Medals for P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon arrive just in time

Jan 17, 2015, 8:57 AM | Updated: 9:20 am

PHOENIX — It’s a good thing most runners pound the pavement for their own gratification and not for reward.

More than 22,000 runners in this weekend’s P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in the Valley faced the possibility of not receiving medals for finishing.

Race organizers informed the entrants in a Facebook post and on the event’s website of a backlog in delivery out of California ports:

In recent months, a protracted contract dispute between dockworkers and their
employers has spilled from the negotiating table onto the docks — and containers
are taking longer to reach their destinations.

However, race officials said the medals were delivered early Saturday, two hours before a
scheduled 5K race in Tempe.

The annual weekend event features a half-marathon, 10K and and a relay on Sunday in addition to the 5K event Saturday.

The event will restrict freeway and surface street traffic in the Valley through early Sunday afternoon.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Lifetime Windows & Doors

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey gives his state of the state address at the Arizona Capitol, Mon...
KTAR.com

Weekend wrap-up: Here are the biggest Arizona stories from Aug. 5-7

Here are some of the biggest stories that headlined the Arizona news cycle over the weekend.
24 hours ago
(Valleywise Health photo)...
KTAR.com

Valleywise Health sells former Maryvale Community Health Center

Valleywise Health, represented by Land Advisors Organization’s Healthcare Strategy Team, sold the Maryvale Community Health Center for $1.8M.
24 hours ago
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., arrives for a meeting of the Senate Homeland Security Committee at th...
KTAR.com

Senate approves Biden’s sweeping Inflation Reduction Act

Arizona senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly praised the Senate's approval of a sweeping inflation and climate change bill.
24 hours ago
(Facebook photo / Phoenix Public Library)...
KTAR.com

​​Century Library to temporarily close for maintenance Aug. 22

The Phoenix Public Library Century Branch will close from Monday, Aug. 22 through Sunday, Oct. 2 for maintenance.
24 hours ago
(Clayco photo)...
KTAR.com

Real estate firm Clayco breaks ground on industrial development in Mesa

Real estate development and construction firm Clayco this week broke ground on a four-building flex-industrial development in Mesa.
24 hours ago
(Facebook photo / The Saguaros)...
KTAR.com

Scottsdale 20/30 Club rebrands as ‘The Saguaros,’ donates to Phoenix Children’s

The Scottsdale 20/30 Club, an organization that threw fundraisers to help local children's charities, rebranded in July as the "Saguaros."
24 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...
Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Why your student-athlete’s physical should be conducted by a sports medicine specialist

Dr. Anastasi from Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Tempe answers some of the most common questions.
...
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Most plumbing problems can be fixed with regular maintenance

Instead of waiting for a problem to happen, experts suggest getting a head start on your plumbing maintenance.
...
CANVAS ANNUITY

Best retirement savings rates hit 4.30%

Maximize your retirement savings with guaranteed fixed rates up to 4.30%. Did you know there is a financial product that can give you great interest rates as you build your retirement savings and provide you with a paycheck for life once you retire? It might sound too good to be true but it is not; this product is called an annuity.
Medals for P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon arrive just in time