Desert Classic Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K

Event Details

Desert Classic Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K

Time: February 1, 2014 from 7am to 1pm
Location: Riverboat Village
Street: 18300 West Bell Road
City/Town: Surpise
Phone: (602) 684-1496
Event Type: marathon, half-marathon, 5k
Organized By: Hal Gensler
Latest Activity: Jan 30, 2014

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Event Description

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

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

The marathon and half marathon races begin 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 5K race begins at 7:20 AM.

The marathon, half-marathon and 5K races will have the usual 5-year age groups for awards (gun time for overall and chip time for age groups). There is a marathon and half  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. For more information, please call the Arizona Road Racers hotline at (602) 684-1496 or contact the race director Hal Gensler.


Race Day Schedule

  • Race day registration begins at 6:00 AM at Riverboat Village. Early start runners will register at 5:30 AM.
  • The marathon and half marathon begin at 7:00 AM.
  • The 5K run will start at 7:20 AM.
  • An early start of 6:00 AM is available -- as long as you give prior notice (e.g., before the day of the race).
  • Runners who take the early start are not eligible for overall or age group awards.

Packet Pickup

Race packet pickup (bib with timing chip, race t-shirt) is available on race day beginning at 6:00am.

Race T-Shirts
Race t-shirts are only guaranteed to runners who pre-register and pick up their shirt before gun time.

If you would like to volunteer at this event, please click here!

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

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