Why Run ARR Races?

  • Real Time Results at the Race

  • Website Results on Race Day
  • Chip Timing
  • Several Certified Courses
  • Economical Pricing
  • Member Discounts
  • Races Designed by Runners

2017 ARR Races

Desert Classic Marathon, 1/2 Marathon 10K and 5K - (Riverboat Village) - January 28

South Mountain Classic 20K & 5K - March 25

Summer Series #1 5K (Freestone Park) - May 27

Summer Series #2 5K (Rose Mofford Sports Complex) - June 11

Summer Series #3 4M (Rio Vista Park) - July 4

Summer Series #4 5K (Kiwanis Park) - July 15

Summer Series #5 5K (South Mountain) - August 6

Jerome Hill Climb - September 3

Endless Summer Distance Classic - September 17

Thanksgiving Classic 10M, 5K and 1M - November 23

Desert Classic 5K,30K, and 30K Relay - December 18

2017 Racing Schedule

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Intervals at Rose Mofford Sports Complex Track 1/17/2017

Intervals again this Tuesday, January 17th with the fast running starting at 7 pm.I think it was more difficult to find the Rose Mofford Track than I realized. The key is that the track is accessed from 23rd Ave. You can reach the track by heading…Continue

Started by Norm Janoff Jan 14.

Intervals at Rose Mofford Sports Complex Track 1/10/2017

Intervals again this Tuesday, January 10th at Rose Mofford Sports Complex track, 9833 N. 25th Ave., 85021 with the fast running starting at 7 pm. Please conduct your warm-up to not interfere with the other ARR group that will be completing their…Continue

Started by Norm Janoff Jan 7.


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Desert Classic Marathon - Jan. 28, 2017

Desert Classic Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K

The Desert Classic Marathon is an Arizona original. Join in on the tradition!

The Desert Classic is a marathon, half marathon, 10k and 5k run starting and finishing at Riverboat Village, 18300 West Bell Road in Surprise.

The marathon begins at 7:00 AM. An early start for the marathon is available at 6:00 AM as long as you notify the race director prior to race day. The marathon course closes at 1:00 PM. There will be aid stations every 2 miles.

The half marathon begins at 7:30 AM while the 10K and 5K begin at 8:00 AM.

The marathon will have 10 year age groups while the half marathon, 10K and 5K will have 5 year age groups for awards (gun time for overall and chip time for age groups). Everyone will get a finisher medal.

The marathon (AZ10007TLB) and half marathon (AZ10008TLB) courses are certified by USA Track and Field. Additional race information is available HERE. This contains the venue layout, the course layout and an elevation chart. 



South Mountain Classic 20K & 5K - March 25


The South Mountain Classic is a 20K or 5K starting and finishing at the South Mountain Activity Center in Phoenix. Take Central Avenue two miles south of Baseline Road to the park. For more information, please contact the race director Marty Michelson

Race Day

Registration begins at 6:30 AM. The 20K begins at 7:30 AM and the 5K begins at 7:40 AM.

Please plan to arrive early! Park Rangers will be checking each vehicle before entering the park. This can cause a backup in traffic, especially nearing gun time. Click HERE to print your parking pass.
South Mountain Park requires all runners to be off the road by 10:00 a.m.; runners in the 20K must be able to maintain at least a 12 minute per mile pace. If you cannot keep a 12 minute mile pace or faster, an early start is available at 6:30 a.m. Registration for early start runners begins at 6:00 a.m. Any early starter who finishes is less than 2 hours and 15 minutes will be disqualified.

Both the 20K and 5K are USATF certified courses. The courses are on roads only (no trails).

Awards will be presented to the first 3 finishers overall (no double dipping) and to the top 3 finishers in the following age groups (male/female): 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79,  80 & over.

Bib/Chip/Shirt Pickup
Runners pick up their bibs and race shirts on race day beginning at 6:30 a.m. 

Registration for members $37 through 3/3


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February 5


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Arizona Road Racers
428 E. Thunderbird Rd. #425
Phoenix, AZ 85022-5229

ARR Hotline
(602) 684-1496



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