The Desert Classic is an Arizona original. Join the tradition this year on Saturday Jan. 28, for your choice of a half marathon or 5K race starting and finishing at Riverboat Village, 18300 W. Bell Road in Surprise. – Please Note – There is No Day of Race Registration for this race
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 register prior to the end of early race registration and pick up prior to the start of the race.
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 is a USATF certified course AZ22005JOE. The 5K course follows the half marathon course with a turnaround at the 1.55 mile mark. The race course closes at 11:00 am.
The long-sleeved, tech-fabric Desert Classic Marathon race shirts are only guaranteed to runners who register prior to the end of early race registration and pick up their packet before gun time. Remaining shirts will be available to registrants who registered after the early registration period. Any remaining T-shirts will be available for purchase after gun time. *** Please note that women’s shirt sizes run small when selecting your shirt size.***