The Desert Classic Marathon is an Arizona original. Join the tradition!
The Desert Classic consists of a marathon, half marathon, 10k and 5k races starting and finishing at Riverboat Village, 18300 W. Bell Road in Surprise.
The marathon begins at 7:00 a.m. An early start for the marathon is available at 6:00 a.m., as long as you notify the race director prior to race day. The marathon course closes at 1:00 p.m. There will be aid stations every 2 miles.
The half marathon begins at 7:30 a.m., while the 10K and 5K begin at 8:00 a.m.
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.
Race t-shirts are only guaranteed to runners who pre-register and pick up their shirt before gun time. Remaining shirts will be available to race day registrants and available for purchase after gun time.
The marathon and half marathon courses are certified by USA Track and Field. Course information containing the venue layout, course layout and an elevation chart can be downloaded HERE .
Additional details are available at the Desert Classic Marathon site.