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.
Registration begins at 5:30 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.
South Mountain Park requires all runners to be off the road by 10:00 a.m. Thus runners in the 20K must be able to maintain at least a 17 minute-per-mile pace. If you cannot maintain this pace for the 20K race, please choose a shorter distance.
5:30 am Registration begins
6:30 am 20K Starts
7:00 am 5K Starts
10:00 am Course closes
Runners can pick up their bibs on race day starting at 5:30 a.m.
Both the 20K and 5K are USATF certified courses.
The courses are on roads only (no trails). South Mountain Park requires all runners to be off the road by 10:00 a.m.; runners in the 20K must be able to maintain at least a 12 minute per mile pace. If you cannot keep a 12 minute mile pace or faster, an early start is available at 6:30 a.m. Registration for early start runners begins at 6:00 a.m. Any early starter who finishes is less than 2 hours and 15 minutes will be disqualified.
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.
The 20K & 5K courses will be professionally timed by Race Timers using disposable timing chips. Live onsite and online results will be available during the race.