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Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 
Tumbleweed Park
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Free Admission

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!

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 Gymnastic Team

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!

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 1