Why Run ARR Races?

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

2015 ARR Races

South Mountain Classic 20K & 5K - March 28

Summer Series #1 5K (Riparian Preserve) - May 23

Summer Series #2 5K (Rose Mofford Sports Complex) - June 14

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

Summer Series #4 5K (Kiwanis Park) - July 18

Summer Series #5 5K (South Mountain) - August 9

Jerome Hill Climb -September 6

Endless Summer Distance Classic - September 13

Thanksgiving Classic 10M, 5K and 1M - November 26

Desert Classic 5K,30K, and 30K Relay - December 20

Desert Classic Marathion, 1/2 marathon and 5K - January 30

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Intervals at North Canyon High School - December 1, 2015

Intervals again this Tuesday. Because of a soccer match at SMHS, our track session will be held at North Canyon High School, Union Hills near 17th St. The start time for the fast running is 6:40 pm.Since we are up north, let's give Rotana a shot, at…Continue

Started by Norm Janoff 13 hours ago.

Intervals at Shadow Mountain High School - November 24, 2015

Intervals again this Tuesday, with the fast running starting at 6:40 pm.The restaurant for the week is OHSO.We have numerous options for intervals. Scan the list below and choose the intervals that make the most sense for your goals.Goal: ARR…Continue

Started by Norm Janoff Nov 22.


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Thanksgiving Classic 10M, 5K and 1M - November 26

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Begin your Thanksgiving celebration with a great race while helping a great cause. The Thanksgiving Day Classic features a 10 Mile, 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run starting and finishing at the Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 North 83rd Avenue in Peoria. Proceeds from the race benefit The Peoria Diamond Club. 10M race starts at 8:00. 5k @8:15. 1M @8:20. For more information, please contact the race directors Hal Gensler and/or Rebecca Hohenstein

ARR is collecting unwrapped toys for the Peoria Diamond Club.
From 2005 to date $48,000 has been raised for PLAY Peoria etc.

The race is sanctioned by USATF

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Desert Classic 5K, 30K and 30K Relay -December 20Endless Summer Distance Classic - September 13

This  30K, 5K a 30K relay is 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. A course map can be found at HERE

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, 1/2 Marathon and 5K - January 30

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 (AZ10007TLB) and half marathon (AZ10008TLB) courses are certified by USA Track and Field. The marathon, half-marathon and 5K races 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.

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January 30


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 15 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 2016.

2015 Race Schedule

A printable copy of our yearly race schedule is available HERE


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

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