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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!

Check out the Foam Run Course!

$55 per person        Thursday, 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 

Event Schedule
8:30am                        Foam Run On-Site Registration
9:00am-9:20am           Dance Connection 2 - on Stage
9:30am                        Foam Run 5K Start
9:30am                        Police Depart. Safety Demo - Parking Lot
9:30am-9:55am           Personal Training Demo - on Stage
10:10am-10:25am       Jump Rope Activity - on Stage
10:30am                      Police Depart. Safety Demo - Parking Lot
10:30am-11:00am       Aspire Kids Sports Center & ASU Men's Gymnastics - on Stage
11:10am-11:35am       Zumba Demo - on Stage
11:30am                      Police Depart. Safety Demo - Parking Lot
11:45am-12:10pm       Desert Star Dance - on Stage
12:20pm-12:45pm       Studio 3 Performing Arts - on Stage
12:30pm                      Police Depart. Safety Demo - Parking Lot
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.

Click 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

Move To Play - Sponsored by Spooner Physical Therapy
Move to Play is a movement literacy event to engage participants in improving one’s flexibility, balance, strength and knowledge of movements in all three planes of motion in a fun and free environment. Participants of all ages are encouraged to take part in this informative and active experience. Come learn how we may adapt our movements to better function in our daily lives while having fun.

TeamPlay Sports Slam - Sponsored by Fun Coach
Test your skills through this relay and slalom cones, hit a ball, shoot a hoop, flip a Frisbee, through a baseball and kick a field goal. Time plus skills accomplishments provides you with a final score on a scorecard.

Make sure to stop by and ride through the obstacle course provided by USA BMX.  Participants will be able to ride a short course track on a balance bike.  The track will consist of flat ground with obstacles.  Riders will be timed and names will go on a board for a small prize.

Stop by their booth for a chance to win these awesome raffle prizes:
     1- DK Balance bike
     1- 20 inch BMX bike
     1- Membership with USABMX, good for a year.

Chalk It Up
Come participate in our first Day of Play community chalk area. Together as a community, let's create beautiful masterpieces and enjoy this activity for the whole family! Put your creativity and skills to the test.
      *It’s Free!
      *The City of Chandler will provide you with space and chalk, while space & supplies last.

Stage Performers
Dance Connection 2 -Home of the Dynamite Express
Dance Connection 2 is currently in its 28th year of business.   We offer classes ranging from 2-18 and beginner to advanced.  Stop by for your free trial class today!
Circuit Training Demo by TRC Trainer Gael Tambe-Ebot
Gael is ACSM - American College of Sports Medicine certified as well as a current student at Arizona State University. He is passionate about helping others achieve their personal fitness goals through customized circuit type training programs. Circuit training is a challenging, efficient and effective - fun fitness experience that combines strength training and aerobic conditioning in one full-body workout. Circuit training improves your muscle strength, as well as cardiovascular endurance, while burning hundreds of calories. Circuit training has been found to burn up to 30 percent more calories than typical weight training workouts. A variety of equipment will be used; from battling ropes, kettle bells, resistance tubing, dumbbells and your own body weight... You will be amazed how quickly time fly's in this action packed workout!
Aspire Kids Sports Center
Aspire Kids Sports Center is a 32,000 ft. gymnastics and swimming facility in Chandler. We offer classes for all ages in gymnastics, swimming, dance, martial arts, acro sport, tumbling, and trampoline. Aspire is home to an 80 ft. trampoline--the largest Tumble Trak in the state of Arizona! We offer year-round swim lessons in our indoor, heated swimming pool. Aspire is conveniently located one block west of the Chandler Fashion Center and one block south of Chandler Blvd.
Arizona State Men's 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. 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.

Zumba instructors from Tumbleweed Rec. Center (aka TRC Zumba Crew) are the best in the West! Certified in Zumba Basic, Zumba Toning and Zumba Kids these instructors offer classes at TRC 6 days a week. With various formats of this Latin based aerobic workout available, there is something for everyone! In addition to weekly classes at TRC, we host thematic parties with costumes, giveaways and tons of fun.  We invite you to ditch the workout and join come party with us!!
Desert Star Dance
With 15 years’ experience teaching dance to children in the Phoenix East Valley area, Desert Star Dance is focused on educating, inspiring, and motivating each of their students. Our dedicated staff and experienced instructors provide excellence in dance training in an organized, fun and safe environment. Desert Star takes pride in encouraging confidence and self-esteem in all their dance students. Desert Star Dance is conveniently located in Chandler on the NE corner of Ray and McQueen. Call (480) 813-STAR for more information
Studio 3 Performing Arts
The Showstoppers from Studio 3 Performing Arts Academy, Gilbert’s pre-professional triple threat training center for ages 2 through adults. Located on Guadalupe, between Gilbert and Cooper, Studio 3 specializes in musical theatre and audition coaching. They offer classes in dance, theatre, voice, and music, and produce 6 full length plays and musicals each year. For upcoming audition information, or to see the class schedule, visit their website 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
Applications are NO LONGER being accepted for this event.   

For additional information, please contact 480-782-2669.

Volunteer Opportunities
Are you interested in volunteering?  We have a great opportunity for anyone who needs community service hours or just want to help out a great event.  Volunteer opportunities range from setting up, water stations, field games or helping guests with event information.

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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, 2015

100 Best Communities for Young People
Winning Years - 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011