2016 Mountain to Fountain Race

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We appreciate your interest in sponsoring/donating to our 2016 Southwest Spine & Sports Mountain to Fountain race. This race is a non-profit event organized by Phoenix Free Souls running group, staff from Southwest Spine and Sports (SWSS) and is sponsored by Southwest Spine and Sports Foundation for Innovation, Research and Education (SWSS FIRE).


As a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) physician group, SWSS is dedicated to reducing pain and restoring function using a comprehensive non-surgical approach to both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. We focus on helping everyone remain active, from the high level athlete to the weekend warrior with injuries that are preventing them from full performance, including those with chronic or degenerative conditions like arthritis (joint pain) and degenerative disc disease (low back pain).

A portion of the race proceeds will be donated to SWSS FIRE to help support clinical research and education. The primary goal of SWSS FIRE is to educate the community and help patients with both acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries. SWSS FIRE focuses on clinical research to develop safe, leading edge, and minimally invasive natural, regenerative therapies including Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Fibrin Disc Sealant and adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells. Striving to always be at the forefront of research in regenerative medicine, SWSS aims to restore physical health and function by offering the highest caliber of specialized treatments that provide patients an alternative to traditional treatments like steroids or invasive surgery with its associated risks and often a painful, lengthy recovery.

We are holding our 6th annual Mountain to Fountain 15k race on Sunday, March 6th, 2016. This prestigious race has grown each year and attracts over a thousand runners – many who are some of the elite runners in our country. The course provides spectacular scenery of the McDowell Mountains and Four Peaks mountain range with runners starting in the McDowell Mountain preserve and finishing at the lake in Fountain Hills. We hope, like previous years, this race can continue to break more state age group records (21 broken in 2014 Mountain to Fountain race) and continue to grow in popularity. We also have a 5K race to welcome more runners of all abilities to participate.

With a strong elite field, the largest prize purse in Arizona, “win your weight in beer” team competition and free kids’ races, the SWSS FIRE Mountain to Fountain 5K/15K has something for everyone! Save the date – Sunday March 6, 2016.

Learn more about our foundation, SWSS FIRE.

SWSS FIRE is a recognized IRS Public Charity (IRS Sec. 509(a)(2)), eligible to receive tax deductible donations. TIN 90-0972081.

To support SWSS FIRE, please donate today!

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