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South Mountain Classic 4Mi and 8Mi

October 20 @ 6:00 am - 10:00 am


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This race starts and finishes at the South Mountain Activity Center in Phoenix. Take Central Avenue two miles south of Baseline Road to the park.

The South Mountain Classic is this year’s FREE race for ARR members. Entry for both the 4 mile and the 8 mile is free for members who register by October 16.

Same-day on site registration begins at 6:00 a.m. The 8 mile begins at 7:00 a.m. and the 4 mile begins at 7:10 a.m. You will need the parking pass – Park Rangers will be checking each vehicle before entering the park. South Mountain Park requires all runners to be off the road by 10 a.m

Registration begins at 6:00 a.m.  Please plan to arrive early! You will need the parking pass – Park Rangers will be checking each vehicle before entering the park. This can cause a backup in traffic, especially nearing gun time.

Event Schedule

6:00 am Registration begins

7:00 am 8 Mile starts

7:10 am 4 Mile starts

10:00 am Course closes


Runners can pick up their bibs on race day starting at 6:00 a.m.


The 4 mile and 8 mile courses are on roads only (no trails).

Awards will be presented to the first 3 finishers overall (no double dipping) and to the top 3 finishers in the following age groups (male/female): 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79,  80 & over.

Race Timing
The 8Mi/4Mi courses will be professionally timed by Race Timers using disposable timing chips.  Live onsite and online results will be available during the race.


October 20
6:00 am - 10:00 am
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South Mountain Park
10409 South Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85042 United States
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