Mountain to Fountain 15K & 5K
December 18 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
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.
The 15K is a point to point route, all participants will start at the McDowell Mountain Regional park, run across the beautiful city of Fountain Hills and finish in front of the iconic Fountain Hills water fountain.
The 5K will start on the corner of Saguaro Blvd and N. Panorama Dr. will run around the fountain and finish in front of the fountain.
We are continuing with giving back to our runners by offering raffle prices. We will be purchasing multiple running accessories to raffle before the event, winners will be posted on our Facebook page and they can pick from our Gear store on race day. Each registered participant will get a ticket with their bib number. Each participant will have the option to put their ticket for a specific item.
- 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 race start.
- 8:00 am 15K race start.
- 8:45 am 5K Awards ceremony
- 9:45 am 15K Awards ceremony
- 10:00 am 15K Course closes to runners
- 10:05 am Beer serving closes
- 10:00 am Team Awards
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.
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 and 5K end at the same finish line.