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Mountain to Fountain 15K & 5K

March 1 @ 7:30 am - 10:15 pm

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The Mountain to Fountain 15K and 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 and 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 and will run around the fountain.

Pre race packet pickup

Fleet Feet Scottsdale

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15K Packet pickup on race day

15K Must pick up their bibs at 13226 N La Montana Dr, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Starting at 5:30 am

First bus leaves at 6:00 am

Last bus at 7:15 am

5K Packet pickup on race day

Packet pickup for the 5K will be held at the finish line.

Starting at 6:00 am

Race starts at 7:30 am at the corner or Saguaro and N. Panorama Dr.

  • 5:30 am Packet Pickup Begins  (13226 N La Montana Dr, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268)
  • 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.
  • 8:30 am Community Race starts.
  • 9:15 am 5K Awards ceremony
  • 10:00 am 15K Course closes to runners
  • 10:05 am 15K Awards ceremony
  • 10:05 am Beer serving closes
  • 10:30 am Team Awards

15K Start

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.

5K Start

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.

Divisions for 2020

Open Male, Open Female, Master Male, Master Female, Mixed Open, Mixed Master, Mixed Public Service.

We are proud to add the new team – Public Service.  We want to reward our fire fighters, police, medical, and teachers to join our event and compete against their own group of runners. We will also select at least one random team to win their weight in beer!  You don’t need to be a winner, you’re already a WINNER!. Enter the BIGGEST TEAM ( number of runners) and each athlete will receive a special gift for each registered runner in the 15k event.

All teams must have 4 or more runners.  At least 4 members must finish the 15k course within the 2-hour time limit to be eligible.  Each team must stay within the age guideline’s (minimum age is 12 years old).  Females may enter a male team, however, no males are allowed on a female team.  One member of the scoring team is allowed on our “Beer Scale” to win that person’s weight in Beer.

Open Male teams – Ages 12 and up.  All males
Open Female teams – Ages 12 and up. All females
Master Male – 40 and up. All males
Master Female – 40 and up. All females
Mixed Open – Ages 12 and up.  At least 2 males and 2 females
Mixed Master – 40 and up. At least 2 males and 2 females
Mixed Public Service – All members of the team must be employed in their field.


“Enter a team of 4 and win one scoring runners weight in BEER”

We have added several new team categories to heighten the excitement.

Registered participants will get the following items

Event t-shirt

Finisher medal



March 1
7:30 am - 10:15 pm
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Mountain to Fountain Finish Line
12645 N Saguaro Blvd
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 United States
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