Run and Ride to benefit Flagstaff Medical Center patients and families

July 1, 2013

Mark your calendars for two charity events being held to benefit Flagstaff Medical Center (FMC). The 13th annual Pepsi-Cola Taylor House Century Ride is set for Saturday, July 20, while the 35th annual Machine Solutions Run and Walk for Kids will take place Saturday, Aug. 3.

The Pepsi-Cola Taylor House Century Ride begins at FMC and winds through historic Flagstaff, Wupatki and Sunset Crater national monuments, and back to FMC. Riders can choose a 95-, 65-, 45- or 30-mile loop. A catered lunch will be available for all participants at the end of the ride. Registration is $60 per person. Check in is at 6 a.m. and a group start is at 7 a.m.

The Machine Solutions Run and Walk for Kids will benefit chronically ill and disabled children who receive care at the Children’s Health Center (CHC) at FMC. The event offers a 5K and 10K trail run or a 2K family fitness walk/run at the Fort Tuthill County Park, located just two miles south of Flagstaff on I-17, exit 337. This year’s event is dedicated to Beth Motsenbocker who recently passed away. Beth’s husband, Tom, is the co-founder of Machine Solutions which has been a longtime supporter of the annual run.  Runs start at 8 a.m. Registration fees are $45 for the 10K; $40 for the 5K; and fees for the 2K family fitness run are $50 for up to four family members or $20 for individual participants.

To register for either event, visit or call the FMC Foundation at 877-527-5291.  Century Ride entry forms can also be picked up at the FMC Foundation, 1050 N. San Francisco St., and at Absolute Bikes, 200 E. Route 66 in Flagstaff and 6101 Hwy 179 in the Village of Oak Creek.

To learn more about the Children’s Health Center or The Taylor House, visit