The South Mountain Classic is a 20K or 5K starting and finishing at the South Mountain Activity Center in Phoenix. The 5K features a semi-flat course that will challenge any runner or walker. While the 20K course is an out and back along the San Juan Rd. We guarantee beautiful mountain scenery on either the 5K or 20K course.
Registration begins at 6:30 am.
20K starts at 7:30 am
5K starts at 7:40 am
Race t-shirts are only guaranteed to runners who pre-register and pick up their shirt before gun time. Remaining shirts will be available to race day registrants and available for purchase after gun time.
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.