event, your application will be accepted on a first come first serve basis once the priority deadline has expired. You are encouraged to submit an application prior to the 2016 vendor priority deadline and applications will be held in the order they are received.

Submit an Application for the 2016 Day of Play Here
1. Vendor Information Sheet (pdf) - PLEASE READ THIS FIRST
2. Apply by: Application - Online Vendor Application

For information on being a vendor, please contact or 480-782-2665.

If you are interested in volunteering for the Chandler Mayor's Day of Play and the Foam Run, please sign up below.  Shifts and opportunities are available for ages 14 and older (16 and older for the Foam Fun Run).

Sign Up Now!

Additional Links
100 Best Community for Young People Award
Playtopia! at Tumbleweed Park

For more information on the Chandler Mayor's Day of Play, email or please call 480-782-2665.

Check the Chandler Events Calendar for details on these and other events, or call:
Special Events Hotline

Thank You to Our Partners and Sponsors
2016 Chandler Mayor's Day of Play Sponsor - Chandler Unified School District2016 Chandler Mayor's Day of Play Sponsor - Chandler Unified School District Community Education Logo