The Desert Classic is an Arizona original. Join the tradition this year on Saturday Jan. 30, for your choice of a half marathon or 5K race starting and finishing at Riverboat Village, 18300 W. Bell Road in Surprise. We will be following Covid safety protocols.
Please note: Half marathoners must be 14 years or older on race day.
Packet pickup including your bib# and race shirts are available race day morning. To guarantee your shirt, please pick up prior to the start of the race.
Each registrant will receive a link to select a START time within the range of 7:30 am – 8:15 am. Runners are asked to arrive NO EARLIER than 40 minutes prior to their selected start time.
The half marathon and 5K will have 5-year age groups for awards (all awards will be based on chip time). Everyone will get a finisher medal.
The half marathon course is certified by USA Track and Field.
The long-sleeved, tech-fabric Desert Classic Marathon race shirts are only guaranteed to runners who pre-register and pick up their packet before gun time. Remaining shirts will be available to race day registrants and available for purchase after gun time.