The Best Sports Events in June


The Best Sports Events in June

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Roadrunner Sports Scottsdale Adventure Run
JUNE 4
This group fun run is for the sprinters, joggers and walkers of Scottsdale. Join Roadrunner Sports in a fun, one hour “Adventure Run,” where participants can collect raffle tickets along the way to earn prizes. After the run, enjoy drinks and score up to $3,000 in loot. The run takes place the first Thursday of every month at Chauncey Ranch.
Chauncey Ranch, 7077 E. Mayo Boulevard, Suite 150, Phoenix, 480.513.1774, rrsscottsdaleadventurerun.eventbrite.com, 6 p.m., free

Phoenix Mercury vs. San Antonio Silver Stars
JUNE 5
Cheer on the ladies of the Phoenix Mercury in their first regular-season game of the year. The team takes on the San Antonio Silver Stars, a team that has made it to the playoffs in seven of their last 12 years in San Antonio. But that’s no matter, the Phoenix Mercury are the reigning WNBA champs. See the championship team in action June 5.
US Airways Center, 201 E Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 602.379.2000, usairwayscenter.com, 7 p.m., prices vary

40th Annual Mighty Mud Mania
JUNE 6
This event will require you to take a much-needed shower when you’re done, and not because of sweat. What better way to enjoy yourself than to get down and dirty and have a little fun than in the mud? Mighty Mud Mania offers muddy obstacles for people of all ages and ability levels. The age level for the first obstacle course begins at age 6, so bring the whole family. For all you stick-in-the-mud types, there are events that don’t involve mud as well. Youth must fill out a permission slip and ages 13 and older will need to bring $10 to go through the extreme mud course.
Chaparral Park, 5401 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, 480.312.0205, scottsdaleaz.gov/mightymudmania, 7:30 a.m., $10

Blue Ribbon Horse Show
JUNE 13
Watch the majestic creatures leap and bound their way to the top in this double-judged horse competition. All kinds of different horses will be competing, including the newly-added ranch horse. See these horses strut their stuff for the judges and take on their big chance to win.
Horse Lovers Park, 19224 N. Tatum Boulevard, Phoenix, 602.330.5553, blueribbonhorseshows.com, 3 p.m., TBD

Arizona Sunrise Series #3
JUNE 14
This year’s series is even bigger with eight total events, including the best locations from last year along with some awesome new ones, and featuring your choice of three different swag packages! This is a5k run, the third of the series, you can register for just the event, or for the remaining ones that go through August. Get points for every event you complete, with extra points being awarded based on your age group and overall finish. At the end of the series the top 100-point earns, plus all participants that complete at least five of the eight series events, will be entered into our Arizona Sunrise Series Prize Drawing.
Scottsdale Sports Complex, 8081E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale,480.312.7521, startlineracing.com,
6:30 a.m., $29-$34

Hot Summer Nights
JUNE 17
This trail race is the first in this summer’s season. Grab a group and register to run the course! The course will be 100 percent dirt, two-track and single-track trails at an elevation of 8,000 feet. Test your limits with this fun, challenging course and enjoy the beautiful weather and scenery of Flagstaff. When you finish enjoy a bonfire, drinks and snacks!
Flagstaff Nordic Center, 16848 US-180, Flagstaff, 928.220.0550, teamrunflagstaff.com, 6:30 p.m., $10-$80

Diamondbacks vs. Angels
JUNE 18
Come watch the Diamondbacks run the bases in what is bound to be a difficult game against the Angels, who lead the Western division in the number two spot. The Diamondbacks could use their fans cheering them on at Chase Field as they take on this formidable opponent. This will be the last game in the four-game series against the Angels.
Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 602.462.6500, arizona.diamondbacks.mlb.com, 12:30 p.m., prices vary

Phoenix Volleyball Festival
JUNE 24 THROUGH 28
Bump, set and spike your way over to the Phoenix Convention Center to watch some of the best volleyball players in the world compete in this four-day festival. Teams from Brazil, Mexico, Canada and Trinidad are expected to compete against U.S. teams. Different divisions are available and teams can register online, ages 12 through 18. The theme is “Desert Lights,” so dress to light up the night.
Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. Third Street, Phoenix, 602.262.6225, phoenixconventioncenter.com

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