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I generally walk my dog on sidewalks . Is there any suggestions to some desert trails in the general North Phoenix area that might be good for long walks with a dog that is mostly flat surface rather than a hike . I Thank you for your advice .…Continue
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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 directors, Hal Gensler and Marty Michelson
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.
Because 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.
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.
Runners pick up their bibs, timing chips, and race shirts on race day beginning at 6:30 a.m. NOTE: T-Shirts are guaranteed only to runners who pre-register and pick up their shirt before gun time.
Registration for members $32 through 3/6
Please click here to volunteer.
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.
For more information, please contact the race director Hal Gensler
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.
Race Day Schedule
Race packet pickup (bib with timing chip, race t-shirt) is available on race day beginning at 6:00am.
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!
March 8, 2015 from 7am to 12pm – 15K is McDowell Mountain Regional Park; 5K is Fountain Park
One of Arizona's premier races in beautiful Fountain Hills, this 9.3 mile race is great for both competitive and recreational runners. It is an incredibly scenic point-to-point event, starting at McD…
This is a free, non-competitive fun run. The distance is either 3 or 5.7 miles out and back along the canal. Each runner will receive a treat-filled Easter Egg at the "egg stations". There will be s…
Organized by Katherine Nierva | Type: fun run / walk
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 informati…
2015 Race Schedule
A printable copy of our yearly race schedule is available HERE
This personal training log book is produced yearly including all of the ARR races as well as over 300 other races in the Phoenix area and throughout the state. It also contains 70 race photos, 40 running clubs as well as other information. The book is free to members and is available to non- members for $14.95 plus $3.00 shipping. Individual membership is only $25.00.
You can order a copy HERE