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Mountain to Fountain 15K

March 4 @ 8:00 am - 10:15 pm


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Race Info

The Mountain to Fountain 15K/5K is a premier race in Fountain Hills, AZ with a strong elite field, and “win your weight in beer” team competition.

NEW THIS YEAR: We have teamed up with Fearless Kitty Rescue and added a 3K race to be the exclusive event for FKR. M2F supports their cause and looks forward to a great relationship for many years to come!

With this exciting new addition, we now have a distance for everyone!

These races are hosted by an all-volunteer staff from Fearless Kitty Rescue, Phoenix Free Soles, local community businesses, local residents and high school groups.

A portion of the race proceeds are donated to local charities, partners and local programs.  See our Charities, Partners and Sponsored Programs for more information.


5K Race
5:30 am Packet Pickup Begins, Fearless Kitty Rescue (16832 E Ave of the Fountains, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268)
6:00 am Buses begin transporting runners to the 15K start line.
7:15 am Last bus leaves for the 15K start.
7:30 am 5K & 3K race start.
8:00 am 15K race start.
8:30 am Community Race starts.
9:00 am 3K Awards ceremony
9:15 am 5K Awards ceremony
10:00 am 15K Course closes to runners
10:05 am 15K Awards ceremony
10:05 am Beer serving closes
10:30 am Team Awards/iPhone Raffle



Runners will line up in McDowell Mountain Park (you must ride the bus to be granted access). The race will start promptly at 8:00 A.M.


The first 5K is run in McDowell Mountain Regional Park and is extremely downhill and fast. The next 5K is rolling with a significant climb right after the 10K mark. The final 5K starts with some gentle uphill but the final stretch of the race is downhill toward the lake. The course is challenging but has the potential for fast times if run wisely. There will be four aid stations on the course with water and sports drink at approximately miles 2, 4, 6, and 8. There will be snacks, beverages, and beer (21+) at the finish area.


Runners will line up on N. Panorama Dr. about 100 yards from Saguaro Blvd.

The 5K and 3K events use the same start line.


You will turn left on Saguaro Blvd. going counter clockwise around Fountain Park, then turn left on El Lago Blvd, and turn left on Panorama Dr.

After crossing the start line of the 5K, you will turn right on Saguaro Blvd for about 800 meters to Pepperwood Circle, then you will turn around and back down Saguaro Blvd until the finish line.

All races 15K, 5K, 3K end at the same finish line.


Runners will line up on N. Panorama Dr. about 100 yards from Saguaro Blvd.

The 5K and 3K events use the same start line.


You will turn left on Saguaro Blvd going counter-clockwise around Fountain Park. You will pass the finish line then turn left on El Lago Blvd. Continue on El Lago Blvd and turn left on Panorama Dr. you will then turn left on Saguaro Blvd for the second time continuing to the finish line.

All 3 races 15K, 5K, 3K use the same finish line.


“Enter a team of 4 and win one scoring runners weight in BEER”

We have added several new team categories to heighten the excitement.

Divisions for 2018

Open Male, Open Female, Master Male (new), Master Female (new), Mixed Open, Mixed Master, Mixed Public Service (new).

We are proud to add the new team – Public Service.  We want to reward our fire fighters, police, medical, and teachers to join our event and compete against their own group of runners. We will also select at least one random team to win their weight in beer!  You don’t need to be a winner, you’re already a WINNER!. Enter the BIGGEST TEAM ( number of runners) and each athlete will receive a special gift for each registered runner in the 15k event.

All teams must have 4 or more runners.  At least 4 members must finish the 15k course within the 2-hour time limit to be eligible.  Each team must stay within the age guideline’s (minimum age is 12 years old).  Females may enter a male team, however, no males are allowed on a female team.  One member of the scoring team is allowed on our “Beer Scale” to win that person’s weight in Beer.

All members of the Public Service Team must be employed in their field.

Train with us

Come train with us for our training runs.  We will have 2 to 3 groups of different paces to help you complete your event in a new PR.  We will meet at the back patio of Euro Pizza.  Water and snacks will be provided.  Feel free to enjoy breakfast (not included) at Euro Pizza overlooking the Fountain Park!

Dates and Euro Pizza listed below.

December 23th, 2017

January 6th, 2018

January 20, 2018

February 3rd, 2018

February 24th, 2018

Euro Pizza
12645 N Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills

At 7:00am for a 30 to 60 minutes group run.


March 4
8:00 am - 10:15 pm
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Fearless Kitty Rescue
16832 E Ave of the Fountains,
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 United States
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