About the Race Host

Wickenburg's Wild West Run is hosted by Champions of Wickenburg Youth (COWY), a 501(c)3, charitable, non-profit organization.

We at COWY believe the future of success is found in the hands of the next generation.  Sports and other youth programs help guide our boys and girls to develop principles of hard work, dedication, and endurance.  The traits these young people gain from participating in sports, music, and other youth programs will not only help them be better students, but eventually prepare them to be better parents, citizens, and leaders.  As such, we are focused on helping local youth programs develop safe and effective opportunities for young people.

COWY continues to raise funds through local donations, as well as fund-raising activities.  In 2019 we will host the 7th Annual Wickenburg’s Wild West Run--a 5k, 10k, half marathon, and Kids Fun Run.  The number of participants continues to grow each year, and we love the energy and cowboy enthusiasm this event brings to our wonderful community.  We are expecting even greater success as word continues to spread through past participants to others in the region.

Over the past six years, COWY has donated over $40,000 to support youth programs with equipment purchases and to enhance safety and performance.  Some requests we have funded in the last few years are:

  • Volleyball nets and balls for elementary school programs
  • Girls high school soccer uniforms
  • Soccer nets, balls, and gloves for youth soccer
  • Basketballs for junior high teams
  • Solar pool cover for high school swim team
  • Timing system for high school and club swim teams
  • Shoulder pads for high school football
  • Pads for the entire Wickenburg youth football program
  • Cheer uniforms for Wickenburg Youth Cheer
  • Wrestling mat for high school and club wrestling teams
  • Batting cage at Sunset Park
  • Permanent storage facility for youth football
  • Polos and shirts for high school special ed program

You can support local youth through your tax-deductible donation to Champions of Wickenburg Youth, where 100% of the proceeds benefit local youth in their active endeavors.  We invite you to donate to COWY or sponsor Wickenburg’s 7th Annual Wild West Run.  See our 2019 Sponsor Form regarding benefits of becoming a sponsor of this growing event.

Thank you for supporting boys and girls of today and the leaders of tomorrow.