Tackle Trauma 5k

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  • Tackle Trauma 5k

    ATA launched ‘Distracted Driving Kills’ in June 2017–our message was seen by over ONE MILLION drivers a week! Read more below!

    2018 Participants   learn more

    Registration for the 4th annual Tackle Trauma opens soon!

    2018 Sponsors       learn more

    Help support the Arizona Trauma Association!

    2018 Volunteers     learn more

    Without volunteers, this event is not possible!

    2017 Award Donors

    The Arizona Trauma Association would like to extend special thanks for the generous prizes donated for Tackle Trauma 5k 2017 winners! PF Changs, Kona Grill, Bootleggers, RnR, Buca di Beppo, Native Air, Crab and Mermaid, Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers, Morning Squeeze, House Brasserie, The Mission, Rehab Burger, Cadence Running Group, Salty Senorita, and Loco Patron.

FAQs About Tackle Trauma 5k

What is the Arizona Trauma Association? The Arizona Trauma Association (ATA) is a non-profit organization comprised of Arizona’s trauma centers.  ATA strives to improve the delivery of trauma care in Arizona through trauma education, collaborative research, and injury prevention initiatives.

What is Tackle Trauma? Tackle Trauma is ATA’s annual fundraising activity. Held in Tempe, AZ on Super Bowl© Sunday, the 2018 event marks our fourth year! The 5k course is great way to start your football Sunday with family–we’ve got activities for the kids including face-painting and a bouncy house! The moderate-level course runs on the east side of Papago Park at 1350 N. College Avenue. See the map for exact start/finish information and contact us at tackletrauma5k@aztracc.org if you have any questions!

What is the money raised being used for? ATA is honored to announce our 2017 injury prevention initiative which raised awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. Families, friends, and all trauma centers in Arizona are all too familiar with the tragedies of distracted driving. Targeting audiences from ”pre-drivers” through 50+ y/o, the ATA “Distracted Driving Kills” campaign was featured on 6 digital billboards between May 29 and Jun 29, 2017, across metropolitan Phoenix, AZ, and was displayed to over 1 MILLION drivers each week!

3 separate graphics were designed to reach certain demographics:
-‘Will this be your final text” directed to male/female young adult drivers who wrongly believe texting while driving isn’t a big deal!
-‘Will this be your last selfie?” directed to young/pre-driving audiences (SnapChat™ users (filters))
-“Will this be your last text?” directed to audiences of all ages featuring shattered windshield/car crash
The PSAs rotated among a pool of 6 digital billboards and were visible for 8 second intervals running throughout the day/night (May 29 – Jun 29).
The billboard locations were: I-17/Camelback (facing north); I-10 South of AZ51 (facing south); 7th St/Jackson (facing south); I-10/Ray Road (facing south); I-10/Salt River (facing east); Loop 101/Camelback (facing south).

Who is affected by trauma? Traumatic injury is the leading cause of death for all children and adults up to age 46! Whether it’s a car crash or a fall from a ladder, countless people and their families are affected by trauma. All verified trauma centers are held to the highest standards of care and must also provide certain programs within their hospital and to their communities in order to maintain their verification status.  Receiving care from a trauma center can significantly lower the risk of death!

A Tackle Trauma 5k 2017 thank you…
The ATA would like thank all the wonderful volunteers, sponsors, and participants, who helped make the 3rd annual Tackle Trauma 2017 a great success! Event photos will be available soon–please check back! Thanks to 4 Peaks Racing-you can check your time here! Many thanks to Action Media LLC for capturing the day with brilliant photos!

Fundraising Co-Chair, Alicia Mangram, MD
Fundraising Co-Chair, Gina Shirah, MD
Jody Leaf, Event Manager



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