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Watch a video of previous Day of Play activities!

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. 

Saturday, October 24, 2015
 Tumbleweed Park
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
FREE Admission


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
We're EXCITED to have the FOAM FUN RUN back this year at the Chandler Mayor's Day of Play!

Run, Walk, Crawl, or laugh your way through our 5k course filled with colorful foam awesomeness! The most important thing is to have fun while getting some exercise. Trust us, this is the only time that a 30ft slip n slide, 5 foam stations, and fun obstacles are considered exercise.  Children 13 or younger may choose between the 5k course or the 1 mile mini-course.

This year's Foam Fun Run is benefiting RAD - Recreation and Athletics for Individuals with Disabilities. RAD is a Chandler based nonprofit and proud partner of the City of Chandler's Recreation Division assisting any person who has a disability and wants to participate in recreation or athletic activities.  The City of Chandler is excited to have RAD as the Foam Fun Run benefactor, which will give them the opportunity to continue assisting our community and future athletes. 

Sign up early and bring your friends to help RAD pay so others can play!

$20 per person        Early Bird Special - Ends Friday, September 30*
$55 per person        Saturday, October 1 through Race Day
$15 per Child           Children age 13 or younger


**All paying entries receive a race t-shirt, race bib, and swag bag**

PLEASE NOTE: Kids 7 and under may run free with a paying adult, but do not receive race
t-shirt, race bib, and swag bag

1. Get the early bird promo code: DAYOFPLAY
2. Click on the registration button below
3. Sign Up!

8:30am      On-Site Registration
9:30am      Foam Run Starts - 1 Mile Fun Run with the 5K to follow 

Featured Activities
Youth & Teen Fitness Challenge
Do you have what it takes to finish our obstacle course built just for teens? Join us at the Chandler Mayor's Day of Play event for the inaugural Youth & Teen Fitness Challenge! Prizes will be given out to the top finishers in each of the age brackets! Times will be tracked by gender and two age categories, 10-12 year olds and 13-17 year olds. Pre-registration is recommended.

Youth & Teen Fitness Challenge Registration
Complete this
Youth & Teen Fitness Challenge Registration Form - return it with payment to any Chandler recreation center.

For additional information on the
Youth & Teen Fitness Challenge, contact Shawn Peoples at 480-782-2746 or by email at

Vendor Application
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.

Submitting Application
- The Vendor Priority* application deadline is Friday, May 29, 2015.
          *Vendor priority applies to any vendor that has participated
          in past year's for the Day of Play.
- The general vendor application deadline is Monday, August 10, 2015 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 2015 vendor priority deadline and applications will be held in the order they are received. 

Submit an application for the 2015 Day of Play here:
1. Vendor Information Sheet (pdf) - PLEASE READ THIS FIRST
2. Apply by: Application - (pdf)        or           Online Vendor Application

For information on being a vendor, please contact 480-782-2669.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Mayor Tibshraeney'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 sponsorship package.

Awards & Recognitions
Chandler has been selected for the following awards and recognition:

Kaboom! Playful City USA
Winning Years - 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

100 Best Communities for Young People<