The Desert Classic Marathon is an Arizona original. Join the tradition this year on Saturday Jan. 26, for your choice of a marathon, half marathon, 10K or 5K race starting and finishing at Riverboat Village in Surprise, AZ.
We have a race for EVERYONE, from the 26.2 Marathon down to the 5K.
The marathon begins 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.
5:30 am Early start runners registration opens
6:00 am Race day registration opens.
7:00 am Marathon starts
7:30 am Half marathon starts
8:00 am 10K starts
8:15 am 5K starts
Custom finisher medal
Music at the finish line
and much more
Awards will be given to top 3 finisher and in 5 year age group categories. Visit event website for full details.
The event will be professionally timed by Race Timers using a disposable timing chip. Results will be posted live onsite and online during the event. There will be timing point along the course.