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Arizona Distance Classic Half/Quarter Marathon, 5K

March 13, 2022 @ 5:30 am - 11:00 am

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The Arizona Distance Classic, described as the most scenic Arizona race event of the year, takes place just north of Tucson in Oro Valley, March 15, 2021. Drawing walkers and runners locally and from around the country.

The Arizona Distance Classic is a true Celebration of the Healthy Active lifestyle. We encourage runners and walkers of all shapes, sizes and abilities to participate. The breathtaking course is open and fully supported for 4 hours. Plentiful aid stations and cheer groups line the course through the foothills of the stunning Santa Catalina mountains. At the finish line celebration, every participant receives the ultimate huge finisher’s medal and bountiful post race refreshments.

Race Timing

Race Timing will be provided by Race Timers using a disposable timing chip. Results will be posted online and onsite during the event.


  • 5:30 am Registration Opens
  • 6:55 am Half Marathon Wheelchair Start
  • 7:00 am Half Marathon and Quarter Marathon Race starts
  • 7:15 am 5K Run/Walk Starts
  • 10:00 am Kids Run/ Dash Starts
  • 11:00 am Event Ends

Half Marathon participants will start on Innovation Dr and run Southwest on N Vistoso Park Rd, participants turn left until reaching the turn around point.  On the way back runners will turn right on E Innovation Dr and continue straight until turning left on E Rancho Vistoso in this section, runners will run against traffic for about 5.5 miles until reaching the turn around point to come back the same side of the road  this time running with traffic until turning right on E Innovation Dr to finish at the same spot as the starting location.

Awards will be given to the top 3 overall male and female and in the following age group categories.

19 and Under
70 and Over

No double dipping. Participant is responsible to verify their time and finish position. No adjustments will be made to results once awards have been given out.  Award winner must be present to get their award.  Awards will not be mailed.

All participants are celebrated with an Official Finisher’s Medal

Event shirt (guarantee shirt and size if registered by  February 29)


Packet Pick Up for the 2021 Arizona Distance Classic Half Marathon will be held at the following locations on the following dates and times.

Sole Sports Running Zone – Tempe, Arizona
Thursday, March 11, 2021
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
1006 E Warner Rd, Suite 104
Tempe, AZ 85284

TDB TucsonOro Valley, Arizona

  • Friday, March 12, 2021

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

  • Saturday, March 13, 2021

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Race day packet pickup

  • 5:45 am Registration and packet pickup opens

Please bring a printed copy of the email confirmation with your bib number assignment (you may also show the email on your smart phone) and your picture ID. Confirm your registration.

If you are picking up a packet for a friend please bring a copy of their email confirmation with their bib number assignment.


March 13, 2022
5:30 am - 11:00 am
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Ventana Medical Systems
1910 E Innovation Park Drive
Oro Valley, AZ 85755 United States
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