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Wickenburg’s Wild West Run – 5k, 10k, Half Marathon & Kids Fun Run

April 8, 2023 @ 6:00 am - 10:00 am

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Wickenburg’s Wild West Run is hosted by Champions of Wickenburg Youth (COWY), a 501(c)3, charitable, non-profit organization.

What we believe

We at COWY believe the future of success is found in the hands of the next generation.  Sports and other youth programs help guide our boys and girls to develop principles of hard work, dedication, and endurance.  The traits these young people gain from participating in sports, music, and other youth programs will not only help them be better students, but eventually prepare them to be better parents, citizens, and leaders.  As such, we are focused on helping local youth programs develop safe and effective opportunities for young people.

For more information visit our website.


Race timing will be provided by Race Timers using a disposable timing chip.  Results will be displayed at the finish line moments after the runner finishers, results will be also available during the event online.

Please be sure to arrive early so you are ready to go with your bib/timing chip when your race starts.

The half marathon will begin at 6:30 am. The 10k will start at 7:00 am, followed by the 5k at 7:15 am. The 1-Mile Kids’ Fun Run will be at 9:30 am.

There is a 3 hour time limit on the 1/2 marathon so if you feel that you can’t make it in that time span please sign up for our 10k.

Wickenburg’s Wild West 5k/ 10k / Half Marathon & Kids Fun Run will follow an out-and-back course beginning at Sunset Park (3020 W. Wickenburg Way, Wickenburg, AZ 85390).    The route heads east from Sunset Park, following the multi-use path near the entrance of the park.  The course follows the gradually descending path east until reaching the 5k turnaround point just short of Vulture Mine Road

At Vulture Mine Road, 10k and half marathon participants will head south (running on the west side of the road).  With the majestic Vulture Peak off in the distance, runners will face a gradual climb in elevation until reaching the respective turnaround points.  From the intersection, 10k contestants will continue for 1.55 miles before turning around just beyond Wickenburg’s Los Caballeros Golf Course, while half-marathon runners will continue through Wickenburg’s scenic terrain and gently rolling hills for another 3.45 miles before turning back
Having gradually ascended above the town, the turnaround gives participants a picturesque view of the town and it’s surrounding beauty.  You won’t find a more beautiful run in all of Arizona.  So enjoy the run while you’re out, but ya’ll come back for a wild west finish of fun at Sunset Park.

Medals will be awarded to the top finishers of the 5k, 10k and half marathon in each age bracket, male and female. Age categories for the 5k & 10k are as follows: 12 and under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+. Age brackets for the half marathon race are: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+. All half marathon participants will receive a finisher’s medal. Prizes will be given for the Best Dressed of the West outfits, so don’t forget your hat, your ‘stache, your spurs, and your chaps, ‘cuz you might make off with the loot.

Bag Check-In

Bag check-in will be available for all participants to drop off gear prior to the race. Bag check-in is free. Event staff will sort your bag according to your bib number. You can claim your belongings later with your bib. Checked bags not picked up on race day will be donated. We will take the utmost care with all items left at the bag check-in, but please DO NOT leave valuables or expensive items. We are not responsible for lost items

Kids’ Fun Run

The Kids’ Fun Run is a 1-mile course for children 10 and under beginning at 9:30 am. Each participant will receive a shirt and a participation medal. Each participant may be accompanied by one adult on the course. The Kids’ Fun Run will not be timed.


Photographers will be taking pictures on the course, as well as candid photos at the park. A free photo op area will be available near the Start/Finish area.  


Unfortunately, we are unable to allow pets on the course at this time.


Strollers are allowed on the course. However, we ask that you line up towards the back of the start line to ensure the safety of all involved.

Post-Race Roundup Party

Bring your littles to spring around in the bounce house or enjoy some scrumptious food. Outfit yourself with some new athletic wear from The Vinyl Word. Or simply gather with friends or family for a free western photo op. We’re herding in all the party animals; you won’t be disappointed.

Group Prices

Group discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.  You must register all participants online to receive the group discount.


April 8, 2023
6:00 am - 10:00 am
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Sunset Park
3020 W. Wickenburg Way
Wickenburg, AZ 85390 United States
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