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

Run the ARR Calendar - 2017

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 17

2017 Racing Schedule

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Intervals Shadow Mountain High School 11/29/2016

Intervals again this Tuesday with the fast running starting at 6:40 pm.The restaurant for the week is OHSO.Here are the workouts for the week:Marathon:2 x (4 x 800) @ 10K pace, 90 second recovery, 5 minutes between sets.5K through 1/2 Marathon:2 x…Continue

Started by Norm Janoff Nov 26.

Intervals Shadow Mountain High School 11/22/2016

Intervals again this Tuesday, November 22nd with the fast running starting at 6:40 pm.The restaurant for the week is Aoili Burger at 32nd St and Shea (the old Gyro House location). They do allow patrons to bring their own beer.Here are the workouts…Continue

Started by Norm Janoff Nov 20.


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Desert Calssic 30K - December 17

A 30K, 5K a 30K relay on an out-and-back course starting and finishing at Rio Vista Park, 8866 West Thunderbird Road in Peoria. Registration begins at 7:00 AM. The race begins at 8:00 AM. For more information, please contact the race director  Julie Dixon-Miwa
The 30K relay will consist of two 5K and two 10K relay legs (5K-10K-10K-5K). Any deviation from the order and distance specified means the team will be disqualified. A team can consist of from 2-4 members. Each member of the relay team needs to fill out a separate application. All entries for the relay team should be mailed in one envelope.

The 30K and 5K will have the usual 5-year age groups for awards. The relay will use 10-year age groups (and the age group will be that of the youngest member of the team). There will be awards for female, male and coed and family teams. A coed team must have at least 1 female runner on a 2- or 3-person team, and it must have at least 2 female runners on a 4-person team. A family team must have 2 adults and 2 children living in the same household.


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. 



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Arizona Road Racer News

Looking to step up your game? Compete in the ARR Grand Prix! This annual series consists of 15 races in Arizona, some of which are ARR races. Run in as many or as few as you like. The top two point leaders in each age group will receive awards at the annual ARR Awards Meeting in January.
About the Grand Prix - How It Works
  • The cost is $5.00 ($10 for non ARR members) for the entire series. This does not include race entry fees. It is a one-time fee paid to ARR.
  • GP scoring will include only GP registrants who are registered finishers of a GP race. No retroactive registration; runners registering after the Friends of the Rec 10K, for example, will not be counted in the Friends of the Rec 10K Race’s GP results even if they ran it.
  • Runners score according to their finish place out of all GP registered finishers each race. The first GP runner in each race will score 1,000 points. All others will score based upon the percentile in which the runners finish such that the middle finisher will always score 500 points. Points are awarded without regard to age or sex. In scoring races we use USATF rules (thus gun time is used rather than chip time).
  • There are 12 Grand Prix races. A runner may compete in as few or as many of the races as they choose; however, results from only 10 races will count. If a runner runs more than 10 races, only their 10 highest scores will count. Anyone running in 10 or fewer races will have all of their scores included.
  • Scores are tallied within age division for each sex. Runners do not change age divisions during the year. A runner’s division is set according to their division on the day of their first GP score. For example, a runner turning 50 on April 1 would be scored all year in the 45-49 bracket if she runs the Friends of the Rec 10K as a GP registrant, but would score all year in the 50-54 bracket if her first GP score is after April 1.
  • Age groups for both male and females are: 0-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85+. In order for an age group to exist, it must have at least two participants completing 4 races each. In addition, in order for an individual to win an age group they must run in at least 4 races
  • Grand Prix standing information will be included on the ARR website at arizonaroadracers.com and e-mailed to all participants.
  • There will be awards for the first 2 people in each age group, which will be presented at the ARR awards meeting held in January 2017.

2016 Race Schedule

A printable copy of our yearly race schedule is available HERE


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