RECENT UPDATES TO THE RACE:
Download the Yavapai County waiver here. It can be filled out electronically and emailed to email@example.com. This waiver is required for all participants.
Please note that unlike previous races, there will be NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION. Registration will close Friday, Sept. 4 at 11:59 p.m. and registration will be capped at 125. This is to allow us time to implement all safety procedures necessary due to COVID-19. We ask that all participants follow the CDC guidelines.
THE START LINE HAS BEEN MOVED for this one year only. The race will begin on the road next to the parking lot where registration takes place. This will make the overall race distance 3.5 miles (as opposed to the usual 4.5 miles). See course map
Face mask use (covering mouth and nose) will be mandatory in the registration area. We encourage runners to have a mask for the return from the finish line to the parking lot, so that fellow participants can finish their event safely. Participants will be provided bottles of water at the finish; no aid stations or cups will be available on the course. Please plan to carry a water bottle during the race if needed.
Our aim is to ensure a safe and fun event for all participants. Registrants are agreeing to abide by any changes needed to ensure the Jerome Hill Climb continues as a fun and challenging run!
Start and Finish:
7 a.m. start for hikers/walkers (>13 minute per mile pace – predicted finish time greater than one hour).
8 a.m. start for Runners – small group rolling wave starts depending on predicted running pace, starting with the fastest first.
Reminder: After the race you will have a 3.5 mile jog or walk back to your car.
Parking is limited in Jerome so we ask that you plan accordingly and give yourself enough time to park in the main parking lot past the Fire Department building (see photo), and then walk/jog to the start line (approximately one mile downhill). There is absolutely no parking or dropping off at the start line.
Spectators are NOT allowed to drive on the course! For the safety and enjoyment of the runners, DON’T drive on the course. The dirt road is narrow and dusty. Stop at the lot behind the firehouse and walk along the course to watch the runners.